The Spectacular Spider-Man (2008–2009)

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An animated television show that focuses on a 16-year-old Peter Parker and the origins of Spider-Man.

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 Peter Parker / ... (26 episodes, 2008-2009)
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 Gwen Stacy (25 episodes, 2008-2009)
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 Flash Thompson / ... (21 episodes, 2008-2009)
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 Sally Avril / ... (20 episodes, 2008-2009)
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 Liz Allan / ... (19 episodes, 2008-2009)
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 Mary Jane Watson / ... (18 episodes, 2008-2009)
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 Harry Osborn / ... (17 episodes, 2008-2009)
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 George Stacy / ... (16 episodes, 2008-2009)
Deborah Strang ...
 Aunt May Parker (16 episodes, 2008-2009)
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 Green Goblin / ... (15 episodes, 2008-2009)
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 Norman Osborn (15 episodes, 2008-2009)
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 Kenny 'King' Kong / ... (14 episodes, 2008-2009)
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 Randy Robertson / ... (14 episodes, 2008-2009)
Ben Diskin ...
 Eddie Brock / ... (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
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 J. Jonah Jameson / ... (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
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 Hammerhead / ... (12 episodes, 2008-2009)
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 Dr. Otto Octavius / ... (12 episodes, 2008-2009)
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 L. Thompson Lincoln / ... (12 episodes, 2008-2009)
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Orphaned schoolboy Peter Parker lost even his uncle, leaving him with old, semi-helpless aunt May. Trough a messed-up experiment with spider DNA, he acquires super-powers. But he only uses them when masked in a flashy costume as Spider-man, a mysterious dashing hero who defeats all crooks. As Peter, his life is far humbler, moonlighting as photographer for the Bugle. Written by KGF Vissers

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"The Spectacular Spider-Man" - "Spectacular," indeed!
5 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Perhaps the inspiration for this show's name was after Marvel Comics' second Spider-Man solo series, "Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man." I don't know, I'm not sure. What I am sure of, is that "The Spectacular Spider-Man" is "spectacular" entertainment. The show is a hi-tech reboot of the Marvel Comics character created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, about orphaned schoolboy Peter Parker, who is bitten by a mutated spider that grants him a vast array of spider-like abilities which he then uses to fight crime as the masked superhero Spider-Man.

Spider-Man is my all-time favorite superhero. In my opinion, the character got his greatest screen treatment with "Spider-Man 2" (2004), which is my second favorite movie of all time and is also my favorite superhero movie of all time. (And yes, I am very, very upset that a reboot franchise is in the works.) This show is pretty fantastic and fits well with the times, 2010. The animation, as one person described, is very much like a Japanese cartoon - Anime', in other words - yet still uniquely American in its presentation. I have to say that it helps this show and makes the animation seem more dynamic and fluid for the viewer.

Peter Parker is probably the most instantly recognizable and empathetic of superheroes for the mere fact that he's a teenager, rather than an adult, and has to learn for himself what it means to be a grown-up, and that with "great power, there must also come great responsibility." We always identified with Parker's personal battles (as well as his battles with well-known super-villains like Dr. Octopus and the Green Goblin), like his romantic relationships, his social awkwardness, his money problems, and grade troubles. I would imagine that is something most college-age kids will always be able to relate to. I know I have on more than one occasion.

I hope this show continues being the "spectacular" piece of animated entertainment that it is.

10/10


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