Runaways – the very first MCU original series premiering on Hulu – is yet another original, stylistic addition to the ever-expanding Marvel Universe.
The overall tone of the series was still unknown – seeing how the gallant MCU films contrast the bleakness of the Netflix originals – until Marvel TV executive Jeph Loeb spoke out at Hulu’s Television Critics Association presentation, claiming that the Runaways will be “The O.C. of the Marvel universe.”
This claim doesn’t come all that surprising, seeing that The O.C. was created by Runaways co-showrunner Josh Schwartz. Looks like Marvel fans will have to succumb to a little more teen angst and drama than they’ve been recently used to. Schwartz supported his creative direction, noting, “We didn’t view it as a superhero show. We viewed it as a coming-of-age drama, family show inside Marvel.”
Runaways was a comic series created in 2003 for Marvel’s – now obsolete – Tsunami imprint. Initially intended to exist as a miniseries, the comic became popular enough for Marvel to promote it to one of its monthly recurring series. Writer Brian K. Vaughan recieved an Eisner Award for his work on the series and it was also listed on the 2006 American Library Association’s YALSA Top Ten Books for Young Adults list.
Now, debuting in September 2017, the comic will make its return alongside the Hulu series, and will be written by Eleanor & Park author Rainbow Rowell, with art by Kris Anka.
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