The Life & Times of an Auteur.

Commentary on Pop Culture, and maybe creating some of my own.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Spectacular Spider-Man.

I've said elsewhere that due to reasons of professionalism, I'm not going to comment. Instead, I am going to post some quotes from Tom Breevort responding to fans, and a comic book page that I think adequately sums up the situation.

Why should we care about this new show when Spectacular was so amazingly better than what you will put out there?

"It’s nice of you to keep an open mind and look at the thing before you judge it. You remind me of all of the animated Batman fans who were outraged when Brave and the Bold was announced, most of whom have come around to really loving it. A new show doesn’t somehow mean a censure of the old show–it’s just a new show! And it’ll be good or bad on its own merits. But it might be better than you think."


Do you feel it unfair that we loose a TERRIFIC show just so you can have team ups? Would it be that bad to leave Spectacular alone and have both shows?

Breevort:"No, I don't think it's unfair. It's really amazing, the sense of entitlement some fans have. We did that show, it ran its course,and now it's done, like so many other things. And given the tremendous cost to mount a production like that, and the limited return on doing so going forwards, we're putting our efforts now into the next thing. It's absurd to think that we'd keep producing two competing shows about the same character at the same time. Who does that?"


  1. Amazing Spider-Man, Spectacular Spider-Man, Web of Spider-Man, Peter Parker: Spider-Man, Ultimate Spider-Man, Spider-Man: Unlimited... yeah, have multiple running stories with the same character is a really bad idea.

    (Granted, that's been cut back, but there's still Amazing and Ultimate, which are completely disconected from one another.)

  2. Don't forget Marvel Adventures Spider-Man. ;)

    They could’ve easily done a Marvel Team-Up show that ran along side SSM since the team-ups are what they seem to be hyping up about it.

    This new show just feels like a cash in for both the Spider-Man reboot movie (which is supposed to be based off of Ultimate) and because they wanted their own "Brave and the Bold" type show. Both together doesn't give me too much hope for the show, but I'll reserve judgement for when we get some better info about it.

    I can see why Spidey fans hate Breevort now. He sounds like he's just been given the job of hyping the new show and doesn't really care about either shows at all.

    Also "We did that show" funny I don't remember seeing his name on anything SSM related. ;)