Venkman Here - This is some interesting news. 'Runaways' is a fairly new Marvel comic that launched in 2002. I have skimmed through the comic but never really got into it. There are probably some people that have never even heard of it, so if you are one of these people here is what it is about:
The title was critically praised for its honest portrayal of teens and their issues and in 2006 won a Harvey Award for best series.
"Runaways" follows a group of teenagers who find that some family secrets are bigger than others when they discover their parents are actually super-villains. Running away from their homes, the teens band together and begin a journey of discovery, both of their parents' origins and of their own inherited powers, while trying to make up for the evil done by their folks.
Its a pretty interesting concept and could be fun. I think its interesting Marvel is going with it but they must have some good ideas and a good reason. It may be because of the success of 'Hero's' that pushed it through because it sounds like it has similar ideas.
Hollywood Reporter Reports:
Brian K. Vaughan, who co-created the series with artist Adrian Alphona, is writing the adaptation, for which Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige will act as producer. Vaughan is also a co-producer and writer on ABC's "Lost."
So there you have it.