Webcomic profile: Earth's Diciest Heroes
Earth's Diciest Heroes

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Yep, it's another campaign comic. Adapting material from The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, join a group of roleplayers as they take on the Marvel universe, and try not to kill each other along the way.


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I'm sure it's fairly obvious by now, but "respect how different people enjoy the game" is sort of the main theme of this comic. Or at least this first set of introductory chapters.

Personally, I don't tend to play too many video games that require a lot of skill - I prefer games focused on exploration, puzzles or problem solving. So cheats don't tend to come up a lot in that context, but I do draw lines about what point I'm willing to look up a walkthrough if I get stuck.
This reminds me of - and yes, its a stretch - the odd struggle between four sometimes overlapping groups of video game players. There are some who want to work everything out for themselves, or at least, only resort to help after they've exhausted their time and energy. Others are okay with some help, but draw the line at different places. For example, they're okay with help from a person but not from an actual strategy guide. Or those okay with in-game cheats, but which wouldn't ever consider using external cheats (like ye olde Game Genie, Game Shark, etc.). Finally, there's the group who actively wants to "backseat" while someone else is playing.

Of course, given what I remember from the comics and from the actual EMH series, all of that is just the tip of the iceberg but... respect how different people enjoy the game. It is rare there's a game where I don't want outside help, at least for the whole thing. I usually prefer to actually play the game and defeat challenges myself, but I see someone explaining how to do it as just learning how to play. I can appreciate wanting to figure it out for yourself, and wonder if I had the time, perhaps I'd be more inclined to do it that way myself. For some games, though, I only find it fun on "Easy", or with a massive amount of cheats. Like vintage Doom. I'm horrible at FPS games, even classics like the original Doom. However, I can still have fun with it by using God Mode to explore the levels and blow stuff up. XD I should also point out that some games, I use the cheats to learn (see Mega Man III for the NES)... but that just didn't work in Doom. Or most sports games. XP
Ant-Man is voiced by Wally Wingert, who really gives an exceptional performance as Hank. Some of his other notable roles have included Jon Arbuckle in The Garfield Show, Cubot in the Sonic franchise, Almighty Tallest Red in Invader Zim, and Wild Tiger in the English dub of Tiger & Bunny. He would also go on to reprise his role as Hank in Marvel Disk Wars.
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I don't think I've talked about any voice actors in this episode yet. Wasp is voiced by Colleen O'Shaughnessey, who is probably most recognizable from her role as the current voice of Miles 'Tails' Prower from the Sonic franchise. She's had a wide range of other cartoon and anime dub roles, including Jazz Fenton in Danny Phantom. She would also reprise her role as Wasp in Marvel Disk Wars.
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These minisodes take a somewhat interesting approach to introducing the Avengers by having them already be well-established individual heroes, skipping over their origins all together. That makes a certain amount of sense, since it allows for them to have a history and set up more complex storylines, and they can assume that the viewer has a certain amount of familiarity with most of them.

Iron Man 1 & 2, The Incredible Hulk, and Thor 1 had all come out in the couple of years before the show started airing. Captain America's debut film would come out not long after, and a brief summary of his history is given in his episode. Black Panther, who didn't have a movie, is the only one who has his origin story explored in detail.

That leaves Ant-Man and the Wasp, whose history we never learn. This minisode gives us a good overview of their powers and personalities, but nothing about their past. Perhaps the writers had anticipated better progress on Edgar Wright's Ant-Man?
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