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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Young Spidey or Spidey Justice... ?

The centerpiece of an upcoming Marvel programming block on Disney XD, this animated series from Marvel follows Peter Parker who, as the storyline begins, has been Spider-Man for just one year. He’s fought villains, saved lives, but still has much to learn about being a super-hero. Now, Nick Fury gives Peter the chance to go to the next level — to train to be a real super-hero and become The Ultimate Spider-Man. But before he can do that, Peter will have to learn how to work with a team of fellow teenage super-heroes. The series’ award-winning creative team includes Paul Dini (“Batman: The Animated Series,” “Lost”), the creative powerhouse Man of Action Studios (creators of “Ben 10″ and “Generator Rex”), comprised of lauded creators Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle; and Brian Michael Bendis (visionary behind Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man comic series).

So, they cancelled "Spectacular Spider-Man" for this? It sounds like "Young Justice" starring Spider-Man. Cute. Very, very cute.


  1. Yes, Disney canceled a series they didn't completely own in favor of one where they did. Big shock.

    Should be entertaining with Paul Dini at the helm, but that's what I said about Greg Weisman on Young Justice, so you never know.

  2. Except Disney didn't cancel it. Marvel did, and this decision was independent from Disney.

    But you were write about YJ being entertaining. Best toon on the air right now.