This week we’re presenting a brand new song – a theme song – for Marvel’s Runaways series.Â Vocals are by Marvel editor Nick Lowe.
Or – “Hey, A Wolverine Cover!Â That’s Novel…”
Molly Hayes, the youngest Runaway, is apparently the only mutant in the Marvel Universe who has never attended the Xavier School.Â Used to be that made sense, as she was on the West Coast and the Xavier Academy was hiding in upstate New York, right down the road from the Eastland School.Â (Little known fact: Mrs. Edna Garrett used to work for Chuckie X before an unfortunate accident involving Cyclops and a creampuff.)Â Either way, this longitudinal disparity is no more and it’s just about time for the most effective and dangerous mutant in the Marvel Universe to bring it.Â She also gets to meet Wolverine.
In an ongoing attempt to draw more readers to online versions of comic books, Marvel is allowing anyone to head over to Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited and read Terry Moore and Humberto Ramos’ first issue of the Runaways for free.
The Runaways are back in Los Angeles and trying to keep their status on the down-low, but L.A. isnâ€™t the same city they left it, especially when the sins of their parents come back to haunt them.Â And if things couldnâ€™t be more dangerous, the few remaining survivors of Karolinaâ€™s alien race have come to Earthâ€¦and theyâ€™re targeting the Runaways themselves for extinction.
And take the jump to get a peek at the cover to issue #2 arriving this month.
I haven’t picked up the first issue of Humberto Ramos’ Runaways, but apparently there are a few people upset over a comment the artist made at his blog site that implied Xavin was changing sexes.
Still stuck in the past, eh? The crew from the Runaways better get back in time for their major motion picture debut, or a lot of people are going to be really confused. In Runaways #30, Joss Whedon concludes his run on the series, and things get interesting.
Marvel Comics has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of the issue that arrives June 25, 2008.
Word out of H’wood this morning has Bryan K. Vaughan’s Runaways getting the treatment for the big screen. This makes perfect sense as the first series was pretty much self contained from the rest of the M616 making it a tale that can be told without needing appearances by Brad Pitt, Robert Downey, Jr. Sam Jackson, etc.
The good news is Vaughan is penning the adaptation, but the bad news is the film is in pre-production hell with Ant Man as Marvel Studios has yet to announce a start of production or release date. If Marvel wanted to get as much money from the tweeners as possible, they’d ramp this production up quickly and get a team movie out before the Avengers so the company can test the waters, and to rub it in the face of DC/Warner Bros. who have yet to get Justice League out of the starting gate.
So the question is, “Who would you cast in the roles of the Runaways?”
Ever since Terry Moore and Humberto Ramos were announced as the next creative team to tackle Marvel’s Runaways, fans have been wondering what the new character design would look like.
Over at Humberto Ramos’ site, the artist has posted a design that he hopes sticks.
Hey people, Happy 2008, I’m back and ready to get the best of this year beginning with this, my first official shot of the runaways. This is a little sketch i did to let the editors know what is my approach to the kids, this may not be the final word on how they look, but hey, is the first one.
Honestly, I hope they keep his way, I like them, even the skrull girl.
I have been a fan of Humberto’s work since I first saw it back in Impulse, and have tracked his work since then. I wonder if he’ll send me a sketch of the Runaway crew?
Here it is, the second half of your Marvel Sneak Peeks of titles arriving in stores this week. This installment brings you previews of NOVA 7, PUNISHER 51, PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL 12, RUNAWAYS 28, SPIDER-MAN/RED SONJA 3, WOLVERINE 58, WORLD WAR HULK: FRONT LINE 5, X-FACTOR 24, and X-MEN: DIE BY THE SWORD 1.
Another month and a new entry for our new series “Trades You Should Own”. I’m going to continue the theme of teenagers who find out their parents are evil with The Runaways, from Marvel Comics. It’s not quite Invincible, but is one of those trades that I highly recommend.
The Runaways are still stuck in 1907 and with only a few issues remaining on the Whedon/Ryan run, the team is going to have to deal with their situation or hope they can uncover a DeLorean real soon.
Marvel has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of issue #28 that arrives October 10.
Marvel Comics and Whedonesque have teamed up to give Joss Whedon fans a chance to read the highly popular Runaways #25 for free online.
Joined by artist Michael Ryan, Whedon has taken over the reins of Runaways from the award-winning creative team of Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona, managing to please hardcore fans as well as bring in an all-new audience to the super-powered teens on the run.