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After discovering their parents are super-villains in disguise, a group of teenagers band together to run away from their homes in order to atone for their parents' actions and to discover the secrets of their origins.
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Follows a group of six teenagers in the Marvel universe - Nico Minoru, Karolina Dean, Molly Hernandez, Chase Stein, Alex Wilder, and Gertrude Yorkes - who discover that their parents are secretly members of a super-villain cabal called The Pride. After deciding they're no longer safe in their own homes, the kids go on the run. In the midst of hiding from their elders, the teens learn about themselves and become a family of their own.

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In the show, the Runaways are attending Atlas Academy. In the comics, however, it was never specified what school they were attending. See more »

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If you love the comics, this is a huge disappointment
21 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

The show is geared more towards fans of Gossip Girls than fans of the Runaways comic books. Unfortunately, I fall into the latter group, so three episodes in I am disappointed. I had such high expectations for a TV series based on one of Marvel's greatest comic-book series ever! But this series clearly wasn't made for the fans.

Okay, so basically in the comic-book series, a bunch of teens and one tween get together once a year while their parents have a get together. When the series starts, the main characters discover that some of them have superpowers and that all of their parents are super villains, which is why they run away, hence the title of the series. It's all about rebellion, finding yourself apart from your parents and society, and forming your own family of friends and your own identity.

That's in the comic book series. The TV series has a similar plot, but is very different in that all the characters are watered down. Actually, everything is watered down. There are things that I was looking forward to because of how amazing they are in the comics, and then when the show gets to them, they're clichéd, and seriously not amazing. All the things that make the Runaways series so great have been washed away to be replaced by shades of gray and Gossip-Girls- style drama.

The comics books had excitement, humor, fun, and really focused on the Runaways themselves. It's a shame that this series doesn't seem to understand or care about any of that. It's just using the Runaways name and character names to create a Gossip Girls with super powers.

I'm sure that the series is fun for those who like Gossip Girls, Riverdale, and shows like that. But if you're more into Marvel's Runaways, Generation X, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, or stories with a lot more humor, magic, strong characters and bite, this show is so not it.


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