At the New York State University, one of Peter Parker's tutors has accidentally given three students all the materials they need to create an atomic bomb. While Peter Parker tries to find ... See full summary »
Robert F. Simon,
A young Bruce Wayne is in his third year of trying to establish himself as Batman, protector of Gotham City. Living in Gotham, a metropolis where shadows run long and deep, beneath elevated... See full summary »
This TV animated series follows the adventures of Mr. Fantastic, The Invisible Woman, The Human Torch and The Thing, otherwise known as Marvel's most famous family, the Fantastic Four. ... See full summary »
Covering a shuttle launch to the planet known as Counter-Earth, Peter Parker discovers the symbiote villians, Venom and Carnage, boarding the craft as it launches. When he is unable to stop them as Spider-Man and contact is lost with the shuttle, he is blamed for the disaster and hunted until he is believed to have been killed in a fire. Peter does survive and is content to lie low until he learns that the crew is alive, but trapped on Counter-Earth. Gaining a new costume and weapons from Reed Richards of the Fantastic Four, he boards a second shuttle to rescue the crew and travels to the planet. Shot down, he finds must get involved in a fight against the tyranny of the planet's ruler, The High Evolutionary and distorted copies of his old enemies on this new world. Written by
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One of Spider-Man's classic villains from the comics, Doctor Octopus appears on Peter and Mary Jane's television during a news segment on Spider-Man. Dr. Octopus' only line of dialogue is a faint grunt when Spider-Man punches him in their brief fight (episode 1.01 "Worlds Apart Part 1"). See more »
I am a Spider-Man purist, but I still liked this series
For anyone who has watched the Ralph Bakshi-produced seasons of the 1967 Spider-Man series, you'd know that Spider-Man had been in some very, very strange situations. In SMU it was similarly strange how he was removed from his NYC street element and dropped into an alternate, animal-run Earth created by the High Evolutionary. While I disagree that Spider-Man would abandon his responsibility to his own world, once he gets to the alternate world, he takes on that responsibility in stride.
The animation of SMU was actually quite excellent, and a major improvement over the habitually herky-jerky animation of the 1994-1998 show. Spider-Man's costume and villain Rogue's Gallery were given an upgrade, but his wit and humor remain intact. The stories/plots were unique and attention-grabbing with tight writing and dialogue.
I think the main problem with this show was that no one recognized or really liked Spider-Man in that 2099-like costume. That and it was pit against the height of Pokemon popularity. But I liked watching each episode when I could, and I would like to see them all in a DVD collection.
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