For those of you who have not yet had the good fortune to read Brian K. Vaughn's Runaways series, stop whatever you are doing and do that now. Go here and buy them or join up with Scribd and read them there.
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In Runaways #1, in the new Battleworld event-iverse, we will learn that the teens and tweens from all over the world are being chosen to attend classes at a new and prestigious academy, where they are groomed to be the best of the best by some of the most intelligent and powerful people on the planet. But what if it turns out that headmaster, and all the teachers are really diabolical super villains who are preparing the students to be the next wave of evil to spread across the universe, bringing with them a tidal wave of death and destruction the likes of which have never been seen (at least since the last time something like that happened, so… like six months or so).
Starring fan favorites like Molly Hayes, Jubilee, Bucky Barnes, Cloak & Dagger, Amadeus Cho, and Skaar as well as a few new faces are taking none of that shade, and are heading out on their own into the Battleworld.
This new Battleworld series will be written by Noelle Stevenson (NIMONA, Lumberjanes) and Sanford Greene (Uncanny Avengers) and is promising a story that both fans of the original run, and new fans alike will love.
Editor Wil Moss described the series well, saying: “It’s a different take on Runaways, for sure, but that same fresh, adventurous, character-driven spirit of the original series remains the same!”
Runaways #1 will hit shelves sometime in June 2015!