As opposed to other Marvel characters getting the silver screen treatment, such as the Hulk and Spider-Man -- who have been around since the 1960s and are pop-culture fixtures -- the heroes in "Runaways" are relatively new, with the comic series launching in 2002.
"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.
It's got my favorite comic character, Molly Hayes (aka Bruiser, Princess Powerful), whose mom is a Speech Therapist (an evil one, but what ya gonna do).
She's great in that when she uses her power (super-strength), she gets really tired afterward and falls asleep. It's great.
This is probably my favorite pic of Molly, standing in front of Frank Castle (The Punisher), cause she could totally mess his stuff up.
I really need to pick up the colletions of the series. If you haven't read it (or even you don't read comics), you're really missing out. It's really good stuff. I wonder who'll they'll get to play the crew...