Marvel has announced that novelist, Rainbow Rowell, will write the new Runaways series this September with art from Kris Anka. This news follows recent rumors and teases, and confirmed the return of fan favorite character, Gert, who has been dead in the Marvel universe since 2006.
“The reason I wanted to write this book is because these characters feel related to my own,” Rowell said in an EXCLUSIVE EW media partner reveal, “They resonated with me because that’s the kind of character I like to write. I feel very confident telling my readers, ‘If you like Carry On, a motley crew of kids coming together, you’re gonna love this.’ It’s the same kind of story.”
Rowell is promising a return to form with these characters instead of trying to reinvent the wheel. She is quoted as saying “When you go to see a Star Wars movie, you’re not gonna want them to totally shift everything up and give you a whole new universe. You want the Star Wars universe you love and then great stories inside of it. That’s how I feel about Runaways. I don’t need to do anything to them other than telling great stories with them.”