Monday, July 21, 2008

First Look at Hulk: Gamma Corps and Super Hero Squad

I looked more into the Licensing 2008 Expo that took place in NYC last week and found this article on It shows some promo posters from a Marvel booth that includes images we've already seen of Wolverine and the X-Men and Iron Man: Armored Adventures, but it also shows images of some stuff we haven't seen!

Hulk: Gamma Corps is one of the five animated shows that Marvel will be launching in 2009. It will feature the Hulk teaming up with other Gamma powered heroes to save the planet.

This series will come as a result of the movie that seems to be doing well in the box office. The fact that Marvel is starting to advertise this show means that it is already doing better than the other Hulk cartoon that never saw the light of day due to a crappy movie in 2003 (Hulk and Son featured Bruce and his Gamma-irradiated son Bryce Banner. Good thing it was canceled)!

Super Hero Squad is another of the five animated shows that Marvel will be launching in 2009. This one is the next in a long line of shows based on toys. The Super Hero Squad toy line has been super popular so it makes sense, especially with Batman: The Brave and the Bold targeting a much younger audience, that Marvel would want to have a ten-and-under show of their own. And what better way than to capitalize on the popularity of the toy line!

However, I'm not quite sure how the show would be able to license all those characters, especially since half of them will currently have their own show on the air.

Some people saw this image and are wondering if it is a new Marvel Animated Feature. It's not. Marvel Extreme: Wolverine is simply a new line of licensed Wolverine product and has nothing to do with animation, Lionsgate, DVDs or apple pie.


Chip Chief said...

That Hulk and Son sounds horrible. Is that for real?

Kurtis said...

Unfortunately, yes. I'm glad it never made it off the ground.