Over the past few weeks, Marvel has been slowly releasing images teasing a new Runaway comic series and just last week, they announced the original teen group would be making its return the comics. Beginning this September, a new series written by Rainbow Rowell with art by Kris Anka will hit the shelves in comic stores across the globe.
“My favorite comic is Runaways, and I would really love to bring it back. And I want to bring Gert back, and I want her to be fat. Still,” Rowell reflected. “Don’t bring her back to life skinny! ‘She lost a lot of weight in the afterlife.’”
Gert, who dabbles in time travel, was killed in Runways (vol. 2) #18 (2005). Marvel
With the cover of the first issue of Rowell’s Runaways run having recently been released, it does look like we’ll be seeing Gert rise from the dead. We’ll just have to wait until September for full confirmation.
In the meantime, the Runaways project has been ordered to series by Hulu. The pilot for Runaways wrapped back in March and the series is slated for a late 2017/early 2018 debut on the popular streaming service.
“Marvel’s Runaways” is executive produced by series showrunners/writers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage ("THE O.C.,” “GOSSIP GIRL") along with Marvel’s Head of Television, Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Luke Cage,” “Marvel’s Iron Fist”) and Jim Chory (“Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Marvel’s Jessica Jones.”) Fake Empire's Lis Rowinski will produce as well. Marvel's Runaways is a co-production with ABC Signature Studios.