The Super Hero Squad Show, volume 1
I have to admit that The Super Hero Squad Show is a guilty pleasure. For the kids, it’s a combination of action and comedy. For us adults, however, it’s much better — especially if you grew up on Marvel comics like I did.
The basic story deals with a group of super heroes (Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk, the Falcon, Ms. Marvel, the Silver Surfer, the newly-created Reptil, and numerous guest stars) who are trying to stop the villainous Doctor Doom, aided by his henchmen (Modok, the Abomination, and numerous guest villains such as Magneto) from recovering the “fractals” left after Dr. Doom fractured the “Infinity Sword” in a battle with Iron Man. That sounds serious, doesn’t it?
Well, the heroes live in “Super Hero City”, whose mayor is … Stan Lee! Everything is played for comedy, even while framed in a serious story. I never thought the Abomination could be played for comedy, but I was very wrong — it’s a funny show, with a ton of in-jokes for people familiar with the Marvel universe.
The seven episodes on this DVD are:
- And Lo — A Pilot Shall Come!
- This Silver, This Surfer!
- Hulk Talk Smack!
- To Err is Superhuman!
- Enter: Dormammu!
- A Brat Walks Among Us!
- Oh Brother!
Editorial review of The Super Hero Squad Show, courtesy of Amazon.com
When the greatest heroes on the planet unite to face the wickedest villains in the world, you get the biggest, most family-friendly Super Hero alliance in TV history . . . the Super Hero Squad! It is no small job protecting Super Hero City from the wild, weird and even wacky villainy of the infamous baddies of VillainVille. . . but Iron Man, Wolverine, the Hulk, the Silver Surfer, Thor and the Falcon are always up for the job.
Together the Squad must keep the allies of Dr. Doom from gathering pieces of the Infinity Sword: otherwise Doom will use the Sword to rule the universe! Luckily, the City is filled with Marvel Super Hero guest-stars to help out in a pinch. These brave heroes totally deliver the action, but with plenty of humor on the side.
Featuring the guest voices of Adrian Pasdar (Heroes), Robert Englund (A Nightmare On Elm Street), Tricia Helfer ( Battlestar Galactica), Greg Grunberg (Heroes), James Marsters (Buffy The Vampire Slayer), Lena Headey (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) and Stan Lee!