Although many think that the name Freeform was a bad change from the previous ABC family, the cable channel has proven itself by maintaining its image with quality programming.
One is to record a Marvel show in Cloak & Dagger, based on the popular comic book. It is only part of the top dramas that the network now has after the ABC family years.
Freeform was smart to dive into the waters of Marvel. Despite many Marvel shows that bite the dust on Netflix, it is possible that they will seriously start again with Disney +. Cloak & Dagger is quite different from any Marvel product, including an important cast.
How different is it from the comic strip? It is closer to MCU than to the comic world.
Freeform’s ‘Cloak & Dagger’ belongs to the Marvel Universe
One thing to keep in mind if you don’t know Cloak & Dagger yet is that the TV version is meant to connect to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which means that there is always the possibility of being on the big screen on the appear away.
Cloak is also known as Tyrone Johnson (played by Aubrey Joseph). Dagger is also known as Tandy Bowen (played by Olivia Holt). These names are preserved in the comic series, including Cloak as an African-American boy and Dagger as a white man.
The interracial aspect was already unique when they first appeared as guests in a 1982 Spider-Man comic series. The popularity of the characters led them to have a short comic series, but eventually as guests appear in many other Marvel comics .
Both characters share their power like in the comic book
To borrow the love side of this story, Cloak and Dagger share their super powers to fight villains and save the world. This was also one of the concepts from the original comic strip. Where things are different on TV, they primarily use their super powers to fight crime.
Cloak and Dagger had worked together in the striped position to combat the proliferation of drugs as vigilants. In that series they were both drugged by the crazy chemist Simon Marshall with a specialized dose of heroin, and they gave their secret powers.
As you might remember in the early 1980s, there was a renewed crusade in the war on drugs.
For the TV program it is more about Cloak and Dolk who share a tragedy from their youth. Freeform essentially opened the door to a more interesting chemistry, because couples (even superheroes) who link something personal emotionally is much more compelling.
The TV show looks at their interracial romance as a natural part of life
It is still amazing to think that an interracial romance was considered unusual in 1982 when it was released in comic form. Today, Cloak & Dagger looks surprisingly normal thanks to more interracial romances on various TV comedies and dramas.
The Freeform edition makes it a natural part of our culture without making it clear. Yet it is good to have it for teenagers on a cable network, so that the latter never forget which year we live in.
At a time when those who oppose such relationships are re-raising their ugly heads, the fact that it’s a logical part of an influential superhero series destroys every attempt to make it political. At the same time, it also examines white privilege to identify social differences.
Cloak and Dagger work alone without teaming up with other Marvel characters
Because they were teenagers at the time, it seemed that Cloak and Dolk with Spider-Man were seen in the comic book edition as a logical way to introduce them. Unfortunately, many of the following comic strips with Cloak & Dagger had them working as assistants alongside other superheroes from Marvel rather than stand-alone stars.
While some later comic book incarnations solve this problem, the TV show is all about them without the intervention of other Marvel characters. This does not mean that we may not see the two appear in other properties of Marvel one day.
We will have to wait and see if they will show the way or only become characters, just because of their young age.