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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...

July 01 2012

50 comics and characters that resonate with LGBT readers. Relevant titles: Buffy Season 8 (#24), Runaways (#10), X-Men (#13). 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.

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...

April 07 2009

Jo Chen nominated for Eisner Award. She got nominated in the category of Best Cover Artist because of her gorgeous Buffy, Serenity and Runaways cover art.

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".

November 11 2008

Whedon Speak: How Cyclops Got His Groove Back. iFanboy continues its highly enjoyable examination of Joss' comic book writing. This time round, a look at what worked with Astonishing X-Men and what didn't work with Runaways.

October 07 2008

Take 25% off 'Verse Items During "Whedon Days" at TFAW. More...

July 21 2008

Those Whedonverse comic book chart positions for June. Buffy #15 comes in at no. 12, Angel: After The Fall #8 and #9 at no. 43 and 45 respectively and Runaways #30 at no. 60. More...

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 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 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...

May 06 2008

Giant-Size Astonishing X-Men Delayed Until 5/28. GS AXM has been pushed back to 5/28 and Runaways #30 has been delayed until 6/11. Previously, both were due out on 5/21.

May 04 2008

The Top 100 Comic Book Runs Master List. Joss Whedon and John Cassaday's run on AXM takes the #38 spot, while Brian K Vaughan's Runaways comes in at #33 and his Y: The Last Man #13. 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...

March 22 2008

Giant Size Astonishing X-Men and Runaways #30 Delayed Until May. The latest Diamond Distribution list includes more delays for both Giant Size Astonishing X-Men and Runaways. More...

March 19 2008

(SPOILER) The past, present and future of Astonishing X-Men. Marvel editor Nick Lowe chats about Joss' X-Men run and calls it "the most consistently excellent X-story ever". In the second part of the interview, there's some discussion of Joss' Dead End Kids arc on Runaways.

March 17 2008

Whedonverse comic book chart positions for February. The Buffyverse comics continue their solid performance, Buffy #11 was 14th and Angel: After The Fall #4 was 37th. Joss' penultimate issue of Runaways came in at no. 55.

February 14 2008

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

February 12 2008

Wizard Magazine interview with Joss Whedon now online. A really substantial interview covering Buffy season 8, Dollhouse, Astonishing X-Men, Runaways and pie.

January 02 2008

Best Comic Book Writer of 2007. Comic Book Resources' Emmett Furey (a reviewer, not a character, despite the name) puts Joss at the top of his list. 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 13 2007

Your friendly neighborhood interwebslinger. Marvel Comics goes digital, including Joss' Astonishing X-Men run and BKV's Runaways. More...

November 09 2007

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

October 16 2007

SC3: Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses. Call for papers for the 3rd academic conference on All Things Whedon, sponsored by Slayage: The Online International Journal of Buffy Studies, June 5-8, 2008 More...

October 09 2007

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

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 23 2007

MTV interviews Brian K Vaughan. This interview covers Y The Last Man and Ex Machina heading to the big screen. Also Buffy, Runaways and his work on Lost. Plus, interview snippets with Amber Benson and Joss (both interview clips are from a few months ago - the same sessions used here). More...

August 02 2007

Scholars Love a Merry Marvel Midlife Crisis. The cry resounds throughout all of academia for learned treatises on the chosen one's epic transmogrification into a comic book, as well as Joss "Whedon’s work on [the] Amazing[ly Astonishing] X-Men, Runaways, Fray, or Tales of the Vampires/Tales of the Slayers." More...

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 25 2007

Reflections with X-Editor Nick Lowe Some Joss-love, Joss-dream projects, and the tale of getting Joss to write "Runaways". 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 21 2007

Those Whedon comic book chart positions for April. Buffy #2 came in at number 12 and Runaways #25 finished in the top fifty, getting to number 42. ETA: Estimated sales for these issues can be found over at More...

May 02 2007

It's the Joss Whedon comic book day! Buffy #3, Astonishing X-Men #21 and Runaways #26 get released today. Previews for the three issues can be found here, here and here.

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 20 2007

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

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...

March 02 2007

(SPOILER) IGN Whedon Interview. Joss goes in depth on a wide variety of topics...

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...

February 10 2007

New Joe Fridays 34. Contains a question concerning Joss at Marvel now that he's not doing Wonder Woman anymore (scroll down to the very bottom).

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 16 2007

(SPOILER) Marvel April Solicitations. Including Runaways #25, Astonishing X-Men #22 (no cover, unfortunately) and for those hoping to catch up on Runaways before Joss's arrival, the Runaways vol.3 oversized hardcover. More...

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...

December 31 2006

A New Year - all new Joss Whedon tales. Comic Book Resources looks forward to Runaways and Buffy season 8 in 2007.

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...

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 21 2006

Astonishing #16 4th biggest-selling comic book in August with 120,100 copies sold! Also, a reminder - #17 was out yesterday. 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.

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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