Runaways Volume 5 Escape to New York HC 1st pr Brian Vaughan HULU TV Series MCU


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RUNAWAYS VOL. 05: ESCAPE TO NEW YORK (MARVEL COMICS) RUNAWAYS VOL. 5: ESCAPE TO NEW YORK – (Brian K. Vaughan/Takeshi Miyazawa/Adrian Alphona) When a dangerous alien invades Los Angeles, the Runaways’ Karolina Dean may be the only hero in the Marvel Universe who can stop it. Plus, the Runaways embark on a coast-to-coast adventure, guest-starring Cloak and Dagger and the New Avengers. The team’s lineup changes forever in the perfect jumping-on point for the series that Wizard said “could be the most original book to focus on teenaged super heroes since Spider-Man debuted all the way back in 1962!” Escape to New York contains two story arcs from Brian K. Vaughan’s amazing Runaways series. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the book, Runaways is the story of a group of LA teenagers who learned that their parents were supervillains. They have become a supergroup in order to atone for their parents’ sins, but they are one of the most unconventional supergroups in the history of comics. They don’t wear costumes, they distrust nearly everyone, including A-list superheroes such as the Avengers (in a previous volume, one of the Runaways was insulted when someone thought that she was part of the Young Avengers), and they are wanted by the police, who see them as delinquants. Led by Nico Minoru, a powerful witch, the other Runaways include Gert Yorkes, who psychically commands a genetically engineered dinosaur, Chase Stein, their ship’s pilot, Molly Hayes, a mutant with superstrength, Karolina Dean, a solar-powered alien, and their newest recruit, Victor Mancha, the cyborg “son” of Ultron, one of the deadliest killing machines ever invented. In the first arc, Star-Crossed, Karolina finally admits to her homosexuality and makes a move on Nico, which ends up badly for the two of them. But that pales in comparison to the decision she must face when a Skrull warrior arrives and tells her that he is her betrothed husband. After explaining about the history between Karolina’s homeworld of Majesdane and the Skrull world, which includes nothing but violence and deception, he tells her that, he tells her that her evil parents made a deal to offer up Karolina in exchange for aid from the Skrulls. In East Coast/West Coast, the Runaways are reunited with Cloak, of Cloak and Dagger, after the New Avengers accuse him of beating Dagger into a coma. While the Runaways are initially skeptical about helping out Cloak, who was unable to fulfill his promise to them to help them deal with the Pride after the Runaways’ parents erased his and Dagger’s memory, they eventually concede, and Cloak brings them to New York. While a few of the Runaways try to find out who the imposter is who framed Cloak, others try to keep the New Avengers away from Cloak. This leads to a great scene with Gert, Victor, and Spider-Man, as well as a hilarious confrontation between Molly and her hero Wolverine. Both of these arcs are very well do

Marvel’s Runaways, or simply Runaways, is an American television series created by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage for the streaming service Hulu, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. It is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), sharing continuity with the films and other television series of the franchise. The series is produced by ABC Signature Studios, Marvel Television and Fake Empire Productions, with Schwartz and Savage serving as showrunners.

Rhenzy Feliz, Lyrica Okano, Virginia Gardner, Ariela Barer, Gregg Sulkin, and Allegra Acosta star as the Runaways, six teenagers from different backgrounds who unite against their parents, the Pride, portrayed by Angel Parker, Ryan Sands, Annie Wersching, Kip Pardue, Ever Carradine, James Marsters, Brigid Brannagh, Kevin Weisman, Brittany Ishibashi, and James Yaegashi. Julian McMahon also stars in the second season as Jonah, after recurring in the first, while Clarissa Thibeaux stars in the third season as Xavin, after recurring in the second.

A film from Marvel Studios based on the Runaways began development in May 2008, before being shelved in 2013 due to the success of The Avengers. In August 2016, Marvel Television announced that Runaways had received a pilot order from Hulu, after being developed and written by Schwartz and Savage. Casting for the Runaways and the Pride were revealed in February 2017. Filming on the pilot began in Los Angeles in February 2017. The series was officially ordered by Hulu in May 2017.

The first season was released from November 21, 2017, to January 9, 2018. The show was renewed for a 13-episode second season, which was released in its entirety on December 21, 2018. The third and final season of ten episodes was released on December 13, 2019.

Loeb confirmed in July 2017 that the series would be set in the MCU, but that the show’s characters would not be concerned with the actions of the Avengers, for example, saying, “Would you be following Iron Man [on social media] or would you be following someone your own age? The fact that they’ve found each other and they’re going through this mystery together at the moment is what we’re concerned about, not what Captain America is doing.” The showrunners considered the series’ connection to the MCU to be “liberating”, as it allowed them to set the series in a universe where superheroics and fantasy are already established and do not need to be explained to the audience. Schwartz said they “were very capable of telling the story that we wanted to tell independent of any of the other Marvel stories that are out there.” Initially, Loeb had said that there were no plans to crossover across networks with the similarly themed Cloak & Dagger on Freeform, as Marvel wanted the series to find its footing before further connecting with other elements of the universe, though “You’ll see things that comment on each other; we try to touch base wherever we can… things that are happening in L.A. are not exactly going to be affecting what’s happening in New Orleans [where Cloak & Dagger is set]… It’s being aware of it and trying to find a way [to connect] that makes sense.” On August 1, 2019, it was revealed that season 3 would include a crossover episode with Cloak & Dagger.

Roxxon Energy, a company featured throughout the MCU, has its logo shown in the series. It also mentions Wakanda.Speaking to the third season, the showrunners said the series would “deepen [its] connection” to the Marvel Universe It features the Dark Dimension, as well as the Darkhold as it was portrayed on Agents of, as usual. Vaughan is a great writer, and the East Coast/West Coast story may be one of the best since the original run of Runaways. Collects Runaways Vol. 2 #7-12. Cover by Jo Chen. 144 pages.


Collects Runaways 7-12 (2005). 1st printing, near mint condition.