The Hulk Family Gets Animated With 'Agents Of S.M.A.S.H.'

I never thought I'd see the Hulk franchise get built up as almost a "Batman Family" type scenario, but the upcoming cartoon from Marvel Animation Studios, "Hulk And The Agents Of S.M.A.S.H.," features a virtual family of the gamma-irradiated heroes. Featuring Hulk, Red Hulk, Skaar ("I Was A Teenage Barbarian Hulk"), She-Hulk (who will be voiced by perennial Geek fave Eliza Dushku), and the ever-loving blue A-Bomb, the cartoon is set to launch in 2013 on Disney XD.

Jeph Loeb, Marvel's executive vice president and head of television, and Joe Quesada, chief creative officer of Marvel Entertainment, chatted recently with TV Guide about "Agents of S.M.A.S.H." as well as their other big new cartoon, "Marvel's Avengers Assemble." The replacement of the current "Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes" with "Avengers Assemble" was met with some controversy recently, sparking an online petition in protest.

Details are sketchy at this point regarding "Agents of S.M.A.S.H.", though a nifty piece of promo art for the show has been released. When asked what the "S.M.A.S.H." stands for, Loeb quoted Quesada: "They're Hulks, it can stand for anything they want it to."

The Hulk has two other animated series under his rather large belt: 1982's "The Incredible Hulk," which lasted one season, and 1996's "The Incredible Hulk," which made it to 2 seasons and featured the voice of Lou Ferrigno(!).

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