The only best Spider-Man shows made for MTV that got ended up by a cliffhanger, they could've make more for Disney instead.
Mystery Science fiction Superhero
United States Canada
July 11 – September 12, 2003
Sony Pictures Television
Neil Patrick Harris Lisa Loeb Ian Ziering Angelle Brooks Keith Carradine
Spider-Man: The New Animated Series (also known as MTV Spider-Man) is an American-Canadian animated television series based on the Marvel comic book superhero character Spider-Man. The show was made using computer generated imagery (CGI) rendered in cel shading. It ran for only one season of 13 episodes, premiering on July 11, 2003, and was broadcast on MTV and YTV. Eight months later after the series finale, episodes aired in reruns on ABC Family as part of the Jetix television programming block.
Why It Rocks
The CGI Web Swinging scenes are fun to watch, and some of the camera angles feel cinematic.
Despite being advertised as a kids show, the writing is more mature than any other Spider-Man show before it, with permanent deaths and even some vulgarlarity in the dialogue.
This even lead it to be aired on MTV in the US.
As a tribute to the Daredevil film released the same year, Kingpin is made black in this series, and his voice actor is the same as in that movie (Which is a good thing since Michael Clark Duncan was a great Kingpin in that movie)
Neil Patrick Harris does a decent job as Spider-Man.
Excellent theme song, and great techno style music throughout the entire show.
It ended on a cliffhanger after one season due to poor ratings with Vulture and Mysterio being planned as new villains in the second season.
The villians are pretty weak, and most of them are poor exampies of other Spider-Man villians (Turbo Jet is Rocket Racer, Talon is Black Cat, Shikata was Elektra who wasn't even a traditional Spider-Man foe, etc) and the only classic villians done right were Electro (but instead of being an electrician, he is now a bullied college student who is friends with Peter Parker) and Lizard.
Fellow Spider-Man villains like Vulture, Mysterio, Venom, Sandman, Doctor Octopus, Scorpion, and Shocker don't appear in the show.
It has unlikeable characters like Doug Reisman (who is like Flash Thompson, Peter Parker's bully) being the worst offender.
Hardly feels connected to the Raimi films it is based on, having a completely different tone and becoming more or less its own thing.￼