Director Heuck On AVENGERS Animated


Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes is ending its two-season run this Sunday on Disney XD with a series finale titled "Avengers Assemble!"

The series reached 52 full episodes, the same amount as fellow Marvel animated series X-Men: Evolution and The Super Hero Squad Show. In that span, the show presented its take on revered comic book stories like Secret Invasion, the Winter Soldier and the Korvac Saga.

Over at Marvel.com, Earth's Mightiest Heroes story editor (and Scarlet Spider and Avenging Spider-Man writer) Chris Yost looked back on the series, revealing some of his favorite moments and plans they didn't get to.


"I only thought I loved the Avengers before, now I know I do," Yost told Marvel.com. "This show is such a big part of me now, I can't express how much I've enjoyed and am honored to be able to work on it, but mostly to be able to help introduce the Avengers to a whole new generation."

In the Q&A, Yost said that he wished they could have told a version of Secret Wars, and that both Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, who didn't make it into the show, were discussed for possible appearances. The writer also picked "Ultron Unlimited," "The Fall of Asgard" and "Who Do You Trust?" as his top three favorite episodes.

Earth's Mightiest Heroes also inspired a tie-in comic book, which has been solicited through at least January 2013, the 10th issue of the series.


Other than being the title of Sunday's finale, Avengers Assemble is also the name of the follow-up series taking the place of Earth's Mightiest Heroes in the schedule, a move that upset some very vocal EMH fans when it was announced earlier this year. At Comic-Con International in San Diego this past July, Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb said that the new series does not in any way mean EMH "never happened," and that viewers should look at the switch as a "transition."

"It's a cast that has a lot of similarities to the cast in the movie," Loeb said of Avengers Assemble, which features the main six Avengers from this summer's film, along with the Falcon. "It will have that epic tone, it will have that humor, it will have those kinds of huge battles."

Marvel also produced a video retrospective on the series with many of those involved sharing their thoughts, which can be viewed below:

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