A rogue splinter cell of Atlanteans attempt to take over the surface world in the first episode of Marvel's Avengers: Black Panther's Quest on Disney XD — and you can watch the entire episode now online.
In Part One of "Shadow of Atlantis," Shuri (Daisy Lightfoot) is formally introduced as a member of the Avengers. Their party is cut short when Tiger Shark (basically the Zod of Atlantis) arrives with a contingent of monsters and robots to take over New York.
Just when the Avengers nearly have Tiger Shark beat, he uses the Horn of Neptune, a power Atlantean artifact, that can summon terrible beasts from the sea. Tiger Shark calls on the aid of a Lovecraftian creature with multi-pronged tentacles that can crush the support beams of a suspension bridge.
All the while, Tony Stark/Iron Man tries to tell T'Challa/Black Panther that working alone and mistrusting everyone isn't always such a great thing. In the end, the monster is returned to the sea, but Shuri is kidnapped by Tiger Shark.
Watch the entire first episode below:
While the animation and action are both solid, it's the voice actor behind Tony (Mick Wingert), who really steals the show. He sounds so much like Robert Downey Jr. that you'd swear they hired the MCU actor for the show.
That being said, the show is really about T'Challa, Shuri, and Wakanda, and all three became insanely popular after the release of the live-action movie.
"I am excited for the fans to know about all of the Wakandan backstory, like our history, our ancestry," Lightfoot told Marvel.com. "We learn a lot more about how T’Challa and Shuri really came into their own, where they come from, and what made them who they are. I’m really excited for that part."
You can catch new episodes of Marvel’s Avengers: Black Panther’s Quest on Disney XD every Sunday at 9 p.m. EST.