Champions of diversity

(From far left) Ariela Barer, Lyrica Okano, Rhenzy Feliz, Gregg Sulkin, Virginia Gardner and Allegra Acosta star in Runaways.
(From far left) Ariela Barer, Lyrica Okano, Rhenzy Feliz, Gregg Sulkin, Virginia Gardner and Allegra Acosta star in Runaways.PHOTO: HOOQ

The real victors of Marvel's Runaways show are its ethnically diverse characters

Runaways - one of Marvel's new shows featuring teenagers - might also be one of its edgiest, with ethnically diverse characters from all walks of life and a mostly female superhero team.

Fans and critics seem to be embracing the series, which follows six teenagers as they unite against a common foe: their supervillain parents.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 10, 2018, with the headline 'Champions of diversity'. Print Edition | Subscribe