This week in the world of cartoons, Anarky makes an appearance on Beware the Batman, Disney's recent purchases of Marvel and Lucasfilm show through on Ultimate Spider-Man, and we get a raucous series finale to Transformers Prime.
As always - minor spoilers ahead!
Beware the Batman – "Tests"
Anarky, the villain targeted as Batman's number one for on the series finally makes an appearance this week. Batman takes down some graffiti artists before Anarky debuts in this clip.
Anarky began as a comic book character inspired by Alan Moore & David Lloyd's V for Vendetta, but this version is quite different from the the four color analogue. This iteration of Anarky looks a little too much like Moon Knight.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – "Operation: Break Out"
April O'Neil's psychologist father, Kirby O'Neill, is being held by Kraang and Dimension X's Newtralizer. Donatello, forever in love with April, breaks in to save him and bonds with Kirby in this clip.
Axe Cop - "Zombie Island... In Space"
I will watch anything that involves Nick Offerman (an expert woodworker best known as Ron Swanson from Parks and Recreation). Offersman pairs with his wife Megan Mullally (Will & Grace, Party Down) and The State's Ken Marino to provide voices for Axe Cop, a new offering from Fox's Animation Domination line.
The series is based on the webcomic by brothers Ethan Nicolle and Malachai Nicholle - Malachai started the comic at the age of 5 (he's now 9).
Transformers Prime - "Deadlock"
It's the series finale of the best Transformers series in a long time. The Autobots are on the verge of returning Cybertron to its past glory, and a battle against the Decepticons in space is all that stands in their way.
Futurama – "Calculon 2.0"
Calculon returns from the dead in this episode, with Fry and Bender venturing to Robot Hell to retrieve Calculon's disembodied software.
For a full look at this week's episode, check out Esther's weekly Futurama recap.
Adventure Time – "Be More"
BMO is in need of new system drivers after an accidental deletion, so Jake and Finn accompany BMO on a journey to the MO factory to retrieve a new set.
Regular Show – "Last Meal"
Muscle Man is going on a diet at the behest of his girlfriend Stella. Before he embarks on a healthcare journey, however, he plans to eat as much of his favorite foods as possible before a dinner date at the terrifying sounding Salad Corral.
DC Nation Shorts – "Wonder Woman Part 3"
In the third of Robert Valley's stylized shorts, Wonder Woman drives a car into Giganta's head. Yep.
Avengers Assemble – "Super-Adaptoid"
Captain America is the key to defeating the Super-Adaptoid, an old Avengers foe that holds a piece of the Cosmic Cube in its chest. No clip is available at the time of this post, but once it appears, I'll pop it in.
Ultimate Spider-Man – "The Parent Trap"
Spider-Man and Luke Cage join forces to save Luke's parents, with Spidey breaking to fourth wall to crack a Star Wars joke in the process. The Marvel, Disney, and Star Wars worlds grow closer with every passing moment.
Top image courtesy of Marvel Comics and DisneyXD. Avengers Assemble & Ultimate Spider-man air Sunday mornings on DisneyXD. Futurama airs Wednesday night on Comedy Central. Teen Titans Go! airs Tuesday nights and Saturdays on Cartoon Network. Beware the Batman airs Saturday Mornings on Cartoon Network.