CAST (VOICES) Charlie Adler (Wall-e) Alimi Ballard (Sabrina: TTW) Steven Blum (Wolverine and the X-Men) Dave Boat (Ultimate Spider-Man) Jim Cummings (Darkwing Duck) Grey De Lisle (The Fairly Oddparents) Mikey Kelley (Gravity Falls) Tom Kenny (The Batman) Stan Lee (Avengers Assemble) Tara Strong (Batman: The Killing Joke) Travis Willingham (Dragon Ball Z) RECURRING / NOTABLE GUEST CAST Shawn Ashmore (X-Men) Dee Bradley Baker (American Dad) John Barrowman (Arrow) A. Buckley (Disturbing Behavior) Ty Burrell (Muppets Most Wanted) Le Var Burton (Star Trek: TNG) Taye Diggs (Private Practice) Michael Dorn (Ted 2) Suisan Eisenberg (Justice League) Carl Lumbly (Alias) Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street) Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek: TNG) Greg Grunberg (Heroes) Nika Futterman (Futurama) Mark Hamill (Star Wars) Lena Headey (Game of Thrones) Tricia Helfer (Powers) Cheryl Hines (The Ugly Truth) Josh Keaton (Justice League: Gods and Monsters) Wayne Knight (3rd rock from The Sun) Maurice La Marche (Futurama) Phil La Mar (Free Enterprise) Jane Lynch (Glee) Jason Marsden (Full House) James Marsters (Smallville) Jennifer Morrison (Urban Legends 2) Scott Menville (Teen Titans) Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) Adrian Pasdar (Heroes) Kevin Michael Richardson (The Cleveland Show) Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica) Kevin Sorbo (Hercules: TLJ) Ray Stevenson (Divergent) Fred Stoller (Little Man) George Takei (Star Trek) Cree Summer (Batman Beyond) Michelle Trachtenberg (17 again) Hynden Walch (The Batman) Jim Ward (Danny Phantom) Adam West (Batman 60s) Nina Dobrev (The Vampire Diaries) When I saw a preview of The Super Hero Squad Show back in February of 2009, I thought it looked pretty interesting, but certainly aimed at the kiddies, and as it aired on Cartoon Network, I never saw an episode.
In fact, I forgot all about it, and when I got my hands on this disc, I thought it was an animated take on the old Fisher-Price Marvel kiddie figures. Well, my only expectation being that it would be bad.
The show also pulls characters from the depths of the Marvel roster, like Screaming Mimi and the Melter, and having silly cartoon fun with them. treatment of the characters, it’s well worth a look for comic-book fans out of grade school.
On a non-story note, the theme song, provided by Parry Gripp of Nerf Herder, is an energetic blast, while the voice cast for this series has to be one of the best for a non-prime time animated series, with tons of veterans of the cartoon industry, like Kenny, Tara Strong, Jess Harnell, Grey De Lisle, Cree Summer and Charlie Adler, along with plenty of genre stars, including Robert Englund, Tricia Helfer, Jennifer Morrison and Adrian Pasdar.
Maybe I don’t give kids a lot of credit, but I can see a large portion of these gags flying over their heads, which will make the show far more enjoyable for adults than one would have expected. The only thing about the show that doesn’t really work is Reptil, who feels like the Poochie of the show, coming off as a bone tossed to kids, with his dino-focused power, youthful role and extreme behavior.
There was more than one joke that got a genuine laugh out of me, though many of them rely on bodily functions or pratfalls for the punchline. This version of the Marvel Universe smartly keeps the same look for its characters, giving long-time Marvel fans an in for the series, but presents them in a super-deformed style (squat bodies, large heads and feet, four fingers) that’s kid-cartoon friendly and which easily separates it from any other version of the Universe you’ve ever seen.
It’s rare to see a show like this pull this kind of voice cast.
the overall plot of the cycle will feature the villain Thanos seeking the six stones of the Infinity Gauntlet, a powerful cosmic weapon.
The FBI supervisor, Elliott Gordon (Frankie Faison), gives the two agents a last chance to remain in the FBI by giving them the duty of protecting the mega-rich billionaire cruise line heiresses Brittany and Tiffany Wilson (Maitland Ward and Anne Dudek), who are arriving in town for a beauty competition, from a kidnapping plot (known as the socialite kidnappings).
When the Wilson sisters get minor facial cuts in a car accident, they refuse to leave the hotel.
When Kevin and Denise arrive at Latrell’s house, they are confronted by Latrell’s foreign housekeeper.
Because she does not speak English, Kevin pretends that he understands her and locks her out of the house claiming that she works too hard.
Eventually, Kevin gets mauled by Latrell’s giant dog, generally ruining his date.