Wednesday, July 7, 2010

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Review: The Super Hero Squad Show is Coming to DVD

On July 13th, Cartoon Network's The Super Hero Squad Show is coming to DVD! This is wonderful news to me. The only time I can find this show airing is at 6:30am Saturday mornings. Nobody in my house is up that early when it's not a school day.

If you do not know who The Super Hero Squad is, they are a team of Marvel superheroes led by Captain America. The team includes Iron Man, Wolverine, Falcon, Thor, The Hulk, and Silver Surfer. To add to the fun, there are always guest appearances by other Marvel superheroes, such as Storm, Ms. Marvel, The Fantastic Four, Reptil, Hawkeye, and more. They all team up against the evil Dr. Doom and his many cohorts.

This DVD The Super Hero Squad Show: Quest for the Infinity Sword! is approximately two and a half hours long and contains the following episodes:
  • "And Lo . . . A Pilot Shall Come!"
  • "This Silver, This Surfer!"
  • "Hulk Talk Smack!"
  • "To Err Is Superhuman!"
  • "Enter: Dormammu!"
  • "A Brat Walks Among Us!"
  • "Oh Brother!"
There is also a bonus feature containing an interview with Stan Lee, co-creator of many Marvel favorites, such as Spiderman.

When the DVD first started, I immediately heard my 3-1/2 year old son yell, "IRON MAN!!!" Can you guess who his favorite character is? I thought his twin sister would choose one of the female superheroes as her favorite, but she is apparently a huge Iron Man fan as well. My 6-1/2 year old son, however, named Reptil as his favorite character. All 3 children enjoyed this DVD so much. There is a comedic element that just made them laugh out loud at least once or twice during each episode. That combined with the superhero action made this DVD a big hit in my house.

This DVD retails for $14.93 and can be pre-ordered until the street date July 13th, 2010. You can find it at the Shout Factory Store,, and other retailers of children's DVDs.

Thank you to Shout Factory for sending us a sample DVD free of charge to base this review upon.