'Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes' Canceled, 'Ultimate Spider-Man' Renewed For Season Two

Good news and bad news for fans of Marvel animation, though even the bad news comes with an extra side of good.

Let's start out on the down note. "Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes" has been canceled, ending its celebrated run after just two seasons. But even as "Earth's Mightiest Heroes" take their leave of the field, a new "Avengers" cartoon series is set to take its place: "Marvel's Avengers Assemble," a new series that's more conducive to the lineup fans know best from "Marvel's The Avengers," will arrive in 2013.

Meanwhile, hot on the heels of "Earth's Mightiest Heroes'" cancellation comes news that "Ultimate Spider-Man" will indeed return for a second season.

"We are very excited about the return of 'Ultimate Spider-Man' inside the Marvel Universe on Disney XD," said Jeph Loeb, Head of Marvel Television, in a press release. "With season two, the series introduces popular Marvel heroes and villains you've never seen before on the small screen. With more action, more excitement, more humor, this is the ultimate Spider-Man for fans of all ages."

It's said that several members of the Avengers, including Iron Man and Captain America, will appear in season two of "Ultimate Spider-Man," too, offering viewers another healthy heaping of Earth's mightiest awesome sauce.

MTV Geek has more on the news.

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