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The Spectacular Spider-Man: Season 1: Episode 13 -- With Aunt May out of the hospital, Thanksgiving coming and the alien suit gone, Peter's life is finally getting better. However, the Symbiote has survived and found a host within the vengeful Eddie Brock. Now Spider-Man must face this monster, named Venom, a creature that knows everything about him and will stop at nothing to get revenge.


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An animated television show that focuses on a 16-year-old Peter Parker and the origins of Spider-Man. Full summary »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 18 of 38)

Josh Keaton ... Peter Parker / ... (26 episodes, 2008-2009)

Lacey Chabert ... Gwen Stacy (25 episodes, 2008-2009)

Joshua LeBar ... Flash Thompson / ... (21 episodes, 2008-2009)

Grey Griffin ... Sally Avril / ... (20 episodes, 2008-2009)

Alanna Ubach ... Liz Allan / ... (19 episodes, 2008-2009)

Vanessa Marshall ... Mary Jane Watson / ... (18 episodes, 2008-2009)

James Arnold Taylor ... Harry Osborn / ... (17 episodes, 2008-2009)

Clancy Brown ... George Stacy / ... (16 episodes, 2008-2009)
Deborah Strang ... Aunt May Parker (16 episodes, 2008-2009)

Steve Blum ... Green Goblin / ... (15 episodes, 2008-2009)

Alan Rachins ... Norman Osborn (15 episodes, 2008-2009)
Andrew Kishino ... Kenny 'King' Kong / ... (14 episodes, 2008-2009)

Phil LaMarr ... Randy Robertson / ... (14 episodes, 2008-2009)
Ben Diskin ... Eddie Brock / ... (13 episodes, 2008-2009)

Daran Norris ... J. Jonah Jameson / ... (13 episodes, 2008-2009)

John DiMaggio ... Hammerhead / ... (12 episodes, 2008-2009)

Peter MacNicol ... Dr. Otto Octavius / ... (12 episodes, 2008-2009)

Kevin Michael Richardson ... L. Thompson Lincoln / ... (12 episodes, 2008-2009)

Series Directed by
Dave Bullock (5 episodes, 2008)
Victor Cook (4 episodes, 2008-2009)
Jennifer Coyle (4 episodes, 2008-2009)
Michael Goguen (3 episodes, 2009)
Troy Adomitis (2 episodes, 2008)
Dan Fausett (2 episodes, 2008)
Kevin Altieri (2 episodes, 2009)
Series Writing credits
Stan Lee (26 episodes, 2008-2009)
Steve Ditko (14 episodes, 2008-2009)
Kevin Hopps (7 episodes, 2008-2009)
Andrew Robinson (6 episodes, 2008-2009)
Matt Wayne (4 episodes, 2008-2009)
Greg Weisman (4 episodes, 2008-2009)
Nicole Dubuc (3 episodes, 2009)
Randy Jandt (2 episodes, 2008-2009)

Series Produced by
Diane A. Crea .... producer (26 episodes, 2008-2009)
Joshua Fine .... associate producer (26 episodes, 2008-2009)
Craig Kyle .... executive producer (26 episodes, 2008-2009)
Stan Lee .... executive producer (26 episodes, 2008-2009)
Eric S. Rollman .... executive producer / producer (26 episodes, 2008-2009)
Victor Cook .... producer (13 episodes, 2008)
Greg Weisman .... supervising producer (13 episodes, 2008)
Series Original Music by
Kristopher Carter (26 episodes, 2008-2009)
Michael McCuistion (26 episodes, 2008-2009)
Lolita Ritmanis (26 episodes, 2008-2009)
Series Film Editing by
Bruce King (25 episodes, 2008-2009)
Ralph A. Eusebio (13 episodes, 2008)
Damon P. Yoches (13 episodes, 2009)
Series Casting by
Jamie Thomason (13 episodes, 2008)
Series Production Management
Sherrian Felix .... assistant production manager (13 episodes, 2009)
Ben Maloney .... assistant production manager (13 episodes, 2009)
John Diaz .... production manager (12 episodes, 2009)
Ian Richter .... executive in charge of production (8 episodes, 2008)
Series Art Department
Mike Inman .... background painter (26 episodes, 2008-2009)
Vince Toyama .... background supervisor (26 episodes, 2008-2009)
Joey Mason .... background painter / color supervisor (23 episodes, 2008-2009)
Adam Van Wyk .... storyboard artist (9 episodes, 2008-2009)
Kalvin Lee .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2008)
Jay Oliva .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2008)
Series Sound Department
James Lafferty .... assistant dialogue recording engineer (26 episodes, 2008-2009)
Eric Lewis .... dialogue recording engineer: Studiopolis, Inc. / dialogue recording engineer (26 episodes, 2008-2009)
Series Visual Effects by
Ulysses Argetta .... digital effects supervisor (13 episodes, 2008)
Series Animation Department
Walter Gatus .... character designer (26 episodes, 2008-2009)
Mike Inman .... background painter / background artist (13 episodes, 2008)
Kenny McGill .... key background designer (13 episodes, 2008)
Thomas Perkins .... character designer (11 episodes, 2008)
Mike Mangan .... animatics (5 episodes, 2008)
Series Editorial Department
Myra Owyang .... assistant editor (26 episodes, 2008-2009)
Series Music Department
Greg Herzenach .... musician (26 episodes, 2008-2009)
Mark Mattson .... music mixer (26 episodes, 2008-2009)
Mako Sujishi .... music mixer (26 episodes, 2008-2009)
Series Other crew
Jennifer L. Anderson .... post production assistant / production assistant (26 episodes, 2008-2009)
John Diaz .... Art Supervisor (13 episodes, 2008)
Sherrian Felix .... production coordinator (13 episodes, 2008)
Jamie Thomason .... dialogue director (13 episodes, 2008)
Adam Tootla .... production coordinator (13 episodes, 2008)

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Also Known As:
"The Spectacular Spider-Man: Animated Series" - USA (complete title)
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23 min

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In terms of overall tone and style, the series is based principally on the early comic book stories by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, with a similar high school setting.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Spider-Man: Re-Animated (2009) (V)See more »


Who is the Green Goblin?
Does any Canadian network air this show?
Like in the comic books, will Gwen Stacy become Peter's first love and die at the hands of the Green Goblin (or rather Spider-Man's webbing)?
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18 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
"The Spectacular Spider-Man" - "Spectacular," indeed!, 5 October 2010
Author: dee.reid from United States

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.


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