MARVEL RUNAWAYS GOT TWIST AND AUDIENCE IS LOVING IT.Back in 2003, writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Adrian Alphona created the Marvels comic Runaways. The story was so simple and yet fascinating. A bunch of teenagers discovers that their parents are actually supervillain and this invites terror into their minds and hearts, which are later brushed off.
You see, Superhero comics love groups of angsty teenagers.
The story of the Marvels Runaways is set in the Los Angeles, which is somewhat far from the epicenter of all the Marvel’s chaos, The Manhattan. This ensured that Runaways had its place to grow in all enrichment and develop its new identity.
The backdrop L.A. setting also intended that the character could get distinctly polished than most of what was on the platforms at the time — strong anti-heroes given to brooding on rooftops. Vaughan and Alphona never forgot that the kids at the book’s core were, more than anything else, kids — they could grouse and fume, sure, but they could also goof around and crush on one another, often in the measure of a committee or two. In addition to that, these youngsters didn’t wear costumes, they didn’t come up with superhero codenames, or hidden identities, or a rallying howl. Runaways were too cool for that kind of stuff — even if it does star a figure who fancied a telepathic connection with a genetically engineered dinosaur.
Previously this year, when the initial casting photos from Hulu’s live-action Marvel Runaways adaptation were published, fans of the series responded with secured faith — they just seemed appropriate.
The series premières on Hulu on Tuesday, when the first three episodes of its 10-episode season will be released.
The modifications made to the comic while making it into an ongoing television show makes a lot of sense, from a storytelling viewpoint. Runaways the comic — especially in its initial story-arc — told a short, spring-loaded story: The kids find their parents doing some sort of evil — and deadly — custom, they seize some of their parent’s supervillain equipment, and they run away.
On the other hand, the Hulu series focuses on the stories of the supervillain parents. It’s commendable, though the profusion of subplots does tend to chew up the main plot — some watchers will reach the conclusion of the first episode only to realize they still don’t have a grasp on what this show is about.
Runaways, the comic and the television series, are both formed on the likewise, a reliable plot. Judging upon the potential glimpsed in this first few of episodes, that appears like a worthy venture.