The Venture Brothers returned with a bang last season (season 5). It stayed for all too short a time in our lives and then, as quickly as it stormed our realities, it was gone again, leaving us in a whirlwind of nostalgia, excitement, theories, and blood-soaked ultra-violence.
For those of you lucky enough to have caught every spectacular moment of this next exciting chapter in the story of our favorite dysfunctional super-scientist family, well, congrats, you probably still pay for cable. But for the rest of us who prefer to binge watch the adventures of our favorite costumed aggressors, we can now enjoy every lovingly crafted moment whenever, and wherever, we want.
With season 6 now available for purchase in its digital, DVD, and Blu-Ray formats, I figured it was high time to give everyone a little snapshot of the glory that is season 6 of The Venture Bros.
The season begins (or Season 5 ends?) with the special “All This and Gargantua-2” (available to watch for free on Adult Swim for a limited time) where J.J. (Jonas Venture’s deformed son/brother birthed from within Rusty during the finale of the first season) and General Treister (the former leader of the Office of Secret Intelligence who, having developed prostate cancer, launched himself into space) sacrifice their lives to save a space-station load of heroes, villains, and civilians.
The twist for the newest season is that Dr. Thaddeus “Rusty” S. Venture has inherited the estate of his late brother J.J. who was worth billions of dollars. This changes the family’s status among villains and good guys, causing the return of Brock Sampson, the “Swedish Murder Machine” obsessed with Led Zeppelin, as the family’s bodyguard.
Rusty’s ancient nemesis The Monarch also returns, after having everything taken from him, along with 21, the ever-faithful henchman. Together, they discover much about The Monarch’s mysterious past, and his father, who he only remembers as a butterfly obsessed, alcoholic, shut-in.
This season sees the introduction of many new characters, new plot lines, new loves, old hates, and also reminds us that the writer’s have yet to forget about some of our beloved classic companions (oh, Dr. Orpheus, how I miss thee).
All in all, I would say that The Venture Bros. season 6 is well worth the 20 bucks to be able to pour over every single frame with an electron microscope in order to glean every neutrino of information about these complex and hilarious character’s futures.
Go Team VENTURE!
Oh! And check out this super awesome Venture Bros Cosplay!