This Week's Cartoons: A Female Iron Man, A Haunted Convenience Store, and a Wild Spider-Ham!

This is an especially a crazy week in the world of cartoons. Pepper Potts gets her own suit of power armor on Iron Man: Armored Adventures, we see the fruits of the Skrull invasion on Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes — and we take a look at an old school Ghostbusters adventure!

As always, minor spoilers ahead!

Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes – "Secret Invasion"


During "Secret Invasion" we see the continuation of the Skrull invasion of Earth, as well as the role Tony Stark played in the takeover. Check out this clip for a glimpse of Ben Grimm and the Fantastic Four.


This second clip features an unusual press conference held by Captain America. Marvel Comics scribe Christopher Yost wrote this week's episode — and it's an especially good one.


Iron Man: Armored Adventures – "The Dragonseed"


In this episode, Pepper Potts gets her own purple and white version of the Iron Man armor! This clip features Pepper getting her awesome new suit, as well as her first flight.


Tron: Uprising – "Price of Power"


A weapon that basically puts any program on steroids appears this week on Tron: Uprising, with Beck and Tron at odds over what to do with this dangerous power mod.


Futurama – "Zapp Dingbat"


Leela's parents celebrate their 40th anniversary, complete with video tribute. A tiff between the Turangas arises during the party, leading Leela's parents to separate.

Zapp Brannigan enters the picture in a re-make of the cantina scene from Star Wars: A New Hope. Leela has some work to do, to prevent Zapp from becoming her new dad.


Gravity Falls – "The Inconveniencing"


I've been to a lot of convenience stores in my life to get my weekly supply of Combos, including one during graduate school that had distinct "cold spots" in it, but I've never been to a haunted convenience store.

Mabel, Dipper, and Wendy visit the convenience store and find some old candy that sends the crew on a strange trip. If it was old Combos, I'd still eat them, regardless of the consequences. Check out the Chupacabra-Mermaid, in the above clip.


Marvel Television – "2012 SDCC Preview"

Loki + Spider-Ham? Yeah, I gotta pop this clip in. It looks like this San Diego Comic-Con Preview Clip is trying to establishing a framework for new the Avengers show, and its presence in the Ultimate Spider-Man universe.

The Real Ghostbusters – "Janine's Day Off"


Somehow our SMC discussion last week centered around the 1980s classic animated series The Real Ghostbusters — so here's a clip from the first episode of season two to enjoy. A tip of the hat to io9er Andrew Wolf for popping the knowledge card in regards to Arsenio Hall voicing Winston Winston Zeddemore in the series.

I loved this show as a kid, and it still holds up really well. Grab your Hi-C Ecto Cooler juice box and enjoy.


Top image courtesy of Disney XD. Gravity Falls airs Friday nights on the Disney Channel. Futurama airs Wednesday nights on Comedy Central. Iron Man: Armored Adventures airs Wednesday nights on Nicktoons. Tron: Uprising airs Thursday nights on Disney XD while Ultimate Spider-man and Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes air Sunday mornings on the same channel.