Monday, March 12

Ultimate Spider-Man The Animated Series Trailer Impressions: From Spectacular to Ultimate...?

Ultimate Spider-Man or Ultimate Spider-Man The Animated Series is a new American television animated series based on Stan Lee and Steve Ditko's Marvel superhero character (icon) Spider-Man. Ultimate Spider-Man is written and produced by Brian Bendis, a primary architect of the Ultimate Marvel Universe who also launched Ultimate Spider-Man back in 2001, alongside Paul Dini, and Man of Action (Steven T. Seagle, Joe Kelly, Joe Casey, and Duncan Rouleau), creators of the animated series Ben 10 and Generator Rex. With such big names working on this latest reiteration of the Spider-Man animated series, will this Ultimate Spider-Man be the first successful animated series under the Marvel and Disney merger?

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Ultimate Spider-Man The Animated Series
Plot / Synopsis

Peter Parker assumed the guise of Spider-Man for almost a year. Still in the process of learning how to become a superhero, Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. offers Peter Parker the chance to train to become a real superhero, "The Ultimate Spider-Man". However, Peter will need to first learn how to work with a team of four fellow teenage superheroes like Nova, White Tiger, Iron Fist, and Power Man.

Watch Ultimate Spider-Man The Animated Series trailer here:

Nick Fury talks to Spider-Man to become the Ultimate Spider-Man

Ultimate Spider-Man The Animated Series Official Trailer Impressions
Ultimate Spider-Man Television Trailer Review

I may not be the biggest fan of the look of this new Spider-Man animated series, but if there is something that I've learned is that to never judge a book by its cover. The same happened to me with Spectacular Spider-Man. For someone who grew up watching the 90's Spider-Man the Animated series, Spectacular Spider-Man's look was a lot "simpler" compared to its predecessor, but with great story, character build-up and progression, not to mention kick-ass fight scenes and gathering of Spider-Man's villains in one point of the show, Spectacular Spider-Man became one of my one of my favorite modern animated series, sadly it got cancelled. The latest animated series which will premiere on Disney XD on April 1, 2012 (April Fools?) has that same strange look but it still deserve some benefit of doubt. It might have the same epic scope in terms of storytelling like what Spectacular had.

Ultimate Spider-Man Animated Series 2012 Ultimate SpiderMan teams up with Nova, White Tiger, Iron Fist, and Power Man

Although I gave it this benefit of doubt, I still can't help but to feel something bad about the series. Maybe it is how this trailer is presented. It is feels too light, so for the kids. Well, I know the adults are not the primary market of such superhero series but kids nowadays aren't that innocent either. They are more intelligent and can understand a more edgier and darker themed animated series. Hopefully the Ultimate Spider-Man has more to offer than its misleading "wholesome" and kid-friendly feel as shown in the trailer. And Disney XD April 1, its like an experiment from Marvel and Disney? Hopefully they won't say in the future when it gets cancelled... "That is exactly why we put it on an April Fools debut, to make a foll out of Spider-Man" or something like that.

Ultimate Spider-Man Animated Series 2012 Disney XD Title by Brian Bendis, Paul Dini, Steven T. Seagle, Joe Kelly, Joe Casey, and Duncan Rouleau

What are your thoughts on this latest Spider-Man animated television series reiteration? Where you a fan of Spectacular Spider-Man, if not what's your favorite Spider-Man animated series? Share your thoughts on the Ultimate Spider-Man trailer in the comments section below: