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Marvel has debuted the pilot episode of All Winners Squad, its new online animated series that features such cult characters as Squirrel Girl, Hypno-Hustler, Frog-Man, Unicorn and Howard the Duck.
Announced at Comic-Con International, All Winners Squad finds (in Marvel’s words) the “awe-inspiring assemblage” brought together by the mysterious, and unintelligible, Mr. Fish to work as interns in a rundown, leaking office, where they’ll apparently be at odds with
Paste-Pot Pete the Trapster. Judging from the Comic-Con panel, viewers will also be treated to appearances by the likes of Batroc, Devil Dinosaur, Ego the Living Planet and Stilt Man.
All Winners Squad comes from the same team that produces Marvel Superheroes: What The–?!, so if you like those videos you’ll probably enjoy this series. Plus, where else are you going to see Spider-Man foe the Walrus in animated form?
Marvel has canceled Destroyers, a planned five-issue miniseries starring She-Hulk, The Thing, the Beast, Devil Dinosaur and other “monstrous” heroes. Announced in August at FanExpo Canada, along with the upgrade of Alpha Flight to an ongoing series, the project was set to debut in February from writer Fred Van Lente and artist Kyle Hotz.
Word of the cancellation surfaced this morning on Twitter, where Van Lente revealed “that series got the axe weeks ago.”
“There was no announcement,” he continued, in response to a follower’s question. “The book hadn’t been solicited yet, and just wouldn’t have. … The biggest bummer about Destroyers was Kyle Hotz had #1-2 pencilled, and it looked grrrrreat. Ah, well. That’s showbiz for you.”