Parents' Guide to

The Super Hero Squad Show

By Will Wade, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

So-so cartoon mixes action and lots of booger jokes.

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Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 6+

What’s with the bad reviews?

I’ll admit, it does get boring once kids are older but for younger ones it’s really good.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 4+

Great for kids!!!

It's soo funny, I think it's just so cute! The kids love it!! the only few problems was, there was a little too much violence, And a little bit of kissing and hints about female characters. and also A little bit of them saying stupid, crud, butt, and booger. but, again the kids love it!

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8 ):
Kids say (17 ):

This animated parody sounds like the classic Super Friends cartoons of Saturday mornings past, but it plays more like the Three (Super-powered) Stooges. The characters squabble like kids and can't seem to get enough jokes about farts, boogers, and other bodily functions. They even look a bit silly -- much more like the line of action figures upon which the series is based than the traditional trim, muscled heroes viewers are more used to seeing.

Given that the show is set in two whole towns full of comic book characters, dozens of popular Marvel creations appear, and several less-well known heroes also get name-checked. The biggest names merit most of the screen time, notably Iron Man (Tom Kenny), the Hulk (Travis Willingham), Silver Surfer (Mikey Kelly), and a few of the X-Men and Fantastic Four. All of this Marvel-mania will be fun for hardcore comic fans, but it veers awfully close to the line between entertainment and blatant cross promotion. Still, older comic fans may be entertained by the send-up of the traditional format, and while younger kids may not understand the parody elements, they'll definitely giggle at the fart jokes.

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