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Modern-Age, Runaways Vol 2, Joe Quesada/Editor-in-Chief, Jo Chen/Cover Artist, Brian K. Vaughan/Writer, Adrian Alphona/Penciler, Craig Yeung/Inker, Christina Strain/Colourist, Randy Gentile/Letterer, C.B. Cebulski/Editor, Gertrude Yorkes (Earth-5421)/Quotes, Runaways (Earth-616)/Appearances, Nico Minoru (Earth-616)/Appearances, Karolina Dean (Earth-616)/Appearances, Chase Stein (Earth-616)/Appearances, Gertrude Yorkes (Earth-616)/Appearances, Old Lace (Earth-616)/Appearances, Molly Hayes (Earth-616)/Appearances, Victor Mancha (Earth-616)/Appearances, Loners (Earth-616)/Appearances, Phillip Urich (Earth-616)/Appearances, Michiko Musashi (Earth-616)/Appearances, Christopher Powell (Earth-616)/Appearances, Julie Power (Earth-616)/Appearances, Johnathon Gallo (Earth-616)/Appearances, Geoffrey Wilder (Earth-616)/Appearances, Wrecking Crew (Earth-616)/Appearances, Eliot Franklin (Thunderball) (Earth-616)/Appearances, Brian Calusky (Earth-616)/Appearances, Henry Camp (Earth-616)/Appearances, Dirk Garthwaite (Earth-616)/Appearances, Ricky Calusky (Earth-616)/Appearances, Pride (Earth-616)/Minor Appearances, Frank Dean (Earth-616)/Minor Appearances, Leslie Dean (Earth-616)/Minor Appearances, Alice Hayes (Earth-616)/Minor Appearances, Gene Hayes (Earth-616)/Minor Appearances, Robert Minoru (Earth-616)/Minor Appearances, Tina Minoru (Earth-616)/Minor Appearances, Janet Stein (Earth-616)/Minor Appearances, Victor Stein (Earth-616)/Minor Appearances, Catherine Wilder (Earth-616)/Minor Appearances, Geoffrey Wilder (Earth-616)/Minor Appearances, Dale Yorkes (Earth-616)/Minor Appearances, Stacey Yorkes (Earth-616)/Minor Appearances, Karl Morgenthau (Earth-616)/Mentions, Georges Batroc (Earth-616)/Mentions, Richard Jones (Earth-616)/Appearances, Gertrude Yorkes (Earth-5421)/Appearances, Avengers (Earth-5421)/Mentions, Victor Mancha (Earth-5421)/Mentions, X-Men (Earth-5421)/Mentions, Hisako Ichiki (Earth-5421)/Mentions, Daredevil (Earth-5421)/Mentions, Fantastic Fourteen (Earth-5421)/Mentions, Iron Woman (Earth-5421)/Mentions, Saddam Hussein (Earth-616)/Mentions, California/Appearances, Los Angeles/Appearances, La Brea Tar Pits/Appearances, Hostel (La Brea Tar Pits)/Appearances, Earth-5421/Mentions, Staff of One/Appearances, Karolina's Medical Alert Bracelet/Appearances, Wrecker's Crowbar/Appearances, Thunderball's Ball and Chain/Appearances, Excavator's Shovel/Appearances, Leapfrog (Earth-616)/Appearances, 4-D Time Portico/Appearances

Runaways Vol 2 1


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Quote1 His real name is Victor Mancha. He grew in Los Angeles...Don't trust him. He's not who he says he is...I knew only you guys would understand...His a villain from your time....the greatest the universe... Quote2
-- Heroine

Appearing in "True Believers, Chapter One"Edit

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Synopsis for "True Believers, Chapter One"Edit

Victor Mancha and his friend overhear a police dispatch, advising all units of a masked felony taking place downtown. The Wrecking Crew are robbing a bank, along with a new member, Piledriver’s son, Excavator. They are challenged by the female contingent of the Runaways, who inform them that, if they hand Excavator over, they’ll allow them to be on their way. The Wrecking Crew thinks they’re having a laugh, and a fight quickly breaks out. The Runaways make short work of the felons, but decide to leave Excavator for the cops after all. Gert thinks he’s a lost cause. Elsewhere, the inaugural meeting of Excelsior is taking place. It’s an outreach program that intends to assist teenage superheroes back into normal civilian life. The tutors are former New Warrior, Turbo, and Phil Urich, who briefly assumed the role of Green Goblin. The four assembled youths are Darkhawk, Julie Power, Ricochet and Chamber. As they introduce one another, Turbo takes a call from a mystery benefactor, who tells her that Excelsior will receive a million dollars if they bring in five runaways. Turbo asks them to keep talking. The Runaways return to their new home, under the La Brea Tar Pits Museum. There, the Yorkes’ old time machine begins to rumble, and a woman appears inside it. She claims to be Gertrude, only from the future. She warns of a villain called Victorious who has decimated their future, murdering all their heroes. She asks them to find him in this time, when still a boy called Victor Mancha and before his power becomes too much. She dies from her injuries in Chase’s arms, and Chase suggests they find Victor and rip his heart out.

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