I grew up on comic books. I have a reading disability and growing up having my schools’ parent helpers having me read comic books. I could read anything I wanted and they would purchase them for me to promote reading. Though this didn’t solve anything; it did make me love to read comics.
As I grew older my friends and I use to read comics and I can remember as late a middle school role playing characters … granted I was the one girl out of the guys, but that made character selection easy for me. Now I’m the mom of two boys and when my oldest has a superhero question he automatically asked dad, to which the replay is, “Go ask your mom; she knows more about that stuff than I do.”
As an adult I love refreshing my memory with all the new superhero movies which have been surfacing and successfully screening. My husband and I don’t get to the theater as often any more, but lately we rented Iron Man 2 and I’m excited for the Thor and Captain America movies coming out this summer. I’m more excited for these movies because I know they’re the “back story” of the superheroes which will ultimately become one big movie of The Avengers.
I wish I could share these movies with my kids, but my children are too young and too immature of these movies. So I’m excited to tell you, that if your children love comic book characters and superheroes, then your wait is over as Walt Disney Studios has brought Marvel’s The Avengers to DVD in cartoon form for the whole family to enjoy!
There are current two volumes available. Each volume contains one disc. Volume 1: Heroes Assemble! has 7 episodes and Volume 2: Captain America Reborn! has 6 episodes; each episode is approximately 22 minutes long. The volumes are sold separately at the affordable price of $19.99 each (or on Amazon right now for $12.99 and eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping ). This is a great gift for your superhero loving child or for a birthday gift. I love when a friend and I can get together to make one ultimate gift, we could each buy a disc and if anyone else wanted in then we could add some action figures. Keep in mind these DVDs are rated TV-Y7.
The DL on the DVDs:
Volume 1 Episodes: (about 154 minutes long)
1. Iron Man Is Born!
2. Thor The Mighty
3. Hulk Versus The World
4. Meet Captain America
5. The Man in the Ant Hill
6. Breakout: Part 1
7. Breakout: Part 2