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The Spectacular Spider-Man 

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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 ...  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


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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So-so Spiderman

Although spoken of in the same breath as Batman The Animated Series, TSSM is not of that stature. It has aged less well even in the 5 years that have passed than BTAS has in almost 20. In contrast to BTAS stylish and stylised animation, a combination of 1940s and the futuristic, TSSM is set in a routine and blandly depicted New York.

The characters are rather childishly drawn, with disproportionately large hands and feet and, more annoyingly, with big puppy dog eyes. This would be fine in a cartoon aimed specifically at young children, but TSSM affects some attempts at realism and even some darkness, so it seems misplaced. The threat of the Green Goblin, in particular, is undermined by his appearance, which makes him seem like a typical cartoon monster seen in Scooby Doo.

The stories themselves are largely adapted from the earliest Spiderman stories from the 1960s. with some additional characters imported from later periods (Black Cat, Venom, Tombstone). These adaptations are fairly loose with the originals and throw in a few surprises, such as the identity of The Green Goblin.

There are so many in-reference to the early 60s Spiderman that I wonder what the purpose of them is and who it is aimed at. For instance, "The Big Man" was (in the comic) an alias of Frederick Foswell, who does indeed appear in this series. But here The Big Man is soon revealed to be Tombstone who immediately says his real name as L. Thompson Lincoln. He is then confusingly referred to sometimes as The Big Man, Tombstone or Lincoln. So why call him The Big Man at all, except as a homage to the early comics? To add to the confusion (at least to someone familiar to the original comics) Foswell sometimes appears under his other alias Patch.

Another in-joke is a poster of a werewolf which appears just before we see John Jameson on-board a space craft. Long term comic fans will know that John actually becomes a Wolf man later on as a direct result of his space mission, but the reference will be lost on 99% of the viewers.

The original 1960s series is updated to the 2000s with constant mentions of E-mail and mobile phones. Mobiles in particular are put into the stories with little effect. The first time that Peter Parker's mobile rings in the middle of a fight with a super-villain, its amusing, but the joke is used repeatedly.

The fight scenes, particularly those with multiple opponents are excitingly well done.

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