It’s fair to say I’m somewhat excited about the live-action Avengers movie. Yet, I would throw it away in a heartbeat if I could procure six seasons and a movie for the Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes cartoon, assuming it kept the same quality as the first season. No kidding, it’s my favorite version of the Avengers as a group (and most of them individually, especially Wasp, Ant-Man and Hulk), so this new trailer for season has pushed me past erotic lust and now I want to marry this cartoon, provide for it, and remain faithful to it for the rest of our lives. For fuck’s sake, Ms. Marvel! Vision! A witch-like woman in scarlet who may or may not be the Scarlet Witch! The Fantastic Four! Doctor Doom! Kree! Skrulls! More Kang! Surtur! Why, the whole things so incredibly awesome than I’m not even vomiting in horror and disgust that the fucking Red Hulk appears to make an appearance; and if that doesn’t indicate how awesome I think Avengers: EMH is, nothing does.
You know, if I go to heaven — which is unlikely on about 100 different levels — there’s going to be a Saturday morning cartoon block of Avengers: EMH, a full Super Best Friends Forever show, a Transformers Kre-O stop-motion animated series, and an animated version of the Masters of the Universe that exists purely in my head. I —
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.