"Runaways" Nominated for a Peach Award!

Thu, March 29th, 2007 at 12:00am PDT

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Official Press Release

RUNAWAYS, the award-winning series from Brian K. Vaughan, has been nominated for another award - one that will put the book in the hands of thousands of kids! Runaways Vol. 1: Pride & Joy HC is up for the Georgia Peach Award, where the winners of the award become required reading in the Georgia school system, vastly expanding the audience for this critic- and fan-favorite!

In the nomination letter, the Co-Chairs explained what this award means, "The purpose of the Georgia Peach Award is to highlight and promote the best current young adult literature for Georgia high school age students, to encourage young adults to read and to promote the development of cooperative school and public library services for young adults."

Brian K. Vaughan, who recently wrapped up his run on the title he created, calls the nomination "an incredible honor." This book is no stranger to such awards, as RUNAWAYS fans will remember that this same hardcover collection was the only graphic novel on the Amaerican Library Association's YALSA Top Ten Books for Young Adults list in 2006.

The final digest of Vaughan's run, Runaways Vol. 7: Live Fast, is out this April, and the third volume of the hardcover collection is coming this May, with a brand new cover from series co-creator Adrian Alphona, seen here for the first time!

And, yes, the co-creative team of Vaughan & Alphona may be leaving the book, but they are handing it off to an incredible pair- Joss Whedon (ASTONISHING X-MEN) and Michael Ryan (NEW EXCALIBUR) – who take over the book with Runaways #25, on sale 4/4!

Marvel would like to congratulate Brian K. Vaughan and the entire creative team on their many accomplishments in this landmark series! Keep running!

RUNAWAYS #25 (FEB072146)

Written by Joss Whedon

Penciled by Michael Ryan

Cover by JO CHEN

The kids start running in a different direction. Superstar JOSS WHEDON (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, ASTONISHING X-MEN) and rising star MICHAEL RYAN (NEW EXCALIBUR, NEW X-MEN) take the Runaways to the Big Apple. While there, they make surprising allies and even more surprising enemies. This is the cannot-miss book of 2007!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

On-Sale – 4/4/2007

RUNAWAYS VOL. 7: LIVE FAST DIGEST (JAN072433)

Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN

Penciled by ADRIAN ALPHONA & MIKE NORTON

Cover by JO CHEN

The Runaways say good-bye to the past, and make hard decisions about their future. Plus: Still reeling from the events of YOUNG AVENGERS/RUNAWAYS, the teenage heroes must now confront a horrific enemy who threatens to tear the team apart.

Collecting RUNAWAYS #19-24.

144 PGS./Rated T+ …$7.99

FOC – 3/29, On-Sale – 4/25/2007

RUNAWAYS VOL. 3 HC (FEB072194)

Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN

Penciled by ADRIAN ALPHONA & MIKE NORTON

Cover by ADRIAN ALPHONA

This deluxe hardcover collects RUNAWAYS VOL. 6: PARENTAL GUIDANCE and RUNAWAYS VOL. 7: LIVE FAST, plus extras. In PARENTAL GUIDANCE, The secret super-villain society is back, but this all-new group isn't made up of the Runaways' evil parents. Who are these shadowy players, and what do they want with the Marvel Universe's next generation of heroes? Plus: When the youngest member of the Runaways is separated from her teammates, Molly Hayes must survive a night alone on the mean streets of Los Angeles! The eleven-year-old mutant girl soon hooks up with a new group of runaways, but is their mysterious leader a hero or a villain? And in LIVE FAST, the Runaways say good-bye to the past, and make hard decisions about their future. Plus: Still reeling from the events of YOUNG AVENGERS/RUNAWAYS, the teenage heroes must now confront a horrific enemy who threatens to tear the team apart. Collecting RUNAWAYS #13-24.

272 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99

FOC – 4/5, On-Sale – 5/9/2007

 
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