The Super Hero Squad Show starts its new season on Cartoon Network on Saturday, October 23.
I haven’t paid much attention, because I was put off by the lack of female heroes. I know they want to promote their popular, best-known, often movie heroes — Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hulk, and Wolverine — but I expect more of team cartoons. Especially those promoted as being “family friendly” — there’s nothing friendly about an all-male gang. So I was excited to see a couple of women promoted as upcoming guest voices:
… the hottest superstar talent to voice the roles of the dynamic heroes and wicked villains in the second season of The Super Hero Squad Show. This list of who’s-who includes Emmy Award winner Jane Lynch (Glee) as Nebula; Emmy award winner Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) as Nightmare; Adam West (1960s TV series Batman) as Nighthawk; Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica) as She-Hulk; and Emmy award nominated Ty Burrell (Modern Family) as Captain Marvel.
Of course, now I have the problem of not knowing who Nebula or Nightmare ARE. That’s the thing about DC’s cartoons — I’m usually familiar with the second-stringers or supporting cast. Marvel’s? Not so much. (That’s the reason also I started visualizing Burrell in red with a lightning bolt.)
This second season is promoted as featuring Thanos attempting to collect the six Infinity Stones for his gauntlet to gain “absolute power over the universe”, unless the Squad stops him! I bet they do. Even though the promotional picture shows otherwise.