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Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes…now on DVD! (for the first time of probably several)

AEMHvol1OK, so…the first DVD package of Disney/Marvel’s Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes is out/out soon.

And of course, it looks like it’s going to be your average $15-ish purchase, with a handful of episodes from the first season.

Thing is…are these actually a merging of all those little “shorts” that were put out just before the series itself officially started last year? Or part of the “main” season itself? I can’t tell that from the package…which is certainly not going to sell me on BUYING this thing.

Also, of course…in a day and age where most tv shows seem to be put out on DVD…seems to ME the vast majority are put out as…FULL SEASONS. You air a season on tv, do whatever with advertising and web streaming and all that…and then when the show’s season is available on DVD, you have the full, entire season.

Yet for some reason, it seems like more and more lately, I’m noticing shows doing PARTIAL seasons. Even a HALF season–if it’s rushed out as the show goes on a mid-season hiatus–makes sense. But just taking a handful of episodes like this, billing the first DVD with content as “volume 1” actually turns ME off to the thing. (I think I know just enough to be stupid regarding this, and don’t know enough to have the “full picture.”)

I recall seeing periodic releases of DVDs for Wolverine and the X-Men a couple years back. But then late last year…the entire season/series was put on one DVD set. I wasn’t going to pay $15 for 3-5 episodes ($3-5/episode), but when 20ish episodes were released for roughly $25 (around $1/episode), I was all over that, and I think I probably watched the whole thing in about a week and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Huge trouble I’ve noticed, though, for the DisneyXD stuff–and it was part of the problem I had with Wolverine and the X-Men that led to me ignoring it on regular TV after a handful of episodes.

There doesn’t seem to be much of a SCHEDULE. There’ll be a couple new episodes, then reruns, then maybe a new episode, then a slew of reruns. Plus, the show re-airs stuff at various time-slots, and it winds up becoming this huge mess to try to keep track of.

And then people wonder why I decide that I’ll “wait for the DVD.” And in this case–I’m not JUST waiting for the DVD–I’m waiting for the better-value edition that better reflects the series as a “season set” instead of some bimonthly allowance of episodes.

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