November has arrived and that means the October poll has come to a close, though you can always check out all our old polls. Last month we asked which part of the late 2000's animated universe was your favorite. The results were varied but one came out on top.
- The winner with 24.1% of the votes was The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes. The series lasted fifty-two episodes over two seasons. It utilized a great number of iconic comic storylines and guest stars, and is considered the last animated work from Marvel to feature serious storytelling. Fans were dismayed when it was cancelled and confused when it was replaced with Avengers Assemble since, unlike other cancelled series from the time, Marvel still owned all the rights for the show.
- Tied for second place with 20.7% were Wolverine and the X-Men and Hulk vs Wolverine. The series Wolverine was the first entry into the universe thus setting the standard. It lasted twenty-six episodes across just one season. It's cancellation was part of an ongoing feud between The Walt Disney Company and 20th Century Fox, who at the time held the film rights to the X-Men. The video Wolverine is often cited as the best direct-to-video feature from Marvel. Critics felt that had their features continued the quality that it set they could have competed with DC Comics, who has a much more significant share in this market.
- Coming in third with 17.3% were Hulk vs Thor and Thor: Tales of Asgard. Hulk vs Thor was seen as the lesser of the two Hulk Vs efforts but still good on its own. Like its companion Wolverine segment, it showcased an affinity for the mythology and lore of the comics not otherwise seen outside the comics. Tales of Asgard is usually seen as one of the lesser of the features from Marvel and Lions Gate Home Entertainment, though still appreciated on its own. It was the last released through the Marvel-Lions Gate deal and has been considered the last great direct-to-video Marvel animated feature.
Be sure to check out this month's poll. With the release of the Disney+ streaming service, what are you looking forward to most: revisiting old movies and series (like Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, X-Men), the exclusive content that is coming (The Mandarlorian, What If...?), or having everything from Disney (Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Entertainment, Lucasfilm, and National Geographic) in one place, or are you not even going to bother?