Outrun: the Guardians’ New Speedster

Image Comics has been running ads for Guardians of the Globe, a spinoff miniseries from Invincible, spoofing the style of Marvel’s “I am an Avenger” ads. They started last week with joke ads showing team members like Spawn, Harry Potter, and Barack Obama, and are revealing the real members of the team this week. Today’s addition: Outrun, a new speedster with a somewhat morbid tagline that has CBR wondering whether she’ll live through the miniseries.

My speed creeps into every aspect of my life. I only hope I can make a difference before I burn out. — Outrun

Actually, she sounds kind of like Barry Allen in the first issue of Flash: Rebirth: driven to do everything she can for fear that her time will run out soon. (What is it with speedsters and death? Is it the metaphor of burning the candle at both ends? Barry’s death in Crisis on Infinite Earths? “Live fast, die young?”)

The six-issue miniseries by Robert Kirkman, Benito Cereno and Ransom Getty starts in August.

(Thanks to Vinny Piccolo for the link.)

UPDATE (March 26): Now that the full roster has been revealed — including an Australian who uses exploding boomerangs as weapons (where have I seen that before?) — Newsarama has an interview with Kirkman about the project.


8 thoughts on “Outrun: the Guardians’ New Speedster

  1. Hyperion09

    Why, oh why does she look like a female Inertia?

    (I don’t read Image, so I know nothing about this particular universe)

    1. Kelson Post author


      Sorry, I don’t see it.

      Unless you mean the goggles, in which case she also looks like Impulse and half of Jesse Quick’s costumes.

      Other than that, though, I don’t see any resemblance to Inertia at all. If anything, I’d say her costume resembles a color-swapped Apollo from The Authority.

        1. Sarah

          I can see the Inertia resemblance. Like a tall Inertia with boobs. I think it’s mostly in the face and hair.

  2. Devin "The Flash" Johnson

    Agreed on the Apollo and scratching my head at the Inertia reference too. I can’t wait though. Only thing is most of the time speedsters rarely get any real spotlight because barely anyone knows how to write them.
    .-= Devin “The Flash” Johnson’s latest blog post: Third Post! =-.

    1. Kelson Post author

      I remember Marv Wolfman talking about how he wrote Wally West out of New Teen Titans because he could never figure out how to include a speedster on a team:

      You have all the Titans running… and Kid Flash arrives at the same time. He should have not only got there, beat the bad guy, had lunch, watched a movie, while the others are still trucking along.

      The sad thing is I spent something like 20 minutes looking for the quote before I thought to check on my own website and found it.


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