Review: The Avengers Earth’s Mightiest Heroes

Published on April 28th, 2011

I watch a lot of cartoons, a lot of cartoons. I’m supposed to be a grown woman, yet I can’t get enough of these animated shows that are supposed to be for kids. I will give anything a fair chance. One show that I did not need to take with the proverbial “grain of salt” has been The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. It might be on Disney XD and marketed towards kids and teens, but this show rocks!

On April 26th, the first two volumes of this stunning show were released on DVD. I have spent the past day or so going through these volumes, and I have to say they’re not bad. I really enjoy the interviews on the Special Feature section. I think that this show is lucky to have very excitable and charismatic producers and writers willing to talk on camera. Joshua Fine and Chris Yost really love what they do and it shows. They get all happy when talking about certain characters, like Mr. Fine and Ms. Marvel. His face just lit up that he got to talk about that. It’s refreshing to see producers actually loving the show they work on, because so often I watch these interviews and they look like they hate being there. It really makes the enjoyment I feel go away. The Avengers does not suffer from this handicap. These guys made me anticipate the next season and feel proud that I watch their show.


As for the content of the show itself, Avengers is full of action and personality. I really love the dynamic between the characters and how my feelings fluctuate. It really demonstrates how intricate the shows’ writing is. They accomplish something that no one else has in the history of Marvel – I feel for the Hulk. I really find him to be an interesting character and I never have before. It’s such a simple emotional tie in, too. That’s why I buy it. However, I have to say that the character that stole my heart is Thor. He feels so much for us mortals and it’s just adorable. He is a mighty protector and his practicality really adds to the team of crazy dreamers. The only character I was not overly thrilled with was Iron Man. I dislike the voice actor, who seems like he is trying to be Robert Downey Jr. I imagine it’s not entirely the guy’s fault, but I find it distracting and detrimental to the Tony Stark character. Don’t get me wrong. I love the Iron Man movies, but I wish that the cartoon went in a different direction, characterization wise, with Tony Stark/Iron Man.


I think that The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes maintains the integrity of the characters while adding their own fun twist to them. I don’t think I can get much better than the epic villainy, and the story lines they have chosen are perfection. A big thanks goes out to everyone who participated in our giveaway, and a special thank you to Click Communications for making it possible.

Congratulations to our winner, Quinn Lacey!