Re: Animated • Avengers “The Man Who Stole Tomorrow”

avengers17Obligatory Spoiler Warning: I will be discussing the events of the Avengers episode in the post. If, for some reason, you’re interested in the show and this blog and have not seen the show, go and do that first. The blog will make much more sense, and you won’t have your enjoyment of the show spoiled. You Have Been Warned.

“The Man Who Stole Tomorrow”

So, I’ve got to admit: I didn’t “get” Kang the Conqueror at one time. When I started reading comics (around 1979-1980) Kang just didn’t seem all that menacing. It wasn’t until Kurt Busiek’s treatments of him in Avengers and Avengers Forever that I really got the idea of Kang as a foe to be reckoned with and re-read some of his earlier stories and saw him as both noble warrior-general and arrogant conqueror rather than second-rate Doctor Doom. Fortunately, the trilogy of Avengers episodes starting here taps into the Kang I “got” as well as his original comic book appearances to make him a foe worthy of Earth’s Mightiest heroes. Continue reading

Re: Animated • Avengers “Widow’s Sting”

avengers16Obligatory Spoiler Warning: I will be discussing the events of the Avengers episode in the post. If, for some reason, you’re interested in the show and this blog and have not seen the show, go and do that first. The blog will make much more sense, and you won’t have your enjoyment of the show spoiled. You Have Been Warned.

“Widow’s Sting”

This episode is a good one for the “agent-level” Avengers who rely primarily on their skills and training (and gadgets) rather than on being giants, gamma-monsters, or gods. Continue reading

Re: Animated • Avengers “459”

avengers15Obligatory Spoiler Warning: I will be discussing the events of the Avengers episode in the post. If, for some reason, you’re interested in the show and this blog and have not seen the show, go and do that first. The blog will make much more sense, and you won’t have your enjoyment of the show spoiled. You Have Been Warned.

“459”

The aliens invade in the episode of Avengers that introduces us to the Kree and their ancient foes, the Skrulls, as well as Captain Marvel and a future member of the Avengers. It’s also a nice spotlight on Ant-Man, Wasp, and their budding relationship. Continue reading

Re: Animated • Avengers “Masters of Evil”

avengers14Obligatory Spoiler Warning: I will be discussing the events of the Avengers episode in the post. If, for some reason, you’re interested in the show and this blog and have not seen the show, go and do that first. The blog will make much more sense, and you won’t have your enjoyment of the show spoiled. You Have Been Warned.

“Masters of Evil”

So I’m going to stop mentioning “this was a good episode” because they’re all pretty good. This episode we get to see some real team vs. team action, however, even more so than in Gamma World (with the U-Foes and the Leader’s other gamma baddies). Continue reading

Re: Animated • Avengers “Gamma World” – Part 2

avengers13Obligatory Spoiler Warning: I will be discussing the events of the Avengers episode in the post. If, for some reason, you’re interested in the show and this blog and have not seen the show, go and do that first. The blog will make much more sense, and you won’t have your enjoyment of the show spoiled. You Have Been Warned.

“Gamma World” – Part 2

So after the lead-in from Part 1, “Gamma World, Part 2” delivers one of the best Avengers episodes of the first season, and we’ll look at some of the reasons why. Continue reading

Re: Animated • Avengers “Gamma World” – Part 1

avengers12Obligatory Spoiler Warning: I will be discussing the events of the Avengers episode in the post. If, for some reason, you’re interested in the show and this blog and have not seen the show, go and do that first. The blog will make much more sense, and you won’t have your enjoyment of the show spoiled. You Have Been Warned.

“Gamma World” – Part 1

Apart from being named for one of my favorite RPGs of all time, “Gamma World” is a fun episode that finally rounds out the Avengers’ roster with the return of the Hulk and the addition of Hawkeye to the team. Continue reading

Re: Animated • Avengers “Panther’s Quest”

avengers11Obligatory Spoiler Warning: I will be discussing the events of the Avengers episode in the post. If, for some reason, you’re interested in the show and this blog and have not seen the show, go and do that first. The blog will make much more sense, and you won’t have your enjoyment of the show spoiled. You Have Been Warned.

“Panther’s Quest”

Okay, I admit, I wasn’t a big Black Panther fan when I first started reading Avengers and Fantastic Four as a kid. Recent interpretations of the characters have done a lot to make him more interesting, and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes does a nice job of taking different elements of the Black Panther mythos and combining them for the series. Continue reading

Re: Animated • Avengers “Everything Is Wonderful”

avengers10“That… is a very big head…”

(Yeah, I probably should have put a pic of Wonder Man at the top of this entry, since the episode is basically about him, but I just love the Thor and Wasp vs. MODOC scene, and it’s my blog. So there.)

Obligatory Spoiler Warning: I will be discussing the events of the Avengers episode in the post. If, for some reason, you’re interested in the show and this blog and have not seen the show, go and do that first. The blog will make much more sense, and you won’t have your enjoyment of the show spoiled. You Have Been Warned.

“Everything Is Wonderful”

The animated Avengers are starting to gel as a team, pairing off in some interesting combinations to give us a look at their dynamics and revealing more about the characters. Continue reading

Re: Animated • Avengers “Living Legend”

avengers9Sorry this Avengers post is a bit late: June activities have been keeping me busy, then I decided to wait and post this one on my birthday. Just be glad I didn’t decide to wait until the release of Captain America: The First Avenger in theaters…

Obligatory Spoiler Warning: I will be discussing the events of the Avengers episode in the post. If, for some reason, you’re interested in the show and this blog and have not seen the show, go and do that first. The blog will make much more sense, and you won’t have your enjoyment of the show spoiled. You Have Been Warned.

“Living Legend”

Although he’s not technically a founding member of the team, I (like a lot of Avengers fans) think of Captain America as one of the “core” members, so this episode is kind of a big deal, and handled really well, in my humble opinion. Continue reading

Re: Animated • Avengers “Some Assembly Required”

avengers8Obligatory Spoiler Warning: I will be discussing the events of the Avengers episode in the post. If, for some reason, you’re interested in the show and this blog and have not seen the show, go and do that first. The blog will make much more sense, and you won’t have your enjoyment of the show spoiled. You Have Been Warned.

“Some Assembly Required”

Now we’re into the “regular” series episodes, although this one has a fair amount of setup, since it has to establish key elements like the Avengers’ new headquarters, vehicles, gadgets, etc. as well as the team dynamic.

Although the Hulk is more of a regular ongoing character in Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, this episode is also an homage to issue #2 of the Avengers comic where the Hulk, a member of the team for all of one issue, quits (and in that instance, never comes back). Continue reading