• Brian Flinchbaugh

What We Know About Marvel’s Runaways


We know a little more about Runaways after the first couple days of New York Comic Con, as the Runaways booth displayed prominently.


The premise of the show will be similar to the comics in the team of youngsters, who happen to be the children of supervillains, become superheroes whose mission is to defeat their evil parents. The show is supposed to be very true to the source material, as you can even see by the two posters above. Look how close the new live-action poster resembles the comic one. Good job Marvel.


The team members featured in this series will be led by Alex Wilder, who has no superpower but is of genius-level intellect. He’s the one who brings the team together. As for the rest of the team, we have Nico Minoru, who uses magic through her Staff of One. Karolina Dean can fly and manipulate solar energy. Gertrude Yorkes is psychically linked to a dinosaur named Old Lace (not sure what their plan for that is). Chase Stein is an engineer in possession of gauntlets that become flamethrowers. Molly Hernandez has your standard superhuman strength (because you gotta have the enforcer).


Nico Minoru’s Staff of One was on display, so we know that it will feature in the series. We’ve already seen the Staff in Doctor Strange. I’m sure the connection won’t be overlooked, so it’ll be exciting to find out how they address it.


We also saw photos of the students’ lockers at their school, Atlas Academy. The ‘A’ logo looks very similar to that of the Avengers logo.


The Gibborim has also been confirmed to appear in some capacity. In one of the lockers is a prop, The Book of Gibborim. In the comics, the Gibborim are basically evil gods that want to destroy the world. The Runaways’ evil parents want to assist them.


The Runaways featured in this series will be led by Alex Wilder, who has no superpower but is of genius-level intellect. He’s the one who brings the team together. As for the rest of the team, we’ve already mentioned Nico Minoru, who uses magic through her Staff of One. Karolina Dean can fly and manipulate solar energy. Gertrude Yorkes is psychically linked to a dinosaur named Old Lace (not sure what their plan for that is). Chase Stein is an engineer in possession of gauntlets that become flamethrowers. Molly Hernandez has your standard superhuman strength (because you gotta have the enforcer).


Jeph Loeb has also stated that the series won’t overtly connect to other properties in the MCU, but may make subtle references.


Runaways will premiere on Hulu on November 21.

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