Marvel Universe – 4/22/12
April 26, 2012 Leave a comment
Welcome to this week’s installment of Marvel Universe. Sorry for the delay, but my normal watching schedule was thrown off a bit this past weekend. Today’s episode of Ultimate Spider-man is titled “Flight of the Iron Spider.” Spider-man meets Iron Man, and is given a gift. Today’s episode of The Avengers is titled “Welcome to the Kree Empire.” The Kree arrive at Earth with thoughts of taking over, giving Carol Danvers a chance to use the powers she’s received. The short segments include a martial arts demonstration, a profile of Iron Fist, and a repeat of Joe Quesada drawing Captain America. Oh, and those damn mash-up things, but I ignore them.
Ultimate Spider-man – Flight of the Iron Spider
Spider-man isn’t doing so well in a fight against the Living Laser, so the rest of the team comes to help. They don’t do well either, but then Iron Man shows up and defeats him. Spider-man is a bit awestruck by Iron Man. He joins in on a conversation Iron Man is having with Nick Fury. He suggests how to find Living Laser, and Iron Man tells him that he likes Spider-man. A couple days later, Tony Stark takes Spider-man on a tour of just lab. At the end of the tour, Stark shows him armor he created for him when he had an hour to kill. Back on the Helicarrier, the team starts their training without Spider-man. When they finished. Spider-man shows up wearing the armor Stark developed. Things don’t go very well when he first tries to use the armor, and he destroys the training room. Days later, Spider-man has grown a bit arrogant regarding his new armor, but is destroying everything around him. Living Laser shows back up, and Fury sends everyone but Spider-man. However, Spider-man shows up anyway. Power Man tells Spider-man that he should hang back until he learns how to use the suit. Spider-man doesn’t listen, but can’t control the suit. The team tells Spider-man that he’s pretty useless while he’s in Stark’s armor. Living Laser has infected Spider-man’s suit, and takes control of it. Laser uses the Iron Spider suit to attack Iron Man. Laser threatens Peter’s life unless Iron Man lowers his security. Iron Man does, so Laser jumps to Iron Man’s suit. Back at the Helicarrier, the team finds Spider-man working on the armor. Spider-man apologizes to the team. They all head to Stark Industries to rescue Iron Man. Spider-man uses his armor to find the security fail-safe in Iron Man’s armor. Spider-man sends a volt into Stark’s mind that wakes him up. Stark takes control of his armor, and expels the Laser. Iron Man leads Laser away, while Spider-man heads to a device that will send Laser to a different dimension. Spider-man is able to activate the device in time to send Laser in a different dimension. Laser ends up in the Super Hero Squad show. On the Helicarrier, Fury shows Spider-man that they’ve improved the suit, and made it so that it looks like a backpack when not in use.
The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes – “Welcome to the Kree Empire”
Carol Danvers is showing a government liason around SWORD. He asks her how many aliens they’ve captured since the station costs so much money. They run into Agent Brand, about to shoot a monitor because it wouldn’t respond. He questions why their spending money on this with no aliens, when an alien ship appears. Brand contacts the ship, and discovers that it is a Kree ship. The Kree tell them that they are in Kree space. The Kree ship fires on the SWORD ship, while a smaller Kree ship heads toward Earth. Brand sends Danvers after the ship. Hulk tells Captain America and Iron Man that SHIELD called and said that aliens were invading. The small Kree ship had landed, and taken out a group of SHIELD agents. Captain Mar-vell is arguing with one of his superiors when the Grand Accuser comes out to judge humanity. Ms. Marvel (Danvers) comes to meet them, and after the Kree won’t leave, she attacks them. The Grand Accuser takes her down. The Grand Accuser travels to New York City and tells the people of Earth to become part of the Kree empire, or die. Kree soldiers teleport onto the SWORD ship, and start attacking. The Grand Accuser is waiting for an answer when Iron Man, Hulk, and Captain America show up. Captain Marvel is asking Iron Man to just surrender so they can work something out, when Captain America (Skrull) attacks the Kree. Captain Marvel tells Ms. Marvel that she must get the Avengers to stop, because the Earth can’t withstand what is coming. The Kree gain control the SWORD ship, wanting to attack Earth with their own ship. Brand tells Ms. Marvel to find someone named Ronan, and stop him. Ronan is the Grand Accuser. He tells the Kree that he has made his judgement, and they are to eliminate all life on the planet. Brand fake surrenders, and is able to regain control of the bridge. She’s able to shut down communications between the Kree on the planet and in Space. The Avengers attack Ronan again. Brand teleports to the Kree ship and takes control of it. Captain Marvel gets in between Ronan and Ms. Marvel. He tells her that if Ronan wins, then there will still be hope for humanity. Ms. Marvel takes on Ronan again, and is able to overpower him this time. Iron Man asks Ms. Marvel to join the Avengers. She agrees. Captain Marvel tells them that the Kree will now view them as a threat, and will come in force. Captain America contacts the Skrulls, and tells them that need to move up their plans because the Kree are coming.
What Would It Take: Fighting like Iron Fist.
Fury Files featuring Iron Fist.
Marvel Master Class: Joe Quesada draws Captain America.
More Marvel Mash-ups.
I don’t like the Iron Spider armor. I didn’t like it during it’s brief time in the comics. I don’t like that it’s appearing in the Ultimate Spider-man cartoon. I hope we don’t see it often. Please don’t use the Iron Spider armor often. Well, ever. Please don’t use this armor ever again. Otherwise, I’m starting to get bored with this series. Sure, it’s still entertaining, but it doesn’t seem like it’s really going anywhere. The characters aren’t developing. The team will take step forwards, then they’ll take steps backward the next episode. If only they hadn’t skipped the entire timespan of Peter Parker learning how to use his powers, and become Spider-man. (Promise I’ll try not to bitch about this next week.)
I generally liked this episode. They did a nice explanation of why Carol Danvers is in the “new” costume and not the old one. It’s that she chose Captain Marvel’s symbol because she looked up to him from the time that they worked together. It’s simple, but effective. I felt that the introduction of Abagail Brand was a good one. They nicely captured her characterization. I still expect that the government liaison that was touring the SWORD ship to be a Skrull. It just seems like it would fit with how he was acting during this episode.
The only thing I have to say about the short segments is that they’ve already repeated a Master Class segment. No, it wasn’t a different drawing of Captain America, it was one that’s been shown before. Come on, it’s only been 4 weeks.
See you next week.