List of The Venture Bros. episodes
The Venture Bros. series has run five seasons. The first three seasons consist of 13 thirty-minute episodes (including time for commercials), plus the pilot and one 15-minute Christmas special. The fourth season consists of 15 thirty-minute episodes and one hour-long season finale episode, while the fifth season has an hour long premiere and 7 thirty-minute episodes.
The DVD releases for the first three seasons feature the episodes in an order slightly different from how they were aired.
|Season||Episodes||Originally aired||DVD release dates|
|Season premiere||Season finale||Region 1|
|Pilot episode||February 16, 2003||N/A|
|1||13||August 7, 2004||October 30, 2004||May 30, 2006|
|2||13||June 25, 2006||October 15, 2006||April 17, 2007|
|3||13||June 1, 2008||August 24, 2008||March 24, 2009|
|4||16||October 18, 2009||November 21, 2010||October 26, 2010 (Part 1)
March 22, 2011 (Part 2)
|5||8||June 2, 2013||July 21, 2013 (First half of season 5)||March 4, 2014|
|Specials||2004, 2011, 2012||N/A|
|#||Title||Written by||Original air date||Production
|Pilot||"The Terrible Secret of Turtle Bay"||Jackson Publick||February 16, 2003||0-01|
|Dr. Thaddeus Venture travels to New York City with his twin sons Hank and Dean and bodyguard Brock Samson to present his latest invention to the United Nations. They are pursued by a ninja intent on acquiring the device, and by Dr. Venture's archenemy The Monarch. Hank and Dean have a run-in with a prostitute and Brock hospitalizes The Monarch. The UN rejects the invention when it turns out to be a death ray, but the army offers to buy it. The ninja is caught and turns out to have a sexual fetish for advanced technology.|
Season 1: 2004
|Total||#||Title||Written by||Original air date||Production
|1||1||"Dia de Los Dangerous!"||Jackson Publick||August 7, 2004||1-01|
|On a visit to Tijuana, the Venture family find themselves in peril: Hank and Dean are kidnapped by The Monarch, who attempts to deal with his own abandonment issues by bonding with them. Dr. Venture's one remaining kidney is stolen, and he, Brock, and their robot assistant H.E.L.P.eR. mount a rescue to save the boys, whose kidneys the doctor requires to replace his own.|
|2||2||"Careers in Science"||Doc Hammer & Ben Edlund||August 14, 2004||1-02|
|The Venture family travels to the orbital space station Gargantua-1, built in the 1970s by Dr. Venture's father, Dr. Jonas Venture, so Dr. Venture can repair it. The station's female officer, Lieutenant Anna Baldavich, is instantly attracted to Brock, leading to romantic tension with her fellow officer Colonel Bud Manstrong. Hank and Dean become convinced that Gargantua-1 is haunted by a "phantom spaceman", while Dr. Venture discovers that the problem with the station is his own fault.|
|3||3||"Home Insecurity"||Jackson Publick||August 21, 2004||1-07|
|Dr. Venture builds a new robot, G.U.A.R.D.O., to protect himself and his sons while Brock is away on a camping trip. However, the Ventures end up trapped in their panic room when The Monarch and Baron Ünderbheit both send their henchmen to attack Dr. Venture on the same night. Meanwhile, Brock befriends the cyborg Steve Summers and his lover, a Sasquatch, helping them to evade the United States military forces who are after them.|
|4||4||"The Incredible Mr. Brisby"||Jackson Publick||August 28, 2004||1-05|
|Theme park and cartoon magnate Roy Brisby kidnaps Dr. Venture and attempts to extract from him his father's research on cloning, which the disabled Brisby desires in order to clone a new, healthy body. Hank and Dean are abducted and brainwashed by the Orange County Liberation Front, who seek to overthrow Brisby and his Brisbyland park. Brock teams up with his old nemesis/acquaintance, the mercenary Molotov Cocktease who is on her own mission against Brisby, to rescue the Ventures.|
|5||5||"Eeney, Meeney, Miney... Magic!"||Doc Hammer||September 4, 2004||1-04|
|Necromancer Doctor Byron Orpheus moves into the Venture Compound as a tenant, and Dean is instantly smitten with his goth daughter Triana. Brock, Hank, and Dean become trapped inside Dr. Venture's latest invention, a "Joy Can" which creates hallucinations of the user's deepest desires, and the two Doctors are unable to free them. Dean's feelings for Triana eventually reveal the door and permit their escape.|
|6||6||"Ghosts of the Sargasso"||Jackson Publick & Doc Hammer||September 11, 2004||1-08|
|The Venture family sails to the Bermuda Triangle on their hydrofoil, the X-2, to recover an experimental aircraft built by Dr. Venture's father which crashed there in 1969. While Dr. Venture explores the ocean floor in a robotic atmospheric diving suit, the X-2 is overtaken by pirates whose ship has been stuck in the sargassum for years. Dr. Venture is trapped underwater after his "metasonic locator" accidentally summons the screaming ghost of the experimental aircraft's pilot, Major Tom. Brock and Hank work together to subdue the pirates, deal with the ghost, and save Dr. Venture.|
|7||7||"Ice Station – Impossible!"||Jackson Publick||September 18, 2004||1-09|
|Dr. Venture and fellow super-scientists Pete White and Billy Quizboy are recruited into a government think tank in the Arctic headed by Dr. Venture's former college professor Richard Impossible. After flirting with Richard's wife Sally and discovering that the Impossibles all have freakish mutations (Richard is elastic, Sally has invisible skin, Sally's brother Cody painfully spontaneously combusts in oxygen, and her mentally challenged cousin Ned is a giant human callous), Dr. Venture is abandoned in the snow by Prof. Impossible and left to die. Meanwhile, Hank has been exposed to a serum that will eventually cause him to explode. Brock rushes him to the Arctic and saves Dr. Venture so that the think tank can come up with an antidote.|
|8||8||"Mid-Life Chrysalis"||Jackson Publick & Doc Hammer||September 25, 2004||1-03|
|Brock is depressed to learn that his license to kill has expired, and Hank and Dean help him to prepare for his recertification exam. The Monarch sends his lover second-in-command Doctor Girlfriend undercover to seduce Dr. Venture and inject him with a serum that mutates him into a giant caterpillar. She regrets doing this, however, and eventually administers the antidote.|
|9||9||"Are You There, God? It's Me, Dean"||Doc Hammer||October 2, 2004||1–10|
|The Monarch captures the Ventures, but when Dean suddenly begins to suffer acute testicular torsion, the Monarch is bound by the laws of the Guild of Calamitous Intent (specifically "Rusty's Law") to grant them a reprieve. Pete White and Billy Quizboy help Dr. Venture operate on Dean, while the Monarch holds Hank and Brock as collateral. Brock, realizing that the Monarch and his henchmen are in a slump, decides to spice things up by feigning an escape, revitalizing the Monarch's team in their quest against Dr. Venture. Dean eventually recovers, and the group returns to their previous positions, but Hank eventually suffers the same ailment.|
|10||10||"Tag Sale – You're It!"||Doc Hammer||October 9, 2004||1-06|
|Dr. Venture holds a large tag sale to raise income by selling off assorted inventions and equipment, an event which attracts many scientists and supervillains. Hank runs a lemonade and sandwich stand at the event, with Dean, Triana, and H.E.L.P.eR. as his employees. The Monarch takes the opportunity to instigate a riot so that he can sneak into the Venture Compound to use the restroom and vandalize Dr. Venture's equipment, only to find much of the compound uninspiring.|
|11||11||"Past Tense"||Jackson Publick||October 16, 2004||1–12|
|Dr. Venture, Brock, Pete White, and Baron Ünderbheit are kidnapped by robotics expert Mike Sorayama, who blames all of them for ruining his chances with Leslie Cohen, a girl he had a crush on 20 years prior, when they were all college classmates, culminating in Brock sleeping with his crush. Hank and Dean reunite members of the original Team Venture, a group of adventurers who worked for their grandfather in the 1960s, to mount a rescue, consisting of plastic-kneed the Action Man, gentleman adventurer Colonel Gentleman, mute karate expert Kano, and exiled Atlantean turned Mormon Otto Aquarius. The kidnapper turns out to be a robot, the real Mike Sorayama having died some time ago.|
|12||12||"The Trial of the Monarch"||Doc Hammer||October 23, 2004||1–13|
|The Monarch and Dr. Girlfriend have a bitter breakup, and she returns to her former lover Phantom Limb. When the Monarch drunkenly attempts to win her back, Phantom Limb frames him for the murder of a police officer and the Monarch goes to trial. However, it is all a ruse to capture the Monarch's defense counsel Tiny Attorney, one of the Guild of Calamitous Intent's most wanted. With Tiny Attorney captured, Phantom Limb ensures that the Monarch is found guilty and sent to prison, which upsets Dr. Girlfriend, who plants a subconscious thought in the Monarch's mind that the Venture children are to blame for his arrest.|
|13||13||"Return to Spider-Skull Island"||Jackson Publick & Doc Hammer||October 30, 2004||1–11|
|Dr. Venture has surgery to remove a tumor from his abdomen. Thinking that their father is pregnant, Hank and Dean run away from home and wind up in a Scared Straight!-style prison program led by the Monarch. The "tumor" turns out to be Dr. Venture's parasitic twin brother, who has been living inside him since being devoured while the two were still in the womb. The twin attempts to claim his birthright by killing Dr. Venture, but is stopped by Brock and H.E.L.P.eR. After a truce, he takes the name Jonas Venture, Jr., and Dr. Venture gives him the X-2 and their father's facility on Spider-Skull Island. The family recovers Hank and Dean, but they are accidentally killed by Monarch Henchmen 21 and 24.|
Season 2: 2006
|Total||#||Title||Written by||Original air date||Production
|14||1||"Powerless in the Face of Death"||Jackson Publick & Doc Hammer||June 25, 2006||2–20|
|In his grief over the boys' death, Dr. Venture goes on a world tour to avoid his duties with his brother's successful new projects, accidentally teleporting himself in pieces throughout the compound. Dr. Orpheus, blaming himself for the boys' death as he was to be watching them, attempts to bring them back to life, before finding the two naked and skinless at his doorstep. He then discovers Dr. Venture's predicament and learns that Venture has been keeping numerous clones of the boys on-hand. He reveals to Orpheus that the boys have died 15 times, and each time were replaced by clones implanted with the memories of the previous pair due to the nature of their learning beds recording their memories. Meanwhile, the Monarch mounts an escape from prison with the help of fellow inmates King Gorilla, imprisoned for the murder and rape, in that order, of Vince Neil, the calendar-themed Mr. Monday, confiscated super-suit wearer Tigeriffic, white supremacist-turned anthropomorphic television snow White Noise, the five-armed Dr. Septapus, and minuscule biblical-themed Tiny Joseph. They all turn on him, with the exception of King Gorilla who helps him escape after seeing the love he holds for Dr. Girlfriend.|
|15||2||"Hate Floats"||Jackson Publick & Doc Hammer||July 2, 2006||2–19|
|The Monarch reunites with Henchmen 21 and 24 who help him recruit a new crop of henchmen from a group of street thugs. He then orders his new crew help him woo back Dr. Girlfriend at a local shopping mall, but the Ventures happen to be in the same mall, leading to the capture of Dr. Venture and Brock's serious wounding. Phantom Limb heals Brock's wounds and the two mount a rescue for Dr. Venture and Dr. Girlfriend, whom Phantom Limb mistakenly believes to also be in custody. In reality, Dr. Venture, the Monarch, and Henchmen 21 and 24 are held captive by the street thugs, and are saved by the concerted efforts of Brock and Phantom Limb.|
|16||3||"Assassinanny 911"||Jackson Publick||July 9, 2006||2–16|
|Brock is sent on a mission by the Office of Secret Intelligence (O.S.I.) to assassinate his mentor, Colonel Hunter Gathers, who has deserted the agency. He leaves the Ventures under the protection of Molotov Cocktease, who tries to whip the family into shape. Hank becomes enamored with Molotov and tries to kill his father after accidentally drugging himself with a poisoned spike in one of Molotov's boots. Brock tracks his target to an island in Micronesia, and finds that Hunter has undergone sex reassignment surgery, and lets him live, having been taught by the man to never kill women or children.|
|17||4||"Escape to the House of Mummies Part II"||Doc Hammer||July 16, 2006||2–18|
|The Venture family is in the midst of a time travelling adventure involving Sigmund Freud, Caligula, Edgar Allan Poe, and an ancient Egyptian cult. They call on Dr. Orpheus to save them from a deathtrap, leading to a debate between Dr. Venture and Dr. Orpheus of science vs. magic, to be settled by a contest of shrinking. Dr. Venture is unable to repair his father's shrink ray even with the help of Pete White and Billy Quizboy, and Dr. Orpheus is unable to shrink himself despite consultation with his otherworldly Master. The contest ends in a draw, while Brock, another Brock, Hank, Dean, Poe, a mummy, and the "Perfect Man" continue the time-travelling escapade.|
|18||5||"Twenty Years to Midnight"||Jackson Publick||August 6, 2006||2–17|
|A videotape left by Jonas Venture, Sr., indicates that an invention of his must be assembled and activated by midnight of the following day in order to avoid calamity for mankind. The Ventures are also visited by the Grand Galactic Inquisitor, a being from outer space who is evaluating them in order to pass judgment on humanity. With the help of Jonas, Jr., the former pirate captain, and Sally Impossible (who has had a son named Rocket), the Ventures must overcome a drug-addicted Jonny Quest and the interference of Professor Impossible to assemble the device in time, only to discover that they had been tasked by an alien being in the form of Venture, Sr., to stop the Inquisitor, and Sally becomes enamoured with J.J.|
|19||6||"Victor. Echo. November."||Doc Hammer||August 13, 2006||2–15|
|Hank and Dean go on a double date with Triana and her friend Kim, at the same restaurant where Phantom Limb and Dr. Girlfriend are meeting with the Monarch and a girl he met online to discuss the Monarch's re-entry into the Guild of Calamitous Intent. The rivalry between the Monarch and Phantom Limb over Dr. Girlfriend leads Phantom Limb to order his Guild forces to eliminate the Ventures. Brock rushes to the rescue and gets him to call off the attack, while Kim expresses interest in Dr. Girlfriend's offer to become a supervillain. Dr. Venture stays at the compound to watch The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, mistakenly believing it is a pornographic film, and his arm is severed during the attack by the Guild.|
|20||7||"Love-Bheits"||Jackson Publick||August 20, 2006||2–14|
|After a costume party where the group has dressed as characters from Star Wars, the Venture family is captured in Ünderland by Baron Ünderbheit, who mistakes Dean, dressed as Princess Leia in the slave outfit, for Venture's daughter Dawn and plans to marry him. Dr. Venture, Hank, and Brock are freed by the Ünderground, a resistance movement led by Ünderbheit's former council members Catclops and Girl Hitler. They mount a rescue for Dean but are too late to prevent the wedding. However, when Dean's sex is revealed, Ünderbheit is arrested for violating his own law against same-sex marriage and is exiled from Ünderland, which becomes a progressive democracy with Girl Hitler as president.|
|21||8||"Fallen Arches"||Doc Hammer||September 3, 2006||2–22|
|The Guild of Calamitous Intent approves Dr. Orpheus for an arch-nemesis, prompting him to reform his old team, the Order of the Triad, with Blackula hunter Jefferson Twilight and the Alchemist. Jealous over the number of applicants for the position, Dr. Venture baits them into a battle by displaying his newly built "walking eye". The job goes to Torrid, who impresses the team by kidnapping Triana. Meanwhile, the Monarch forces a prostitute through several deathtraps and Henchmen 21 and 24 attempt to strike out on their own using stolen jet packs.|
|22||9||"Guess Who's Coming to State Dinner?"||Teleplay by: Jackson Publick
Story by: Jackson Publick & Ben Edlund
|September 10, 2006||2–21|
|When the Gargantua-1 space station crashes on a group of terrorists, Colonel Bud Manstrong becomes a national hero but is haunted by the death of Lieutenant Anna Baldavich in the crash. The Venture family stays at the White House for a state dinner in Bud's honor, where Hank and Dean are informed by the ghost of Abraham Lincoln that Bud's mind is being controlled by his mother through a microchip as part of a plan to assassinate President Breyer. The boys and Lincoln's ghost must work together to foil the plot, all while Venture has trapped himself, Manstrong, Brock, the President, his secretary Cassie, and his Secret Service agent and Brock's Hauser in an impenetrable and nuclear-powered force field.|
|23||10||"I Know Why the Caged Bird Kills"||Jackson Publick & Doc Hammer||September 24, 2006||2–23|
|While practicing driving, Hank and Dean are kidnapped by Myra Brandish, their father's insane former bodyguard who claims to be their mother. Dr. Venture and Dr. Orpheus are led to their location by an oni who has cursed Venture, only to be captured themselves, and all have to be rescued by Brock and H.E.L.P.eR. Meanwhile, Dr. Henry Killinger reorganizes the Monarch's villainous operation, with 21 and 24 suspicious of the new and more efficient henchmen, and Killinger helps him to reconcile with Dr. Girlfriend, later finding the oni who was meant to reunite Venture and Brandish, whom Venture finally admits he had sex with.|
|24||11||"¡Viva los Muertos!"||Ben Edlund||October 1, 2006||2–24|
|Dr. Venture succeeds in reanimating the corpse of one of the Monarch's slain henchmen, creating "Venturestein", who he hopes to turn into a money-making enterprise. Brock feels guilty about killing the henchman and attends a mystic ritual at Dr. Orpheus' apartment to reconcile his conscience, only to be given a message from a spiritual Hunter Gatherer that he is on Earth for one reason: to kill. Meanwhile, a group of would-be mystery-solvers, consisting of charismatic leader Ted, apparently kidnapped Patty, staunch feminist Val, jittery hippie Sonny, and dog Groovy (who tells Sonny to murder), investigate the Venture Compound. They discover Orpheus, Venturestein, and the boys, who Sonny realizes he and Groovy killed years earlier. This all leads Hank and Dean to discover their many clones. Dr. Venture convinces the boys that the clones are to be a Christmas present for them, while Brock takes Venturestein out to apologize for killing him.|
|25||12||"Showdown at Cremation Creek (Part I)"||Jackson Publick & Doc Hammer||October 8, 2006||2–25|
|Dr. Girlfriend agrees to marry the Monarch if he will stop arching Dr. Venture. However, following his bachelor party, his drunken henchmen manage to capture the Venture family. To avoid angering Dr. Girlfriend, he makes Dr. Venture his best man and invites the rest of the family to the wedding aboard his Flying Cocoon base. David Bowie attends to give away the bride, with Iggy Pop and Klaus Nomi in tow. However, Phantom Limb defies the orders of the Guild and launches an attack on the wedding, demanding the return of Dr. Girlfriend.|
|26||13||"Showdown at Cremation Creek (Part II)"||Jackson Publick & Doc Hammer||October 15, 2006||2–26|
|Phantom Limb captures Dr. Girlfriend and reveals that his true goal is to eliminate David Bowie, revealed to be a shapeshifter and the Sovereign of the Guild of Calamitious Intent, and take what he sees as his rightful place as the Sovereign. Brock leads the Monarch's henchmen in battle against Phantom Limb's forces, discovering that their butterfly wings actually allow them to fly, while Dean hallucinates a fantasy adventure that results in him shutting down the Cocoon's engines. The battle ends when the Monarch's escape Cocoon crashes into Phantom Limb's ship. Phantom Limb is maimed but escapes, while Bowie blesses the Monarch and Dr. Girlfriend's marriage. On their honeymoon, Dr. Girlfriend reveals to the Monarch a secret she has kept from him.|
Season 3: 2008
|Total||#||Title||Written by||Original air date||Production
|27||1||"Shadowman 9: In the Cradle of Destiny"||Jackson Publick & Doc Hammer||June 1, 2008||3–32|
|The Monarch and Dr. Girlfriend are interrogated by the Guild of Calamitous Intent, revealing how they met: Dr. Girlfriend was recruited into the Guild by Phantom Limb during her college years, starting out as Lady Au Pair and eventually becoming Phantom Limb's "number 2" as Queen Etherea. The Monarch was a henchman for Phantom Limb at the time known as Shadowman 9, moonlighting as a supervillain to attack Dr. Venture. He wooed Dr. Girlfriend and struck out on his own, earning the ire of Phantom Limb, although he lied about his identity and claimed to be "The Mighty Manotaur". Back in the present, the two are united as an official villainous Duo by the Guild of Calamitous Intent, while Tim-Tom and Kevin, Dr. Girlfriend's previous henchmen as Lady Au Pair, alongside Brock repair the Cocoon, all while attacking Henchmen 21 and 24. The married couple move into Phantom Limb's former estate while Phantom Limb, revealed to be alive, murders the real Manotaur.|
|28||2||"The Doctor Is Sin"||Jackson Publick||June 8, 2008||3–28|
|After a failed sales pitch to General Manhowers, and while having to deal with new supevillains vying to be Dr. Venture's new archenemy, Venture Industries is on the verge of bankruptcy. All hope seems lost until Dr. Henry Killinger arrives to restore the business to its former glory, hiring a series of workers for Dr. Venture known as the Venchmen, performing a hostile takeover of Conjectural Industries, dealing with Dr. Venture's debtors, and evicting Dr. Orpheus for plans to reopen the arachnid studies wing. Orpheus, suspecting something strange, attempts to read Killinger's mind but he is knocked out from the strain. Dr. Killinger then works to restore Rusty's soul, helping resolve any insecurities he had formed during a morning encounter with his father's nudity in childhood, as well as his hatred of his brother. At the Alchemist's, Orpheus laments being homeless when Brock arrives, now bored since Dr. Killinger dealt with any supervillain attacks, and being charged back rent, even though he has been given financial advice. Killinger has also been tutoring Dean in academics and Hank in keeping the Venchmen in line. The group decides to get rid of Killinger by force, while elsewhere Killinger presents Dr. Venture with a new outfit and reveals he has been setting the Doctor up to become his twin brother's archnemesis. By the time Orpheus, the Alchemist, and Brock come to "save" Venture, he has already ended his contract with Killinger and not become a supervillain, sending the Venchmen and Killinger away. However, Dr. Venture questions Brock if he is a bad man, and later goes through some mail to find a package from the Monarch containing a venomous snake that died years ago, hammering in the realization that he is really unorganized.|
|29||3||"Home Is Where the Hate Is"||Jackson Publick & Doc Hammer||June 22, 2008||3–37|
|The Monarch and Dr. Girlfriend move into Phantom Limb's former home in Malice, a gated community for supervillains. Sergeant Hatred is assigned by the Guild of Calmitous Intent to be Dr. Venture's new archenemy and invites him to a party, along with the Monarch and Dr. Girlfriend and the rest of Malice. He corners the Monarch and reveals that he knows his men have been stealing weapons from him for years and that as revenge he will use his arching of Dr. Venture, whom the Monarch truly hates, to treat the man with unending kindness. However, the Monarch reveals he has stolen a bomb from him and planted it on Venture, knowing it will kill anyone nearby, but are trapped when Venture enters a hot tub with them while the bomb's timer slowly reaches zero, only for the bomb to be a dud. Meanwhile, Hank, Dean, and Henchmen 21, and 24 are stalked by Dr. Girlfriend's Murderous Moppets.|
|30||4||"The Invisible Hand of Fate"||Jackson Publick||June 15, 2008||3–27|
|A head injury causes Billy Quizboy to recover several lost memories, prompting White to knock him out and call in for help. In his past, Pete White made him cheat on a quiz show, ruining their reputations, and the two were rebuffed upon trying to get jobs working for Billy's hero and White's college friend, Dr. Venture, who at the time was dealing with the removal of Myra Brandish as his bodyguard. To make money, White puts Billy in a series of underground quiz shows, until one ends up being a dogfight, resulting in the loss of Billy's hand and eye. He is taken in by the Office of Secret Intelligence and given robotic replacements, and is enrolled at State University under Dr. Hamilton G. Fantomos, who teaches a class full of "freaks" like Billy. After Billy's roommate commits suicide, and he is given an automatic A, Brock and Gathers reveal that it is all a ruse to get Billy to spy on Fantomos, who they suspect is using his course as a recruiting front for the Guild of Calamitous Intent which they cannot prove the existence of. After Billy's refuses to help them, he finds Dr. Fantomos finishing his research: restoring his withered limbs to actual proportions to live up to his family's past as adventurers. However, as Billy's homework was done by O.S.I., and he cannot use the machinery, the experiment goes awry, resulting in the loss of Billy's cybernetic eye and the creation of Phantom Limb. The Guild investigations are shut down by O.S.I. Sergeant Haine (the future Sergeant Hatred), Brock is demoted to taking over Operation Rusty's Blanket (bodyguard for the Ventures), and Billy is handed over to White.|
|31||5||"The Buddy System"||Doc Hammer||June 29, 2008||3–30|
|Dr. Venture runs a summer day camp for young boys, with assistance from Brock, Billy Quizboy, the Order of the Triad, the pirate captain, Action Johnny, and Johnny's former nemesis Dr. Z. The Monarch sends the Moppets in undercover to spy on Dr. Venture. Hank befriends Dermott Fictel, a rude, obnoxious, and lying teenager, who rubs Brock the wrong way. Things go awry when Dr. Venture takes the children to his father's "E-den", a biosphere that turns out to house an angry gorilla. Dean, who has been trying his best to ignore Dermott all day, becomes infuriated when Dermott insults Triana, and beats him up. Dr. Girlfriend debuts her new persona as Dr. Mrs. The Monarch. Later, Dermott is asked by his mother if he liked what happened that day, and Dermott asks her if Brock is really his biological father.|
|32||6||"Dr. Quymn, Medicine Woman"||Jackson Publick||July 6, 2008||3–31|
|While in the Amazon Rainforest, the Venture family encounters Dr. Tara Quymn, a childhood friend of Dr. Venture's who is now a famous scientist and adventurer researching cancer cures. Hank becomes infatuated with her mystery-solving teenage twin daughters Nancy and Drew, who are more interested in Dean, while their bodyguard Virginia makes awkward passes at Brock. The two doctors develop romantic feelings toward each other while Dean investigates "were-odiles" that may be stalking them all.|
|33||7||"What Goes Down Must Come Up"||Jackson Publick||July 13, 2008||3–33|
|Dr. Venture and Brock stumble upon a labyrinthine sublevel of the Venture Compound where Brock encounters the shrunken original Team Venture member Dr. Entmann. Rusty finds a group of subterranean dwellers, all of whom have been trapped in the facility for thirty years and have come to see his father and himself as gods, while somehow also watching VH1 Classic. Hank, Dean, Pete White, and the Order of the Triad attempt to locate and assist them, while the facility's master computer M.U.T.H.E.R. threatens to launch a nuclear missile if it does not speak to Jonas Venture, Sr., as she was shut down after she attempted to stop Jonas Sr.'s, project to start an underground colony of children, but keeping them sedated with drugs.|
|34||8||"Tears of a Sea Cow"||Doc Hammer||July 20, 2008||3–34|
|Prohibited from antagonizing Dr. Venture, the Monarch has been murdering his replacement archenemies and is losing interest in supervillany. He and Henchmen 21 and 24 decide to relive old times by conducting an unauthorized raid on the Venture Compound. They are discovered by Hank, Dean, and Dermott and have to trick and bribe their way out of being reported. After everything settles, Dr. Mrs. the Monarch reveals she has pulled some strings and arranged for the Monarch's new archenemy to be a Dr. Venture, which leaves them with Rusty's twin Jonas, Jr..|
|35||9||"Now Museum--Now You Don't!"||Jackson Publick||July 27, 2008||3–35|
|Jonas, Jr., ("J.J.") has turned Spider-Skull Island—a former supervillain headquarters captured by the original Team Venture in 1969—into a museum honoring his father's exploits. Among the attendees at the opening ceremony are the Venture family, the surviving members of Team Venture, and even the supervillains who formerly lived there. Awkwardness and tensions result, and Prof. Impossible makes vain attempts to win back Sally, who has left him for J.J. The Captain and his crew mutiny against J.J. and cause a melee that accidentally activates an old self-destruct device, threatening the entire event.|
|36||10||"The Lepidopterists"||Doc Hammer||August 3, 2008||3–36|
|J.J. seeks advice from Brock and two O.S.I. agents, Mr. Doe and Mr. Cardholder, on how to deal with his new nemesis the Monarch. They authorize him to eliminate the villain using a death ray, since the Monarch has killed his last five archenemies. The Monarch sends Henchmen 21, 24, and 1 to infiltrate Spider-Skull Island and perform something called a "Dark S-7 maneuver." Henchmen 21 and 24 realize their situational immortality, but Henchman 1, eventually revealing his name to be Scott, tries to keep things to the book and is beaten and seemingly killed by Brock. But their mission is a success. J.J. is fooled into thinking that he has eliminated his enemy, and his use of lethal force opens a loophole in the Guild of Calamitous Intent's rules that allows the Monarch to go after his family and resume arching Dr. Thaddeus Venture.|
|37||11||"ORB"||Doc Hammer||August 10, 2008||3–29|
|After Billy Quizboy reveals he has decoded a series of messages in the Rusty Venture DVDs, the gang uncovers a box that they believe will send them to find a treasure left behind by Rusty's father, and they go on a globe-trotting quest to find the item, with the help of White, Orpheus, and the Alchemist. Brock reveals it has been his mission to keep an eye on the box, and upon listening to a wax cylinder kept inside the box, he discovers the truth about the Venture family, the Guild of Calamitous Intent, and his nineteen-year-old mission: all to keep Rusty away from a mystical artifact known as the Orb.|
|38||12||"The Family That Slays Together, Stays Together (Part I)"||Jackson Publick & Doc Hammer||August 17, 2008||3–38|
|After being terminated by the O.S.I. following the adventure with the Orb, Brock discovers from Gathers, working at a local strip club, that he is being hunted down by the O.S.I.'s three greatest assassins. After killing one, Brock orders the family to go to Spider Skull Island, revealing that he never loved them and it was only his job to protect them. However, Hank's interference causes the group to be brought back together, and the X-1 to be destroyed. Brock contacts old O.S.I. coworkers Shore Leave and Mile High, expelled from O.S.I. under don't ask, don't tell, and now Born Again Christians with the names Holy Diver and Sky Pilot. When another assassin attacks, Brock is forced to move once more. They are not even safe in a hotel, when the last assassin tracks them down, but is also killed by Brock, who calls in for assistance from another former O.S.I. contact, but the family is soon arrested by the LAPD. Back at the Venture compound, the Monarch finds it deserted, save for Sergeant Hatred who has come for Venture to kill him after he discovers his wife Princess Tinyfeet has left him.|
|39||13||"The Family That Slays Together, Stays Together (Part II)"||Jackson Publick & Doc Hammer||August 24, 2008||3–39|
|O.S.I.'s General Treister is horrified to learn from Mr. Doe and Mr. Cardholder that their three best assassins have been killed by Brock, and decides to take matters into his own hands. The Venture family is saved by The Cleaner, who Brock discovers has been sent to them by Molotov Cocktease in her attempts to save them. With H.E.L.P.eR in their possession, the Monarch tracks down the Ventures and demands their surrender, while Brock is also contacted by Treister. Brock decides to speak to both at the same time to meet him at the Venture compound at dawn. Dr. Mrs. the Monarch believes it all to be a trap, but the Monarch reveals he has planted a bomb on H.E.L.P.eR. At dawn, the forces of the Monarch and O.S.I. face off, both believing the other to be under Brock's employ. Sergeant Hatred and Dr. Venture have an argument as to who has done worse things, until Hank says that they should use his "Christmas presents" (the clone slugs) to stop the fight. With the clone slugs led by Hatred, and all easily killed by the Monarch in his new Death's Head Panoply suit, Brock stops the fight and learns that Treister was only responding to his distress call. Brock decides that he has had enough and quits O.S.I. and his mission guarding the Ventures, just as H.E.L.P.eR's bomb goes off, taking Henchman 24's life in the process. After the credits, Molotov Cocktease is pleased that the world's top three assassins have been killed and now her Black Hearts Assassins are the best in the world. She calls for a toast to Brock Samson, and is joined by Hunter Gathers who is one of her fellow Black Hearts.|
Season 4: 2009–2010
|Total||#||Title||Written by||Original air date||Production
|40||1||"Blood of the Father, Heart of Steel"||Doc Hammer & Jackson Publick||October 18, 2009||4–46|
|In the aftermath of the O.S.I./Monarch battle, Brock finds himself aboard one of the O.S.I.'s medical units, particularly their brainwashing unit, and with H.E.L.P.eR's head lodged in his chest. The doctors try to say there are simply no other medical units available, but he escapes with H.E.L.P.eR. Sergeant Hatred is administered a chemical before being re-recruited into O.S.I. once more and hired as the Ventures' new bodyguard. Brock makes his way to Macaronesia to see the doctor who operated on Gathers to remove H.E.L.P.eR from his chest. With the operation successful, he sends H.E.L.P.eR back to the Venture compound before going to see Steve Rogers and Sasquatch to recuperate after surgery before staging an attack on the Black Heart Assassins. While attempting to infiltrate the compound, he comes across a SPHINX agent, even though the O.S.I. defeated SPHINX in the 80s, while interrupting a meeting between Molotov and Gathers, disrupting a SPHINX operation. When he comes to, Brock begins to realize what happened with all the events leading up to the battle and discovers that Hunter Gathers is no longer a woman and has reformed SPHINX. In a parallel storyline, Henchman 21, having formed a LARP group, commissions Dr. Venture to clone 24 back to life, despite the fact he would not be the same, and offers his copy of Marvel Comics #1 as collateral, valued at $500,000, with the value's drop indicative of the timeframe of the otherwise disjointed plotlines. At the same time, Venture is hired by a group of "fake" Nazis to clone Hitler from a bulldog containing the man's spirit. In the end, Hank, now with longer hair and wearing Brock's old jacket, and Sergeant Hatred hold up sniping positions to save Dr. Venture, who has refused to clone Hitler. Orpheus, with H.E.L.P.eR in his new walking eye body tells Dean to kill Hitler with a magic dagger, but Dean refuses, and Hitler escapes. While Orpheus kills the Nazis, Hitler finds his way to Hank when Brock appears, with the same magic dagger, and kills Hitler, while telling Hank that no one can know he is back.|
|41||2||"Handsome Ransom"||Jackson Publick||October 25, 2009||4–40|
|The Monarch attempts to hold Hank and Dean for ransom, but his plan is foiled by the arrival of Monarch's old enemy Captain Sunshine, who takes Hank away before the Monarch's plans can come to fruition. Hank, who is upset at his father and claims he has no father, is recruited by Captain Sunshine to be his new Wonder Boy. Sunshine's butler seems to believe something is up and walks Hank through the motions of being the new Wonder Boy, who seems it odd that Captain Sunshine does not fight crime at night or with his former team. However, he does work as a local news anchor with all of his former teammates. The Monarch still tries to collect the ransom, but Venture easily sees through his attempts to trade off one of his henchmen as Hank, with Dean being the only one still in custody. Venture hatches a plan to get the boys back, by shrinking down Hatred and hiding him in a bag of money Pete White and Billy Quizboy won from a recent lawsuit, but the Monarch manages to take the money anyway. Dr. Mrs. the Monarch warns him that as they do not have Hank, the Monarch will have to return the money according to Guild bylaws, but reveals she has managed to isolate the unique radiation Captain Sunshine gives off and has devised a way to track him down and defeat him. They track Sunshine down to his mansion, just as Venture, Pete White, and Billy do the same, both seeking out Hank, who somehow easily manages to thwart the Monarch's plans. Captain Sunshine rushes home from his news anchor gig to find the Monarch, who he believes to be immune to his powers in Wonder Boy's costume. The Monarch uses the device his wife made to kill Sunshine, but it actually re-energizes him, and he defeats the Monarch. Just as he is about to attack Rusty, Pete, and Billy, Hank stops him and says he cannot be the Wonder Boy he wants him to be, and returns home with his father, but not before asking for a word in with Batman, at which Captain Sunshine kicks him out.|
|42||3||"Perchance to Dean"||Jackson Publick||November 1, 2009||4–42|
|Dean discovers his hair is falling out. Rusty indoctrinates Dean into his career as a super scientist, using inspiration from various progressive rock albums. A deformed and supposedly aborted Dean clone, D-19, lives in the compound's attic; Hank discovers a "Dean shrine" created by the clone. D-19 hallucinates that Rusty wants him to become the new Dean by making a skinsuit out of the many dead Dean clones. A UPS man delivering a large supply of plastic explosives to Sergeant Hatred (who plans to use it to create explosive decoys of Dr. Venture) believes that something sinister is happening in the compound when he discovers an open grave containing Dean clones. Hank is grounded, but gets a visit from Dermott, and the two raise hell in the compound. Hank hits one of the dead Dean clones with his car; believing he has killed his brother, he runs away from home. This also damages the corpse that D-19 was using to complete his Dean skinsuit, so he stalks the "real" Dean to obtain a replacement. Dean believes that D-19 is the result of a failed experiment in which he added his hair to Shrinky Dinks, and he flees the deformed clone. The police arrive to shut down the compound at the insistence of the UPS man. D-19 corners Dean, but hallucinates that Dr. Venture has accepted him as "the real Dean". D-19 hugs one of the many explosive Dr. Venture decoys and is destroyed. The real Dr. Venture is later arrested, and blames Hank for the debacle.|
|43||4||"Return to Malice"||Doc Hammer||November 8, 2009||4–43|
|After 24's death, 21 has become the most fearsome and adept of the Monarch's henchmen, having undergone a long series of training to become a better fighter. Dr. Mrs. the Monarch warns the Monarch that 21 may be acting oddly, but the Monarch is pleased with how all of his henchmen are acting under 21's leadership, even the one who is now serving them a fancy dinner. However, 21 decides to kidnap Hank and Dean, ultimately being successful after the two have become tired of Sergeant Hatred's various kidnapping drills. Just as the Monarch and Dr. Mrs. the Monarch prepare to sleep, the Monarch suddenly has a violent reaction to what they had for dinner, and his face swells up. Dr. Mrs. the Monarch also gets a call from Sergeant Hatred who believes that 21 has kidnapped the boys while Dr. Mrs. the Monarch plans on dealing with the problem herself. Venture and Hatred infiltrate Malice to attempt a rescue on their own, while 21 tries to interrogate the boys, who reveal they know nothing of what happened to 24 and are simply annoyed by the predicament. 21 lets them go, and they catch a cab home with help from the Monarch. On their way to save the boys, Hatred and Venture pass by Hatred's old home only to find Princess Tinyfeet engaging in S&M play with Private Schwa, among Hatred's other former henchmen. With Hatred overcome with grief, Venture finds Dr. Mrs. the Monarch, and the two reminisce over the various inhabitants of Malice, until she asks if he ever tried calling the boys, much to his chagrin. Hank reveals the two made their way home safely, and he leaves to find Hatred. The Monarch, having been kicked out of his Cocoon's bar for his anaphalactic face, finds 21 lamenting 24's death, before reprimanding him for kidnapping the Venture boys. Back in his room, a hand crosses out the Venture Bros.' name off the list of those responsible for 24's death, when 21 returns to find 24's skull has moved on its own accord.|
|44||5||"The Revenge Society"||Doc Hammer||November 15, 2009||4–41|
|The Guild of Calamitous Intent comes under attack by an insane Phantom Limb, who now goes by the name "Revenge", kidnapping Red Mantle of the Guild's Council of 13 in the process. With a kidnapped Billy Quizboy's help, Dragoon's head is surgically attached to Red Mantle to save the two's lives, with the men alluding they are Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper. Phantom Limb has formed the Revenge Society, a rival villainous group consisting of himself, a coffee mug he has named Wisdom who is the team's fix-it-man, a toaster he has named Chuck and believes is a master of the nunchaku and trap dismantling, and Lady Nightshade, a black Ferragamo shoe once belonging to Dr. Mrs. the Monarch. Phantom Limb plans to steal the Orb from the Ventures, when Billy reveals he knows where it is kept. Watch and Ward of the Guild inform David Bowie, who they know is the Sovereign, of the two Councilmen's kidnapping, and Bowie heads to the Venture Compound to stop Phantom Limb from finishing his plan. The Councilmen take Billy onto the compound to find the Orb, leaving Billy behind once they find it. Elsewhere, Hank is taking Hatred on a fruitless chase beneath the Compound on hoverbikes, while David Bowie finds Dr. Venture and Dean. In the final confrontation, Phantom Limb demands control of the Guild, claiming his grandfather Fantômas as its leader, when Bowie says the man was a usurper and the true heir to the Guild is actually Dean Venture, as the Ventures' ancestor was its founder, who officially gives it to Bowie. Phantom Limb prepares to use the Orb, but discovers it is not working. In a flashback, alluded to in "ORB", Lloyd Venture prepares to use the Orb when his bodyguard Sandow is thought to have killed Venture, when he destroyed the Orb, preventing it from ever falling into the wrong hands. Phantom Limb is captured and Dragoon and Red Mantle take the broken Orb for themselves.|
|45||6||"Self-Medication"||Jackson Publick||November 22, 2009||4–45|
|In the middle of an attack by the Monarch, Dr. Venture's reminder alarm goes off, and he calls off the attack using Guild bylaws to allow him to attend his therapy group. The group, consisting of fellow former Boy Adventurers Action Johnny, former detectives suspected of killing their father Lance & Dale Hale, abandoned robotic creation Ro-Boy, and the former Wonder Boy, are trying to overcome their abusive pasts. However, their therapist is suddenly killed by a snake attracted to the man by snake pheromones in his coffee. Johnny believes someone to be behind the therapist's death, and leads the group to a bar frequented by former henchmen, resulting in a fight. Johnny then leads the group to Dr. Z's house, where he has now settled down with his wife (formerly his beard) who reveals that the group must let go of their past if they ever want to move on. Dr. Venture takes this to heart and realizes that he actually has a family to care about, unlike all of the other failed boy adventurers and leaves. Elsewhere, Hatred takes the boys out to see a movie, but the theater is crammed with children, which starts to cause his pedophilic urges to manifest. As he is without anymore Nomolestol, the chemical that keeps his urges in line, the boys hatch a plan to retrieve him, all with the Monarch's henchmen's help. Later, 21 notifies the Monarch that he implanted the snake and pheromones at the therapy group, which now allows him to arch Venture more often without the need of the therapy breaks.|
|46||7||"The Better Man"||Doc Hammer||December 6, 2009||4–44|
|The Order of the Triad does battle with Torrid who opens up a portal to the Second World, before being consumed by an elder god. The Order is unable to defeat the beast, until the Outrider appears and saves them. Dr. Orpheus is determined to figure out how the Outrider, the man who stole his wife, is able to pass into the Second World, while Jefferson complains that he is the only one of their group who has no magical ability. When the Outrider is attacked by Torrid once more, Orpheus finds that he must have taken a shortcut into the Second World and calls on Billy to help them find out why. Billy discovers a magical artifact in the Outrider's skull, and removes it, trapping Orpheus, the Alchemist, and Billy in the Second World with the Outrider. However, Jefferson has apparently developed the ability to be between worlds, and helps the men return to the physical world. During this time, Triana enters her closet and finds the chamber holding the Master who informs her of Dean's true nature and implores her to move in with her mother and the Outrider to become a proper sorceress. At the end, Triana leaves the compound, in a way not to break Dean's heart, and Orpheus realizes why his wife left him in the first place.|
|47||8||"Pinstripes & Poltergeists"||Doc Hammer||December 13, 2009||4–47|
|The Monarch decides to team up with Monstroso, a Guild member and ruthless lawyer in his newest plan to defeat Dr. Venture. It is an attempt to force Venture to give up his compound as it was built with the sole purpose of good-doing, and if a certain percentage of the land is not in that use, then Monstroso gets the land. However, 21, with 24's apparent ghost guiding him, begins to suspect something is up and finds that Monstroso has double-crossed the Monarch, and will gain all of his assets as well. While Venture plans on leasing some land to Pete White and Billy Quizboy, they find that one of the buildings on the Compound is occupied by SPHINX who, throughout the episode, have been hiding Monstroso's actions from Brock in an attempt to keep him away from the Ventures. 21 decides to take things into his own hands, infiltrating the Venture Compound to stop Monstroso, but comes across Brock, instead. They fight, and 21 is actually a match for Brock, even though Brock ultimately wins. They decide to instead team up and attack Monstroso together to stop his plans to take both the Venture Compound and the Monarch's assets.|
|48||9||"The Diving Bell Vs. The Butter-Glider"||Jackson Publick||September 12, 2010||4–50|
|King Gorilla moves in with the Monarch and Dr. Mrs. the Monarch when his lung cancer becomes terminal. When Dr. Venture is suddenly paralyzed, and with the Ventures' submarine missing, they go to SPHINX to use their submarine to go on a Fantastic Voyage style trip into Rusty's body to find the source of the problem, forcing SPHINX to join in because the boys' long-term memories are being affected by the constant brainwashing every time they find SPHINX headquarters again. Inside Venture, Brock, Shore Leave, Hank, and Dean discover a clot formed by the X-3, Venture's submarine, with the corpses of the seventh Hank and Dean at its helm. Brock and the boys take the X-3, while Shore Leave heads back out. Elsewhere, the Monarch has become overly attached to his "Butter-Glider", a new butterfly-themed personal flying device, leading 21 to go on an unofficial attack on the Venture compound, with only Hatred to stop them. With Hatred subdued, the Monarch joins them and lords over the still unconscious Venture, who, thanks to the X-3 within him, attacks the Monarch. The Monarch takes Venture outside when White uses the shrink ray on them, making Venture a giant and trapping the Monarch beneath him. The Butter-Glider meets its own end when Shore Leave exits Venture's body in the submarine, crushing the device. Afterward, with Venture back at his normal size, Brock, Hank, and Dean are still trapped in Dr. Venture's body.|
|49||10||"Pomp and Circuitry"||Jackson Publick||September 19, 2010||4–48|
|One morning, Hank and Dean are surprised to find out that they have officially graduated from their learning beds, but Hank's diploma is not dispensed. Dr. Venture takes Dean to State University to see the campus, believing he has an in with the administration due to his father's influence, but he learns that the only reason he was spoken with is because the dean thought Venture was his brother Jonas, Jr. Elsewhere, Phantom Limb escapes from the Guild's dungeons to seek out Richard Impossible, who is depressed after Sally has left him. He tasks Richard to take him to State University so he may retrieve his old limb-restoring machinery to restore his missing arm and leg. Back at the compound, Hank attempts to join SPHINX while Brock is away on a mission with his new inept rookie partner. The group does their best to deter his entry, but he seems to bypass every attempt to force him to quit, even using an aluminum foil hat to avoid being brainwashed. In the end, Brock manages to tell Hank SPHINX only admits high school graduates, when the learning bed finally spits out his diploma which had been caught in a paper jam. Enthusiastic that he can join SPHINX, Brock kills the boy's dreams again by saying he has to be 18.|
|50||11||"Any Which Way But Zeus"||Doc Hammer||September 26, 2010||4–51|
|The world's super-scientists and super-villains sidekicks have all been kidnapped by a strange force calling himself Zeus. Zeus, with the help of his subordinate Zero, begins a series of battles between the kidnapped men, which include 21, Pete White, Billy, and Captain Sunshine's butler Desmond. However, 21 begins to suspect something is up. The remaining members of O.S.I., SPHINX, the Guild of Calamitous Intent, the newly formed Revenge Society, and other independent villains convene in a secret think tank to solve the mystery of Zeus, who they soon believe is some super-powered being with light-based powers. Dragoon reveals that the man has to be Captain Sunshine, his former archenemy, but not the current one but rather Desmond, who served as the previous Captain Sunshine. At the battles, Henchman 21 has also made this revelation that Zeus is not real and that "Zero" is actually Henchman 1, who 21 previously thought was dead. 21 easily defeats Zero and the location of the kidnapped sidekicks is found. Elsewhere, Dr. Venture has been awaiting his own kidnapping by Zeus, but becomes disheartened when nothing comes of it. Hatred, Hank, and Dean decide to "kidnap" him to make him feel better, and during the "interrogation" Hank demands to know why Dean is being coddled, and Venture reveals that he knows Hank can handle himself as a boy adventurer while Dean would easily fall under the pressure.|
|51||12||"Everybody Comes to Hank's"||Doc Hammer||October 3, 2010||4–52|
|With Dean off to New York for a summer internship, Hank is forced by his father to get a job, so he opens his own business by taking things around the house and selling them back at inflated prices. Dermott, working for Hank, realizes that his sister has not picked him up yet, but Hank feels that there is a mystery afoot and goes to his private eye corner, bothering Dermott who finds his own ride home. The Alchemist is intrigued by Hank's film noir detective persona, particularly after he sweet talks Dermott's sister Nicki, and the Alchemist helps him on his new case, determining if Brock is Dermott's father. Despite their investigations, Brock denies having slept with Dermott's mother, but he eventually comes into possession of a set of keys with a Rusty Venture keychain. Disappointed, Hank tries to speak with Dermott but instead finds Nicki who has become attracted to him, and the two have sex. The Alchemist and Dr. Orpheus perform a psychometry spell on the keychain, and discover the truth: Dermott's mother is actually his sister Nicki, and his father is none other than Dr. Venture. Dr. Venture had slept with Nicki, his then fan club president, believing she was at least 18, but later discovers she is pregnant and only 15 years old. Nicki's mother threatens Venture to never come back, and then calms Nicki down, promising they will raise her child as her own. Orpheus and the Alchemist are horrified by the events that unfolded, and the Alchemist later decides not to tell Hank, who is now glowing after having lost his virginity to Nicki. However, he picks up the keychain which has some latent magical essence and sees everything. For his own good, he has his memories of the past several hours erased, including his lost virginity, but before he undergoes the procedure, he records a message to himself revealing the minimal details of what happened. Dean finally comes back from his internship, without their father, when a man resembling their father but with a full head of hair appears from a portal in their bedroom.|
|52||13||"Bright Lights, Dean City"||Jackson Publick||October 10, 2010||4–53|
|Dean has gotten an internship with Impossible Industries, which has recently downsized now that Impossible has joined Phantom Limb's Revenge Society alongside Baron Ünterbeit. Dean, however, simply wants to become a reporter rather than a scientist, while Dr. Venture comes to New York to attempt to hit it big with a new Broadway show based on his life, cramping Dean's style. Phantom Limb starts to recruit other members into the Revenge Society, noting their need for an elemental, until Impossible shows him Cody being kept in an oxygenated atmosphere to provide energy to the whole building. Phantom Limb also reveals his diabolical plan to put the Monarch, Dr. Mrs. the Monarch, 21, and Dr. Venture to their dooms, suggesting that Tim-Tom and Kevin are actually in his employ. Dr. Venture stays with Dean more, and gains the attention of the Revenge Society who try to take him out, only for their plans to backfire, and for Rusty to be saved by the spider-themed superhero Brown Widow. Dean eventually discovers the villains, and Impossible assures him that he is running a villain rehabilitation service now that he has downsized, and Dean helps coordinate interviews for new candidates, with Fat Chance, a supervillain with a portal in his chest that he can pull things out of, and the duo of Ladyhawk and Lyndon Bee Johnson, separated by a curse that keeps him a bee during the day and her a hawk at night, as new members. That night, Dean finds that his father has blocked off access to the bathroom with his attempt to turn his budding Rust! musical into a roller skate number, while Ünterbeit finds a copy of Rusty's script. Dean feels downtrodden when Brown Widow comes to cheer him up, until he becomes more interested in singing Rusty's musical number. The next day, Dean writes up his resignment letter, having decided he'd rather become a "boy reporter" than a "super-scientist" like his father. Meanwhile Rusty is lured to the Impossitower by Fat Chance, who is posing as an agent interested in his script. The Revenge Society corners Rusty until Dean accidentally frees Cody, causing the power to go out. In the confusion, Fat Chance falls on Rusty, sending him into the strange portal in his stomach. Dean returns home, to see Hank glowing in his realized lost virginity, until both wonder where their father is. The Dr. Venture with the full head of hair suddenly appears in their room, revealing their father had somehow found his way into his dimension and attempted to usurp his place and has come to return him before the other Dr. Venture goes to attend the opening night of his new successful Broadway show.|
|53||14||"Assisted Suicide"||Doc Hammer||October 17, 2010||4–49|
|When Brock discovers Dr. Venture is in his car, attempting to commit suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning, Brock reveals he had converted to electric. However, the group realizes something odd is at play because he is not acting himself. Orpheus realizes someone else is controlling Dr. Venture's body, while elsewhere the Monarch is using a new device to do so, with 21 and Dr. Mrs. the Monarch observing. Dr. Orpheus prepares to astral project into Dr. Venture's mind to free him, but several failed attempts at using the things Venture loves to gain access fail, until he removes both of the sons from the equation. Dr. Orpheus successfully enters Dr. Venture's mind, finding Billy and Pete White as the Freudian personifications of Eros and Thanatos, having to navigate Rusty's mind by means of his Id, Ego, and Super-Ego. However, something else lurks in Rusty's mind: the guilt from all of the dead Hanks and Deans. It is these that overwhelm the Monarch controlling Venture, who awakes from his fugue to berate Hatred and Brock for fighting over parenting the boys when it his duty. At the Cocoon, Dr. Mrs. the Monarch and 21 get drunk while watching over the Monarch's lifeless body, and kiss, as well as pose in an oddly sexual position to prevent Tim-Tom and Kevin from finding the Monarch using a device banned by the Guild.|
|54||15||"The Silent Partners"||Doc Hammer||October 24, 2010||4–54|
|Billy Quizboy has begun work at a hospital under the name Dr. Phil Donahue where he is lauded as a skilled surgeon, but he lacks the credentials he claims he had. In a worry, he enters a patient's room to find the ailing King Gorilla seemingly killed by the mysterious benefactors who had previously given Conjectural Technologies a substantial payment. Billy returns home worried and saying they need to return the money, but Pete White reassures him until these mysterious benefactors come and kidnap Billy. Pete goes to SPHINX for help, when SPHINX realizes that they were contacted by the Investors, a mysterious group who has killed everyone else they have come in contact with. Brock and Shore Leave track down the Investors' location to the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, and get help from the former pirate Captain in his boat to get them to the location, as J.J. has used parts from the X-2 to build Gargantua 2. Billy finds himself with Monstroso, who has also made a deal with the Investors, and Billy is to become immortal as a result of his own deal. Billy believes he is going to become a vampire, and later that night is seduced by a group of who he believes to be vampires, while Shore Leave locks onto Billy's location and they all discover Monstroso is related to the Investors as well. The following day, Billy is informed that he simply slept with prostitutes, and Monstroso says that his immortality will be becoming a world renowned surgeon for performing a life-saving heart transplant on Monstroso using King Gorilla's heart while also receiving the necessary credentials to work as an actual surgeon. Brock and Shore Leave find Monstroso's boat and the Investors, but their individual attacks just phase right through the men. Brock then tracks down Monstroso to find Billy operating, keeping Brock from killing his patient. Later, Monstroso is in recovery, but has been brought to SPHINX headquarters, where Brock asks if he is ready to be killed yet.|
|55||16||"Operation: P.R.O.M."||Doc Hammer & Jackson Publick||November 21, 2010||4–55|
|Dr. Venture, Brock, Hatred, Pete, Billy, Orpheus, Jefferson, and the Alchemist decide to throw Dean and Hank a prom to celebrate their "graduation". During the events, 21 enters the Venture Compound to bury 24's skull, as he believes the man's ghost needs to be put to rest, but he is subdued by SPHINX's men. 21 discovers Monstroso's body, whose disappearance has disrupted the Guild of Calamitous Intent, and Shore Leave reveals that they have created a series of fake Monstroso bodies to try to negotiate a deal with O.S.I. to remove them from the list of enemy combatants. However, Monstroso's men are attacking the compound, so 21 is conscripted into joining SPHINX on the assault. Brock has taken Hank and Dean to pick up their dates, with Dean picking up Triana. However, Triana has started dating Raven, a pale young man who requires crutches to walk, and Dean becomes Jealous. Hank fails to take the family's mailwoman as his date, as well as the Quymn twins, but they find Dermott and he tags along instead. Hunter Gathers and Mile High go to O.S.I.'s flying headquarters to negotiate, having to successfully wrestle General Treister to do so. After winning, Gathers informs Treister that he believes there are Guild moles in O.S.I., before Treister begins to convulse and Mr. Doe and Mr. Cardholder come in to subdue him. Gathers is knocked out, and when he awakes he finds the office destroyed, and Treister encased in an expanding foam and reveals that he believes he has become a "Hulk" after experimental gamma ray chemotherapy to treat his metastatising testicular cancer. At the prom, Dr. Venture has hired a cadre of prostitutes to serve as other members of the group, and after propositioning one of them with his name, discovers that his name is apparently synonymous with some abhorrent sexual act. As everyone tries to figure out what exactly a "Rusty Venture" encompasses, the Alchemist begins to realize he may know Shore Leave, and Dean becomes growingly jealous of Raven before angering Triana so much she leaves. Brock plans to bed one of the prostitutes in SPHINX's headquarters, but he's tranquilized by Molotov Cocktease, disguised as a SPHINX agent. The Monarch discovers that Tim-Tom and Kevin have been manipulating 21's mind, and the Monarch believes 21 has infiltrated the Venture Compound. He and Dr. Mrs. the Monarch head there to fill out some final paperwork with Dr. Venture, but are halted by Hatred. They have instead brought Princess Tinyfeet with them, and they reveal to him that the only reason she left Hatred was because he would not induldge her S&M fetish. Shore Leave finally reveals to the Alchemist that they had dated, but he had to erase the man's memories after he became too clingy, resulting in his own break up with his boyfriend. After performing their song "Jacket", Dermott and Hank then decide to help Dean win back Triana and leave the prom. Brock chases down Molotov Cocktease as she tries to escape in a limo with the unconscious Monstroso. After a high-speed chase, the limo winds up dangling over the edge of a cliff, with Brock the only one keeping it from falling. Molotov reveals that she is in love with Monstroso, and that her assassins are disguised as the prostitutes back at the prom - who will kill all of Brock's friends if Molotov doesn't call them by midnight. Brock tries to capture Molotov, but she forces him to let go of the limo, seemingly falling to her death with the comatose Monstroso. Brock rushes back to the prom only to find that Molotov was lying about the assassins. However, the women soon mutate into fly creatures due to being affected by Rusty's Spanish fly, leaving Brock to kill them anyway. General Treister continues to talk to Gathers, revealing more about his illness. When alone with Mr. Doe and Mr. Cardholder, the two reveal that they are the Guild moles and imprison Gathers in the brig while they go retrieve Monstroso's body. Treister saves him, and says that even SPHINX has moles, with the Monstroso decoy in the flying SPHINX revealed to hold Mile High and O.S.I. operatives. Treister then re-instates Gathers' position in O.S.I. and puts him in command, revealing he has decided to send himself out into space to find some alien society that will cure him of his cancer. At the Outrider's house, Hank and Dermott have helped Dean set up a series of wooden letters spelling "TRIANA", and Dean, believing he needs to look spooky to get her back, puts on a "ghost" costume. They set the letters on fire to impress her, but Dermott reveals he only had enough gasoline to let the T burn long enough, resulting in Dean looking like a Ku Klux Klan member burning a cross on the Outrider's lawn. The Outrider comes out to attack him, but realizes it is Dean, and tries to tell Dean that he needs to move on if he truly loves Triana, to which Dean replies "Fuck you."|
Season 5: 2013
Adult Swim initially announced that the fifth season would premiere on May 19, 2013. The premiere date was later delayed to June 2. Starting with season five, all seasons are only ten episodes long. No date for season six has been announced yet. An all new hour long special is scheduled for fall 2014.
|Total||No.||Title||Written by||Directed by||Original air date||Production
|56||1||"What Color Is Your Cleansuit?"||Doc Hammer & Jackson Publick||Jackson Publick||June 2, 2013||509/510||1.231|
|In order to fulfill a contract with his brother, Dr. Venture hires Billy Quizboy, Pete White, and several dozen college interns to work on the Palaemon Project, an ionic ray shield for J.J.'s Gargantua-2. Venture must also deal with Dean's new "emo" persona after having been dumped by Triana, which changes when he meets intern Thalia. Later, Venture and friends discover that the ionic radiation emitted by the shield array has been mutating the interns; the scientists have become four-armed telepaths and the builders have become terrifying monsters, with both developing a taste for the flesh of Dr. Venture's unmutated personal servant interns. Gary, now "Sphinx Commander" after the rest of SPHINX has been reincorporated into O.S.I., begins to handle his new responsibilities. Billy must deal with old rival turned Guild-authorized archenemy Augustus St. Cloud, with his albino Asian henchman Pi Wai, who has not yet forgiven Billy for outbidding him on eBay. And elsewhere, the Monarch lives in denial of 21's defection while Dr. Mrs. the Monarch seeks a way to fight Venture's "army of mutant soldiers".|
|57||2||"Venture Libre"||Jackson Publick||Jackson Publick||June 9, 2013||501||1.498|
|General Manhowers has Dr. Venture, who takes Hank and Sgt. Hatred with him, travel to Central America to stop Venturestein, who has gone AWOL after being sent to quell a shoe factory strike. When they arrive, Dr. Venture discovers that Venturestein, who has been following the teachings of Che Guevara, wants to found an "abomi-nation" for all scientific experiments, after discovering many mad scientists like to use the jungle as their base of operations. Hank gets separated from the group and overdoses on caffeine, and after crashing, finds a statue of Camazotz and decides to become "The Bat" to help save his father. Back at the compound, Dean tries to restore H.E.L.P.eR back to his original body, but instead must deal with Congresswoman Marsha Blackwood who wants to get Dr. Venture's vote in the upcoming election at any means necessary.|
|58||3||"SPHINX Rising"||Doc Hammer||Jackson Publick||June 16, 2013||502||N/A|
|After accidentally thwarting an O.S.I. sting operation, Gary posts a request on Guildlist to recruit new members into SPHINX. However, his posting attracts the attention of three of SPHINX's original members: the ninja Windsong, snake and fire expert Diamondbackdraft, and the original SPHINX Commander, who is trying to reunite with his old lover The Countess, whose powersuit is now used by Hank under the codename "Destiny" (who Dr. Venture and Hatred both think is a stripper Hank has fallen in love with), and all three are trying to go out in a blaze of glory knowing that the cyanide chips in their brains will soon activate. Meanwhile, the Monarch and Dr. Mrs. the Monarch infiltrate the Venture compound posing as Beaver Inspectors who are there to prevent an infestation of beavers, while planting explosives, but afterwards the Monarch discovers a photo in one of Venture's scrapbooks of himself as a child playing with Dr. Venture, a meeting he cannot remember. Hatred has a heart to heart with Dean, who he suspects is cutting himself, and Dean alludes that he has discovered the truth about his cloning and that is the cause of his recent change.|
|59||4||"Spanakopita!"||Jackson Publick||Jackson Publick||June 23, 2013||503||N/A|
|Dr. Venture asks Billy Quizboy and Pete White to accompany him and Hatred to the yearly "Spanakopita" festival held on the small Greek island of Spanakos, as Hank has a Shallow Gravy concert and Dean does not wish to attend, but Billy's archenemy, Augustus St. Cloud, shows up to ruin the fun. An over-confident Rusty bets St. Cloud the X-1 that he will win this year's "Spanakopita games". However Augustus cheats and Rusty forces Billy and White to deal with Billy's nemesis. Meanwhile, Hatred suspects there is more to "Spanakopita" than a simple festival and contacts Brock Samson, who tells Hatred there is nothing to worry about. Hatred eventually learns the truth from the local innkeeper Giorgio, who explains they had accidentally kidnapped a young Rusty while stealing from Dr. Venture's boat. They tried to get a ransom for him but the boat was subsequently destroyed in a battle with Venture's nemesis L. Ron, making them unable to contact Dr. Venture. Upon seeing young Rusty crying, they told him it all was part of a festival which they called "Spanakopita". Rusty, unaware of the deception, returned to the island years later as an adult, as his time there was one of the few happy moments of his childhood. The innkeeper also explains during one Spanakopita, Brock had learned the truth as well and kept it a secret from Rusty, which Hatred decides to do as well. Rusty is doomed to lose the final task and the X-1 to St. Cloud, until Pi Wai saves Billy and Pete White from St. Cloud's trap and accidentally loses all of the man's drachma in the process, with Billy winning. St. Cloud says that Rusty will not have another Spanakopita, having bought it from Giorgio, but Giorgio assures Dr. Venture that he will always be welcome and that he simply tricked St. Cloud.|
|60||5||"O.S.I. Love You"||Jackson Publick||Jackson Publick||June 30, 2013||507||1.311|
|Molotov and Monstroso, having survived the events of "Operation P.R.O.M.", are captured by Brock and the O.S.I.. The episode then shifts several days later, as Brock, the Ventures (who were visiting Brock), and members of O.S.I. are interrogated by a trio of government agents over the deaths of Monstroso and Molotov. No one truly has any idea what has happened to Monstroso, as during Brock's interrogation, after he offers to reveal to O.S.I. the identities of high-ranking Guild members, one of whom he reveals as "The Clue Clown", Brock is distracted when the mysterious "Investors" attacks Monstroso, ultimately teleporting him outside O.S.I.'s flying base where he falls to his death. Meanwhile, Molotov escapes restraint and goes on a rampage throughout the base, killing many O.S.I. agents and crippling Hank by stealing his Destiny suit, which his muscles have come to rely on. Brock ultimately defeats Molotov and kills her, but this is revealed to be a ruse told to the government agents. Hunter stops Brock from killing Molotov, revealing that after her arrest he managed to turn Molotov by agreeing to pay her for the service of being a mole. Furthermore, he reveals that he arranged her escape and that the O.S.I. agents she killed were all traitors that Hunter had recently discovered inside the organization. Even furthermore, the three government agents that Brock and the others were retelling the story to are revealed to be the Investors, a fact Hunter and Brock realize far too late.|
|61||6||"Momma's Boys"||Doc Hammer||Jackson Publick||July 7, 2013||508||1.526|
|Hank and Dermott use a prepaid cellphone and talking teddy bear to distract Dr. Venture so they can sneak out at night. Dr. Venture, believing himself a mentor and friend to "Teddy", grows worried when the calls stop. Concerned for "Teddy", Dr. Venture and Sgt. Hatred set out to rescue him. Eventually, they become lost and trapped on the side of a cliff. Hank and Dermott, unwilling to admit their deception to Dr. Venture, decide to find the former voice actor of "Teddy". Former Henchman 21 joins in, informing them that their target is locked up in an asylum for the criminally obsessed. To gain admittance, the trio stage an elaborate bank heist, with H.E.L.P.eR in tow. Meanwhile, it is revealed that Dean has been in contact with Myra Brandish, insane former bodyguard of Dr. Venture and his alleged mother. When Dean visits Myra, she overpowers the guards and escapes, taking Dean with her. As luck would have it, Myra is in the same facility as Hank and 21, who are in the rec room with various inmates, including "Teddy's" voice actor. Once Myra arrives to release her fellow inmates, she reveals her plans to finally give birth to the Venture boys, revealing that she is not in fact the boys' biological mother. Hank and 21 incite the prisoners to rebel, and in the mayhem that follows, Hank, Dean, and 21 escape while "Teddy" rescues Dr. Venture and Sgt. Hatred, who were serendipitously trapped on the cliff just outside of the asylum's property. Meanwhile, Dermott (in regular jail with H.E.L.P.eR, failing to meet the criminally obsessed criteria) summons Dr. Orpheus at H.E.L.P.eR's request, seemingly able to understand the robot now. After thwarting the authorities, Orpheus admits coming to Dermott's rescue because he "sensed a Venture boy was in trouble". Dermott deduces that he is Dr. Venture's illegitimate son and reveals this knowledge to Rusty, Hank, and Dean.|
|62||7||"Bot Seeks Bot"||Jackson Publick||Jackson Publick||July 14, 2013||505||1.343|
|After having his identity revealed by Monstroso, The Clue Clown, a.k.a. Councilman #4, turns up dead. Spying at his funeral, O.S.I. discovers a lead on Councilman #1, a cyborg villain named Vendata, and make plans to use Captain Sunshine's old ally Ghost Robot and one of Vendata's personal ads to spy on the Council of Thirteen. At their next meeting, a new Councilman #4 is inducted, and despite the anonymity Dragoon and Red Mantle know it is Phineas Phage. When the meeting adjourns, despite the Sovereign's claim that all of them are spread across the globe, the Councilmembers all step out of their booths and decide to meet at fellow Councilman Don Hell's nightclub, but several members, including Vendata, decline to attend. Ghost Robot's undercover date with Vendata ultimately leads him to the same club, forcing Brock and Shore Leave to disguise themselves as villains to enter as well. Vendata ditches Ghost Robot at the club, leaving Brock to pick him up. Meanwhile, Rusty and Billy tail Brock, having suspected he went to a costume party, and are captured by the Guild. As they attempt to flee with Ghost Robot, Brock is first forced to attack Vendata and rip off several of his robotic parts, then turn back to try and save Rusty and Billy from a torture game, aided by Shore Leave cutting down the club's disco ball. Rusty is saved, however, when the Monarch and Dr. Mrs. the Monarch show up and invoke Guild law that only he can legally harm Rusty, with Dr. Mrs. the Monarch proving her greater knowledge of Guild law. The club empties out, leaving the Monarch and Rusty alone together, but before the Monarch can do anything the disco ball falls and seemingly kills Dr. Venture. For her service to the Guild, the Sovereign offers Dr. Mrs. the Monarch the chance to replace Vendata as Councilman #1, but she asks for more time to consider. Meanwhile, the members of the Revenge Society are watching the proceedings via a secret spy feed with Dr. Henry Killinger.|
|63||8||"The Devil's Grip"||Jackson Publick||Doc Hammer||July 21, 2013||506||N/A|
|With Dr. Venture assumed dead, Hatred sends the boys to their godparents, but drugs them first. Dean wakes in Tangier to live with Colonel Gentleman and Hank finds himself in Boca Raton with the Action Man, who needs Hank's help to bury Dr. Entmann, who he accidentally killed in his own rocking chair. Colonel Gentleman tries to teach Dean Moroccan customs until an old enemy tries to start problems. Meanwhile, back on the Venture Compound, Hatred seeks out Gary to help him infiltrate the Monarch's base to save Dr. Venture who is revealed to be alive and well. While the Monarch thinks of ways to torture Venture, Dr. Mrs. the Monarch tries to tend to his injuries and tells him to overact to the Monarch's tortures, because she knows he cannot do anything to harm Venture successfully. In Boca, Hank helps the Action Man seduce fellow retiree Rose by playing on her fear of rock and roll. Meanwhile, Colonel Gentleman asks for Dean to watch all of his episodes of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch to determine the scenes when Salem is a real cat or a puppet, much to Dean's annoyance. In the Cocoon, Gary realizes that all of his possessions have been left as he last saw, but they got him a "Best Henchman" T-shirt at the Guild Calamity Conference. The Monarch begins his tortures, and Dr. Venture realizes they have no effect, but he plays it up anyway. While Dean takes down a dictation from Colonel Gentleman for his autobiography, they are interrupted by his old lover Kiki. In Boca, Hank asks the Action Man to send him back home if he is successful with Rose. In the Cocoon, another Henchman sees Hatred in 21's old costume and confuses him for the man, until 21 knocks him out from behind. When Hatred reacts happily to being saved, Tim Tom overhears on the henchman's communicator and realizes what is happening. The Monarch tries to torture Dr. Venture by drilling into one of the man's teeth, but his bad breath stops him. After fighting with Kiki, Colonel Gentleman asks Dean to write a list of the things he has realized he has done wrong, mostly involving his loss of interest in living in Morocco. In the Cocoon, Kevin corners Hatred and lies to him that 21 is helping the Monarch torture Dr. Venture. Meanwhile, 21 finds Tim Tom in the throne room who lies to him, saying Hatred double-crossed him, but 21 turns the henchmen on Tim Tom, saying the Pupa Twins are responsible for the death of 24. The Monarch frees Dr. Venture, revealing that no one answered his ransom, and that he has given up torturing him. The Monarch complains of the Pupa Twins and how Dr. Mrs. the Monarch will join the Council of Thirteen, while Dr. Venture airs his problems with J.J. and Hatred. He leaves, both men dejected. The Action Man tries his best to convince Rose that he will change for her, when Hank realizes Rose is Billy Quizboy's mother. Rose laments that she has not seen her son in a while, thinking he left home fearing that she would not approve of his relationship with Pete White (believing they are gay partners). As Dr. Venture hitchhikes home, Hatred drives his hovertank to take revenge on Gary. While the Monarch looks at the family photo he found at Venture's, Dr. Mrs. the Monarch realizes that Venture has escaped, and the Monarch reveals he has let him free and reveals that the torture he had planned was emotional, rather than physical. As they are about to make love, 21 walks in and rejoins the ranks. However, Hatred, enraged at the alleged double-cross, fires a missile at the Cocoon, destroying it and the Monarch's house. After the destruction, the Monarch, Dr. Mrs. the Monarch, and 21 move into the Monarch's childhood home. Colonel Gentleman invites the Action Man and Rose to move in with him in the States. Hank talks to Dean to find out what is wrong with him, and Dean admits that he has learned they are clones, but this does not upset Hank and he thinks it is cool, raising Dean's spirits.|
This is technically the first episode of season six. It is an hour long special, the story was written as the big payoff of season five story threads. It sets the stage for season six, which is estimated for a 2015 release.Press Release Blurb: Join the Ventures—and pretty much everyone they’ve ever crossed paths with—as they rocket to the Gargantua-2 space station for an epic, hour-long adventure that will change the Ventureverse as we know it forever!
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Production
|"A Very Venture Christmas"||Jackson Publick||Jackson Publick||December 19, 2004||S1||N/A|
|Dr. Venture throws a Christmas party for many of his friends, but the party goes awry when Dean and Hank find Dr. Orpheus's spell book and accidentally summon the Krampus. Meanwhile, the Monarch has hatched yet another plan to kill Dr. Venture, this time involving a nativity scene booby-trapped with C4 explosive led by his operative Tiny Joseph.|
|"From the Ladle to the Grave:
The Story of Shallow Gravy"
|Jackson Publick & Juno Lee||Jackson Publick & Doc Hammer||August 28, 2011||S2||N/A|
|A Behind the Music-style biography of Hank, Dermot, and H.E.L.P.eR.'s band, including a music video for their song "Jacket". During the many interviews, Dr. Venture realizes that Dermott is his son.|
|"A Very Venture Halloween"||Jackson Publick||Doc Hammer||October 28, 2012||504||1.474|
|Taking place during the events of the first episode of season 5, the Venture compound celebrates Halloween. Later, Hank, Dean, and Dermott investigate "Old Man Potter's Place", an old house on the Venture property, which they believe to be haunted. Dr. Venture, Sgt. Hatred, Pete White, and Billy Quizboy place bets on whether trick-or-treaters will make it through the compound's defense grid. Dr. Orpheus hosts a gathering of fellow magic users, and after he is disheartened by the Outrider and ex-wife Tatyana's display, leaves and the Alchemist leads the group in raising an army of zombies, which happen to be in the potter's field near the house the boys are investigating. While Dean learns from Ben, a colleague of Jonas Venture, Sr.'s, living in the house, that he and Hank are clones, the Master stops the undead army before chastising the Society and a group of children finally make it to the Ventures' front door.|
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