Still catching up on news that was announced while I was gone, the mention that Chase and Nico from Runaways will be appearing in Avengers Arena (This year’s winner for most gratuitous use of the “Avengers” brand so far, I think we can all agree?) brings to mind this question: Did anyone ever attempt to address the cliffhanger from the final issue of Kathryn Immonen and Sara Pichelli’s canceled-way-too-soon run on the Runaways title? I mean, there was a seemingly-back-from-the-dead Gert, Chase was knocked over by a car, and the team had joined up with a mysterious figure who claimed to be Chase’s uncle. I know that the characters have made appearances in the three years or so since that book ended, but were any of those plot threads even acknowledged, never mind addressed, in those appearances, or will the Immonen/Pichelli run be one of those “Let’s just pretend it didn’t happen” things that happen every now and again when titles get cancelled?
(For my money, that run was the first time since Brian K. Vaughan left the book that it actually felt like it had some kind of forward momentum again. Four issues was way too short, and I still miss it.)