This week in the world of cartoons, Avengers Assemble begins its weekly run on DisneyXD, Deadpool makes an amazing cameo, and Bender tries to steal the powers of a guitar hero on Futurama.
TMNT is off, but returns July 20th. As always - minor spoilers ahead!
Ultimate Spider-Man – "Ultimate Deadpool"
Most days I feel like Deadpool is way overexposed. Most of those days are called Wednesdays, when I walk into my local comic shop and find at least two new titles with Deadpool on the cover. This week's episode of Ultimate Spider-Man features an appearance of Deadpool worthy of the mirth-filled Joe Kelley run in the late 1990s.
The Ultimate Spider-Man vibe fits Deadpool a lot better than it does Spidey. One of the best lines in recent cartoon memory is uttered by Deadpool in the clip above — "I was a normal baby for thirty seconds...then ninjas stole my momma. Nick Fury saw my awesome, took me in. He suckled me with the sweet milk of justice."
Avengers Assemble – "Ghost of a Chance"
Falcon takes the spotlight as Avengers Assemble goes weekly. Space Phantoms (a nod to Lee & Kirby's Avengers #1!) are invading Earth, with all of the Avengers, except for Falcon, compromised.
Adventure Time – "Wizards Only, Fools"
The Candy Kingdom's preeminent gravedigger, Starchy, has a cold and looks to Princess Bubblegum for a cure. The ever analytical Bubblegum refuses to resort to Starchy's preferred healing method - magic - to cure Starchy, sending Bubblegum, Abracadaniel, Finn, and Jake on an adventure to find the Grand Master Wizard.
Regular Show – "Country Club"
Mordecai and Rigby have lost their precious cart to a stuck-up country club, a country club that aims to turn the confiscated cart into a lavatory accoutrement.
Transformers Prime - "Minus One"
This season has been extremely Autobot-less (no that I mind that at all), as the Decepticons and the Predacon saga has been the core of season three. The Autobots return to center stage in this episode, as they come across top secret information regarding the Decepticon's Predacon program.
Futurama – "Forty Percent Leadbelly"
Bender, in hopes of mimicking his favorite musician, breaks into prison to steal the folksinger's guitar. I'm not trying this with a Paul McCartney bass. Just look the other way.
For a full look at this week's episode, check out Esther's weekly Futurama synopsis.