Marvel Comics Runaways on Hulu

Every teenager thinks their parents are evil. These teenagers find out it is true! Runaways is a superhero comic book series created by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona and published by Marvel Comics. It is about a group of diverse teenagers who discover that their parents are part of an evil crime organization known as “The Pride”. They can barely stand each other, but unite against their parents.

Hulu ordered a season of Runaways with the premiere set for November 21, 2017. The main cast is:

Rhenzy Feliz as Alex Wilder
Lyrica Okano as Nico Minoru
Virginia Gardner as Karolina Dean
Ariela Barer as Gert Yorkes
Gregg Sulkin as Chase Stein
Allegra Acosta as Molly Hernandez
Angel Parker as Catherine Wilder
Ryan Sands as Geoffrey Wilder
Annie Wersching as Leslie Dean
Kip Pardue as Frank Dean
Ever Carradine as Janet Stein
James Marsters as Victor Stein
Brigid Brannagh as Stacey Yorkes
Kevin Weisman as Dale Yorkes
Brittany Ishibashi as Tina Minoru
James Yaegashi as Robert Minoru
Julian McMahon as Jonah

Originally, the comic book series featured a group of six kids whose parents met every year for a charity event. One year, the kids spy on their parents and witness them sacrifice a girl in an occult ceremony. They learn their parents are “the Pride”, a criminal group of mob bosses, time-travelers, dark wizards, mad scientists, alien invaders, and telepathic mutants.

The kids learn they have inherited their parents powers. They steal weapons and resources from their parents including futuristic gauntlets, a dinosaur (not a typo, they steal a dinosaur), and a mystical staff. They join forces and use these resources to defeat their parents.

They decide to atone for their parents wrongdoings by fighting the new threats that emerge trying to fill in the Pride’s void. The team is made up of Alex Wilder – a prodigy, Nico Minoru – a powerful witch, Karolina Dean – is an alien, Gertrude Yorkes – has a telepathic link to a dinosaur, Chase Stein – uses his father’s futuristic gloves, Molly Hayes – is a mutant with incredible strength. Later they are joined by cyborg Victor Mancha, shape-shifting Skrull Xavin, and plant-manipulator Klara Prast.

The early reviews from the Runaways on Hulu is overwhelmingly positive. It is currently sitting at over 80% for both critics and audience on Rotten Tomatoes. If the Hulu series is as good as the comic book, then the rating is well deserved.

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