Growing up on Marvel shows the like 90's X-men and Spider-man, and being a huge Marvel comics fan, i was very disappointed to know that Spectacular spider-man was ending after its second season, with a new show replacing it, called Ultimate Spider-man. Nevertheless i was happy that a new Spider-man show will start even though it was a t cost of Marvel's best spidey incarnation.
Few months later we heaad the good news that Ultimate Spider-man cartoon has big comic names attached to it, Paul Dini, Jeph Loeb, Brian Michael Bendis, whom have all created some of the best comics and animation episodes.
Fast forward to April 1st: The debut of Ultimate spider-man. The show is just a slap to the face of Spider-man fans. While the animation is good, the show is horrible, juvenile, and is not spider-man. Many are the flaws of this show, and for the sake of space i will only name a few:
- The writing is horrible, incoherent and juvenille
- The show feels like "spider-man and his amazing friends 2" and while that show kind of worked back in 1981, the 80's are over more than 20 years ago, and there is a reason the next spider-man was more mature.
- The 4th wall breaking jokes are unfunny, unnecessary, distracting, and are not a characteristic of Spider-man.
- spider-man has a motocycle, known as the spider cycle: ...... WTF!!!!
- Peter Parker is almost nonexistent. Where is Parker's money problem, where is responsibility?
- Spider-man acts like a menace and for the first time i agree with J Jonah Jameson on this one.
- 8 episodes in, and the only Spidey villain the webhead faced was venom....TWICE
- Unnecessary changes to character lore: Why the hell is Mary Jane a "Lois Lane" character? Why is spidey accepting to be a SHIELD dog and be part of a teenage team?
- Teen Luke Cage, Teen Nova, Teen Iron fist: Need i say more ?
Ultimate spider-man is by far the most horrible Marvel show that the company has produced, and is a disgrace and a slap to the face of Spider-man fans. While i was hoping that the show might get fixed, i see that impossible. As after only 8 episodes too many mistakes have made it impossible for this show to be fixed, and more episodes will make it even worse.
So in the name of all Spider-man fans, who loved and supported Spider-man and Marvel, we demand a cancellation of this horrible show, and replacing it with a show in line with, the amazing, prematurely killed "Spectacular Spider-man".