The latest animated series based on Marvel Comics superheroes finally has a start date. "Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes" will premiere October 20 on Disney XD, with the full two-part episode available on digital platforms iTunes, Xbox Live, Sony Playstation and Disney XD Mobile VOD the next day. Produced by Marvel itself, "Avengers" stars Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, The Hulk, Thor, Ant-Man/Giant Man and Wasp. Nick Fury appears in the season premiere.From Disney's official press release:

In the two-part series premiere, "The Breakout," Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Ant-Man and Wasp have defeated some of the most dangerous Super Villains on the planet. But when the Super Villain prison system mysteriously shuts down, chaos is unleashed on the world. Earth's Mightiest Heroes must now band together as the Avengers to protect the planet from the threats that no single Super Hero could face alone. Their first task is to try and stop Graviton, a being whose power dwarfs anything ever seen. He's after Nick Fury, but will destroy the world to get to him. Individually the heroes have no chance, but together they can make a difference.

The Disney XD premiere of "Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes" will be preceded by an ambitious rollout of supplemental content across multiple platforms. Twenty 5.5-minute "micro-episodes" have been created to introduce the Avengers to those who may be unfamiliar, and they will be released consecutively over 20 days exclusively on digital platforms including Disney XD's Avengers page,, and Disney XD Mobile.

You can deal with that, or you can just wait until Monday, October 11, when Disney XD will broadcast all 20 micro-episodes over the course of that week before making them available On Demand via most cable providers.

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