DC still (although I don’t like their post-Timm/Dini cartoons as automatically) has the edge on animated fare. Their kiddie show, Batman Brave and the Bold, is great for adults, while Marvel’s, Super Hero Squad, is a bit too childish for my tastes. Also, I never liked that ‘deformed’ look.
On the other hand, it turns out they knew exactly what they were doing. I bought my niece one of the kid-oriented Marvel video games when she was like six, and was astounded when she was able to name like all 50 or more characters the game came with. It turns out she was introduced to them all on Super Hero Squad. So as a way to see the universe to kids…kudos, Marvel Animation.
In this episode (apparently from an arc featuring the Infinity Gauntlet), Iron Man ends up on a planet with a bunch of the Marvel Monsters. Although I find their brand of humor a bit childish, the title of the episode, “This Man-Thing This Monster”, is a pretty funny pun for old school Marvel fans.