Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Ep 1/2
Last night saw the premiere of the Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, after spending most of the summer being bombarded with micro episodes, it was time for the main event. The premiere was a two part episode titled The Breakout. How did the premiere fair? Let’s find out!
- The Avengers. There have been many attempts in the past to get an Avengers series off the ground including a 90s animated series and a live action version. What both versions lacked though was the true to form Avengers team. Here we get to see Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Wasp and Ant-Man, and I’m sure Captain America will be joining the crew sooner or later.
- The art style, with a few exceptions (which I’ll get to in a bit), the characters and the world look nice. They are nice, simple and clean style. It is colorful and bright and looks professional made (sadly can’t be said of all Marvel cartoons)
- The voices are serviceable, I don’t think any one voice really stood out as being exceptional to me, but for the most part solid all around.
- The break-out, it was nice they stayed true to the Avengers origins and setting up the series by having a massive break-out of the major villains. Let’s just say I’m glad it wasn’t aliens (as Justice League and the Ultimate Avengers movie both did)
What Didn’t Work:
- The look/voices of both Iron Man and Nick Fury, they were both off in appearance and tone to me. I’m not really sure why though.
- Iron Man inside the suit, I know want to remind people there is a man inside of the suit, but I hate how they would switch to his face during tough situations and there was like no emotion on his face, if you are going to go inside the armor show him freaking out or something.
- The second half was all battle. I love me a big battle, who doesn’t, but after the excellent first half, I expected a bit more than a 20 minute battle.
- The resilience on the viewer having seen the micro-episodes. The micro episodes were terrific and a great way to build hype for the series, but a lot of the first episode really depended on the viewer having seen them. Which won’t be the case for the majority of their initial fanbase, I assume.
Though there is about the same in the pros and cons camp, I would say that I really enjoyed the premiere. There are some things that won’t be a factor once the series gets rolling especially the last two points, and there is a lot of good that will continue to build so I recommend checking out this show highly.
P.S: You may note I didn’t comment on the theme song, I’m going to give it a few more episodes before I pass judgment.