The Avengers Are No Longer the Earth's Mightiest Heroes

By Chris Cummins in Cartoons
Monday, November 12, 2012 at 1:10 pm
This one hurt.

As you may know, Disney XD's excellent The Avengers: Earth Mightiest Heroes aired its finale yesterday. Would it be too much hyperbole for me to call Story Editor Chris Yost an entertainment alchemist? The label is fitting since he managed to combine action, complex scripting and comedy that never felt forced together in order to give viewers what was arguably the greatest superhero cartoon ever. (An opinion I will hold until my dying day). There's a welcome retrospective about the series at Marvel.com that features reflections from Yost. Better still is the above eulogy that showcases the show's accomplishments through insights from its production staff and the talented voiceover actors who brought the characters to life in each episode. Its replacement series, Avengers Assemble, will debut on Disney XD next year. With any luck you'll be done mourning EMH by then. Though probably not. As far as I can tell, the only positive to come out of this whole debacle is that we will never have to suffer through the alt rock aural rape that is the "Fight As One" theme song again. Hey, that's something at least. (Via Newsarama)

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