The Avengers was really good--we've all said it a thousand times. Recent animated series Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes has also done a pretty solid job of not only being a good Avengers cartoon, but a good Marvel Universe cartoon as a whole.
That series appears to be coming to an end, though, as Marvel has announced a new animated take on the Avengers, this time based on the movie and its universe, titled Avengers Assemble.
Jeph Loeb (Batman: The Long Halloween) had some things to say about the new series:
"The Avengers movie has been the ambassador to the world for the Marvel Universe so we want a show that has the feel and the tone and the incredible adventures like that movie. So the next project that we're working on — and this is down in our lab, top secret, with the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents protecting us at all costs — is Avengers Assemble, which will be a brand new and really extraordinary looking animated series dealing with the Avengers in that same world... It's safe to say that we're looking at a show that more closely echoes the tone and the feel of the movie."
The new series will feature the movie's team of Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hawkeye, Black Widow, and Hulk, with Falcon filling in the "new guy" role.
I'm starting to notice a pattern here:
-2008's Wolverine and the X-Men, best animated adaptation of the X-Men yet. Runs for one season, gets cancelled.
-2008's Spectacular Spider-Man, best animated adaptation of Spidey yet. Runs for two seasons, gets cancelled.
-2010's Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, best animated adaptation of the Avengers yet. Currently in its second season, probably going to get cancelled.
What are your thoughts on a new Avengers series? Is it a good idea basing it on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or should the cartoons skew closer to the comics?