started ten years as a side project for writer Brian K Vaughn and Adrian Alphona
. It is a comic about a group of Los Angeles children and teenagers who discover their parents to be crime bosses and are planning an ancient ritual to bring about the end of the world. Escaping, they discover their unique powers and abilities and, on the run from a planted murder charge, the group discover how to work together to save the world.Runaways
is currently on hiatus (and sadly has been since 2009) but plans for a film have tentatively been made and may even kick into production in 2013 now that Marvel priority The Avengers
has been made to astronomical critical and commercial success. The comic remains one of the best cult favourite and hidden gems of Marvel’s extensive catalogue and it’s a shame more people haven’t read it.