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Marvel’s Runaways might get good once its heroes actually run away

Submitted by The Verge on January 11, 2018 - 4:28pm

Spoilers for Marvel’s Runaways follow.

Hulu’s 10-episode opening season of Runaways has been a bit of a drag. In the original Marvel Runaways comic, launched by writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Adrian Alphona in 2003, six kids learn that their parents are secretly supervillains who run Los Angeles through a powerful and malevolent organization called The Pride. The kids run away, learn that most of them have some form of superhuman ability, and wind up fighting their parents in the lead-up to an event that’s supposed to destroy the world.

The Hulu series, created by Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz, complicated this plot with a major narrative shift: instead of taking off when they learn the shocking truth about their families, the...

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