They were just a normal group of teenagers, linked only by their wealthy parents’ annual business meeting…until a chance discovery revealed the shocking truth: their parents were secretly Super Villains! This discovery led these kids to run away and put them at odds with the people who raised them! Their parents are gone and the team is scattered across the Marvel Universe. Get ready to run again with Marvel’s all-new comic book series, Runaways, written by award-winning author, Rainbow Rowell (Eleanor & Park, Carry On) with illustrator Kris Anka (All-New X-Men, Star-Lord).
The series kicks off when one original member does something drastic. “Chase makes a huge mistake – and then immediately drags Nico into his mess,” said series writer Rowell. “This whole arc explores what it actually means to be a Runaway. Are they a team? Are they a family? Do they have any reason to get back together?”
Rowell continues, “The Runaways are down on their luck at the beginning of this story.” She adds, “I mean, a fair number of them are missing or dead… And the ones who are still standing feel lost. After their parents died in the original series, all they had was each other. What do they have now? Who are they on their own? This story brings the gang back together, but – in true Runaways fashion – probably not the way you’d expect.”
“Getting Rainbow on this book took years” says Executive Editor Nick Lowe, “but it was worth it and THEN some, especially with Kris Anka at her side.” Lowe goes on to sing praises of the series artist, “Kris is incredible, putting style, character and storytelling together to make him a perfect Runaways artist!”
This fall, super powered teens Nico, Chase, Karolina, Molly, and, of course, Old Lace, pair up once again for an all-new journey. Have their past adventures and mishaps prepared them for what’s to come? Runaways hits comic shops in September, so get ready for a fresh take on a Marvel classic, perfect for fans old and new!