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Running on Rooftops: The Comic Book Adaptation Podcast

Dec 26, 2017

Merry Christmas! In honor of the holiday where friends and family come together, Darryl reviews Marvel's Runaways, Hulu's new teen drama in which a group of teens finds out their parents are horrible supervillains. He covers his overall thoughts on the show, and the interesting adaptation choices Marvel chose to add. This show focuses on a group of former childhood friends that drifted apart after one of their group died, Alex, one of the teens, tries to get the group back together when their parents have an annual meeting for their Charity. The teens see their parents do something horrible and... Runaway from home, while developing special abilities and tools they didn't know they had. This definitely feels like a teen show. When Gert was talking about her club, I just realized how long it's been since I thought about homeroom.  I enjoy the characters so far and I'm excited to see where they end up. If teen shows are not your thing, it's fair if you do not want to try it, but I would give it a chance. I would compare it to a PG-13 rated Marvel Netflix show. Adaptation wise, Marvel is setting things up to make more narrative sense. The biggest changes so far seem to be with Chase, Karolina, and Molly. Chase was a lot more of a slacker, compared to the preppy lacrosse player he seems to be. Molly was originally the child of two mutants, but now she just seems to have powers.   What really happened to Molly's parents? I feel as if they have to show up sometime. Church of the Ghibborim seems like a fair change for the Dean family from their original roles as movie stars. It feels like They seem to be more integral to the plot when in comparison to their comic book counterparts, we will have to see. I hope you enjoy the episode and the holidays. I hope that there are no human sacrifices when your family gets together.

  • 00:00:00 Intro
  • 00:00:58 - Marvel's Runaways
  • 00:09:52 - Adaptation Talk
  • 00:18:07 - Farewell and Merry Christmas


Marvel's Runaways Season 1, Episode 1- Reunion

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