Spider-Man (2017 TV series)

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Marvel's Spider-Man
Marvel Spider-Man Title.png
Genre Superhero fiction
Based on Spider-Man
by Stan Lee
Steve Ditko
Developed by Kevin Shinick
Voices of
Composer(s) Kevin Manthei
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 38 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Running time 21–22 mins
Production company(s) Marvel Animation
Distributor Disney–ABC Domestic Television
Release
Original network Disney XD
Original release August 19, 2017 (2017-08-19) – present
Chronology
Preceded by Ultimate Spider-Man

Marvel's Spider-Man, or simply Spider-Man, is an American animated television series based on the Spider-Man comics published by Marvel Comics. It is a replacement for the previous series, Ultimate Spider-Man, and premiered on August 19, 2017 on Disney XD.

The series was renewed for a second season in early 2018.[1][2] This season premiered on Disney XD on June 18, 2018.[3]

Plot[edit]

A gifted teenager named Peter Parker is given spider-like powers when he is bitten by a radioactive spider during a school field trip to Oscorp. After the death of his Uncle Ben, Parker comes to his own terms of becoming a masked superhero named Spider-Man, learning to balance his crime-fighting career with his new enrollment at Horizon High, a school for students with genius-level intellect.[4]

In Season Two, Peter Parker will navigate his sophomore year and work at the Daily Bugle while contending with Doctor Octopus. This season will adopt plotlines from The Superior Spider-Man comics in which Doctor Octopus takes over Spider-Man's body while trapping his mind in Living Brain.[5]

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Production[edit]

Development[edit]

In October 2016, the series was announced by Cort Lane, senior vice president of Marvel Animation, as a replacement for the series' predecessor, Ultimate Spider-Man, which ended its run in early January 2017. It premiered on August 19, 2017 on Disney XD.[4][9]

Crew[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Broadcast[edit]

The show premiered August 19 on Disney XD in the US, August 28 on Disney XD in India and a simulcast premiere October 14 on Disney Channel and Disney XD in Southeast Asia.

Reception[edit]

Amy Ratcliffe of IGN gave the first season's premiere a score of 7.4 out of 10, writing that the series "strikes a solid balance between the familiar and the new, emphasizing qualities and hallmarks Spider-Man is known for while skipping over well-trod territory like showing the origin story." She commented, Marvel's Spider-Man "has enough of a different approach to make it stand apart from other animated takes on the character," [10] such as Doctor Octopus and other notable characters having a change in appearance.

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