The Spectacular Spider-Man

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The Spectacular Spider-Man
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Spectacular, Spectacular Spider-Man!
Genre: Superhero fiction
Action/Adventure
Running Time: 22 minutes
Country: United States
Release Date: March 8, 2008
Network(s): The CW (season 1)
Disney XD (season 2)
Created by: Greg Weisman
Victor Cook
Stan Lee
Steve Ditko (created by)
Starring: Josh Keaton
Benjamin Diskin
James Arnold Taylor
Lacey Chabert
Alanna Ubach
Kevin Michael Richardson
Daran Norris
Vanessa Marshall
Steven Blum
Joshua LeBar
Andrew Kishino
Clancy Brown
Alan Rachins
Seasons: 2
Episodes: 26

The Spectacular Spider-Man is an American animated superhero-action television series based on the superhero character published by Marvel Comics and developed for television by Greg Weisman and Victor Cook. 

Why It Rocks

  1. In terms of overall tone and style, the series was based and took inspiration from the Stan Lee/Steve Ditko and Stan Lee/John Romita Sr. runs on The Amazing Spider-Man.
  2. An amazingly catchy theme song conducted by The Tender Box, often considered one of the best opening themes in a Spider-Man cartoon.
  3. The series also incorporates a number of villains from different eras of the Spider-Man universe, almost all of whom are introduced as regular characters in first episodes before they transform into established villains.
  4. The series also sports a very wide supporting cast, portraying every named character who appears in the series, even very minor characters.
  5. In terms of humor, drama, characters, plots, etc., not only the show has a pretty good pace of things, are all balanced right unlike some action packed shows which don't have a heavy balance of all things considered.
  6. The animation, stylized beyond belief, is consistent from one episode to the next with clean and well-drawn movement.
  7. Spidey's jokes are funnier than they ever been in any previous series as well.

Bad Qualities

  1. Sally Avril can be unlikeable as a cliched mean girl.
  2. Embarassing moments like Peter going towards Sally with flowers if she's interested in him.
  3. Liz Allen being a Latina descent than an American is kinda unnecessary.

Trivia

  • Each of the series arcs is named after courses of study: season one's arcs are Biology 101, Economics 101, Chemistry 101 and Psychology 101, and season two's arcs are Engineering 101, Human Development 101, Criminology 101 and Drama 101.
  • Greg Weisman has revealed what Season 3 and on would’ve been like had the series continued.

Comments


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ItMeansNothing

17 months ago
Score -12
I hated this show. Hated, hated, hated, hated, hated this show. Hated it. Hated every simpering stupid vacant horribly-written moment of it. Hated the sensibility that thought anyone would like it. Hated the implied insult to the audience by its belief that anyone would be entertained by it.
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ItMeansNothing

17 months ago
Score -6
Go ahead, downvote my comment, but I hate it.
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ItMeansNothing

17 months ago
Score -4
But seriously, I don't want any arugements here. :(
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Masson Thief

17 months ago
Score 3
Well, there aren't any for now. But your comment looks familiar.
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ItMeansNothing

17 months ago
Score -1

"But your comment looks familiar."

I don't get it.
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ItMeansNothing

17 months ago
Score 0
Oh wait, it's because I took Roger Ebert's quote on North and tweaked it.
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Masson Thief

17 months ago
Score 3
Exactly.
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Spidey McFly

17 months ago
Score 2
Meh, I respect your opinion.
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Spidey McFly

17 months ago
Score 3
Also, you misspelled arguments.
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ItMeansNothing

17 months ago
Score 2
Thanks Spidey! :) At least, you're not like YArE yaRE dAze yOu'RE ButTHURt unlike Inkster.
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TSSM3

12 months ago
Score 0
The comment makes far more sense with its original source than in this context and you've offered no real substance to it by not clarifying why you made that statement. Could you try to explain it beyond a stolen comment by a critic to something that is utterly horrible?
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Trevor807

12 months ago
Score 6
Even though you hate it, please come up with something original next time. Don't just steal from an iconic quote from Roger Ebert, God rest his sweet soul.
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ItMeansNothing

7 months ago
Score -1
Holy christ, 6 downvotes. People really did not like what I had to say.
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Clancy

7 months ago
Score 0
Just downvoted my comment using my alt account lol just for baiting. (this is ItMeansNothing, BTW)
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ItMeansNothing

7 months ago
Score -1
Can I get a 10 on da downvotes, please?
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Blader07

4 months ago
Score 1
@ItMeansNothing why do you hate this show? Just curious
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AttackerAngel85

3 months ago
Score -2
He's probably just mad that they didn't turn Peter into a girl.
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MrChangeUserNameAlot

2 months ago
Score 0
My favourite Spider man show
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Bradyreino

19 days ago
Score 0
And the creator of Gargoyles made this Spidey show???!!!
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Splinter

27 days ago
Score 0

Well, that was an unfair cancellation. And that was a great series.


Also, haven't we compared the Joker and Green Goblin too much now. I swear, hearing Steve Blum as Joker is very similar to Mark Hamill as Darth Joker. I cannot point out similarities between the two now.

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