Two more teen heroes enter the fray in a pair of teasers for Marvel Comics’ upcoming revival of Runaways.
The latest images feature solar-powered alien Karolina Dean and super-strong mutant Molly Hayes. They join the previously released promos showcasing Nico Minoru, Chase Stein and the genetically engineered dinosaur Old Lace. Presumably we can expect Alex Wilder and Gertrude Yorkes any day now.
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 has yet to reveal details about the Runaways creative team or the title’s debut date.
Plans for a comic book revival come as Hulu gears up for the 2018 premiere of the television adaptation, starring 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.