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May 04 2017

Hulu officially orders 'Runaways' to series during their upfront presentation. Originally created by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona, the initial pilot order has been expanded to series which will launch this winter. The adult cast include Whedon alums James Marsters, Kevin Weisman (BtVS) and Brigid Brannagh (Angel).

February 09 2017

James Marsters will be be appearing in Marvel's Runaways. He'll be playing Victor Stein, one of the Pride.

August 17 2016

Marvel's Runaways will be a tv series on Hulu. Joss had a run on the comic book back in 2007-2008.

October 19 2015

Family ties make Runaways the gold standard for teen superhero teams. Joss' run on Brian K. Vaughan's series Runaways is discussed in this essay.

October 19 2014

Marvel to rerelease Joss Whedon 'Runaways' arc as part of new collection. Runaways: The Complete Collection Volume 3 is a paperback collection to the series scheduled to be released on April 2015, including Brian K. Vaughan's final arc, Joss' contribution to it (Runaways #25~#30) and some tie-in material to Marvel Universe events Civil War and Secret Invasion. More...

March 06 2012

Brian K Vaughan AMA (Ask Me Anything). Runaways co-creator and writer of Buffy season 8's "No Future For You" fields all questions on Reddit for today only.

March 04 2012

Runaways will appear in Avengers Academy this week. The group will appear in two issues of Avengers academy, written and created by Christos Gage. The art is by Karl Moline of Fray fame. More...

April 05 2010

Marvel source say Joss Whedon linked to Runaways movie. That's what Access Hollywood report. Does Joss ever actually sleep? Is any of this true? Why am I still typing? Edit: and then Nikki Finke waded in to say that Peter Sollett is in talks for the gig. More...

September 08 2009

Marvel's Runaways: A Great Beginning that Needs a Great Ending. Reviewer does not favor Whedon's run on the title. Spoilers for those who haven't read Runaways. More...

December 20 2008

Best superhero graphic novels of 2008. NPR's Laurel Maury includes Joss' Runaways arc on her best-of list saying "Whedon's wondrously colorful mix of goofiness and morality is ever present".

June 27 2008

Review of Runaways 30! The long-awaited issue is read and reviewed by a Whedon-fan.

June 25 2008

(SPOILER) Runaways #30 comes out today. It's the end of Joss Whedon's 'Dead End Kids' arc and if you want a peek before you buy, then head over to the preview at Comic Book Resources. If you want reviews, there's a couple up at Comics Bulletin and Pulp Secret.

June 22 2008

Cover Art for Joss's "Runaways" Hardcover Collection. Apparently they REALLY want us to know Joss Whedon is the writer.

June 04 2008

(SPOILER) Preview for Runaways #30. Joss' stint ends with this issue and if all goes according to plan it'll be out on June 25th.

May 22 2008

Runaways headed for the big screen. Brian K. Vaughan will write the movie adaptation for Marvel Studios.

May 19 2008

Runaways #30 pushed back again. The new release date for the last issue penned by Joss is June 11th.

May 16 2008

(SPOILER) MyCup O'Joe: a sneak peek at Runaways #30. Joe Quesada presents a plethora of pencilled preview pages for people to peruse of the Purple One's penultimate issue of Runaways. More...

April 19 2008

(SPOILER) Newsarama interview with new Runaways writer Terry Moore. Marvel will relaunch the series with a new #1 issue in September 2008. Warning: a potentially spoilery image by Humberto Ramos may cause fans to overload with squee. More...

February 20 2008

(SPOILER) Review of Runaways #29. The issue came out this week.

February 14 2008

(SPOILER) First look at Runaways #29. It's out next week and Comic Book Resources has a six page preview.

January 07 2008

Runaways #29 and #30 delayed. The final two issues of Joss' run on the series have been delayed, according to Diamond Comics. #29 is delayed to February 6, #30 to March 12. More...

November 21 2007

(SPOILER) Cover and Solicitation for Runaways #30. Newsarama has that and the previously mentioned solicit and cover for Joss' Giant Sized Astonishing X-Men Annual.

November 09 2007

Joss' Runaways arc to be collected in Premiere Hardcover format. Early details appear on

October 09 2007

(SPOILER) Review for Runaways #28. The issue is out today.

October 04 2007

(SPOILER) First look at 'Runaways' #28. Comic Book Resources has a seven page preview of the latest issue of Joss' run, shipping the week of October 10th.

September 18 2007

(SPOILER) Cover art and info for Runaways #29. The fifth part of Joss' 'Dead End Kids' arc will be out in December.

September 11 2007

(SPOILER) Sneak peek at Runaways #28. No Joss dialogue but pretty pictures to look at, so it's made of half the win. This issue will be out on October 10th.

September 08 2007

Runaways Saga to become available as an audio book. This covers the first forty-two issues of Runaways, as written of course by current Buffy season 8 writer Brian K. Vaughan, and leading into Joss' run. Commence fantasy casting... now! More...

August 07 2007

6 Movies That Should Be Made and the Directors Who Should Make Them. #6: Joss Whedon directing Runaways.

July 27 2007

New Runaways creative team announced. From #31, they are Terry Moore and Humberto Ramos. More...

July 10 2007

Read Joss Whedon's Runaways debut online at Whedonesque and Issue #25 of Marvel's Runaways, entitled 'Dead-End Kids', written by Joss Whedon and pencilled by Michael Ryan is now available for your online perusal in full.

View the cover and first page here at, then click through to the full digital comic version at More...

July 07 2007

Review of Runaways #27 from ComiXtreme. Reviewer Scott A. Williams loved the latest issue, and so did I. More...

July 03 2007

Quick mention of Runaways at The A.V. Club. More...

June 27 2007

(SPOILER) Marvel First Looks: Runaways #27. On sale next week, Comics Continuum gives us the six pages posted earlier this month, but with Joss' dialogue. More...

June 21 2007

Brian K. Vaughan misses Runaways and may turn Giles into a goat. Brian K. Vaughan talks about writing for TV and comics in some short videos on Wired. He mentions in the 'Exchange Program' video that he misses writing Runaways now that he has left it, and he'll exact revenge on Giles if Joss kills one of his beloved characters.

June 04 2007

(SPOILER) Comic Book Resources preview for Runaways #27. The preview contains Michael Ryan's colored pages, but no text, so very light on the spoilers.

May 22 2007

(SPOILER) Full Marvel Solicits for August 2007. Featuring the previously posted listing for Astonishing X-Men, and the new Runaways. Including a cover image, and--obviously--solicitation spoilers.

May 04 2007

(SPOILER) review of Runaways #26. I hadn't noticed anyone else posting a review of the new issue of Runaways so here is one... More...

April 30 2007

(SPOILER) Newsarama Advance Review of Runaways #26. Warning, spoilers for other comics in the article. Scroll down to find the very positive review for the next Runaways.

April 25 2007

(SPOILER) Preview pages for Runaways #26. The first few pages are up at PopCultureShock. This issue is out next week.

April 11 2007

AICN Comics' review of Runaways #25. Scroll down the page a bit to learn what AICN comic specialist Humphrey Lee thinks of Whedon's debut on Runaways.

April 07 2007

(SPOILER) New Joe Fridays 42. Includes a question concerning the usage of Kingpin by Joss in Runaways.

April 04 2007

(SPOILER) Review of Runaways #25. IGN's very positive review of Joss's first issue of Runaways. There's also a thumbs up over at Newsarama. More...

April 03 2007

(SPOILER) Talkin' Runaways with Michael Ryan on Newsarama. Just as the title says, with more new (I believe) preview pages of tomorrow's #25.

April 02 2007

(SPOILER) Preview for Runaways #25 (now with extra pages). Joss' first issue comes out this week. So while you wait till you can get a hold of it, cast your eyes over the two new preview pages that have turned up. And there's a very positive review of the issue over at Fractal Matter.

March 28 2007

Runaways nominated for a Peach award. Winning the award would make Runaways required reading in the Georgia school system. The first Joss-penned issue is out next Wednesday. More...

March 21 2007

Runaways Saga releases today. A one-shot from Marvel told from Molly's perspective in order to catch up new readers (AKA Whedon fans who intend to pick up his Runaways books) on what's happened to the gang so far. More...

March 20 2007

(SPOILER) Runaways #27 Solicitation. The coolest Jo Chen cover.

March 13 2007

(SPOILER) First Look: Runaways #25. The first five pages of Joss' first issue of Marvel's "Runaways." The book is due out April 4. More...

March 03 2007

(SPOILER) Five for Fridays- Runaways 101. Wizard offers 5 hints to help everyone get ready to read Joss' run on Runaways. More...

February 19 2007

(SPOILER) BKV Interviewed About His End on Runaways. Brian K. Vaughan, the creator of Joss's next project Runaways, talks a bit about his creation. He shares some insights on its past, present, and future. More...

February 12 2007

(SPOILER) Dead End Kids. It is here! The solicitation for yet another Joss-penned Runaways! With a cover that is to die for! Or that makes it look like someone's bound to die, anyway. More...

January 31 2007

(SPOILER) Preview pages for Runaways #25. The first four pages are now up from Joss's first issue. ETA: Preview now taken down.

January 12 2007

(SPOILER) Running in a different direction. Marvel reveals solicit and (spoilerish) cover for Joss's Runaways #25. More...

January 10 2007

Runaways 23 Released Today. The penultimate issue by BKV includes a joss whedon/wil wheaton joke in the letters page. More...

January 09 2007

Joss has written two issues of Runaways so far. In Brian K. Vaughan's latest blog on MySpace he talks (briefly) about his final issue on Runaways and Joss's takeover. More...

December 26 2006

(SPOILER) Joss talks about his influences for Runaways. And he also talks about what to expect as well. It's all good really. More...

December 20 2006

Brian K. Vaughan moves into television as a LOST writer. Runaways creator and Buffy comics writer joins Buffy TV writer Drew Goddard on Lost writing staff. More...

November 10 2006

Sketchy characters. Joe Quesada shows off Joss' co-conspirator Michael Ryan's character sketches for Runaways. More...

October 13 2006

Brian K. Vaughan loves Whedon's first Runaways issue. From Broken Frontier's interview with BKV: "I just read Joss Whedon’s first Runaways script, and it was so goddamn good, it makes me want to set my stupid Powerbook on fire". More...

October 11 2006

Joss and Brian K. Vaughan talk Runaways. Joss and Brian chat about how they started collaborating and give a brief idea of what's in store for the Runaways (spoilers for upcoming issues). More...

September 11 2006

Joss Whedon on RUNAWAYS. As many predicted, Joss will take over Runaways starting with issue 25. Now with a post by Joss. Uh, and a 2nd public service message by Joss as well. Alright, 4 Joss posts altogether now (and a Brian K. Vaughan post as well). There's also big interviews with Joss about Runaways over at Newsarama and Comic Book Resources.

September 05 2006

Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona leave Runaways with #24. One of Joss Whedon's favourite books, Runaways, sees its co-creators depart for pastures new. More...

March 19 2006 gets a shiny plug in issue 14 of Marvel's Runaways as one of Brian K Vaughan's most frequented websites. More...

October 19 2005

(SPOILER) El Diablo Robotico Makes An Appearance in Runaways Comic Book. Joss' favorite comic, Brian K. Vaughn's Runaways, returns the love with yet another tip of the hat to the Buffyverse. More...

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