Though the return of the original Runaways team remains high on a lot of comics fans' ultimate wishlist, the Secret Wars version --- featuring the rag-taggiest of teams of cross-universe teens --- is easily one of the most hotly anticipated titles to come out of Battleworld, thanks to the stellar creative team of Noelle Stevenson and Sanford Greene.

Nimona writer/artist Stevenson is writing the book, with Greene on pencils, but that doesn't mean we don't get to see Stevenson's take on the motley crew, which includes versions of Molly Hayes, Jubilee, Amadeus Cho, and Cloak and Dagger. Stevenson has lined up some of the crew for this variant cover for the second issue, revealed exclusively here on ComicsAlliance.

As for Sanford Greene, his electric style should be a great match for Stevenson's wit. You can check out his character designs in the gallery below.

 

 

Runaways #2 goes on sale July 8th. Issue #1 is on sale next week. Here are the solicitations for both issues:

 

RUNAWAYS #1
NOELLE STEVENSON (w) • SANFORD GREENE (a/C)
Variant Cover by PHIL NOTO
• The best and brightest teens from all corners of Battleworld are chosen to attend a prestigious school on the planet’s capital!
• But what does the new class do when they discover the school’s beloved headmaster is actually a diabolical super villain? RUN AWAY!
• A SECRET WARS story like none other from the remarkable minds of Noelle Stevenson (LUMBERJANES) and Sanford Greene (UNCANNY AVENGERS)!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

RUNAWAYS #2
NOELLE STEVENSON (w) • SANFORD GREENE (a/C)
Variant Cover by NOELLE STEVENSON
• It’s Final Exam Day at Battleworld’s Institute for Gifted Youths!
• Of course, Battleworld’s equivalent of a final exam is a brutal deathmatch between students!
• But don’t worry, y’all, Molly Hayes has totally got this. No matter what Jubilee says about her being too young or “in way over her head.” She’s frickin’ Princess Powerful!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99