This series tells the stories of Marvel Comics greatest general membership superhero teams (as opposed to a family organization like the Fantastic Four or a minority group organization like the X-Men). Led by Hank Pym as Ant-Man and Janet van Dyne as the Wasp, they fight evil around the world and beyond against threats like Ultron. Written by
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This series, along with Spider-Man Unlimited (1999), was commissioned by Fox in the wake of the success of Batman Beyond (1999). In order to attempt to emulate "Batman Beyond", changes were made to the Avengers franchise as the series was set in the future. Ron Myrick explained that they were "setting the series about twenty-five years in the future" and that "New York City will be a mix of future and contemporary looks, sort of the way the city looked in the movie Blade Runner (1982) but not as dark". The Avengers were also featured wearing elaborate armor costumes when they went into battle. Myrick said "The armor will give them the capability to go into different environments like extreme heat or cold, or underwater, or outer space, and it'll enhance their abilities." The Avengers also featured an "A" on their costumes that was like a Star Trek com-link, where they could hit it and communicate with each other and the mansion's computer. See more »
In the series opening, Wonder Man's name is misspelled Wonderman. See more »
It doesn't bother me to break with tradition, if the replacement is as good or better. But this is clearly not the case. First, it looks like most of the time they will be fighting robots with lasers as opposed to people, a transparent effort to get a Y rating. Then there's the costumes. ugh. Ugly. Hawkeye's is worst of all. Only Wonderman, Vision, and Falcon's look any good at all. Next there's the characters. My main complaints on this front are pretty much just Hawkeye and Ultron. Hawkeye is this blown up tough guy, who I guess is supposed to be the Avengers' Wolverine but is really bad at it. Ultron is an insane robot who, in the series, is given a completely blown up body with lots of stupid looking external parts. His character doesn't seem to be very intelligent at all
The overall look isn't to impressive either. Like I said, it's setting in the future is an excuse to use lasers instead of guns and robots instead of people. Mark my words, you will not see anyone die (at least permanently) in it's whole run because of it's tameness.
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