Friday, October 22, 2010


So this here premiered a couple days ago and, given how not-so-great Marvel's attempts to bring their comics have been generally (Wolverine and the X-Men excluded) and how bad Avengers cartoons have been specifically (Avengers: United They Stand was . . .well, not a success, let's say.) there was a certain amount of trepidation.

Well, having now seen the first couple episodes, may I say . . .y'know, this ain't have bad. Sure the animation feels a little stiff and jagged and there's some elements I could do without (Oh look, Maria Hill's here to be boring and indistinct in another medium, now!) But on the whole . . .I really liked it.

People have compared it to Justice League Unlimited, and they have a point--like JLU, there's an effort to embrace as much of Marvel's history as they can fit into the show (witness the cast of supervillains chosen and the fact that the main bad guy in this 2-parter is friggin' Graviton, of all people) and nothing feels all that dumbed down or kiddified (especially considering that easily hundreds of thousands of people probably died in the fight between the Avengers and Graviton (seriously, there is no way there wasn't tons of off-screen carnage here) and I think that we've got something here that people would actually watch, and not just comics fans.

Looking forward to the rest of the season.

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