First look at Marvel’s Secret Wars-inspired resurrection of cult hit comic Runaways

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May 28, 2015

We’ve been waiting a long time for news on a revival of Marvel’s short-lived Runaways, and it looks like the Secret Wars will finally make it happen. Want a peek?

Marvel has released some concept art from the series, which will be written by Noelle Stevenson, with art from Sanford Greene. Though it bears the name of the Runaways series created by Brian K. Vaughan, and some of the same concepts (i.e. young heroes on the run, trying to find a place in the world), Secret Wars is putting a fresh twist on it. Sure, we'll miss the original, but a revamp could be exactly what this one needs to shine.

“Each character, they’re rebels in this institution. They don’t conform to the guidelines or the rules. Their outfits are a surefire sign of that,” artist Sanford Greene told Marvel. “I coined it as ‘the Breakfast Club for the millennial generation.’ With all the characters—I was honestly going for a very urban feel. I’ve always been partial to urban fashion. This is actual fashion. People can actually wear these things.”

This adaptation will see a mostly new version of the team (though Molly Hayes is still there!), anchored by folks like a young Bucky Barnes, Jubilee, Cloak and Dagger, Amadeus Cho, Skaar, Sanna, Pixie and Delphyne. The look is extremely cool, and if Stevenson can capture the vibe of the original series, this could be a highlight of the Secret Wars spinoffs. Fingers crossed, anyway.

The first issue hits shelves June 17. Until then, check out some art designs below and let us know what you think.

(Via Marvel)

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