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An Even Better Look at Hit-Monkey

The Hit-Monkey cartoon is still coming out on Hulu in less than a month, and we have kindly been gifted yet another trailer. It reveals a lot more than that first teaser trailer, so that’s cool. I still think this cartoon looks weird as heck, but a lot of good people spent a lot of good time working on it. So you best believe I’m gonna watch!

This looks so weird and so neat. Did Hit-Monkey have a ghost partner in the comics? Or did the cartoon makers realize they needed somebody to actually talk instead of a purely silent protagonist the whole time? Do you think Hit-Monkey will talk in this cartoon? Maybe just between him and the ghost?

We’re all gonna find out on Nov. 17 when Hit-Monkey comes to Hulu!

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6 Super-Animals Who Deserve a Spot on the Pet Avengers

The trailer for the Hit-Monkey cartoon on Hulu arrived on the internet this week and I had a realization: what about all of the other super-pets who don’t have their own cartoon? Super-pets are a hot topic these days. DC Comics is working on an entire super-pets cartoon, featuring the voice talents of Dwayne Johnson. DC takes very good care of their super-pets. But what about Marvel? Sure, the Pet Avengers exist…but are they really as all-encompassing as they could be?

As if you didn’t believe they existed

This led to a deep dive into the super-animals at Marvel Comics. The Pet Avengers feature such luminaries as Lockjaw, Redwing, Throg, Lockheed and even Aunt May’s pet dog for some reason. But those animals only scratch the surface of the critters that exist at Marvel and are due their shot! The Pet Avengers need their own animated movie — possibly with the voice talents of John Cena? — and here are some super-animals who deserve a spot on the lineup.

Join me after the jump for six other animal-heroes at Marvel that should be the New Pet Avengers!

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They Went and Made That Hit-Monkey Cartoon

This is a complete surprise. Marvel went and actually made that Hit-Monkey cartoon. Insanity. Remember a couple of years ago, when Marvel and Hulu announced a series of wacky cartoons? Like Howard the Duck and a team-up between Dazzler and Tigra? Only for Marvel Studios to eventually step in and declare most of those projects dead?

Welp, looks like the Hit-Monkey cartoon just kept churning away under the surface, ready to pounce when we least suspected.

It looks…OK. I’m pretty sure I saw Fat Cobra and Lady Bullseye in that trailer, so neat! But otherwise the whole thing feels kind of off. I’m going to watch Hit-Monkey, no doubt. It’s just weird.

Granted, I absolutely loved the M.O.D.O.K. cartoon that came from the same batch of ideas. So maybe I’ll love Hit-Monkey! But jeez…does anybody even remember Hit-Monkey? Wasn’t he some kind of weird Deadpool spin-off idea that went nowhere? But hey, he’s got a cartoon show before Deadpool gets a cartoon show! So he must be doing something right.

Hit-Monkey comes to Hulu on Nov. 17.

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