The audience at San Diego Comic-Con roared with cheers and laughter at "The Super Hero Squad Show's" panel and signing on July 25th. Marvel icon Stan Lee, Co-Executive Producer and the voice of Super Hero City's Mayor, was in attendance along with another Co-Executive Producer, Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada.
The panel audience thrilled to see their fave characters from throughout the Marvel Universe brought together in one action-packed show. The superstar cast list was also a hit, including Mark Hamill ("Star Wars") as the Red Skull, Robert Englund ("A Nightmare on Elm Street") as Dormammu, Tricia Helfer ("Battlestar Galactica") as Sif, Lena Headey ("Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles") as the Black Widow, George Takei ("Star Trek") as Galactus, Adrian Pasdar ("Heroes") as Hawkeye, Taye Diggs ("Private Practice") as the Black Panther and James Marsters ("Buffy") as Mr. Fantastic.
Key cast members performed a Comic-Con exclusive skit with the likes of Tom Kenny ("Spongebob"), Steve Blum ("Wolverine and the X-Men") and Charlie Adler ("Cow & Chicken", "Transformers" features) taking part. The skit told the story of Doom's attack on Comic-Con 40 in search of his own convention-exclusive My Little Pony. Extended clips from two episodes were also previewed to a hysterical and enthusiastic crowd.
A variety of Super Hero Squad merchandise spin-offs are planned, including a video game from THQ (October 20 release), expansion of the Hasbro toy line, and a major fastfood partnership.
"The talent that has signed on truly speaks to the strength of the Marvel brand as well as the uniqueness of this series," said Eric Rollman, Marvel's President of Animation. He continued, "This is the first time Marvel has produced an action-comedy show and the reaction from both broadcasters and celebrity talent indicates we have something very special in the making."
"The Super Hero Squad Show" premieres worldwide fall 2009.
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