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IGN - “For those looking for a new flavor of superhero show, Marvel’s ‘Runaways’ definitely delivers” 8/10

FORBES - “Fantastical is to be expected, but the weirdness of this show is next level for Marvel, and it’s fun”

NERDIST - “Runaways brings heart and great characters to the superhero genre. There’s something exhilarating about seeing these characters come to life, and the casting of the teen heroes is utterly fantastic” 5/5

THE MARY SUE - “Runaways impresses with its wonderful cocktail of earnestness, melodrama, and mystery. Can’t wait to see more”

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY - “There’s a deep vein of dark comedy here, a satire that deepens the more recognizable superpowered-teen melodramaB+

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER - “If everybody’s got to have a superhero show, then it looks like HULU has a good one”

DEN OF GEEK - “Marvel TV is due for a win. Is Marvel’s ‘Runaways’, Hulu’s first foray into Marvel adaptation, it? The short answer: yes” 4/5

TV LINE - The Breakfast Club meets X-Men with a splash of Stranger Things thrown in, Marvel’s ‘Runaways’ is the richest, best-realized hero drama of the new TV season” A-

WE GOT THIS COVERED - “When the show hits that sweet spot it’s an intriguing, weird, funny, and addictive addition to the Marvel world”  8/10

THE DAILY DOT - “Runaways arrives on the scene amid a crowded comic-book lineup across the TV realm, but it manages to shine as it juggles a superhero show and a teen drama worthy of its beloved source material”

SUPPORT MARVEL’S RUNAWAYS

Hello, yes, please watch and support Marvel’s Runaways when it premiers. With the recent white washing of most of the New Mutants cast, take a minute to consider Runaways the answer to the same cried for diversity we’ve been begging from Marvel.

It’s about a kick-ass group of teen superheroes that decide to runaway and rebel against their evil super villain parents, and includes incredibly diverse characters such as:

  • Alex Wilder, leader and founder of the runaways, the black, genius son of mafia bosses
  • Nico Minoru, the goth, Japanese co-leader of the group that is the magical wiccan daughter of some dark wizards
  • Karolina Dean, a solar powered alien lesbian that literally turns into a fucking rainbow
  • Chase Stein, the son of an abusive mad scientist, has some gauntlets that manipulate fire, he’s the lone white guy
  • Gertrude Yorkes, the daughter of time traveling criminals with a telepathic link TO A DINOSAUR, in the comics she’s a wonderful chubby girl, in the show she’s portrayed by a non white actress (but I can’t find the specifics to let me know if you do) and she’s a hella feminist.
  • Molly Hayes/Hernandez, the 14 year old daughter of mutants with super strength and lots of funny hats, in the show her last name is Hernandez and she’s portrayed by a latina actress

Now if the show succeeds and get’s a second season, there’s the possibility of including other important characters like:

  • Xavin, the shapeshifting child of Skrull warlords, who is gender fluid and switches between their male and female forms and is Karolina’s love interest, and, although alien technically, their ‘human’ forms are not white
  • Klara Prast, a Swiss immigrant that was previously the child bride of an abusive older man, and she can control fucking plants
  • Victor Mancha, the cyborg son of FUCKING ULTRON, while he’s a cyborg he’s covered in human tissue and flesh and in Latino

Besides all the amazingly important and wonderful representation it includes, the story is also so intense and full fleshed out and deals with finding your place and the fear of turning into your parents and how to be your own person. And it touches on identity and dealing with loss and it’s really just so good.

We’ve been complaining about and demanding better than Marvel’s white washed male dominated line ups for years and this is the show to counteract all that and PROVIDE THAT DIVERSITY AND PROVE IT’S A SELLING POINT FOR AUDIENCES.

WATCH THE TRAILER HERE AND SUPPORT RUNAWAYS WHEN IT AIRS ON HULU PLEASE AND THANK YOU!

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THE FIRST ‘RUNAWAYS’ TEASER TRAILER IS HERE!