ND Idiot Box Review: Avengers Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Ep.17-19


I was excited about this Avengers cartoon when I first saw a couple of the mini episodes last Fall. Its been one of the rare shows that I record and watch regularly. For the most part this program has done a great job of bringing the Avengers to the TV in an updated form while still bringing in a lot of cool stuff from the source material and staying true to the basic concepts. The latest 3 part story with Kang the Conqueror as the antagonist really stood out for me. Kang has come to our time in an effort to save his future, by first preventing Captain America from disrupting time and by taking over the planet so that Earth can defend itself against a Kree/Skrull war.

The line up for this storyline has the Avengers team full of my favorites: Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Wasp, Ant-Man, Black Panther, and Hawkeye. So right off the bat that makes this a fun collection of episodes. We also get a cameo appearance by Reed Richards. The Ultron robots play a big part in the last couple of episodes, which is eerie since any Avengers fan knows what becomes of the Ultron project.

The action is fun and fast, the portrayal of the characters is on target, and its a story that actually feels like it needed the three episodes to tell. I create my own Saturday morning cartoon line up with my DVR, and this show is becoming one of my favorites. Plus its become one of the few superhero shows that hooks in my 4 year old, who isn’t really a superhero fan. According to Wikipedia, there are 52 episodes planned for this toon, since we are only on 19 I can’t wait to see what else is in store.

Check it out on DisneyXD Sundays@10AM/9AM Central

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