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An animated television show that focuses on a sixteen-year-old Peter Parker, and the origins of Spider-Man.
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Series cast summary:
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 ...  May Parker / ... 16 episodes, 2008-2009
Steve Blum ...  Green Goblin / ... 15 episodes, 2008-2009
Alan Rachins ...  Norman Osborn 15 episodes, 2008-2009
Andrew Kishino Andrew Kishino ...  Kenny Kong / ... 14 episodes, 2008-2009
Phil LaMarr ...  Rand 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 ...  Tombstone / ... 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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1 March 2008 (USA) See more »

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During the opening credits, Spider-Man's picture is seen on the cover of the Daily Bugle, holding a criminal as he swings from a web. This is a tribute to the cover of Amazing Fantasy #15, which featured the first appearance of Spider-Man. See more »

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"The Spectacular Spider-Man" - "Spectacular," indeed!
5 October 2010 | by dee.reidSee 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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