For those new to the Avengers, here's the deal: back in the early 1960s, Marvel decided to team up some of their heroes to combat evil that would be too big for just one person to handle. The original roster included Iron Man, Thor, Hulk (no, really), Ant-Man and Wasp. In the fourth issue, Captain America was freed from an icy tomb to eventually become their greatest leader. Many incarnations later (including the Ultimates, which doesn't seem to play into the cartoon much), the Avengers have managed to remain relevant in comics.
As for the series? Happily, it doesn't resemble the crap cartoon of the 1990s, since the heaviest hitters are involved. The original roster seems to be intact, with Cap and stalwarts Hawkeye and Black Panther eventually joining the team. This trailer shows dozens of recognizable baddies, so geeks should feel right at home. And there appears to be a theme song . . . though in their defense, the song from Iron Man: Armored Adventures grew on fans. One good thing: unlike Cartoon Network, XD doesn't believe in killing one show to make room for another, since IM:AA will be out with another season in 2011.
Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes is set to air in the fall. What do you guys think?
ETA: Duh. IM:AA is on Nicktoons. Totally screwed up on that. Sorry.
Edited by Lantern7, Jul 28, 2010 @ 1:26 PM.