The image casts a spotlight on Nico Minoru, the daughter of dark wizards who serves as leader of group of young heroes. “Just another runaway goth kid with a chip on her shoulder and too much baggage,” the teaser begins. “Just another teen witch with a broken wand.”
Marvel didn’t provide any additional details about the title or the creative team, although it seems likely the publisher will release additional teasers throughout the week.
Introduced in 2003 by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona, The Runaways centered on six kids who discover their parents are secretly members of the Pride, a villainous team of mob bosses, time-travelers, dark wizards, mad scientists, alien invaders and telepathic mutants. Stealing weapons and resources from their parents, the kids pledge to put an end to the Pride and its schemes.
Marvel’s new Runaways series is expected to debut later this year. Premiering in 2018 on Hulu, Runaways stars Rhenzy Feliz as Alex Wilder, a loud-and-proud nerd; Lyrica Okano as Nico Minoru, a budding wiccan with a carefully crafted goth facade; Virginia Gardner as Karolina Dean, whose model-perfect exterior disguises an eagerness to explore her identity and desires; Ariela Barer as Gert Yorkes, a brash, purple-haired social justice warrior; Gregg Sulkin as Chase Stein, a lacrosse-playing heartthrob with flashes of engineering brilliance; and Allegra Acosta as Molly Hernandez, the youngest member, known for her positive outlook and deep yearning to belong. They’re joined by Ryan Sands, Angel Parker, James Yaegashi, Kevin Weisman, Brigid Brannagh, Annie Wersching, Kip Pardue, James Marsters and Ever Carradine.