Ironman courtesy Marvel Entertainment Ironman courtesy Marvel Entertainment

Nicktoons Network is teaming with Marvel Entertainment to bring both Tony Stark and Santa Claws to television in brand-new forums: Iron Man: The Animated Series and Wolverine and the X-Men. Each series will run 26 episodes and premiere in early 2009. My sons can wait... maybe.

The plots? Wolverine kicks off with an event that robs the group of Professor X, leaving the likes of Logan, Beast, Storm, Cyclops and Nightcrawler to fend off a future forecast in which giant robots (Sentinels?) rule the world, all the while battling Magneto and his minions.

Iron Man , meanwhile, finds Tony fatherless and left to depend on technology for survival as he fights corruption and the everyday pressures of teenage ( teenage?) life. - MWM