- Bonus Features
Disney XD continues to amaze with Marvel’s The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes!
Volumes 3 and 4 (Season 2 of the Disney XD animated series) is now available on DVD. I absolutely love this show! Volumes 1 and 2 (The first half of season 1) was released earlier this year and the current releases pick up right where the story left off. This is a continuing storyline, so trying to jump into it anywhere in the middle would be doing yourself a serious injustice!
There’s plenty of rich history (both characters and story) that’s been pulled from The Avengers adventures in the Marvel comic series and the show’s writers and creators really using some great stuff here.
The storyline for these DVDs brings back villains from the first half of the season such as Baron Zemo (and Hydra), Kang the Conquerer (who had a whole episode in the first season), M.O.D.O.C. (and A.I.M) and also introduces some new threats such as Ultron and the Skrulls. We also see the return of Loki, who was really only a threat to Thor and Asgard in the first half of the season but now has his sights set on controlling the nine realms which includes Midgard (Earth).
I really don’t want to give too much away here in the review, but the animation and story is top-notch. A word of warning, the “bonus feature” on each of the DVDs plays a “windowed” episode already on the DVD while giving you lots of background info on the show and it’s characters (mostly the history from the comics). So,
it’s kind of like you’re watching an episode you’ve already seen all over again.
Expand the section below (possible spoilers) for a full listing of each episodealong with a brief summary for each disc.