Sunday, April 1, 2012
It's not every day when I will admit I am wrong, but today is one of those days. Marvel's new "Ultimate Spider-Man" cartoon is great! It's just... perfect! The writing quality is absolutely flawless! The animation is gorgeous, and the voice acting.... I listen to Drake Bell as Spider-Man, and I ask "Josh who?"
I have never seen so much care, love and respect given to the source material before. This is a smart Peter Parker. Very smart. When the Frightful Four burst into the school cafeteria, and demand that Spider-Man step forward... the way Peter just uses his classmates to start a food fight with these dangerous supervillains while he changes into Spider-Man... genius. And it truly exemplifies "with great power comes great responsibility." And come on, who doesn't love seeing "Family Guy-esque" humor anytime, any place?
With only one episode, this show made me wonder what it was I ever saw in "Spectacular Spider-Man." We need superhero team-ups all the time! Why shouldn't Spidey have his own webslinging spider-cycle? I want one too! Hell, this show makes me wonder what I ever saw in many cartoons. "Gargoyles?" Forget about it. "Avatar the Last Airbender?" Oh, for shame. "Batman the Animated Series?" What's that? And who cares about "Legend of Korra," "Young Justice," "Avengers" or "Game of Thrones?"
"Ultimate Spider-Man!" You'll laugh! You'll cry! You'll have an orgasm! And you'll realize that silly old men like Smilin' Stan Lee, Scowlin' Steve Ditko, and Jazzy Johnny Romita really had no idea how to do Spider-Man right.
10,000 out of 10! It's perfect!