->''Using less of your powers does not make you powerless.''
-->-- Tagline

'''''The Loners''''' was a six-issue Marvel Comics miniseries written by Creator/CBCebulski and drawn by Creator/KarlMoline. Spinning off from ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'', it tells the story of Excelsior, a support group for former teen superheroes, as they deal with a handful of supervillains and their own personal problems.

!!This series contains examples of:

* BleachedUnderpants: The mini-series glosses over the less kid-friendly aspects of Mattie's backstory, like the fact that the guy who harvested her was her ex-boyfriend.
* BloodKnight: Darkhawk is constantly itching for a fight.
* CallBack: The mini-series references Mattie's guest appearance in ''ComicBook/{{Alias}}'', the events of ''ComicBook/CivilWar'', and [[spoiler:the death of Hornet at the hands of a brainwashed Wolverine]].
* CListFodder: Played with. The entire team is made up of characters nobody else was using, and Darkhawk and Mattie nearly get killed by Nekra Sinclair, one of SpiderWoman's old enemies.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Mattie Franklin was horribly, horribly exploited by an ex-boyfriend who harvested her for MGH.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The series opens with Phil Urich pleading with Julie Power not to jump...
* DramaQueen: Julie Power does constant drama as a way of making people less curious about the things she'd rather not talk about.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Lightspeed has a crush on Turbo.
* FormerChildStar: The main characters are all former teen superheroes. Some of them miss it badly, particularly Lightspeed, who's never really known any other kind of life.
* GoodThingYouCanHeal: Julie gets brutally stabbed by Hollow and ends up in the hospital, which is not good for her because [[spoiler:she doesn't want her family to know what she's up to. Luckily, she manages to heal quickly enough to flee before her family is contacted]].
* JapanesePoliteness: After the team runs afoul of Fujikawa Industries (which has been harvesting Mutant Growth Hormone from former superheroes and supervillains), Mickey, who is of Japanese descent, uses Japanese Politeness with Fuyumi Fujikawa to prevent her team from getting their asses kicked by Fujikawa's mooks.
* TheMole: [[spoiler:Mattie Franklin was hired to spy on Ricochet and find out what he knows about [[ComicBook/{{Slingers}} Dusk's]] disappearance]].
* MyGreatestFailure: Ricochet is haunted by his decision not to back up his best buddy Hornet on what sounded like a wild goose chase... and ended up being [[spoiler:a fatal encounter with a mind-controlled ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}]].
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Julie's apparent ditziness is all an act.
* RobotGirl: Namie the Red Ronin.
* ShoutOut: All six of the covers are based on movie posters from the 80's:
** Issue 1 = ''Film/TheBreakfastClub''
** Issue 2 = ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff''
** Issue 3 = ''Film/WeirdScience''
** Issue 4 = ''Film/PrettyInPink''
** Issue 5 = ''Film/SomeKindOfWonderful''
** Issue 6 = ''Film/SixteenCandles''
* SpinOff: The miniseries is a spinoff of ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}''.
* StalkerWithACrush: Phil Urich, towards Mickey.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Julie is only seventeen.