Monday, September 27, 2010

Hydra Lives

Season: Micro-Season
Episode Number: 4
Season Episode Number: 4
Production Number: M04
Airdate: October 11, 2010

Writer: Brandon Auman
Director: Vinton Heuck

Voices: Eric Loomis (Iron Man), Phil LaMarr (JARVIS), Bumper Robinson (Jim "Rhodey" Rhodes), Dawn Olivieri (Pepper Potts), Alex Désert (Nick Fury), Kari Wührer (Maria Hill), Lance Henriksen (Rogue HYDRA Agent).

Plot: Iron Man continues his battle against HYDRA, but HYDRA has a new weapon - the Dreadnoughts!

Review (Warning! Spoilers!): Continuing from the first micro-episode, Iron Man is Born, Iron Man goes up against the Dreadnoughts, whom I didn't recognize until they mentioned the name. The Dreadnoughts have gone through many different looks over the years, so I'm not surprised that they have been given another new look for this series. These new designs make them look more like they belong to HYDRA.

Nick Fury makes his debut in this episodes, with Alex Désert reprising his Wolverine and the X-Men role. Although he doesn't do much in this episode so we will have to wait and see if this version of Nick Fury as badass as Samuel L. Jackson, or as grumpy as David Hasslehoff.

Relatively new to the Marvel Universe is Maria Hill, who also make her debut in this episode (animation debut, as well Thanks to those who let me know that Maria Hill's animation debut is Iron Man: Armored Adventures!).

This five and a half minute episode is all action. The animation is clean and fluid with well planned out shots and choreography, giving a real sense of the pain Iron Man feels through his armour. Christopher Yost has said that this show will be action packed, and from what little we've seen of the show so far, the actual series promises to be explosive!

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Anonymous said...

Actually, Maria Hill already appeared on Iron Man: Armored Adventures.

Anonymous said...

"Relatively new to the Marvel Universe is Maria Hill, who also make her debut in this episode (animation debut, as well)."

Wrong, man, Hill made her debut in Iron Man Armored Adventures.

Kurtis Findlay said...

Thanks for the correction!

Orphen said...

I enjoyed this one, I like how they are utilizing these micro episodes in different ways. This one connected to the first micro episode well to tell a short action packed story.