Update: Not content to just release one teaser today, Marvel has added an additional Runaways image for Gertrude’s tag team partner Old Lace. While previous teasers came with internal dialogue from the heroes, Old Lace’s thoughts can best be summed up with a “RRRRRAAAAARRRRR?” As for what Old Lace could be questioning is anyone’s guess.
Marvel Comics has released a second teaser image for what is presumably a new Runaways ongoing series featuring the team’s resident jock, Chase.
The teaser describes the character as “just another dumb jock with a big mouth and a square jaw built for taking punches,” before ending with “Just another L.A. nobody with no friends but his dinosaur — and a plan that he can’t afford to screw up.”
A previous teaser introduced the team’s mystical member Nico Minoru with similar wording accompanying the image. More than likely, more teasers will continue to roll out in the days ahead, leading to a formal announcement including the as-yet unnamed creative team.
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.
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.