Iron Man is one of the biggest stars of the comic book world right now thanks to his two most recent solo movies and the brand new Avengers ensemble movie from Marvel. He’s just as big on the small screen as he is on the small screen, too, thanks to Marvel’s “Iron Man: Armored Adventures.” This series, which currently airs on Nicktoons, is a big hit with teen audiences. That’s because the series focuses on a teen-aged Tony Stark. He and his fellow young co-stars have to face off against an equally aged Justin Hammer among so many other foes. Next week, audiences and fans of this CG-based series will be able to watch the second half of the show’s second season any time they want as “Iron Man: Armored Adventures Season Two Part Two” will be available in stores and online.
“Iron Man: Armored Adventures Season Two Part Two” finishes off the second season of this hit teen-centric super powered show. This time out, Tony meets what is almost his match in “Titanium vs. Iron.” Also, the young Tony meets fellow future Avengers Hawkeye and Black Widow in “The Hawk and The Spider.” And in one of the season’s most interesting episodes, Tony learns a valuable lesson about having to balance his responsibilities as Iron Man with those of Tony Stark, student, in “All The Best People Are Mad.” These are just half of the six new episodes included in the new single disc compilation that the show’s fans will enjoy.
Season Two Part Two opens with Tony Stark’s foe, Justin Hammer getting ready to reveal his new armor suit to the military thanks to designs that he stole from Tony. When Hammer opens the capsule that would have held the suit, he and the others are surprised to see nothing there, setting off Justin. It’s revealed that the suit has disappeared (along with many of the stolen designs) thanks to Tony. Just one problem, Tony is eventually discovered as he is trying to delete the design for Hammer’s Titanium Man suit. That suit comes in to play later when Tony has to face it, not knowing it’s really Hammer in the suit. Tony and War machine are nearly defeated by Titanium Man. But thanks to a little help from Pepper, another suit is sent, allowing Tony to defeat Titanium Man. What happens along the way in this episode is left for viewers to find out for themselves.
Hammer’s not the only problem that Tony has to face in the second half of Season Two. Tony meets two of his future fellow Avengers in “The Hawk and The Spider.” When Tony is trying to get his hands on a UI chip that Obadiah Stain has, it’s abruptly stolen from him by Hawkeye, with the help of Black Widow. Even after they get the chip from Tony, things don’t go too well for them, either. Hammer comes after them in his Titanium Man suit, and steals the chip from them, forcing Tony, Hawkeye, and Black Widow to team up in order to defeat Hammer. The end result leaves the door wide open for another encounter later on with both characters. But to find out what that result is, again, audiences will have to see for themselves.
Fans who have watched Iron Man: Armored Adventures know that as a teenager, Tony Stark has to face the trials and tribulations not only of facing evil villains, but also of high school. And in “All The Best People Are Mad”, Tony’s late nights catch up with him when an evil teenage genius (who just happens to be a former classmate of Tony) captures him and his friends in what can only be described as something of an homage to the Saw movie franchise. Tony is forced to answer a series of questions related to his classes in order to save his friends. On another angle, this is a good episode in that it also promotes the importance of education in a young person’s life. Sure it may not be a life or death situation. But education is still important in every person’s life. This is just a creative way to sort of illustrate that. All involved with this episode’s creation are to be commended for including that note without being preachy about it.
Tony faces a lot of challenges as Iron Man, as evidenced here. Of course, there are even more adventures for audiences to check out for themselves. This single disc collection of episodes will be available next Tuesday, September 25th.
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