With the live-action Avengers movie breaking all kinds of records and already surpassing a billion dollars internationally, if you’re an Avengers fan, visiting the Disney XD animated series isn’t a bad idea. It’s not as if the nearly fifty-year-old collection of superheroes hasn’t been given enough media. From the original comic books, to countless books, TV shows, films, and video games of the combined or individual heroes on the team, The Avengers are a well-established franchise.
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Volume 3 & 4 covers the end of the first disjointed season of Disney XD’s animated series that started in early 2010. Like the original 1963 comics, The Avengers started with Iron Man, Ant-Man, Thor, The Hulk, and The Wasp to quickly be joined by Captain America, Black Panther, and Hawkeye. Although, how and when they all get together varies between the media. Besides maybe Joss Whedon’s feature film though, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes is the best iteration of the ensemble you’ll find.
Volume 3 of The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes is titled Iron Man Unleashed and contains six episodes where Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hulk, and the rest of the Avengers face Baron Zemo's Masters of Evil to defend earth from an alien invasion led by long-time Iron Man nemesis, Kang the Conqueror. Included is a bonus feature, "The Avengers Unmasked: Masters of Evil," an animated in-episode comic book loaded with Avengers villains facts.
The disc runs approximately 132 minutes and the clean transfer is presented in a 1.78:1 Widescreen ratio, enhanced for 16X9 televisions. The collection is rated TV-Y7-FV and offers English and Spanish audio in Dolby Digital 5.1. The voice cast is a veteran group and though some may now be used to live action counterparts, the animated voices shouldn’t turn anyone off.