List of The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes episodes

The following is an episode list for The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes. The series is based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers. A 20 part micro-series focusing on each hero's backstory debuted on September 22, 2010 on Disney XD.[1] The series premiered on Disney XD in the United States on October 20, 2010.[2] The second season premiered on April 1, 2012.

Series overview

Season Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
0 20 September 22, 2010 (2010-09-22) October 11, 2010 (2010-10-11) (online)
October 15, 2010 (2010-10-15) (United States)
1 26 October 20, 2010 (2010-10-20) April 12, 2011 (2011-04-12) (Australia)
June 26, 2011 (2011-06-26) (United States)
2 26 April 1, 2012 (2012-04-01)[3] June 28, 2012 (2012-06-28) (Australia)
November 11, 2012 (2012-11-11) (United States)[4]

Episodes

Micro-series (2010)

A micro-series, consisting of five-and-a-half-minute "micro-episodes" created from footage from season-one episodes, premiered online and on Disney XD on September 22, 2010. Series supervising producer Josh Fine said the goal was to "let us explore the individual members of the team in their own ongoing adventures ... do a lot of character development and set the stage for the rest of the season".[5] The last micro-episode aired online on October 11, 2010 and on Disney XD on October 15, 2010.[6]

# Title Director(s) Writer(s) Original air date Production code
001 "Iron Man is Born!" Vinton HeuckBrandon AumanSeptember 22, 2010 (2010-09-22)[7]001a[6]

Iron Man saves the world's leaders from a HYDRA attack on the United Nations.

Introducing characters: Iron Man, James Rhodes, Pepper Potts, J.A.R.V.I.S., HYDRA, Ultimo 
002 "The Coming of the Hulk" Sebastian MontesKevin Burke & Chris WyattSeptember 23, 2010 (2010-09-23) (online)
October 11, 2010 (2010-10-11) (United States)
003a[6]

Bruce Banner confronts the Absorbing Man causing him to transform into the Incredible Hulk.

Introducing characters: Hulk, Thunderbolt Ross, Absorbing Man 
003 "The Man in the Ant Hill" Vinton HeuckChristopher YostSeptember 24, 2010 (2010-09-24) (online)
October 11, 2010 (2010-10-11) (United States)
005a[6]

Ant-Man stops Klaw from stealing a rare sample of vibranium.

Introducing characters: Ant-Man, Klaw, Wasp, S.H.I.E.L.D., Ultron 
004 "HYDRA Lives" Vinton HeuckBrandon AumanSeptember 25, 2010 (2010-09-25) (online)
October 11, 2010 (2010-10-11) (United States)
001b[6]

HYDRA unleashes the Dreadnoughts against Iron Man.

Introducing characters: Nick Fury, Maria Hill, Dreadnoughts 
005 "Thor the Mighty" Vinton HeuckMichael RyanSeptember 26, 2010 (2010-09-26) (online)
October 12, 2010 (2010-10-12) (United States)
002a[6]

The Mighty Thor stops the Wrecking Crew from stealing Stark Industries technology.

Introducing characters: Thor, Jane Foster, Wrecking Crew (Wrecker, Thunderball, Bulldozer, Piledriver), Heimdall 
006 "Behold, the Mandroids!" Vinton HeuckBrandon AumanSeptember 27, 2010 (2010-09-27) (online)
October 12, 2010 (2010-10-12) (United States)
001c[6]
Iron Man stands off against S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Mandroid soldiers. 
007 "Hulk Versus the World" Sebastian MontesKevin Burke & Chris WyattSeptember 28, 2010 (2010-09-28) (online)
October 12, 2010 (2010-10-12) (United States)
003b[6]

S.H.I.E.L.D.'s agents Hawkeye, and Black Widow join the battle to take down the Incredible Hulk after General Ross' Hulkbusters were defeated.

Introducing characters: Hawkeye, Black Widow, Hulkbusters 
008 "The Siege of Asgard" Vinton HeuckMichael RyanSeptember 29, 2010 (2010-09-29) (online)
October 12, 2010 (2010-10-12) (United States)
002b[6]

Thor is summoned to defend Asgard from an army of Frost Giants, led by Loki.

Introducing characters: Loki, Sif, Balder, Warriors Three (Fandral, Hogun, Volstagg), Odin, Frost Giants, Ymir 
009 "Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D." Vinton HeuckBrandon AumanSeptember 30, 2010 (2010-09-30) (online)
October 13, 2010 (2010-10-13) (United States)
001d[6]

Nick Fury fights the Grim Reaper when he infiltrates the Vault to free Baron Strucker.

Introducing characters: Jimmy Woo, Grim Reaper, Baron Strucker, Crimson Dynamo, MODOK, Technovore 
010 "This Monster, This Hero" Sebastian MontesKevin Burke & Chris WyattOctober 1, 2010 (2010-10-01) (online)
October 13, 2010 (2010-10-13) (United States)
003c[6]

Hawkeye and Black Widow take on the Hulk.

Introducing characters: Abomination, Bobbi Morse, Doc Samson, Bi-Beast, U-Foes (Vector, Ironclad, Vapor, X-Ray), Leader, Madman, Radioactive Man 
011 "My Brother, My Enemy" Vinton HeuckMichael RyanOctober 2, 2010 (2010-10-02) (online)
October 13, 2010 (2010-10-13) (United States)
002c[6]
Thor battles his brother Loki
012 "The Isle of Silence" Vinton HeuckMichael RyanOctober 3, 2010 (2010-10-03) (online)
October 13, 2010 (2010-10-13) (United States)
002d[6]

Loki is banished to the Isle of Silence by Odin where he contemplates the events that lead him there.

Introducing characters: Enchantress, Executioner 
013 "Enter the Whirlwind" Vinton HeuckChristopher YostOctober 4, 2010 (2010-10-04) (online)
October 14, 2010 (2010-10-14) (United States)
005b[6]

The Wasp puts an end to Whirlwind's rampage.

Introducing characters: Whirlwind 
014 "Meet Captain America" Sebastian MontesPaul GiacoppoOctober 5, 2010 (2010-10-05) (online)
October 14, 2010 (2010-10-14) (United States)
004a[6]

Captain America leads an assault on a HYDRA facility.

Introducing characters: Captain America, Kang the Conqueror, Red Skull, Bucky, Abraham Erskine, Chester Phillips, James Howlett, Howling Commandos (Jack Fury, Dum Dum Dugan, Gabe Jones, Rebel Ralston, Dino Manelli, Izzy Cohen, Pinky Pinkerton
015 "The Red Skull Strikes!" Sebastian MontesPaul GiacoppoOctober 6, 2010 (2010-10-06) (online)
October 14, 2010 (2010-10-14) (United States)
004b[6]
Captain America and Bucky come face to face with the Red Skull when he has found a way into Asgard and plans to use the creatures there against the Allied Forces. 
016 "If This Be Doomsday!" Sebastian MontesPaul GiacoppoOctober 7, 2010 (2010-10-07) (online)
October 14, 2010 (2010-10-14) (United States)
004c[6]

HYDRA's scheme to win World War II backfires.

Introducing characters: Ymir 
017 "Welcome to Wakanda" Vinton HeuckChristopher YostOctober 8, 2010 (2010-10-08) (online)
October 15, 2010 (2010-10-15) (United States)
005d[6]

King T'Chaka is challenged to a duel by Man-Ape for control of Wakanda.

Introducing characters: Black Panther, Man-Ape, T'Chaka, N'Gassi 
018 "Lo, There Shall Come a Conqueror" Sebastian MontesPaul GiacoppoOctober 9, 2010 (2010-10-09) (online)
October 15, 2010 (2010-10-15) (United States)
004d[6]

Kang the Conqueror discovers that his timeline is somehow being destroyed by Captain America.

Introducing characters: Ravonna 
019 "Beware the Widow's Bite!" Sebastian MontesKevin Burke & Chris WyattOctober 10, 2010 (2010-10-10) (online)
October 15, 2010 (2010-10-15) (United States)
003d[6]
Hawkeye becomes suspicious of the Black Widow. 
020 "The Big House" Vinton HeuckChristopher YostOctober 11, 2010 (2010-10-11) (online)
October 15, 2010 (2010-10-15) (United States)
005c[6]

Ant-Man quells Whirlwind's riot inside the Big House, the world's smallest supervillain prison. S.H.I.E.L.D. learns that Whirlwind is a mutant and plans to have him handed over to the Mutant Response Division. Meanwhile, Whirlwind learns from Mad Thinker that the Big House is one of the four supervillain prisons and that when their systems break down, every villain will take the opportunity to escape.

Introducing characters: Clay Quartermain, Mad Thinker, Grey Gargoyle, Arnim Zola, Mandrill, Graviton 

Season 1 (2010-2011)

The first season premiered on October 20, 2010 with the two-part episode "Breakout." This was followed by the episodes "Iron Man is Born," "Thor the Mighty," "Hulk Versus the World," "Meet Captain America," and "The Man in the Ant Hill," which all take place before the two-part episode "Breakout." Footage from these episodes had been used to create a micro-series of five-and-a-half-minute episodes each focusing on one character.[5] The series took a hiatus after "The Kang Dynasty" and returned on May 15, 2011 in the United States. The series aired in the order according to production code in Australia, where the season finale aired first on April 12, 2011. The season finale then aired on June 26, 2011 in the United States. The first half of Season 1 was released in order by production code on home video on April 26, 2011.[8] The second half of Season 1 was released, also in production order, on October 25, 2011.[6]

# Title Director(s) Writer(s) Original air date Production code
11 "Breakout, Part 1" Sebastian MontesChristopher YostOctober 20, 2010 (2010-10-20)[2]006[6]

A mass breakout occurs at each of the four supervillain prisons.

Introducing characters: A.I.M. (Scientist Supreme), Lucia Von Bardas, Zzzax, Blizzard, Constrictor, Griffin, Red Ghost, Super Apes, Living Laser, Whiplash, Chemistro, King Cobra, Wendigo, Purple Man, Baron Zemo 
22 "Breakout, Part 2" Vinton HeuckChristopher YostOctober 20, 2010 (2010-10-20)[2]007[6]

Ant-Man/Giant-Man, the Hulk, Iron Man, Thor and the Wasp band together to battle Graviton after he escapes from the Raft and targets Nick Fury.

Based on Avengers #1 and New Avengers #1-3. 
33 "Iron Man is Born" Vinton HeuckBrandon AumanOctober 24, 2010 (2010-10-24)001[6]
A compilation of the micro-series episodes "Iron Man is Born!", "HYDRA Lives", "Behold, the Mandroids!", and "Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.". 
44 "Thor the Mighty" Vinton HeuckMichael RyanOctober 24, 2010 (2010-10-24)002[6]
A compilation of the micro-series episodes "Thor the Mighty", "The Siege of Asgard", "My Brother, My Enemy", and "The Isle of Silence". 
55 "Hulk vs the World" Sebastian MontesKevin Burke & Chris WyattOctober 24, 2010 (2010-10-24)003[6]
A compilation of the micro-series episodes "The Coming of the Hulk", "Hulk Versus the World", "This Monster, This Hero", and "Beware the Widow's Bite!". 
66 "Meet Captain America" Sebastian MontesPaul GiacoppoOctober 24, 2010 (2010-10-24)004[6]
A compilation of the micro-series episodes "Meet Captain America", "The Red Skull Strikes!", "If This Be Doomsday!", and "Lo, There Shall Come a Conqueror". 
77 "The Man in the Ant Hill" Vinton HeuckChristopher YostOctober 24, 2010 (2010-10-24)005[6]
A compilation of the micro-series episodes "The Man in the Ant Hill", "Enter the Whirlwind", "The Big House", and "Welcome to Wakanda". 
88 "Some Assembly Required" Sebastian MontesBrandon AumanOctober 27, 2010 (2010-10-27)008

The Avengers move into Avengers Mansion as the Hulk is magically manipulated by the Enchantress to attack them.

Based on Avengers #2 and Avengers Classic #2. 
99 "Living Legend" Vinton HeuckKevin Burke & Chris WyattNovember 3, 2010 (2010-11-03)009

After Captain America's frozen body is discovered in the Arctic, Arnim Zola unleashes Doughboy on New York City to distract the Avengers while Baron Zemo battles Captain America.

Based on Avengers #4.

Introducing characters: Doughboy, Howard Stark 
1010 "Everything is Wonderful" Vinton HeuckBrandon AumanNovember 10, 2010 (2010-11-10)010

Enraged by Tony buying out his company, Simon Williams becomes a deadly being of ionic energy, Wonder Man, in order to exact revenge. Meanwhile, Wasp and Thor chase a group of A.I.M. agents to find their secret hideout and run into another villain, MODOK.

Based on Avengers #9.

Introducing characters: Wonder Man 
1111 "Panther's Quest" Sebastian MontesPaul GiacoppoNovember 17, 2010 (2010-11-17)011
T'Challa, the new Black Panther, meets the Avengers and tells them that his country has been overthrown by Man-Ape. As the Avengers arrive in Wakanda, not only do they have to help T'Challa reclaim his family's throne and country, but they also have to deal with Klaw, the Grim Reaper, and HYDRA. 
1212 "Gamma World Pt. 1" Vinton HeuckMichael RyanNovember 26, 2010 (2010-11-26)012

The Leader has placed an expanding dome of pure gamma radiation around the Cube, with anyone caught inside it being mutated into a Gamma Monster. The Avengers must fight their way through the Gamma Dome to destroy the generator while fighting through hordes of Gamma Monsters - including transformed S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, Zzzax, and the now-gamma-energy-augmented U-Foes and Wrecking Crew. Meanwhile, at a HYDRA safehouse in New York, Hawkeye catches up with the Black Widow.

Introducing characters: Madame Hydra 
1313 "Gamma World Pt. 2" Sebastian MontesMichael RyanNovember 26, 2010 (2010-11-26)013
With the Avengers turned into Gamma Monsters, Hawkeye must convince the Hulk to help fight the Leader and the Abomination while Thor (who was unaffected by the Gamma Dome) fights the Absorbing Man. 
1414 "Masters of Evil" Sebastian MontesChristopher YostDecember 5, 2010 (2010-12-05)014

With Wonder Man, the Enchantress, the Executioner, the Crimson Dynamo, and the Abomination on his side, Baron Heinrich Zemo leads them as the Masters of Evil in a systematic takedown of the Avengers. Hawkeye and Black Panther help Ant-Man/Giant-Man sneak into his lab to even the odds.

Based on Avengers #274-277. 
1515 "459" Vinton HeuckJoelle SellnerDecember 12, 2010 (2010-12-12)015

Wasp and the Avengers meet Captain Marvel and team up with him to stop a Kree Sentry from destroying the planet. Afterward, Mar-Vell decides to return to Kree space to delay an invasion of Earth while Carol Danvers discovers she has gained super powers.

Based on MARVEL Super-Heroes #12-13.[9]

Introducing characters: Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers, Sentry-459, Yon-Rogg, Supreme Intelligence (as cameo only) 
1616 "Widow's Sting" Vinton HeuckKevin Burke & Chris WyattDecember 19, 2010 (2010-12-19)019[10]

Hawkeye, Captain America, Black Panther, and S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Mockingbird take on HYDRA in order to find Black Widow - much to the dismay of Nick Fury.

Introducing characters: Skrulls, Mockingbird 
1717 "The Man Who Stole Tomorrow" Sebastian MontesAndrew RobinsonJanuary 9, 2011 (2011-01-09)016

Kang the Conqueror comes from the 41st century to destroy Captain America, who Kang believes may soon cause his timeline to cease to exist.

Based on Avengers #8.

Introducing characters: Fantastic Four (Mister Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch, Thing
1818 "Come the Conqueror" Vinton HeuckEugene SonJanuary 16, 2011 (2011-01-16)017

The Avengers fend off Kang's invasion of Earth while Iron Man tries to locate Kang's ship. The formerly non-violent Ultron robots used for Prison 42 are used as a weapon to aid in deflecting Kang's assault.

Introducing characters: Black Knight, Jasper Sitwell 
1919 "The Kang Dynasty" Sebastian MontesBrian ReedJanuary 23, 2011 (2011-01-23)018

The Avengers attack Kang's ship with the help of the last of the Ultrons. They defeat Kang, who tells them the worst is yet to come.

Introducing characters: H.E.R.B.I.E. 
2020 "The Casket of Ancient Winters" Sebastian MontesPaul GiacoppoApril 4, 2011 (2011-04-04) (Australia)[11]
May 15, 2011 (2011-05-15) (United States)[12]
020

The Avengers must stop Malekith the Accursed after he obtains the Casket of Ancient Winters (an ancient relic capable of unleashing an everlasting winter on Earth).

Introducing characters: Dark Elves (Malekith the Accursed) 
2121 "Hail, HYDRA!" Vinton HeuckKevin Burke & Chris WyattApril 5, 2011 (2011-04-05) (Australia)[13]
May 22, 2011 (2011-05-22) (United States)[12]
021
The Black Widow requests the Avengers' help in retrieving the Cosmic Cube before A.I.M. and HYDRA tear the world apart fighting over it. In the midst of the city-wide firefight, Maria Hill - now the acting director of S.H.I.E.L.D. in Nick Fury's absence - delivers the Avengers a dire ultimatum: either become registered S.H.I.E.L.D. operatives, or be hunted down as criminals. 
2222 "Ultron-5" Sebastian MontesBrandon AumanApril 6, 2011 (2011-04-06) (Australia)[14]
May 29, 2011 (2011-05-29) (United States)[12]
022

Ant-Man, tired of the unending violence, quits the team while Ultron attempts to bring about peace.

Introducing characters: Serpent Society (Anaconda, Bushmaster (Quincy McIver), Death Adder, Rattler
2323 "The Ultron Imperative" Vinton HeuckBrandon AumanApril 7, 2011 (2011-04-07) (Australia)[15]
June 5, 2011 (2011-06-05) (United States)[12]
023
The team is devastated by the loss of Thor (who was actually saved by the Enchantress who hypnotized him for him to live with her). Iron Man and Ant-Man go about destroying all remnants of Ultron unaware that Ultron has transcended his body, and has taken over the world's technology systems. 
2424 "This Hostage Earth" Sebastian MontesMichael RyanApril 8, 2011 (2011-04-08) (Australia)[16]
June 12, 2011 (2011-06-12) (United States)[12]
024

The Masters of Evil (now joined by Chemistro, the Grey Gargoyle, and the Living Laser) prepare for a full-scale invasion of Earth...and unless the Avengers can stop them, the legions of the Nine Realms are coming to Earth.

Introducing characters: Karnilla 
2525 "The Fall of Asgard" Vinton HeuckChristopher YostApril 11, 2011 (2011-04-11) (Australia)[17]
June 19, 2011 (2011-06-19) (United States)[12]
025

Lost and separated, the Avengers struggle to survive in the Nine Realms.

Introducing characters: Hela, Ulik, Dwarves (Eitri), Light Elves (Faradei), Valkyrie 
2626 "A Day Unlike Any Other" Sebastian MontesChristopher YostApril 12, 2011 (2011-04-12) (Australia)[18]
June 26, 2011 (2011-06-26) (United States)[12]
026

The Avengers battle Loki (who has usurped the power of the Odinforce in Thor's absence) in Asgard as the other realms fall.

Introducing characters: Hoarfen, Midgard Serpent 

Season 2 (2012)

Marvel Animation and Disney XD later confirmed a second season of the series.[19][20] The first episode was publicly shown at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con in June 2011 and again at New York Comic-Con in October 2011 before its television broadcast.[21][1][2]

# Title Director(s) Writer(s) Original air date Production code
271 "The Private War of Doctor Doom" Gary HartleChristopher YostApril 1, 2012[3]027

Doctor Doom's forces attack the Avengers and the Fantastic Four, kidnapping the Wasp and the Invisible Woman. As the other heroes defend New York City against Doom's army of robots and attempt to rescue their female partners, they can't help but wonder exactly what goal Doom hopes to achieve via this seemingly random and pointless attack.

Based on Avengers #25 and Avengers #154-156.

Introducing characters: Doctor Doom 
282 "Alone Against A.I.M." Boyd KirklandKevin Burke & Chris WyattApril 8, 2012[22]028
Acting Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. Maria Hill and Tony argue about the idea of the Superhero Registration Act. Meanwhile, A.I.M.'s Scientist Supreme unleashes Technovore, providing a distraction for an armorless Tony while the A.I.M. agents fight Black Panther, Captain America, and James Rhodes (now in his War Machine armor) in an attempt to steal Stark Industries' technology. 
293 "Acts of Vengeance" Roy BurdineMichael Ryan[23]April 15, 2012[22]029

The Enchantress seeks revenge on Baron Zemo and the Masters of Evil for betraying her, and the remaining supervillains go to the Avengers for protection. Meanwhile in Asgard, Thor, Odin, and Balder discover that the seal to the fire demon Surtur's prison has been broken.

Introducing characters: Surtur 
304 "Welcome to the Kree Empire" Boyd KirklandPaul GiacoppoApril 22, 2012[22]030

A Kree ship led by Ronan the Accuser arrives and attacks a S.W.O.R.D. ship. While Abigail Brand fights the Kree soldiers in space, the Avengers are assisted by Ms. Marvel in fighting Ronan and an army of Kree soldiers on Earth.

Introducing characters: Ronan the Accuser, Abigail Brand, Henry Peter Gyrich, Sydren, Kalum Lo 
315 "To Steal an Ant-Man" Roy BurdineBrandon AumanApril 29, 2012[22]031

When Hank Pym's Ant-Man/Giant-Man suit is stolen, he enlists Heroes for Hire to find the thief, but Pym soon learns that this isn't a common robbery.

Based on MARVEL Premiere #47.

Introducing characters: Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Scott Lang, Cassandra Lang, William Cross, Señor Muerte, Spear, Mangler, Gideon Mace, Cockroach Hamilton, Big Ben Donovan, Piranha Jones, Scythe 
326 "Michael Korvac" Boyd KirklandDan Abnett & Andy LanningMay 6, 2012032

When a mysterious man known as Michael Korvac is discovered, the Avengers must figure out exactly what happened to him - all while defending him from the team of beings who have come after him: the Guardians of the Galaxy.

Introducing characters: Michael Korvac, Guardians of the Galaxy (Star-Lord, Adam Warlock, Groot, Rocket Raccoon, Quasar), Corrina Korvac

NOTE: This episode was dedicated to Boyd Kirkland, the dedication in the ending credits reading: "In Loving Memory Of Boyd Kirkland Friend, Father, Director, Avenger." 
337 "Who Do You Trust?" Gary HartleBrian ReedMay 13, 2012034[24]

After a lengthy absence, Nick Fury returns, having assembled a team of heroes in secret (him, Black Widow, Mockingbird and Quake) to gather information about the impending Skrull invasion of Earth. He informs Iron Man that the Skrulls are going to invade the planet very soon - and that one of them may be lurking within the Avengers' ranks. The team is quickly torn asunder by paranoia and mistrust.

Introducing characters: Quake, Veranke 
348 "The Ballad of Beta Ray Bill" Steve GordonMichael RyanMay 20, 2012033[24]

While searching the realm of Midgard for Surtur, Thor is attacked by a powerful creature known as Beta Ray Bill - who proves himself just as able to lift and wield Mjölnir. Thor and Sif soon finds themselves allying with this strange warrior (who apparently has his own reasons for disliking Surtur) to save all of Asgard from being burned to the ground by the demon lord of Muspelheim.

Based on Thor #337-338.

Introducing characters: Beta Ray Bill 
359 "Nightmare in Red" Boyd KirklandMark ParsonsMay 30, 2012 (2012-05-30) (Australia)[25]
June 24, 2012 (2012-06-24) (United States)[26]
036[27]

A mysterious red-skinned Hulk attacks the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier. While Wasp and Captain America fight this new behemoth (who Maria Hill fervently believes is the Hulk gone rogue), Hawkeye attempts to keep a resistant Bruce Banner safe.

Based on Hulk Vol. 2 #1-6.

Introducing characters: Falcon, Glenn Talbot 
3610 "Prisoner of War" Steve GordonKevin Burke & Chris WyattMay 31, 2012 (2012-05-31) (Australia)[25]
July 1, 2012 (2012-07-01) (United States)
038[28]

After being a prisoner of the Skrulls for months, Captain America teams up with other prisoners, including some of his enemies, to escape. But in order to do so, they must first get past the mighty Super-Skrull...

Introducing characters: Galactus (in flashback only), Super-Skrull (Kl'rt) 
3711 "Infiltration" Roy BurdineChristopher YostJune 4, 2012 (2012-06-04) (Australia)[29]
July 8, 2012 (2012-07-08) (United States)
037

The Skrulls' invasion of Earth has begun - and Wakanda is the first target. Ms. Marvel comes to the rescue, but must deal with both a stubborn Black Panther and a team of Skrulls posing as the Avengers. Meanwhile, Iron Man tries creating the technology that can identify who is a Skrull and who is human, only to receive aid from the unlikeliest of allies: Doctor Doom.

Based on Secret Invasion #1-4. 
3812 "Secret Invasion" Boyd KirklandChristopher YostJune 5, 2012 (2012-06-05) (Australia)[30]
July 15, 2012 (2012-07-15) (United States)
039[28]

The Skrulls have invaded the entire planet and are using Captain America's position of respect to convince the humans to submit. When Hawkeye, Wasp and Ms. Marvel are captured by Veranke's army of Super-Skrulls, all seems lost - until Iron Man and Thor are reunited with the real Captain America in a last-ditch effort to drive back the Skrull onslaught and save Earth.

Based on Secret Invasion Vol. 1 #5-8 and Secret Invasion: Fantastic Four #1-3.

Introducing characters: Super-Skrulls (Criti Noll, Rl'nnd) 
3913 "Along Came a Spider..." Roy BurdineChristopher YostJune 6, 2012 (2012-06-06) (Australia)[31]
July 22, 2012 (2012-07-22) (United States)
042[28]

While trying to earn back the trust of the public following the Skrulls' defeat, Captain America teams up with the equally mistrusted Spider-Man to fight the Serpent Society when they try to rescue Viper and King Cobra from S.H.I.E.L.D. custody.

Introducing characters: Spider-Man, J. Jonah Jameson, Robbie Robertson, Betty Brant 
4014 "Behold...The Vision!" Roy BurdineMichael RyanJune 7, 2012 (2012-06-07) (Australia)[32]
July 29, 2012 (2012-07-29) (United States)
035[28]

With Thor and Hawkeye in tow, Captain America, still trying to restore hope and order to the world in the wake of the Skrull invasion, travels to Wakanda to have his shield repaired and to persuade Black Panther to rejoin the team. But a mysterious figure known only as the Vision arrives to steal the shield - along with Wakanda's supply of vibranium.

Based in part on Avengers #57.

Introducing characters: Vision, Professor Thorton, Malcolm Colcord 
4115 "Powerless" Steve GordonMan of Action & Danielle WolffJune 11, 2012 (2012-06-11) (Australia)[33]
May 5, 2013 (2013-05-05) (United States) September 25, 2012 (2012-09-25) (DVD release)[34]
044

The Enchantress, as part of her master Surtur's plan, offers Loki a chance to exact his revenge on Thor and the Avengers for thwarting his conquest of the Nine Realms, and uses a spell to strip Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man of their powers. Now, the helpless heroes must defeat Loki - his soul now in command of a powerful Asgardian weapon known as the Destroyer - without their abilities.

Introducing characters: Destroyer

NOTE: This episode was skipped in US airings, but included on the Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes boxed volume Secret Invasion as a bonus episode.[35] Marvel released a clip of the episode, adding that it is "an un-aired episode available exclusively" on the DVD.[36] This episode is part of the regular airing schedule on ABC Australia, and eventually broadcast on Disney XD in the US on May 5, 2013. 
4216 "Assault on 42" Steve GordonBrian ReedJune 12, 2012 (2012-06-12) (Australia)[37]
August 5, 2012 (2012-08-05) (United States)
040[38]

Stranded in the Negative Zone, the Avengers must join forces with their enemies - including former members of the Masters of Evil - to fight off an army of strange insectoid creatures that are laying siege to 42.

Introducing characters: Annihilus 
4317 "Ultron Unlimited" Roy BurdineChristopher YostJune 13, 2012 (2012-06-13) (Australia)[39]
August 19, 2012 (2012-08-19) (United States)[40]
041[41]

The Avengers are ambushed and captured, one by one, by Ultron's team of synthezoid Avengers as part of the wayward android's plan to rid the world of "flawed" humans, perfect himself, and construct a mate.

Introducing characters: Jocasta 
4418 "Yellowjacket" Boyd KirklandMan of Action & James FelderJune 14, 2012 (2012-06-14) (Australia)[42]
September 9, 2012 (2012-09-09) (United States)[43]
043[44]

A mysterious explosion seemingly kills Hank in his college laboratory, but as the Avengers and their friends mourn the loss of their fallen comrade-in-arms, a fearless new vigilante - endowed with the same powers and technology as Ant-Man/Giant-Man and Wasp and calling himself "Yellowjacket" - begins taking out the members of the Serpent Society.

Introducing characters: Yellowjacket

Note: Despite events from the previous episode, Vision can be seen in the background at Hank's memorial. 
4519 "Emperor Stark" Boyd KirklandChristopher YostJune 18, 2012 (2012-06-18) (Australia)[45]
September 16, 2012 (2012-09-16) (United States)[46]
045[47]

The Vision awakens after a month of repairs to find that Tony Stark and his fellow Avengers have taken over the world. With the whole planet turned against him, the Vision must get to the bottom of Tony Stark's 'utopia' - only to discover an unlikely figure to be the true power behind the Avengers' throne.

Based on the 1987 Marvel graphic novel Emperor Doom (albeit with a different cast).

Introducing characters: Purple Man 
4620 "Code Red" Roy BurdineMan of ActionJune 19, 2012 (2012-06-19) (Australia)[48]
September 23, 2012 (2012-09-23) (United States)[49]
046[50]

Strange fumes sicken all of the Avengers - save for Iron Man, whose suit of armor provides him with protection. Now the armored Avenger must race against time to synthesize a cure for the infected - while the team face the prospect of being quarantined by U.S. Defense Secretary Dell Rusk, who has sent Doc Samson, Falcon, the Red Hulk and the Winter Soldier to arrest them. When Captain America is captured by the Winter Soldier and brought before Dell Rusk, he learns that the enigmatic Secretary harbors a diabolical secret from the supersoldier's past.

Based on Avengers: Red Zone
4721 "Winter Soldier" Boyd KirklandMan of Action & James FelderJune 20, 2012 (2012-06-20) (Australia)[51]
September 30, 2012 (2012-09-30) (United States)[52]
047[53]

Captain America ponders the mystery of the Winter Soldier and enlists Nick Fury's aid to find him when the Red Skull escapes from prison and massive robots - the Sleepers - arise as part of a contingency plan by the founder of HYDRA to destroy Washington, D.C..

Introducing characters: Valentina Allegra de Fontaine (flashback only) 
4822 "The Deadliest Man Alive" Steve GordonMan of ActionJune 21, 2012 (2012-06-21) (Australia)[54]
October 7, 2012 (2012-10-07) (United States)[55]
048[56]
When the Hulk's name is cleared of the crimes committed by the Red Hulk, the Avengers find that the deception put forth by Captain America's Skrull doppelganger has made the green-skinned juggernaut even more of a loose cannon than before. Meanwhile, the enigmatic Red Hulk returns with a scheme to usurp the Hulk's place among the Avengers. 
4923 "New Avengers" Steve GordonChristopher YostJune 25, 2012 (2012-06-25) (Australia)[57]
October 14, 2012 (2012-10-14) (United States)[58]
050[59]

Kang the Conqueror is freed from prison by his alternate timeline look-alikes and attempts to conquer the world once again, this time trapping the Avengers in a temporal void to keep them from getting in the way of his plans. Now a new team of heroes (Spider-Man, War Machine, Wolverine, Iron Fist, Luke Cage and the Thing) must band together to stop the cross-temporal onslaught.

Introducing characters: Wolverine, Council of Cross-Time Kangs 
5024 "Operation Galactic Storm" Boyd KirklandChristopher YostJune 26, 2012 (2012-06-26) (Australia)[60]
October 21, 2012 (2012-10-21) (United States)[61]
049[62]

The Kree attempt to create a wormhole connecting our solar system with their galaxy, which will consequently destroy the Sun and all life on Earth - just as Kang the Conqueror predicted. The Avengers and Captain Marvel head into space to stop it, but will they be in time?

Introducing characters: Peter Corbeau 
5125 "Live Kree or Die" Steve GordonChristopher YostJune 27, 2012 (2012-06-27) (Australia)[63]
November 4, 2012 (2012-11-04) (United States)[4]
051[64]

The Avengers arrive on the Kree homeworld of Hala, but find that they aren't exactly welcome there - even with Captain Marvel on their side.

Introducing characters: Supreme Intelligence 
5226 "Avengers Assemble!" Roy BurdineChristopher YostJune 28, 2012 (2012-06-28) (Australia)[65]
November 11, 2012 (2012-11-11) (United States)[4]
052[66]

From the very moment of their team's inception, the Avengers have fought against super-villains, time-travelling conquerors and even shape-shifting alien invaders. But now they must bring forth an army of nearly all their allies to face their greatest challenge yet - Galactus, the devourer of countless worlds and civilizations, and his quartet of heralds drawn from the very elements of nature.

Introducing characters: Galactus, Heralds of Galactus (Air-Walker, Firelord, Stardust, Terrax

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