In a press release dated May 22nd, 2015, Marvel gave the world the first look at the new comic series titled Secret Wars: Runaways.


The series name may sound familiar to comic fans – Runaways was a series originally penned in 2003 and pitted superhero teens against supervillain parents. The new series plans to add a Battleworld twist to the cult-favorite, and puts the heroic teens up against a diabolical headmaster.


Secret Wars: Runaways #1 is written by Noelle Stevenson (Lumberjanes, NIMONA), the art is created by Sanford Greene (Uncanny Avengers), with a variant cover presented by Phil Noto (Uncanny Xforce).

We’ll see some familiar faces in the comic, such as Molly Hayes, and will be introduced to some new ones.


Marvel’s pitch of the comic gives us a brief glimpse of what we have to look forward to:

Classes, exams, and detention in Battleworld is run by a diabolical super villain. The final exam  at the end of the semester is a brutal match to the death. Super powered teens Molly Hayes (Runaways), Jubilee (X-Men), Bucky Barnes (Winter Solider), Cloak & Dagger, Amadeus Cho (New Warriors), Skaar (the son of Hulk and Caiera the Oldstrong) and a few new faces have to find a way to cheat their test. If they survive the horrors of the Secret Wars, the team just might learn a thing or two.


Secret Wars: Runaways #1 will be available in comic book stores June 17th, 2015. Find a comic shop near you!

Via Marvel Press Release 5.22.2015