OVERVIEW: The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes is an animated series that ran on Disney XD from September 2, 2010 to May 5, 2013. The show is based on the Marvel comic "The Avengers" and features many of the series' primary characters, including Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, the Hulk, Black Panther, Wasp, and Ant-Man. These heroes come together to face a threat too great for any one hero to overcome alone and form a team dedicated to avenging the wrongs caused by the forces of evil.
|"Yeah Wasp, I'm sure your ability to shrink and cause mildly irritating stings will be enough to take down the 50-foot tall energy monster."
|A thought supported by its replacement shortly after the release of The Avengers. The new series, Avengers Assemble, is more closely based on the movie universe.
|And of course, the Helicarrier goes down.
|"Look out! A wad of cookie dough has gained sentience!"
|"So the duck says, 'Put it on my bill!'" "HAHAHA! HULK LIKE STUPID DUCK!"
|I whip my Thor back and forth. I whip my Thor back and forth.
|One of the greatest threats in the Marvel Universe? Yeah, I think we can do him justice in the span of 22 minutes.
AGE RATING: There's really not anything in this series inappropriate for kids. Being based on a comic book property, there are of course going to be a lot of action scenes, but there's no blood, gore, or gratuitous violence involved. There are a few romantic sideplots, but sexual content is basically nonexistent. I'd say kids of any age could watch this, but children 5-14 would probably get the most entertainment out of it.
VERDICT: I'm kind of cheating again (like in my Avatar review) because this series does have something of a "sequel," that being the Avengers Assemble show I mentioned earlier. The new show isn't really based on EMH, however, and instead uses only characters from the movie universe (with the addition of Falcon) in the main lineup.
|"Whatever happened to Wasp?" "The studio realized she was interesting and relatable and decided that was too high a standard to maintain."
|Perhaps they could add the most powerful Marvel character to their roster: Squirrel Girl. That's not even a joke. Squirrel Girl took down Thanos, who's basically Galactus on steroids.