The Spectacular Spider-Man (TV series)

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The Spectacular Spider-Man
The Spectacular Spider-Man (TV series) logo.svg
Genre
Based on
Developed by
Written by
  • Greg Weisman
  • Kevin Hopps
  • Matt Wayne
  • Andrew Robinson
  • Randy Jandt
  • Nicole Dubuc
Directed by
  • Victor Cook
  • Jennifer Coyle
  • Dave Bullock
  • Troy Adomitis
  • Dan Fausett
  • Kevin Altieri
  • Michael Goguen
Voices of
Theme music composerThe Tender Box
Opening theme"Spectacular Spider-Man"
Ending theme"Spectacular Spider-Man" (instrumental)
Composers
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes26 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
Producers
  • Greg Weisman
  • Victor Cook
  • Diane A. Crea
  • Joshua Fine
Editors
  • Ralph A. Eusebio
  • Bruce King
Running time22 minutes
Production companies
DistributorSony Pictures Television
Release
Original networkThe CW (season 1)
Disney XD (season 2)
Original releaseMarch 8, 2008 (2008-03-08) –
November 18, 2009 (2009-11-18)
Chronology
Preceded bySpider-Man: The New Animated Series
Followed byUltimate Spider-Man
External links
Website

The Spectacular Spider-Man is an American superhero animated television series based on the superhero Spider-Man published by Marvel Comics and developed for television by Greg Weisman and Victor Cook. In terms of overall tone and style, the series is based principally on the Stan Lee, Steve Ditko and John Romita Sr. era of The Amazing Spider-Man comics, with a similar balance of action, drama and comedy as well as a high school setting. However, it also tends to blend material from all eras of the comic's run and other sources such as the Ultimate Spider-Man comics by Brian Michael Bendis and Sam Raimi's Spider-Man film series.[1]

The Spectacular Spider-Man premiered on March 8, 2008, during the Kids' WB programming block of The CW. The series aired its second season on Marvel's sister network Disney XD in the United States and ended its run on November 18, 2009. The entire series was broadcast in Canada on Teletoon. Although a third season was initially planned, the series was canceled before production could begin due to legal problems between Disney (who purchased Marvel during the show's run) and Sony Pictures Television (who created the series).

The series received widespread acclaim from both critics and fans, with praise being aimed at the exploration of surprisingly mature themes, the faithful portrayal of the titular protagonist and supporting characters along with the vocal performances from the cast, the unique character designs and art style, and the use of clever writing while paying homage to classic stories from the comics. IGN named The Spectacular Spider-Man #30th in the Top 100 Best Animated TV Shows in January 2009.[2] The series was also awarded Best Animated Series in both 2008[3] and 2009[4] with the series' version of the main character being named TV's Best Hero in 2008.[5] Subsequently, it was placed second in the Top 25 Comic Book TV Shows in 2011 (behind Batman: The Animated Series).[6] TV Guide listed the series as one of the sixty greatest animated series of all time.[7]

Synopsis[edit]

The two seasons of the series are each set during a semester of Peter's high school years, with season one running from September to November and season two from December to March.[8]

Producer Greg Weisman has stated that the show's theme is "The Education of Peter Parker."[9] In keeping with this theme, each of the series arcs is named after courses of study: season one's arcs are Biology 101, Economics 101, Chemistry 101 and Psychology 101, and season two's arcs are Engineering 101, Human Development 101, Criminology 101 and Drama 101.[10]

Season 1[edit]

The first season opens with Peter Parker beginning his junior year at Midtown Manhattan Magnet High School, having only been bitten by the genetically-enhanced spider and acquired his powers in recent months. Peter struggles balancing his new role as the costumed hero Spider-Man with the problems of his personal life. In addition to fighting crime, he must navigate his romantic affections for Gwen Stacy and Mary Jane Watson, maintain his friendships with Harry Osborn and Eddie Brock; deal with being bullied by football star Flash Thompson at school; keep his internship position as a lab assistant to Dr. Curt Connors at Empire State University; and help to support his Aunt May after the death of his Uncle Ben by working as a freelance photographer at the Daily Bugle. The Bugle is owned by the egotistical, loudmouth publisher J. Jonah Jameson, who often uses Peter's pictures of his alter-ego to discredit and carry out a smear campaign against Spider-Man.

Spider-Man's fight against crime attracts the attention of Tombstone, the "Big Man of Crime" in New York City. With the help of corrupt businessman Norman Osborn, timid scientist Dr. Otto Octavius and mob enforcer Hammerhead, Tombstone orchestrates the creation of various super-criminals to distract Spider-Man from interfering with his empire. Among the "supervillains" that Spider-Man is forced to contend with are the Vulture, Electro, the Lizard, Shocker, Sandman, Rhino, Chameleon, and Black Cat. However, Tombstone's plans are complicated when the mysterious Green Goblin surfaces and attempts to take control of the city's criminal underworld. After the Green Goblin is seemingly vanquished, Spider-Man must overcome an alien symbiote slowly taking control of his body, which ultimately leads to Eddie Brock's transformation into Venom.

Season 2[edit]

In the second season, Peter Parker's life becomes significantly more complicated as he finds himself torn between Gwen Stacy and Liz Allan, both of whom have confessed their feelings for him. While Harry Osborn returns to school after a leave of absence, his father Norman Osborn takes on the role of Peter's mentor, helping him to reacquire his internship position as Dr. Curt Connors' assistant at ESU Labs. Meanwhile, Spider-Man must face new villains such as Mysterio, Kraven the Hunter, Tinkerer, Silver Sable, and Molten Man. Several of the web-slinger's old enemies also return, including Venom who attempts to expose Spider-Man's secret identity and remove his powers. A three-way gang war later erupts between Tombstone's established order, the Master Planner's supervillain forces, and the old guard of the Silvermane crime family. Once all of these major threats are dealt with, Spider-Man must have a final confrontation with the Green Goblin, who masterminded the gang war to eliminate his opposition, take control of New York City and destroy the wall-crawler once and for all.

The series concludes with loose ends due to the show's cancellation before a third season could be produced. Other new characters introduced during the season include Sha Shan Nguyen, Dr. Miles Warren, Calypso, Morris Bench, and Roderick Kingsley. In addition, Cletus Kasady makes a non-speaking cameo appearance while Mac Gargan is briefly mentioned.

Characters[edit]

The timeline of the original Spider-Man story-arcs has been condensed and reconfigured in order to include classic and important characters who originally appeared much later. Characters such as Mary Jane Watson, Gwen Stacy and Harry Osborn are depicted not completely as direct equivalents to their older counterparts from the comics, but rather as characters who would eventually evolve into their established roles from the comics. The series also sports a very wide supporting cast. Every named character who appears in the series, even very minor characters, is based on a character who appeared in the main continuity of comics, as well as the Ultimate Spider-Man comics (such as Kenny Kong), or Sam Raimi's film series (such as Bernard Houseman). The series also incorporates a number of villains from different eras of the Spider-Man universe, almost all of whom are introduced as regular characters in early episodes before they transform into established villain identities (an example is Eddie Brock, who was introduced at the very beginning of the series, but only became Venom at the end of the penultimate episode of season one).

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Additional voices[edit]

Crew[edit]

Members of the crew at San Diego Comic-Con 2007. Greg Weisman far left with Victor Cook to his right. Photo: Comiquero.com
  • Greg Weisman - Supervising Producer/Story Editor/Writer
  • Victor Cook - Supervising Producer (Season 2)/Supervising Director
  • Diane A. Crea - Producer
  • Eric Vesbit - Associate Producer
  • Wade Wisninski - Associate Producer
  • Dave Bullock - Director (four episodes)
  • Kevin Altieri - Director (four episodes)
  • John Diaz - Production Manager
  • Kevin Hopps - Writer
  • Matt Wayne - Writer
  • Andrew Robinson - Writer
  • Randy Jandt - Script Coordinator/Writer's Apprentice/Writer
  • Jennifer Coyle - Director (six episodes)
  • Sean "Cheeks" Galloway - Lead Character Designer/ Character Supervisor
  • Mike Inman - Background Painter/Visual Development
  • Jamie Thomason - Voice Casting Director and Dialogue Director
  • Meagan Healy - Production Art Supervisor
  • Brian G. Smith - Production Art Supervisor
  • Ben Maloney - Production Assistant
  • Sherrian Felix - Production Coordinator
  • Jennifer L. Anderson - Post Production Assistant
  • Sean Herbert - Animation Clerk

Production[edit]

A new Spider-Man animated series was announced in August 2006 along with Sony Pictures TV's new direct-to-DVD division, Culver Entertainment, that would produce it with 13 half hour episodes. The series was planned for a 2007 release on DVD while international distributing to TV channels including Sony's.[11] The DVD format was to be four discs with three episodes each. Greg Weisman and Victor Cook developed the show.[12]

The Spectacular Spider-Man was announced by Kids' WB Senior Vice President and General Manager Betsy McGowen on June 18, 2007 as being picked up and slated for an early 2008 premiere by the Kids' WB! on The CW. Weisman and Cook were assigned to the series at the time as supervising producer and producer/supervising director, respectively. The art style of the series is more simplified than in previous incarnations but retain their iconic elements. This choice was made to ensure Spider-Man would move as he should and replicate the fluidity from Sam Raimi's movie incarnation.[13]

The series was produced by its television animation studio, Adelaide Productions (due to Sony's holding of the Spider-Man film franchise rights) with Hanho Heung-Up Co., Ltd.,[14] Dong Woo Animation and MOI Animation, Inc. contributed some of the animation for this series. The title sequence for the show was directed by Victor Cook with the theme song written and performed by The Tender Box.[14]

Weisman has explained that in adapting the comics for the show, the producers "tried to follow what [they] came to call "The Five Cs": Contemporary, Cohesive, Coherent, Classic and iConic."[15] "The advantage of hindsight" allowed the show to be "more coherent and cohesive than the original" comic continuity, which contains "considerable duplication, a false start here and there, [and] conflicting interpretations."[15] Weisman studied all of the characters to find their "core essence," and the show often combined characters and storylines when necessary for the sake of coherence.[15] For example, Flash Thompson was found to be "a bully, who deep down is actually an honorable guy," while Shocker was found to be an "iconic costume" with no character, so he was combined with Montana.[15]

The Spectacular Spider-Man debuted on March 8, 2008 with back-to-back episodes, "Survival of the Fittest" and "Interactions", under the banner "Spectacular Saturday".[16] The series debuted under a cloud as The CW had just indicated that the network would end its kid's block for a brokered outsourced block. While Culver had already started producing the second season.[17]

Cancellation, future plot details, and potential revival[edit]

Greg Weisman was hoping for the series to reach 5 seasons consisting of 65 episodes in total.[18] Only 2 seasons and 26 episodes of The Spectacular Spider-Man were produced in total.[19]

The series stopped production with a renewal dependent upon the ratings for season 2 on the U.S. Disney XD channel and the sales of the DVDs.[20] On September 1, 2009, the television rights for Spider-Man were returned to Marvel by Sony. At the time, President of Marvel Animation Eric Rollman further stated that "no decisions have been made either way" regarding the fate of the series. On April 13, 2010, Newsarama reported that the series' cancellation occurred just after The Walt Disney Company acquired Marvel Entertainment in December 2009.[21]

On that same day, Marvel announced that a new series loosely based on the Ultimate Spider-Man comic book storyline would air on Disney XD in the fall of 2011, which actually aired on April 1, 2012.[22][23] Weisman told IGN: "I've heard nothing directly from Marvel, but I think the Ultimate Spider-Man announcement makes it fairly clear that Spectacular is over."[24] Marvel Animation and Sony also commented on this to Marvel Animation Age, confirming that the series had ceased production.[25]

Weisman would later write that in 2009, in exchange for concessions on the movie rights, Sony had relinquished to Marvel its license to produce television works that used Spider-Man and associated characters, but had retained ownership of The Spectacular Spider-Man series and all of the production elements created specifically for it, such as character designs and storylines. Therefore, neither Sony nor Marvel could continue production of the series, as each lacked some of the essential rights to do so. Additionally, at approximately the same time that Sony returned the Spider-Man television rights to Marvel, Marvel was acquired by The Walt Disney Company.[26][27]

Due to the show's cancellation, many storylines were abandoned. In season three, Curt would have moved in Florida and begun working on a cure for Electro[28] and a planned DVD Spring Break movie would have also been set in Florida between season 2 and 3, as well as movies between season 3 and 4, and between season 4 and 5.[29] Scorpion, Hydro-Man, and Hobgoblin[30] were confirmed to be major villains for season three, in addition to Carnage, Mister Negative and Morbius, the Living Vampire. Greg Weisman also indicated that they had long-term plans regarding the introduction of Miles Warren, a character who eventually becomes the Jackal in the comics, as well as Stan Carter and Jean DeWolff, who are both pivotal to the origin of the former becoming the anti-hero Sin-Eater. There were also plans to eventually seed more elements of the Spider-Man mythos from the comics in the show beyond season 2, including the introduction of the Spider-Mobile and Spider-tracers, as well as a future episode exploring how Peter developed his web-shooters. Season 3 was also meant to introduce a new storyline involving Eddie Brock being placed in the Ravencroft Institute, as well as reveal that the gene cleanser Peter used on the Venom symbiote in season 2 didn't actually affect it. Weisman also expressed his wish to use other characters from the wider Marvel Universe that weren't solely associated with Spider-Man as the series had done up to that point, such as Beast, Cyclops, Professor X, Captain America, the Hulk, and Johnny Storm. Weisman elaborated by stating he hoped the introduction of said characters into the continuity of The Spectacular Spider-Man would've eventually resulted in spin-off shows focusing on the superhero teams these characters are associated with, the X-Men, Avengers and Fantastic Four, respectively. Furthermore, plans for a musical-themed episode and an episode adapting issue #8 of The Amazing Spider-Man, involving an after-school boxing match between Peter and Flash Thompson, were also abandoned. After the initial 65 episode series plan and movies, which would've covered the characters' entire duration in high school, Weisman had wished to produce DVD sequels covering Peter's college years[31] and his eventual marriage to Mary Jane.[32][33][34]

Despite the legal troubles between Sony and Marvel, fans have continued to voice their support for the series more than a decade after its cancellation, in the hopes for more episodes to be produced someday. An online petition on Change.org requesting for a possible third season has managed to gather more than 18,000 signatures.[35] On January 9, 2021 at 4:00pm, the hashtags #savespectacularspiderman and #spectacularspiderman were trending on Twitter (with the former temporarily trending between #13 and #9 within the site), after users created a "tweet storm" requesting for the series to return and finish being produced. Josh Keaton, who voices Peter Parker in the show, also responded to the trending hashtags while wearing a Spider-Man mask and staying in-character, saying, "I just wanted to shout out some support to everyone tweeting today with #SaveSpectacularSpiderMan. This much support after over a decade? Aw, you guys really know how to make a Webhead feel special!"[36]

Home media[edit]

The series was initially developed so that each three to four episode arc could be edited together into a feature-length home video release. The first DVD for the show, entitled "Attack of the Lizard", followed this plan with the first three episodes edited together to form a stand-alone story with additional footage. The region 1 version was released on September 9, 2008.[37]

This release strategy changed with the region 1 release of the second and third DVDs of the series on March 17, 2009. Originally promoted with the titles "Rise of the Supervillains" and "The Goblin Strikes" respectively, these releases were revised to feature the televised versions of the episodes and were ultimately released as numbered volumes. Since then, retailer stores have stopped releasing "Attack of the Lizard", and have replaced it with volume 1. Volume 4 was released in region 1 on April 28, 2009, in the same format.

"The Spectacular Spider-Man: The Complete First Season" DVD was released in region 1 on July 28, 2009.[38]

DVD volume 5 was released in region 1 on November 17, 2009.[39] DVD volumes 6 and 7 were released on February 16, 2010. DVD volume 8 was released on April 27, 2010.[40]

The first 4 volumes that comprise season 1 for region 2 have been released with volumes 3 and 4 having been released on August 23, 2010.[41] The remaining 4 volumes comprising season 2 have not been released on DVD in the UK

Seasons 1 and 2 of the series are available to buy/stream in the U.S. and UK from the iTunes Store (360p), the PlayStation Store (480p), Google Play (SD), Amazon Prime Video (SD/HD), and Vudu (SD/HDX). The series is also available on Netflix, but only in several international locations outside the U.S., such as the UK, Canada, and South America.

In promotion for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, it was announced that The Spectacular Spider-Man would get a Blu-ray release containing all current 26 episodes. It was released on April 22, 2014.

The complete series was later rereleased once more, but in standard DVD format on October 18, 2016.

Reception[edit]

The Spectacular Spider-Man was released to widespread acclaim, with praise being aimed at the exploration of surprisingly mature themes, the faithful portrayal of the titular protagonist and supporting characters along with the vocal performances from the cast, the unique character designs and art style, and the use of clever writing while paying homage to classic stories from the comics. Before the series premiere, Matt Sernaker of ComicsOnline interviewed some of the Spectacular Spider-Man development team at WonderCon 2008 after a preview screening and stated: "This new Spider-Man series truly is SPECTACULAR... surpasses all of the previous incarnations with ease. If you are a Spidey fan you will not want to miss this."[42]

Early in the series' run, Alan Kistler of ComicMix called the series "one of the best superhero adaptations I've ever seen (and trust me, I've watched more than anyone will probably consider reasonable). It's fun, it's smart, it's mature, it's witty and every episode leaves me wanting more."[43]

In an article entitled "8 Reasons to Watch Spectacular Spider-Man", Reggie White, Jr. from Spiderfan wrote: "If you aren't watching The Spectacular Spider-Man on CW Kids' WB, you are missing out on what is quickly becoming one of the greatest Spidey cartoons of all-time."[44]

Stu from Marvel Animation Age writes in his review of the series: "At time of writing, The Spectacular Spider-Man stands as Marvel's finest animated effort and surpasses most of DC's finest efforts – the only shows in Spectacular's league really, is Batman: The Animated Series itself. With more episodes, it may just surpass it."[45]

IGN stated that Greg Weisman "has only cemented his reputation for quality television animation with his work on Spider-Man."[8] IGN also named The Spectacular Spider-Man #30th in the Top 100 Best Animated TV Shows in January 2009.[2] The series was also awarded Best Animated Series in both 2008[46] and 2009[47] with the series' version of the main character being named TV's Best Hero in 2008.[48] Subsequently, it was placed second in the Top 25 Comic Book TV Shows in 2011 (behind Batman: The Animated Series).[6]

Outside of comic resources, Variety highlighted that "although seemingly conceived largely to push a new line of Hasbro toys... the soon-to-fadeout Kids' WB (on the CW!) delivers a credible new version of 'Spider-Man,' emphasizing his relatable headaches as a 16-year-old superhero."[49]

TV Guide listed the series as one of the sixty greatest animated series of all time.[7]

Syndication[edit]

On June 14, 2013, Saban Brands announced that they had acquired the broadcast rights to air the series on Vortexx on The CW for the Fall 2013–14 season, marking its return to The CW since the conclusion of the first season aired on June 14, 2008.[50]

The series officially started airing on Vortexx on August 17, 2013 and it ended on September 27, 2014.

Toys and merchandise[edit]

Hasbro released a toy line of action figures in March 2008.[51]

McDonald's Happy Meals celebrated their 30th Anniversary with The Spectacular Spider-Man toys in February 2009.[52][53][54]

In February 2010, Burger King included The Spectacular Spider-Man toys in its Kids' Meals toys range.[55]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Animation for the series was outsourced to Hanho Heung-Up Co., Ltd., Dong Woo Animation and MOI Animation[citation needed]

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