We’ve known for a while that Marvel was reviving the fan-favorite super-ish team Runaways, and now the publisher has dropped a preview showing the team back together after all these years.
The throwback line-up includes Nico, Karolina, Molly, Chase, Gert, and their dino pal Old Lace(!), with the series now written by author Rainbow Rowell (Carry On). Art is being handled by artist Kris Anka (All-New X-Men, Star-Lord) and Eisner-winning colorist Matt Wilson (The Mighty Thor, Black Widow). Rowell said she’s been a longtime fan of the original run, saying it’s been “such a thrill for me to see these characters together again.”
Marvel Executive Editor Nick Lowe said the publisher looked long and hard before locking in the new creative team for Runways 2.0:
“For years I batted other editors and creators back from the Runaways. I was the last Editor to edit them and they are precious to me, so I didn’t want just ANYBODY to bring them back. So when my new favorite writer (Rainbow’s Eleanor & Park slayed me in the best way) said they were her favorites, I knew I had half of the lightning I needed. Kris [Anka] was the other missing link for the PERFECT RUNAWAYS creative team and I’m so excited to share them with the world!”
So what does the first look show us? Well, there’s a bit of reminiscing about the good old days, then Chase busts in with one heck of a shock to get the story rolling once again. We won’t spoil anything, so check it out for yourself below.
The first issue of Runaways hits shelves September 13. Oh, and did we mention there's also a Runaways TV show coming to Hulu?