‘Runaways’ was one of the first comics series I followed as a young comic fan, so I was excited for the Hulu show and honestly? I understand why some fans were upset at the changes, but I think the show is ultimately a much better execution of the ‘teenagers find out their parents are evil’ concept than the comics. I dug out my old issues after watching Season 1- The pacing of the story is non-existent, the characterization inconsistent for the kids and flat for the parents, and most of the interactions with the rest of the Marvel characters/universe just highlight that the story would do much better without the creative team having to come up with ways to justify why these kids have to fight against their parents’ corruption despite the existence of SHIELD and the Avengers. Sure, I miss baby Molly and the unique limitations of the Staff of One and Chase being a genuine dumb-a$$, but I’m excited about what Season 2 has to offer, and think it’s great that show is appealing to a demographic that might not otherwise engage in the ‘superhero’ genre, which was always the intent for the ‘Runaways’ comic and the Tsunami imprint as a whole.
(Also, that intro is gorgeous! I love the references to the symbols and logos used in the show, and the healthy sprinkling of dinosaurs!)