Gripping teen adventure

Runaways is a brilliantly inclusive superhero series which portrays teenage angst, confusion and helplessness

By Author  |  Published: 12th Jan 2019  7:02 pm
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A hard one to miss by a diehard fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel’s Runaways is a teenage superhero series at its best. The making of the show, however, gives off a very Disney series vibe, which becomes hard to shake off as you progress further.

Created by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, Runaways is based on a Marvel comic series of the same name which was created by Brian K Vaughan and Adrian Alphona in 2003.

While the comic book junkies would not be too oblivious about the series, the on-screen adaptation is yet to begin its third season.

The story runs around the lives of six teenagers who are interconnected due to a powerful organisation called The Pride, which is founded by their parents.

The group of 15-year-olds has Alex Wilder, a tech-smart nerd, Nico Minoru, an emotional Wiccan who can summon the Staff of One, Karolina Dean, a human-alien hybrid, Gert Yorkes, an activist who also happens to be a dinosaur whisperer, Chase Stein, an engineering prodigy, and Molly Hernandez, a tiny girl with superhuman strength.

The central characters all have super human abilities, and are intrigued by the operations of The Pride and seek to take down their evil parents.