I don't want to keep doing this, but this just keeps getting better and better. I've lurked, and the reception to "Ultimate Spider-Man" seems to be lukewarm at best. Although I've seen more and more people turning against it. Now, some people really seem to like it, and they are entitled to. I don't mind people having different opinions as long as they're not stupid about it. However, sometimes a whack upside the head with clue-by-four is needed.
A few of the people who really embraced USM have been hitting back at "Spectacular Spider-Man" in ways that just, well, made me laugh my ass off. Apparently SSM is now "the dark, depressing, moody" Spider-Man show. Yes, you read that right: "dark, depressing, moody." And any kid that doesn't like USM because he needs a "dark, depressing, moody" Spider-Man actually "needs a therapist."
So, because we are fun hating sourpusses, let's re-visit this:
Yes, for truly, "Spectacular Spider-Man" made "Schindler's List" look like a light comedy.
Wait, it gets better. I need to quote this, another reason why USM is "superior" in someone's eyes:
"Venom also wasn't as creepy as he's been in previous Spider-Man cartoons, so younger viewers won't have nightmares (my son was quite freaked out when Venom grew a mouth in his abdomen in SSM). He was 5 when Spectacular Spiderman first came out... He loved the Venom Saga of the 90's cartoon, and saw SM3 in theaters, but for some reason, SSM's Venom with the torso mouth gave him a jolt the first time he saw it... I must admit, I was weirded out by it, just from a "WTF?" standpoint... he's VENOM not Satan in Dante's Divine Comedy!"Um.... yeah. I don't have anything to add to this. Remember back when 90's fans accused SSM of being "immature" and "kiddy?" We have come full circle.
"Avengers - Earth's Mightiest Heroes" review coming soon.