Sunday, October 02, 2011
31 Days of Halloween - Day 2 - Spooky Bonus
For those of you with little kids, tomorrow morning at 7:00 EST, Cartoon Network will begin running Super Hero Squad every morning through the rest of the year, beginning, at last, with the third episode I wrote for the series, "This Man-Thing, This Monster." The episode focuses on Iron Man who finds himself in a world that looks much like the Universal Studios European Village backlot set, and is inhabited by such monsters as living mummies, Dracula, Werewolf by Night, and Man-Thing (above) plus a few surprises including some giant Jack Kirby monsters. It also guests stars Nina Dobrev as Ellen Brant.
It was a lot of fun to write this episode. Most of the first comics I bought featured these characters, so it was nice to present them to kids of today. It was also really cool to find out that this episode was a favorite of Tom Kenny, the voice of Iron Man, captain America, and Spongebob Squarepants.
According to producer Cort Lane:
"Me and Tom Kenny [The voice of Iron Man, Captain America, MODOK and others] are big fans of the '70s monster titles and so we built a whole solo adventure for Iron Man that features Werewolf by Night and Dracula and Man-Thing and Ellen Brant, and when he saw that script he went crazy."