#SDCC: Marvel’s Super Hero Squad Show! Hero Up!
If you’re anything like me, your interest in the upcoming animated Marvel Super Hero Squad Show was pretty low, based as it is on a line of toys and comic strips meant for kids too young to know that proper superhero stories involve lots of rape and horrible gory messes. Which is to say, I thought it would be fine for its target demographic, but a little too lowbrow to have the same level of grown men in tights and Neil Patrick Harris musical numbers that the discerning adult requires.
But then there was the Q&A panel at San Diego Comic Con.
Now, what if I told you that Stan Lee was voicing the Mayor?
What if I told you Kevin Sorbo was voicing Ka-Zar?
WHAT IF I TOLD YOU GEORGE TAKEI WAS VOICING GALACTUS?!
Well, if the Marvel liveblog is to be believed, it’s all true. Some other highlights:
- Steve Blume, who voiced Wolverine in Wolverine and the X-Men and Wolverine vs. The Hulk will be reprising his role here.
- Tom Kenny, the voice of Spongebob Squarepants, will be playing the roles of Iron Man and MODOK. Other casting announcements here.
- “Over 40 years we have seen many interpretations,
and Marvel has a history of poking fun at themselves- this is a show I can watch, and want to watch with my 8-year-old. There is humor on an adult scale,” said Marvel E-I-C Joe Quesada, who’s also the show’s Executive Producer.
- The plot, according to producer Matt Wayne: “All the heroes are in Super Hero City, the
villains in Villainville, Dr. Doom wants all the pieces of the
shattered Infinity sword, Iron Man is trying to make sure that doesn’t
- The associated video game is out October 20th and will feature the main voices from the show.
- You’re going to see the Heroes for Hire, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, Paste Pot Pete, and Screaming Mimi in the first season.
- Premieres Sept. 19th on Cartoon Network.
Q&A action, reactions to the teaser they played, and some priceless Stan Lee quotes at the full liveblog.