Now that “The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes!” Vol. 3 and Vol. 4 have completed the first season of the series on DVD, the staff of Marvel Television looked back at the 13 episodes contained in those two volumes and picked their five favorite!
With so many great episodes to choose from, the competition became fierce, but five stellar episodes rose to the top. Get Vol. 3 and Vol. 4 on DVD now to watch these five episodes plus eight other animated gems, and pick your very own favorite!
|A defeated Thor in “The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes!”|
#5: Season 1, Episode 25 – “The Fall of Asgard”
Lost and separated, the Avengers struggle to survive in the nine realms of Asgard. But with Thor defeated and Iron Man’s armor not functioning, what chance do they have? As realm after realm falls, the Avengers join the resistance, heading for the final confrontation with Loki.
“This episode appealed to me because it’s a true testament as to how the Avengers can work together to defeat Loki after two of them have already fallen.” – Alexei Krassovsky, Department Coordinator of Digital Assets
|Ultron from “The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes!”|
#4: Season 1, Episode 22 – “Ultron-5”
Ant-Man has had enough of the violence and fighting and endless confrontations with super villains. He wants to find a better way to bring peace and order to the world…after all, that’s why he created Ultron. But something has gone terribly wrong. And now Ultron may well be the very last villain the Avengers face. Because even an Avenger can fall.
“Ultron is probably my single favorite Avengers villain of all time, and this episode did him proud. This episode is one of the tensest for me as the Avengers have to face off against a villain that one of their own created, and which could very well end them all.” – Marc Strom, Assistant Editor, Marvel.com
|The Masters of Evil in “The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes!”|
#3: Season 1, Episode 14 – “Masters of Evil”
Zemo! Enchantress! Executioner! Abomination! Wonder Man! Crimson Dynamo! Individually they are the most powerful super villains on the planet. Together, they are unstoppable. Avengers Mansion is laid siege and one by one, the Avengers fall. And with the most powerful of them defeated, what hope do Black Panther and Hawkeye have?
“I love this one because it is both thrilling and suspenseful, as you watch the Avengers being taken down one-by-one by this seriously powerful team of villains.” – Cort Lane, VP Animation Development & Production
|Hawkeye and the Black Widow in “The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes!”|
#2: Season 1, Epsidoe 19 – “Widow’s Sting”
Hawkeye’s still out to take down the Black Widow, and he’s going to shake down every HYDRA agent on the planet to do it. Which is starting to tick off Nick Fury. Both Iron Man and Fury order Hawkeye to back off, but hey…it’s Hawkeye. So with S.H.I.E.L.D. babysitter Mockingbird at his side, Hawkeye infiltrates HYDRA Island to take the fight right to the Black Widow. Will Hawkeye finally trust somebody enough to save his life?
“’Widow’s Sting’ contains some of the series’ best animation, really creative fight staging, great character-reveals…and it features Hawkeye. And c’mon, who doesn’t love Hawkeye? Especially when he disobeys direct orders and barges into HYDRA HQ like Rambo. He and Widow have a score to settle, and it sure is a fun thing to watch, because they’re both highly trained in martial arts and acrobatics.” – Kalia Cheng, Manager, Animation Development & Production
|“The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes!” in Asgard|
#1: Season 1, Episode 26 – “A Day Unlike Any Other”
Eight realms have fallen, and only Midgard remains. The Avengers are nothing against his power. Loki has won. Every moment has lead to this.
“This episode truly embodies the mission and idea of the Avengers–And there came a day, a day unlike any other, when Earth’s mightiest heroes were united against a common threat. Loki thinks he has them separated and defenseless, but they still find a way to unite, to defend not only one of their own, but the whole universe! Pretty awesome.” – Jen Chapman, Director of Marketing, Animation