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Watch: Maestro in Agents Of SMASH Preview

Check out a preview above for the next episode of Hulk and the Agents Of S.M.A.S.H. featuring the Maestro, who also happens to be returning to the Marvel Comics.

The Hulks meet the mysterious Maestro in a clip from this week’s “Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.,” airing Sunday at 8:00 a.m. ET on Disney XD!

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Watch: Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Season 2, Ep. 12 – Clip 1

Watch a clip for the next episode of Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.

Hulk unleashes his anger caused by Abomination framing the Hulks in a clip from this week’s “Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.,” airing Sunday at 8:00 a.m. ET on Disney XD!

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Watch: Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Season 1, Ep. 21 – Clip 1

Disney and Marvel have released a clip for the next episode of Hulk and the Agents Of S.M.A.S.H. with “Hulks Celebrate.” The Hulks avoid being collected in a clip from this Holiday episode of ‘Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.’ airing Wednesday at 9:00 p.m. ET on Disney XD!

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Watch: Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Season 2, Ep. 3 – Clip 1

Marvel released a clip from the next episode of Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., which features the Silver Surfer.

A-Bomb gets some help from Silver Surfer and the rest of the Hulks when confronting his biggest fear in a clip from this week’s all-new “Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.” airing Sunday at 8:00 a.m. ET on Disney XD!

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Watch: Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Halloween Special – Clip 1

Check out a preview for the Halloween Special episode of Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents Of S.M.A.S.H. Dormammu is back and he’s trying to turn the Hulks into monsters in this clip from the “Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.” Halloween Special airing this Sunday at 8:30 p.m. ET on Disney XD!

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TV Review: Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. — “Monsters No More”

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Just as the Hulks become heroes in the eyes of the world, the Leader pulls his last card out of his deck and a long-planned plot goes into play.

A number of their foes go up against the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. and the Hulks nearly destroy “their” town, Vista Verde, in its defense. The rub: No one can see the enemy, under command of the Leader, and the town thinks the Hulks have gone berserk.

U.S. military forces come in and the Hulks must go on the lamb to protect the village that has always loved them, as well as the populace. But back at S.M.A.S.H. HQ, the Leader is using their gamma energy source to blow the state to smithereens.

The Leader escapes through a gamma wormhole and the Hulks toss in the gamma machine in after him. Unfortunately, their momentum carries all the Hulks into the aperture as well.

They awake on the other-dimensional planet of Sakaar, home of … Skaar, son of Hulk and one of the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Continued, natch!

This one began slow but became really interesting once we (the viewers) learn the Leader’s minions are invisible and begin seeing things from the public’s POV. Awesome toon, and next week: Planet Hulk?

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TV Review: Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. — “Inhuman Nature”

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In the long history of Marvel’s animated superheroes, you can always bet that at least one episode will revolve around the hero/team discovering the hidden home of the Inhumans.

That brings us to Sunday’s episode of Hulk and the Agents of Smash on Disney XD, as Rick Jones happens upon a very enthusiastic and flirty Crystal and the two seem to quickly form a bond.

A cloaked Triton spoils the fun for the young folks and Rick is accidentally transported via Lockjaw back to the hidden land of Attilan (in this case , the realm is in the Himalayas).

The Hulks track Rick to Attilan and chaos ensues as Maximus preaches about the prejudice of humans while Medusa mouths endless homilies about how Inhumans are “nothing like mankind.” The irony here is that it is the Inhumans who continually treat the Hulks like yesterday’s garbage while the Green Team stays their power to “not be seen as jerks.”

Crystal and Rick, meanwhile, discover Maximus’ secret stash of weapons and the Royal Family of the Inhumans and the Hulks team up to stop the traitor.

It is a most enjoyable episode and one that speaks to the dangers of isolationism. The scene wherein Skaar is scratching an ear of his new “puppy” friend, Lockjaw, while the big dog’srear leg goes up and down is priceless. Skaar’s leg is going up and down too!

Imagination, creativity and some great humor are found in this episode, one of the most enjoyable Inhuman Marvel toons of all time.

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TV Review: Hulk and the Agents of SMASH, “Stranger in a Strange Land”

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:14670:]]Another hilarious and rollicking episode of Hulk and the Agents of SMASH as Rick Jones aka the Great Abombo learns magic — real magic — from Earth’s
Sorcerer Supreme, Dr. Strange (apparently in need of a haircut).
 
It starts off with Rick assuming Wong’s duties at Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum and ends up a bit like Mickey Mouse in the “Sorcerer’s Apprentice” segment of Fantasia. Everything goes awry and Strange must rescue his overzealous acolyte.
 
But then, in seeking to take another in a never-ending series of short cuts, Rick interrupts the doctor as he is battling Dormammu who is trying to come into our dimension. Dormammu reaches through a giant hand, grabs the doc and vanishes.
 
Attempting to reverse the spell to open the mystic doorway, Rick and the Hulk enter the Dark Dimension, battle with the Mindless Ones and actually do rescue Dr. Strange.
 
But Dormammu follows them through the open doorway and it is up to Rick to remember the small things he learned from the doctor, the household cleaning spells and such, that eventually vanquish Dormammu, sweeping him away from our dimension.
 
Abomb is actually the hero!
 
This episode is rife with in-jokes, the usual magic hilarity and so many things from Doc Strange’s world tucked in that it is a joy to watch a second time.
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TV Review: Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. — “For Asgard!”

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No matter what the era of Marvel madness, there is nothing quite like a Hulk/Thor classic clash. That, albeit all too brief, was in the offing Sunday morning on Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. on Disney XD.

The script, where Skaar is chosen an elite guard of Asgard, is a clever one, and seems to fit the misfit S.M.A.S.H. member of the Hulk’s clan. But when Skaar unleashes the Odinsword and Dark Energies, it is in the clink … all courtesy of its only prisoner, Loki.

Skaar’s sentence of 10,000 years for unsheathing the Odinsword sets Avenger against Avenger, but in no time it is the ever-present Malekith (is there any Marvel media he is NOT in?) that unites the Agents and the Asgardians as the Warriors Three and the Hulks battle the Dark Elves.

Ironically, it is Skaar – with the Odinsword, sheathed – that saves the day as he clears the deck like a Mjolnir-created vortex (oh yeah, that is here too).

The script is as usual a clever one, complete with a Hulk apology to Thor and the Thunder God saying he LIKES Hulk when he is angry (a clever reshaping of David Banner’s statement at the beginning of CBS’s Incredible Hulk series of the 1970s).

This one has it all, and is one of the more entertaining in this series of Merry Marvel toons. Good fun.

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TV Review: Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. — “Abomination”

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Some might regard today’s offering on Disney XD as just another S.M.A.S.H. toon, but this in my mind is one of the best Marvel animated stories made. Ever!
 
First, it delves into Red Hulk’s past as General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross, long-time historic foe of the Incredible Hulk. Secondly, it has the best climax of any superhero cartoon I’ve ever seen … well, at least within the last several years.
 
The story of the titular Abomination becomes the legendary story of General Ross vs. Hulk, and what has happened since in this Marvel Toon Universe and how they came together as S.M.A.S.H. It also shows that there are feelings on both sides, Ross and Hulk, that needed to be forgiven.
 
if you were reading comics when Ross was still at his height of power, chasing the green goliath across the deserts of the American west, then this will really strike at your heart as a Marvel True Believer. As it did me
 
Very well done, very nostalgic, and a true trip down Memory Lane for long-time Incredible Hulk fans.
 
Thanks, Hulk and Agents of S.M.A.S.H. team!
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TV Review: Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. — “Abomination”

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Some might regard today’s offering on Disney XD as just another S.M.A.S.H. toon, but this in my mind is one of the best Marvel animated stories made. Ever!
 
First, it delves into Red Hulk’s past as General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross, long-time historic foe of the Incredible Hulk. Secondly, it has the best climax of any superhero cartoon I’ve ever seen … well, at least within the last several years.
 
The story of the titular Abomination becomes the legendary story of General Ross vs. Hulk, and what has happened since in this Marvel Toon Universe and how they came together as S.M.A.S.H. It also shows that there are feelings on both sides, Ross and Hulk, that needed to be forgiven.
 
if you were reading comics when Ross was still at his height of power, chasing the green goliath across the deserts of the American west, then this will really strike at your heart as a Marvel True Believer. As it did me
 
Very well done, very nostalgic, and a true trip down Memory Lane for long-time Incredible Hulk fans.
 
Thanks, Hulk and Agents of S.M.A.S.H. team!
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TV Review: Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. — “A Thing About Machines”

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The notorious big-headed Leader leads (of course) the S.M.A.S.H. team on a wild adventure when their Jump Jet becomes mad at them for making fun of the many times it is been demolished.
 
It’s a delightful romp through man versus machine with a Twilight Zone plot and some great in-humor for those who have followed the careers of Hulk and Leader over the years.
 
Of course the filming/Rick Jones TV host presentation is one of my favorite things in toons today. It offers Rick chances to do some stuff that the old Rick Jones did during the comics, but also comments on the things that are going on as the toon progresses.
 
We even get to that once-secret, now very popular place called the Blue Area of the Moon, created by the Kree and the home of the Watcher. The Watcher, of course, cannot interfere in anything that the S.M.A.S.H. team does, and that gets Big Red riled up.
 
My least favorite moment is when Red decks the Watcher with one below. Come on! He’s the Watcher!!
 
A great tune, a great pace, very well written. This S.M.A.S.H. team could be a wonderful comic book itself.
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TV Review: Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. — “Galactus Goes Green”

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So Terrax is out, Jen is in during the latest Disney XD showing of Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.!

This week’s episode finds the green team in Vegas hosting the opening of a new casino. There are in-jokes aplenty, but the crux of the situation comes when the place explodes at the ax of Terrax, current (in this piece) Herald of … Galactus!

It is amazing how true to the character of Terrax this toon stays throughout, very enjoyable characterization. Rick Jones and the documentary presentation are always great fun, but Hulk in a “monkey suit”? And standing up as long to Big G himself as Hulk did? Nyah!

We do get a good exploration of this incarnation of Jen Walker, AKA She-Hulk. Apparently our attorney-in-residence is feeling a bit put upon by Red Hulk and so she attacks Big G more out of frustration than anything, and before you can say “Norrin Radd,” Shulkie is the new Herald of Galactus.

The artists of this toon do a wonderful job of portraying Jen both in and out of the influence of Big G and transformed by the Power Cosmic. It is an outward struggle and inward: worth to Big G’s hunger vs. worth to herself and to her team/family.

Believe it or not, it all comes down to a Terrax/Shulkie Marvel Team-Up. Yep.

This was not a great use of the mighty Galactus, but I am a bit of a cosmic snob myself where such characters are concerned. It was an enjoyable half-hour and a good look into the soul of this Jen Walker. And again, excellent on Terrax.

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TV Review: Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. — “The Venom Inside”

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The Hulks are interrupted during a charity event (smashing a building down to build a Children’s Hospital) by the Ultimate Spider-Man. What follows is a lot of Spidey comedy and chasing.
 
Seems Doc Ock has invented a new Venom, this time one that absorbs gamma radiation from the Hulks. After electricity fails to bring the big bug down, Rick Jones thinks of what they do in the movies: they freeze the sucker!
 
Freezing brings the Venom to a halt, but then it suddenly comes to life again, still having the gamma radiation strength of a whole set of Hulks it has absorbed and released. Chaos ensues.
 
While Spidey lures the Venom to the Lincoln Tunnel, the Hulk secures a large bell and then starts smashing on it. The sound waves free the captive Hulks and together, smashing/ringing the bell, they destroy the Venom on the subatomic level.
 
The shame is Doc Ock misses that because this also destroys a tentacled camera that has been following them around.
 
Doc Ock is captured, everything’s put away clean, with the usual Rick Jones joke at the end.
 
This was a very entertaining episode of Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Good animation, good in-jokes, a lot of action. Just what you expect from this toon.
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TV Review: Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. — “Red Rover”

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There is some great humor and fantastic animation in the latest episode of Disney XD’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., but little else.

You would think that with a heavyweight villain such as Doctor Doom on board, there would be some seriousness to the script. But really the stars of this episode are Red Hulk, Devil Dinosaur and the unique love/hate relationship between the two. (Think the Thing and the Torch from the FF.)

Red Hulk is tired of the dino burying him like a bone every morning, which Rick Jones claims is the reptile’s unique way of expressing his love for the crimson brute. Red Hulk decides to rid Vista Verde of the beast and several comic attempts to give Devil Dinosaur away ensue. Especially funny is the museum segment.

Eventually, like a distraught dog owner, Red Hulk releases Devil in a place of rolling grasses and large landscapes, leaving him abandoned. Unfortunately, that place later turns out to be … Latveria!

The battle between Red Hulk and Doom take the pair (and Devil) all the way from the Balkans to Vista Verde, where Red is joined by the rest of the Hulks. In the middle of the battle, a captive Leader tries to win his freedom with a Super-Villain Team-Up (remember that title? Doom and Namor?). Unfortunately, Doom neither knows who the Leader is nor cares.

Ending: Doom escapes, Devil is back at Vista Verde and Red Hulk is buried by the Dino – again! lol

I appreciate the character charm the toon makers try here, but a bit of seriousness would be appreciated, even in a Sunday morning toon. It’s just OK.

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