I have been more than vocal over my displeasure the animated direction Marvel has taken recently. This was mainly due to the less than stellar first season of the Ultimate Spider-Man and the cancellation of two of the best animated series from Marvel in years. When we first spoke about the trailer for Avengers Assemble, I was left feeling unimpressed and a little bitter.
But I am a passionate fan of comics and cartoons, and especially cartoons about comics, so I tuned in to the hour long premiere of Avengers Assemble despite my misgivings. As the series starts the Avengers are disbanded, and the Red Skull and MODOK are up to no good. The team is forced to reform under the leadership of Iron Man after Captain America falls to the Skull, and we are introduced to the new team of heroes.
Continue reading Marvel’s ‘Avengers Assemble’ Actually Isn’t Terrible… But It’s Still Too Early To Call
There was definitely some vocal outcry after Marvel cancelled a couple of it’s best animated series to date in order to bring the series under the Disney banner. These cancelled series, The Spectacular Spider-Man and The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, each lasted two seasons before getting the axe, and their absence is still felt in the cartoon world. While DisneyXD wasted no time in releasing the Spidey replacement, Ultimate Spider-Man, it was lacking any real heart and was clearly aimed at a younger audience. It’s currently in its second season, with no real improvement.
Continue reading DisneyXD Drops Trailer For ‘Avengers Assemble’ and a Promo For ‘Hulk: Agents of SMASH’, Continues to Unimpress
Marvel has had a pretty big presence at CCI for the last few years, and this year was no different. While the Marvel Studios panel pretty much blew me away this year, that wasn’t the only crop of news the company delivered. We’ve got a few short films, and some new details on Marvel’s Animation slate.
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Welcome back to the Hero Express, your one-stop totally SPOILER filled shop through the top five stories in comic based Film & TV news!
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Welcome back to our look at Avengers Assemble: The Series. We have had some hilarious moments in our time together. Whether its laughing at an out of time Captain America who just can’t seem to shed the political correctness of a different time, or a Hawkeye that has dipped his quiver in the majority of the female team and possibly Wonder Man. Muh huh. Muh huh. Muh huh.
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