Rainbow Rowell is set to write a new Runaways comic. Entertainment Weekly confirmed the news earlier this morning on their site. Rainbow Rowell is known as the author of Eleanor and Park. She will be writing the on-going series with Kris Anka as the artist for the book.
Rowell expressed her excitement about the project to EW.
“This is my favorite Marvel book. When [editor Nick Lowe] first reached out to me a few years ago about maybe working for Marvel, it was the first thing I asked him about. The characters and original story by Brian K. Vaughan (Paper Girls) are just so great and so beautifully built. I was really excited because I always felt like there were more Runaway stories and that book should just have kept going.”
Runaways debuted in 2003 co-created by Adrian Alphona. The series follows five teens, an eleven year old, and a telepathic dinosaur who team up when they find out their parents are working for a criminal organization called The Pride. Since the series wrapped in 2004, the characters have gone on to different adventures in the Marvel comics universe. However, the first arc of the new series will follow the original team reuniting.
Rowell to EW:
“It’s kind of funny calling them the Runaways because it’s not like they’re the Avengers or the X-Men. They were not formed with a mission and a purpose. They’re just kids who ended up in the same boat. At the beginning of this series they are scattered to the four winds and half of them are dead. One of the challenges now is who are they when they’re apart? They got thrown together, but now they’ve been pulled apart. They’re trying to figure out who they really are without each other… This arc is very much about them choosing to be together.”
Check out the sneak peak of the series below from Marvel:
Rowell and Anka’s Runaways series will drop in September.
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