What a time to be alive.
This year alone we’ve seen comic book adaptation after adaptation and I guess it would hurt to have one more.
The Marvel Runaways comic storyline is a unique one within the Marvel Comic Universe. As much they relate with other comic characters from time to time particularly the Avengers and the Young Avengers, (especially since they are in the same age group) they exist mostly in their own world facing their own unique challenges.
The mutants are united by a common x-gene, The Avengers are united by heroism and The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. are essentially bonded together by duty. The Runaways, however, are really a bunch of mismatched kids with a variety of abilities whose only common ground is their family ties (which in some way is the strongest bond of all).
Marvels Runaways by Hulu is following the comics so far and I like the current progression of the show. Many times when it comes to comic adaptations, not everything that works in the source material can be used in the movie/TV shows and other times some things need to be tweaked to fit the screen.
It takes a good scriptwriter and director to know how to work these elements and so far, it seems like Marvel Runaways is on track.
My only challenge (if you can call it one) is that so far, in the show, there is no explanation for the supernatural occurrences yet somehow because it’s Marvel, your mind tends to accept it.
The show doesn’t seem to be connected to the MCU in any way (although we know they all exist in the same universe) so I expect at the very least we would get some background information about their world as time goes on.
It doesn’t take anything away from the show though. So far, it’s been engaging and exciting with enough teenage drama to make any fans of shows like The O.C, Gossip Girl or One Tree Hill feel a twinge of nostalgia.