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Rainbow Rowell to Write Marvel Comic Series

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By    |   Friday, 02 Jun 2017 04:29 PM

Author Rainbow Rowell had been contracted to write a Marvel "Runaways" revival comic series to go along with the television project coming to Hulu, Marvel revealed at this week's Book Expo event.

"This is my favorite Marvel book," Rowell told Entertainment Weekly. "The characters and original story by Brian K. Vaughan are just so great and so beautifully built. I was really excited because I always felt like there were more 'Runaway' stories and that book should just have kept going."

The project will also include Kris Anka as the artist for the series, EW reported. The series centers around six teens who team up when they find out that their parents are all part of an evil organization called The Pride. The story also includes a telepathic dinosaur.

Rowell's revival of the 2003 storyline begins with getting the team back together after being separated. She told EW she wasn't looking to reinvent the wheel or create a whole new universe, but just to revive the original universe and tell "great stories inside of it," much the way Star Wars did with "The Force Awakens."

The comic series is set to debut in September 2017, with cover art. There is no launch date yet on the Hulu series.

Twitter users were mostly positive about the news, with a few reservations about novelists writing comics.

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Author Rainbow Rowell had been contracted to write a Marvel "Runaways" revival comic series to go along with the television project coming to Hulu, Marvel revealed at this week's Book Expo event.
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