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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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