Ultimate Spider-Man

Ultimate Spider-Man
Voice Director: Collette Sunderman

US Premiere: Apr 01, 2012
US Conclusion: Ongoing

Seasons: 4
Episodes: 104

Animation Studio: Film Roman

Popularity: 36th All Time, 59th This Week

Franchise: Spider-Man
Characters on BTVA: 306
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said at 7:13 PM on Sun May 8 2016
 1 Shout Out!
Maximus here looks like Nolan North. :p
said at 8:07 PM on Tue Mar 17 2015
 8 Shout Outs!
I did make a post about this show, but due to that one ordeal (don't remember what it was exactly), the comment was lost. So for now, I'll say that I do watch this show at times. It does have its moments where I'm like, ok that was pretty cool, and others times where I go, oh shut UP!! I will say that the three problems I have with it is:

1. The characters tend to feel underdeveloped and obnoxious (though that's an issue with all the current Marvel cartoons right now). That's like a thing now, have all the characters in a show act like jerks to each other. Do people think that's edgy or something? I've heard people say it makes things more realistic. HOW exactly?!! That may apply to some, but I seriously doubt every person on the ENTIRE PLANET is a selfish jackass!!! There are good people and there are bad people. The bad ones are just louder!!

2. The show isn't the best at dramatic moments. I mean, when they do happen, they're done surprisingly well. However, they are usually, a) ruined by a cut away gag which just kills the flow and the heat of the moment, and b) they're glossed over in like 10 seconds, which doesn't give it much time for the moment to sink it.

3. "My name is Peter Parker, and I'm Spider-Man". No, REALLY?!! I mean it's not like that's common knowledge by this point, and that the show is called, ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN. If you hadn't have said that, I'd have thought you were Captain Crunch!! Honestly, what person who is a fan of Spider-Man, will tune in thinking, "what is his secret identity?' It goes beyond him though. It's now in it's third season, and they STILL have Peter go, "this is Nick Fury of SHIELD", "These are my friends, Harry and MJ". There may be a break in between seasons, but I doubt kids (who are the target audience) are going to forget what the characters names are, especially with the way the writers keep hammering it in almost every episode!!!

Again, I haven't watched every episode. So I don't know if any of that has changed. Some of you may not mind any of this, which is fine. Personally, it keeps me from enjoying the show as a whole. In case you are wondering, I only watched two episodes of Spectacular Spider-Man so far, so I'm not being bias here.
said at 12:28 AM on Wed Mar 18 2015
@DravenRoth994 *which doesn't give much time for the moment to sink in*
said at 12:07 PM on Wed Mar 18 2015
@DravenRoth994 The thing is more kids are likely to watch between a character appearing and the next time they appear, so the reasons they explain who they are, or in some cases use the name card when they appear on other shows, is so everyone knows.
said at 1:18 PM on Wed Mar 18 2015
@pete I'm not quite sure what you are saying. Did you mean to write, "between a character first appearing"?
said at 4:07 PM on Wed Mar 18 2015
@pete Either way, that doesn't really make it better. It comes off a bit condescending, as to say kids can't remember the most basic details (like for example, I'm Spider-Man!! Also, repeating plot points that occurred only 2 minutes ago). Also, given the success of The Avengers, what kid is not going to know who Iron Man is (you can say the same thing about his solo movie, which was a great start for the MCU)?! They're a lot smarter than people give them credit for!! Now, I don't want to start a fight, so I'm just going to leave it at that for now.
said at 4:40 PM on Wed Mar 18 2015
@DravenRoth994 Kind of I could have put "first appears" in but that doesn't apply to Nick Fury having several appearances on USM being a main character, and then getting the character card for S.M.A.S.H. which explains who said characters are when they appear on one show then reappear in that show or another show, especially the way they alternate between shows and they don't air the reruns of USM when AA and S.M.A.S.H. are on. That's my reasoning anyway, cut common sense(which it doesn't seem these people have sometimes lol) says that kids should know the material of what they're watching, or their parents would.
said at 5:22 PM on Wed Mar 18 2015
@pete Alright, you know best. I'm not a huge watcher of these shows. Though, as I said above, that's not my only problem.
said at 7:44 PM on Wed Mar 18 2015
@DravenRoth994 Forgot to mention this but your original post was lost because a power outage caused them to revert to a certain point, and comments, forum posts, new additions, VC's etc. were lost.
said at 11:20 PM on Wed Mar 18 2015
@pete Yes, that was it!! Oddly enough, I recall the original post being SMALLER than the current one.
said at 6:51 PM on Fri Mar 6 2015
 3 Shout Outs!
I decided to watch the 'Spider-Verse' episodes of this series just to see how they were (I watched them early on one of those sketchy cartoon/anime websites). I've got to say, the show has definitely improved! The episodes were genuinely good, to the point where I'm watch them again now that they're on regular TV. Spider-Man is acting more like he was from the comics and freezes time and breaks the forth wall far less frequently than before, and they do a good job giving each alternate world their own tone. I'm glad that this show is actually trying, and succeeding, to get better, unlike Teen Titans GO!, which actually seems to be intentionally getting worse just to make people mad. My only major problem with these Ultimate Spider-Man episodes is that I wish there were a forth part and they had stretched out the final battle (not going to spoil it) so we could get more interaction between the Spider-Men.
said at 2:23 PM on Sat Mar 7 2015
* I meant I wish there were a FIFTH part. Another thing I liked about these episodes is the cast. They did an excellent job casting the alternate Spider-Men. I guess part of me wishes they had Christopher Daniel Barnes reprise his role as Spider-Man Noir or Spider-Man 2099, instead of Spyder-Knight, but it was still cool to hear him try something new, and Freddy Rodriguez and Milo Ventimiglia do good jobs as 2099 and Noir, too. I also LOVE that they cast Donald Glover as Miles Morales. He sounded a bit old for a 13-year-old, but it was still a perfect casting decision and he still did a perfect job with Miles's personality. Steven Weber was also good as the Goblin, but if I had to point another problem with this arc, it would be the Goblin's dialogue, which was, at times, cringe-worthy. Olivia Holt and Ben Diskin also did very well playing Spider-Girl and Spider-Ham, though in the second part of the arc, the change of tone from Spider-Man Noir's world to Spider-Ham's was a bit jarring, but it was still a solid episode. Drake Bell, also, did a very good job playing Ultimate Spider-man, and, like I've already said, his character has become much more likable and responsible than he was in the beginning. The first two seasons of this series were, in my opinion, mediocre at best, but this show is proof that anything can improve.
said at 10:10 AM on Tue Mar 10 2015

Goblin lines like: "NO! I've come so far! I have to win!" ?
Stare at the Sun
said at 1:40 PM on Wed Feb 18 2015
 6 Shout Outs!
I don't think it's as bad as people say. Some episodes may be stinkers but some are really decent!
said at 6:35 PM on Wed Feb 11 2015

There's apparently going to be a Season 4. =)
said at 12:16 PM on Thu Jan 8 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
I think that this show needs to do is dip into the current marvel comic books and shows. There are some characters that I think NEED to make an appearance in either this or Avengers Assemble.

For Example
1. Robbie Reyes
2. Kamala Khan
3. Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel (For gods sake she's one if not THEE most popular female comic book heroes marvel has come out of and she makes ONE mainstream cartoon appearance. I mean sure she was a main role in EMH but she needs more! Bring Jenny Hale back as Carol!!)
4. Team Coulson (Also a good opportunity to bring in Chloe Bennet as Quake and Ming-Na Wen as May.)
5. Quake. Bring Quake back into the game again. She's got some light in AoS and now is the perfect time to bring in Chloe Bennet as Quake!
said at 10:29 AM on Tue Oct 14 2014
 3 Shout Outs!
The word that describes this show would be boring.

That's honestly what the show is just mindless,overly long action scenes and forth wall jokes.There isn't much substance to this. Unless you really enjoy the aforementioned 2 things there isn't much for you to see here.

Oh it attempt to have depth,morals and character development and it fails spectacularly in these categories.

And lastly it has so much fanservice for the comic book fans thrown in and they don't do anything worthwile with any of those characters and plot lines from the comics.And its also so annoyingly modernized and high tech that it makes the show instantly dated.

And of course the shows version of Spiderman is pretty annoying and Drake Bell makes a terrible voice for him.

Overall this show is really aimed just at kids,there really isn't anything worth watching in here for an older audience.
said at 9:55 AM on Tue Oct 14 2014
 1 Shout Out!
I found out something recently about this show that I'm not happy about.

Spidey's doing an animated cross-over with Disney Channel sitcom Jessie. WHAT THE:-

Ok, I'm gonna calm down. Maybe what I read was just a bad dream (I wish it was).

Well at least I know what I'm not watching. Maybe I should talk about why I'm not happy with this.

I think Spiderman is awesome. In fact, he's my favourite Marvel hero. I've mentioned before, this isn't the best Spidey cartoon but it's gotten pretty good in more of the recent episodes. It used to be just alright but it was alright enough for me to come back for more.

Now let's look at Jessie, it's another teen sitcom that Disney farted out just to get cheap laughs. It's funny how every time I see these sitcoms, I've never laughed a single time. With the exceptions of some of the earlier ones. Wow, they used to be funny on occasions. But nowadays they're nothing but garbage. I think the last decent one that was made was Good Luck Charlie.

I know I know, someone's gonna tell me "@Ross123 these sitcoms are aimed at girls." Yeah that's my problem, a girls show crosses over with a boys show. Ok, I know there are some girls who like Spiderman, in fact I some but I've never met a single guy that says things like Jessie is a good show.
said at 11:04 AM on Tue Oct 14 2014
@Ross123 "I know I know, someone's gonna tell me "@Ross123 these sitcoms are aimed at girls." Yeah that's my problem, a girls show crosses over with a boys show. Ok, I know there are some girls who like Spiderman, in fact I some but I've never met a single guy that says things like Jessie is a good show."

It doesn't matter if it's a "girl's" show or not. The target audience is children.

Also, you have a problem with a "girl" show crossing over with a "boy" show.....I don't know what to say about that other than that's a lousy gripe to have with something. Would you dislike a My Little Pony and Transformers crossover? If not, then that cancels out your problem with Jessie and USM.

Even then, there is no objective gender-exclusive shows. Now the network may INTEND it for younger females, but as long the other gender is watching it, it's not really a "girl's" show. I find that mentality sexist.
said at 9:02 AM on Tue Oct 21 2014
@TheLemsterPju My Little Pony meets Transformers. That actually sounds quite interesting actually.

Granted I'm not a Brony but I'd still be interested since that show is at good compared to the crap that is Jessie.

And I've seen them both to have this opinion before any fans get all up & arms about it.
said at 8:25 AM on Fri Jan 16 2015
@Ross123 I think the thing that makes me angry about this crossover is the fact that they're ignoring all these opprotunities to crossover with other GREAT marvel characters! I believe that Jessie is a show that little people care about. Sure it's pretty popular but besides the target demographic it shoots for, nobody cares about it. Honestly, a crossover with agents of shield could've been WAY better than Jessie. I'm just angry because they ignored all these great crossover ideas for JESSIE of all shows.
said at 3:42 PM on Fri Jan 16 2015

Imagine if it was Big Hero 6 instead.

*BOOM* You just introduced the Disney version of the team in the Marvel Animated Universe.

Which is kind of a running annoyance since they're also so afraid to use X-Men characters or heroines like Jocasta.
said at 1:43 PM on Sat Jan 17 2015
@Regomania Also, it's the fact that Jessie doesn't even fit into the Marvel Universe. It worked for Phineas & Ferb because of all the tech they have and that they sometimes have action in their episodes. Jessie has none of that (phones and android devices don't count for me as superhero tech, unless it's Iron Man but even then Jessie still doesn't fit in).

I'm pretty sure the crossover aired a few months ago but I didn't see it. And probably never will see it because I just can't stand most if these Disney Channel sitcoms characters (or their shows).
said at 3:18 PM on Sat Jan 17 2015
@Ross123 And like mentioned before they ignore great opprotunities for good crossovers. Like Carol Danvers or even Daisy Johnson! I want to say they're running out of ideas, but they're just straight up IGNORING really good ones!
said at 10:59 AM on Tue Jan 20 2015
@Regomania I would agree with you on them ignoring good crossovers if not for 1 thing:

Most of the time when other characters guest star on this show, I feel they are very underused as it tends to be Spidy that pretty much does all the work while the guest hero is just there to take out a few henchmen.
said at 3:12 PM on Wed Jan 21 2015
@Ross123 Good point! The guest heroes do need a bit more screen time and show off of what they can do as individual marvel characters.
said at 12:47 PM on Tue Jan 27 2015
@Regomania Indeed. Still it would be nice to see those crossovers you mentioned happen someday.
said at 2:34 PM on Tue Jan 27 2015
@Ross123 Yeah. Just sitting here praying for an episode with Captain Marvel.
said at 5:24 AM on Wed Feb 11 2015
@Ross123 I thought I was the only one who haaates the teen sitcoms on Disney(I have not heard of Jessie but I ran into their other sitcoms in the past) I still wonder why the execs thinks all girls like stuff like this

Still kinda strange to see this show crossover with a standard child sitcom.
said at 8:50 AM on Wed Feb 11 2015
@HienFan If I'm being honest, some of Disney's older sitcoms are alright in my opinion as they had at least some good jokes every now and then. But now the sitcoms, in my opinion anyway, are meh.

And I'm with you on that last part. It strange for this show to cross over with a teen sitcom.
said at 11:29 PM on Thu Feb 12 2015
@Ross123 I don't recall their old sitcoms, I was on Cartoon Network at the time before studies interfered with my television time but the recent ones yeah...
said at 7:42 PM on Wed Mar 18 2015
@Ross123 Last Disney sitcom I liked was Zack 8 Cody, and that's both series btw. If that was a current sitcom I would have preferred that over Jessie, I posted a few ideas, like they visit the Helicarrier and goof off, causing something to happen, but to be more precise, an Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. crossover would have been the best route to go.
said at 12:17 PM on Tue Mar 24 2015
@pete Zack & Cody was 1 of Disney's better sitcoms. I enjoyed the 1st show, 2nd one was somewhat ok but yeah I have to agree I would rather have seen them over Jessie for the crossover personally.

I don't think an Agents of Shield & Ultimate Spiderman crossover would work considering they are 2 different cinematic universes.

Although, the Coulson in this series and a few other Shield agents that have not been introduced yet (doubt they ever will) could team up with Spiderman in an episode.
said at 8:57 PM on Thu May 14 2015
@Ross123 I remember that show, I rather see that over Wizard of Waverly place, Hannah Montanna, yadda yadda whatever shallow work there is

The funny thing is here in Asia we keep seeing Mr Bean reairing every night as much as I love that show, it's monotonous to see those 13 episodes reair all the time
said at 12:46 PM on Mon May 18 2015
@HienFan Yeah I know how you feel as we see the show Friends (which is a great show btw) all the time.

But that must get kinda boring considering there's not that many episodes of Mr. Bean for them to air.

But still, better than Ultimate Spiderman which is just decent.
said at 7:31 AM on Fri May 29 2015
@Ross123 Well Ultimate Spiderman did have the problem of weird pacing(gags before serious moments.... really people?) the sad thing is it's VERY common lately but considering my increasingly shrinking list of what I consider good well...

My sister like Friends but me not so much but that may be because I wasn't very big on watching Sitcom other than Mr Bean(and yes that is better than this)
said at 2:10 PM on Fri Jun 12 2015
@HienFan Ultimate Spiderman has gotten better at pacing in its later episodes. Although it still needs some fixing up, it's no where near as bad as it was when the show first aired.

I'm sure you and a quite a few others can agree to that.
said at 12:14 AM on Fri Jun 19 2015
@Ross123 Considering how many stuff these days have a lot of promised great stuff only to execute them in a very generic/not as fully fleshed as they should, yeah
said at 3:40 PM on Fri Jul 25 2014
 2 Shout Outs!
This is my basic opinion as well. As I stated in the AA and S.M.A.S.H. threads I prefer this over both, mainly because I was Spidey fan first. I zone out and can't follow the plot of some episodes for those shows, but that's not the case here. Drake is actually one of my favorite Spideys. One problem I have though is not the show itself, it's that Paul Dini, writer of one of greatest comic book based cartoons of all time, and Brian Michael Bendis, creator of the the USM comic and writer of most of their stories are being held back by the big execs, not just Loeb or Quesada, plus there's issues with censoring and blah, blah, blah. I'm sure if they could write whatever stories they wanted, we'd have a majority of the USM comics adapted, with the tone of something similar to Batman TAS, but so far we got one story adapted and it was one of the weaker ones. e've got the Ultimate versions of Doc Ock, Gobby, Beetle, Carnage, Mary Jane, Harry, and Aunt May. Even Peter's design looks like the one in the comics, but none of the stories have been properly adapted yet. Not blaming anyone specific though.
said at 3:41 PM on Fri Jul 25 2014
@pete This is from the forums, hence the as well part in the first sentence.
said at 11:05 AM on Thu Jul 17 2014
 2 Shout Outs!
Well I've been watching the 3rd season of this show recently. It's really coming together a lot better than before. Sure I was enjoying it in the past but it's picking up nicely.


In most of the episodes so far, Spiderman is recruiting new heroes to join SHIELD but Taskmaster is also out to recruit them to join his side. Needless to say, both succeed & fail in different episodes. Nice twist, huh?
said at 8:35 AM on Sun Apr 13 2014

This video is hilarious! It basically shows the worst and best possible outcomes for Disney Buying Marvel, and the guy who made it predicted what would happen almost perfectly!

Version 1: Pretty much what happened with the TV Shows (except for the forgetting Deadpool part).

Version 2: What happened with the Marvel Movies, for the most part.

Remember, this is just my opinion, and if you don't agree, Don't let my opinion change yours. (Side-Note: No, I did Not make this video).
said at 7:56 AM on Sun Apr 13 2014
Why did Stan the Janitor not get any votes for Best Character yet? He's the best thing about this show!
said at 8:20 AM on Sun Apr 13 2014
@MaskedMarvel89 Maybe because there are people who like the main characters?
said at 8:25 AM on Sun Apr 13 2014
@MaskedMarvel89 But yeah, Stan is always awesome. =)
said at 8:41 AM on Sun Apr 13 2014
@TheLemsterPju Well, Stan's my favorite character in almost everything anyway. :)
said at 5:08 AM on Wed Jan 29 2014
 6 Shout Outs!
I'm pretty much with MaskedMarvel89 on this one, I just started watching this show on Netflix last week, I've seen 11 episodes so far. I don't find it outright horrible or anything, but I can't really say it's good either. The pacing of every episode just feels way too fast, I personally find most of the jokes forced; only finding myself chuckling once every 5 episodes or so and the constant cutaway gags is more distracting than funny. It barely gives me any time to get into the plot, which is pretty barebones more often than not. The Thor episode I felt was the weakest of the bunch and this is coming from someone who was excited to see Thor and Loki in this.

However, I did find the 11th episode (Netflix calls it "Venom Attack" but I think the real title is "Venomous) to be one of the stronger ones. While Matt Lanter still isn't my favourite Venom, I felt he improved a lot in this episode, sounding much more monstrous and a lot less forced than he did in his first appearance. I felt most of the jokes worked and I found myself laughing multiple times throughout the episode, the pacing was a lot better, the plot actually felt interesting and there was a good lesson by the end of the episode that didn't feel forced or hammered in. The only thing I didn't like was the joke at the very end which felt a little bit forced in, but at the same time it's not like it ruined the episode for me at all.

If the show can keep up that quality, maybe I'll keep watching.

Also just to note: I haven't seen Spectacular at all, so I'm not at all biased in favour of, or against that show at all. The only Spider-man shows I've previously watched are a good chunk of the 60's one, a few episodes here and there of the 90's one, and the first half of Unlimited. So yeah, just in case anyone thinks I'm bitter for this replacing Spectacular, I'm not at all. Not to knock any Spectacular fans of course but that has been happening quite a bit both on and off the site, and I do intend on watching that show if I can ever find it.

Another thing, like MaskedMarvel89; I don't hate Drake Bell at all, he's not my favourite Spider-man but I also don't think he's nearly as horrible as everyone says he is. Maybe he's a bit forced into certain shows, I wouldn't know, and yeah the material he's given in this show isn't always the best but I think he has a solid voice for the webslinger. I've heard better, but I've also certainly heard much worse.

I actually find the worst voice in this show to be White Tiger's, no offense to the actress portraying her or any fans of the character out there, I just find her shrill tone to be a bit grating and the squeakiness of her voice really gets on my nerves at times, although to be fair that could partially be the way she's directed or the way that the character herself is written that partially irritates me as well.

But yeah, all in all it's not the worst show I've seen, but it's also not the best show. To me personally it's just a mediocre show with the occasional good joke every few episodes. However it's not all bad as the 11th episode proved to me. Whether you like or dislike the show however, I won't hold it against you at all. I can certainly see why some people wouldn't like the show at all but I can also see why some people enjoy it.
said at 1:29 PM on Wed Jan 29 2014
@Metabad It doesn't get much better at all really in the 1st season, but improved somewhat in the 2nd season, even though it's still far from being great. The Taskmaster and Wolverine eps were okay, as was the season 1 finale, but I won't spoil them in case you didn't watch them yet. Personally, I hoped this show would be good BECAUSE it was replacing Spectacular, which was my favorite Spidey show. I hoped that, even if it couldn't live up to SSM, (which I didn't think it would), it would at least be good enough so that I felt like "Even though Spec Spidey was cancelled, if it wasn't we wouldn't get this series". But unfortunately, USM was really disappointing for me. I understand why some people would like it, but for a long-time fan of the character like me, it's just not very fun to watch. But, Metabad, if you really want to watch a great Spidey show, then I recomend you watch Spectacular right away. Happy webslinging!
said at 9:10 AM on Thu Jan 30 2014
@MaskedMarvel89 Ahh that's a shame to hear, I really feel like this series COULD be good if they just ditched the intrusive way these jokes are set up and had more consistent writing between episodes (I swear half these morals are just about trust and nothing else) and yeah I can totally see why this would frustrate any SSM fan. I just wanted to get that out of the way just to avoid accusations of "Oh this guy just hates this series just because he misses Spectacular" just in case, you know? 'Cause even without seeing Spectacular, Ultimate really doesn't feel like anything special. Although I have been meaning to watch that show but unfortunately it's not on Netflix. Still, the moment I do find it, I'll definitely give it a watch.
said at 9:25 AM on Thu Jan 30 2014
@Metabad I still say give the rest of season one a chance, because it certainly improved in the second half for me.

Season 2 though is a huge improvement for the characters and story imo
said at 9:26 AM on Thu Jan 30 2014
@Metabad Also you can watch Spectacular on the Vortexx streaming sight.
said at 9:30 AM on Thu Jan 30 2014
@TheLemsterPju Alright, I'm pretty much more than halfway through season 1 right now so yeah I might as well just finish it off.

I have heard some good things about the Deadpool episode.

Also thanks for the info on Spectacular, I didn't know that.
said at 5:59 PM on Sat Jan 25 2014
 7 Shout Outs!
I don't like this show. I don't hate anyone involved with it, I just dislike this show. I wasn't one of the people who refused to watch it from the start; I wanted to like it, and I tried really hard to before giving up.
*Like MusicMeister said, every episode abruptly switches from being a superhero-action show to being one of those crazy, goofy cartoons, and the alternating gets really annoying, especially since the episode seems to suddenly halt in order for this to happen, and because of this, neither instance feels in-place.
*My other major issue with the show is how wrong they got most of the characters. Spider-Man's team is always acting cruelly towards him, but you can't feel sorry for him because he's such an unlikable character. Spider-Man from the comics, while he made jokes, still had overwhelming guilt-feelings because of Uncle Ben's death, and struggled to balance his responsibilities as Spider-man with his responsibilities as Peter Parker. In this show, they make a joke of the responsibility- line, and Peter seems as though he couldn't care less about anyone but himself. I'm fine with them making changes, but ones like these are too much for me.

Again, I DON"T hate Drake Bell, or Loeb or Quesada, and I still wish this show was good, and I respect the opinions of those who like it.
said at 7:31 PM on Tue Nov 19 2013
 6 Shout Outs!
I do enjoy this show a lot but I will admit that there are a few flaws to be noticed, but I feel everyone is wanting this show to be much more serious than it needs to be, saying it should be much closer to Spectacular Spiderman, or Justice League. Well we're talking about Spiderman here, not one of the most serious of superheros in the Comic book world.

I just feel a lot of people have been alienated by Batman TAS, Justice League, Young Justice, and Spectacular spiderman and I feel people think now all superhero shows have to be serious, which is why a lot of people don't like Super Hero Squad, Ultimate Spiderman, and Teen Titans Go! which all still have great animation, voice acting and great action, but since the show is funny people can't take it seriously or enjoy it. And when the show does have its serious moments people prefer to look at the humor more than when the show does nail a legitley good serious scene or moment.

I'm completely fine with serious superhero shows in fact I prefer it, but you got to have a soft side to the show, which Is why I like Teen Titans so much. It knows how to be serious but knows how to throw in the comedic and light stuff at the right time. Same with Justice League, while being mainly serious, did throw in some light hearted banter and comedic lines. Batman Brave and the Bold I think mixed it all really well, being both light hearted, but serious at the same time, which I feel did work extremely well. And I feel it works the same here. Spiderman isn't a completely serious supehero and I think the group Man of ACtion knows that, hell they made Ben 10, which has an identical style of humor and seriousness to it, and a lot of people really like that show, so when they try to do it with Spiderman, a character that does act goofy like a teen should but still does soak in the serious moments, we're not talking about a man who is in his 30s who's been trained in martial arts who has a grudge out for the villain to protect the city, we're talking about a teenager who is trying to live his everyday life with school and social life while juggling being a superhero at the same time. The episode Strange Days perfectly proves my point, it balances the humor and seriousness perfectly, and has a really sweet and emotional ending to it, which they do play off seriously and they pull it off really well.
said at 2:35 PM on Fri Dec 27 2013

There's a subtle little scene in Second Change Hero where Harry is in an crashing elevator reflecting on his life and all the crap he had to put up with. Then Spidey shows up and tries to rescue him, but Harry tells him to leave him be. Implying he chooses to let himself die in the crash after all the neglect from his friends and family over the years, and just wasn't proud of his rich life in general. He just wanted a normal life and a father who would be proud of all he's done, but knew that would never happen and gave up.

That's some heavy stuff......but I know someone out there will make an excuse to how that's dumbed down and poorly-written in some complicated way, and still claim that doesn't make the show any less silly.
said at 4:47 PM on Wed Jan 8 2014
@skeletonking1234 I'm sorry but i don't agree with the "people hate this how because it's not the Spectacular Spider-Man" mindset. In my opinion, This show completely misses the point of Spider-Man. Yes, he has a sense of humor, but in this show most if not all of the humor is derived from portraying Spider-Man as an incompetent moron who's completely full of himself.

The show also seems not to know how to balance seriousness and comedy, It feels like everything is played for laughs with a scene sprinkled in occasionally that it expects the audience to take the seriously and it often goes for the broadest, most obvious comedy possible (I like Brave and the Bold and the new TMNT series) but even those shows didn't have family guy-esque cutaway jokes. When you have a generally serious scene playing out and then suddenly cut to a looney toons-esque cutscene, It leads to tonal inconsistency.

I also know Spider-Man is a teenager and I don't expect him to be gloomy and brooding 24/7 ( He wasn't in either of his previous shows) but I also don't want to see him as an arrogant idiot who never takes anything seriously. Aside from some great looking animation this show has very little going for me, It features an unrelatable, irresponsible Peter Parker, his supporting characters (Mary-Jane, Aunt May) are basically window dressing and his team are all flat, one-note stereotypes.
said at 4:52 PM on Wed Jan 8 2014

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said at 6:10 PM on Wed Jan 8 2014

By that logic, Teen Titans Go completely misses the point of the "representing" Titans. Things are going to change after a while, for the sake of being original. It's still Spider-Man, just not the same exact one from the comics, but the similarities are still there. Heck I like they actually developed Spidey's responsibility over the course of the series. Like a teenager in today's world, responsibility takes time to learn.

I recommend reading this Tumblr post from Teen Titans Go producer Chris Battle about change. http://chrisbattleart.tumblr.com/post/72458137430/dude-bro-dont-fear-change-after-every-cartoon
said at 6:27 PM on Wed Jan 8 2014
@spencermalley935 Also, it doesn't take long into the show until we see a scene from an episode where Peter confronts his Uncle Ben in the dream world (which Nightmare assumed his worst nightmare was his uncle's death). As it turns out this version of Peter never let the death of his uncle affect who he was. He still was grief-stricken by Ben's passing, but he sucked it up, moved on, and freaking didn't sorry for himself (which is most other Spider-Man incarnations DID. Don't believe me? What was the line? "This is all my fault!" Oh yeah, that. The Lego Marvel series on Youtube played with that "It's all my fault" line in one episode, with one of the heroes responding "Uh, how?". Spidey responds with a simple "I don't know...").

In fact, it's later revealed in Field Trip that the reason Spider-Man jokes is to hold back his emotions over the devastating event. Ever later, it's shown that Spidey intended to murder his Uncle's killer, but chose not to. If THAT'S not responible, then I have to ask: Did you see the first few episodes, give up, and not do any research to back up your claims? Or do you think the show is bad from the looks of it and you're just following what all the haters are saying?
said at 7:25 PM on Wed Jan 8 2014
@TheLemsterPju The Dr. Strange episode where Peter confronts his memory of Uncle Ben I admit was very well done. The problem is the episode after that one has Peter doing something incredibly stupid(stealing stealing a SHIELD science project to pass it off at the school science fair)

When I say he's irresponsible, The main thing that shapes my opinion on that is when he and the team basically kidnap Dr. Doom from his own country and bring him aboard the SHIELD helecarrier nearly killing everyone all for the sake of a pointless grudge match between him and nova. I don't care if he's a teenager, I don't care if he's relatively new to hero gig, That was STUPID.

Another thing, Peter's sense of responsibility should never called into question, The whole point of Uncle Bens death was to teach him to be responsible with the power he's given. So the fact that the show centers around Peter learning to use his powers responsibly, which is an arc he already went through before the first episode even begins considering they've kept the original origin intact, is questionable to say the least and the fact that Nick Fury is the one teaching him about responsibility is bogus.

One more minor thing, I am a huge fan of the SPider-Man villain Venom and I can say without a doubt that USM version of the character is the most blandest, generic version of the character I've yet to see.
said at 7:26 PM on Wed Jan 8 2014
@TheVengeanceKnight Awesome
said at 8:53 PM on Wed Jan 8 2014

I agree he can be pretty stupid at times, but it's not really something to take too seriously from a character standpoint. For one thing, in some shows characters are going to act stupid to tell an interesting and entertaining story. My Little Pony and Star Wars The Clone Wars did a lot of this. It's really a creative decision, and I understand why people would be upset by it. Whether you like it or not, it served it's purpose.

If you want to look at it from a realistic standpoint, Spidey may have been an idiot that time but he still learned from it. If I had a friend who almost burned down the house because of leaving the stove on too long and he apologized afterwords, would I seriously say to his face "That was so stupid of you! Get away from me!". No. People CAN learn from their mistakes no matter how extreme. That's all that matters, it's human nature.
said at 9:30 PM on Wed Jan 8 2014
@TheLemsterPju I repeat, He basically kidnapped Dr. Doom from his own country, thus causing a potential international incident and brang him aboard the helecarrier where he revealed himself as a doombot and nearly crashed it into new york. That doesn't necesarrily equate to accidentally leaving the stove on. It would be even worse if it was the real Dr. Doom, because of the aforementioned possibility of an international incident.

Another thing, He never learns from his mistakes, a couple episodes later, He's making a fool out of himself in the Iron Spider Costume and doesn't seem to acknowledge how bad he is at it until the end. When Nick Furys grilling the team at the end of Doomed, He blocks him out and imagines himself flying in a jetpack (a unfunny joke used three times)
said at 10:42 PM on Wed Jan 8 2014
@spencermalley935 I haven't seen this show before, but if what you're saying is true, then you're making a very good point. I will soon be checking this out on Netflix, and once I've sunken my teeth into this show and I've gotten a good long taste of it... I'll be back. *evil chuckle*
said at 8:56 AM on Thu Jan 9 2014

Well if you're going to continue to nitpick no matter what I say, then I guess I can't stop you.

Just keep in mind that it's not healthy to take shows like this too seriously. Especially if one of your favorite shows are Spongebob and Family Guy. If the Teen Titans can be made into goofballs and people still enjoy it, then so can Spider-Man. I can see why his hardcore fans would be upset by his ignorance here, though if you're going to take it seriously you're probably wasting your breath complaining about it. I respect your opinion however.
said at 9:47 AM on Thu Jan 9 2014
@TheLemsterPju Well, if what he's saying is true (I'm currently watching the show to find out) then I wouldn't just chock it up to nitpicking. I think it's a very good point and a genuine critique of Peter's characterization, and even if you say to yourself "I know this show is going to be some silly fun, so I'm just going to kick back and enjoy it without treating it like a drama piece" that doesn't mean you can't have problems with the writing or find the character to be obnoxious. Most of the time, good comedy doesn't work with characters who aren't likable, and if the character lacks likability, then people have every right to criticize him even without taking him seriously.
said at 5:49 PM on Thu Jan 9 2014
@PsychicVoiceSpy You have summed up my complaints perfectly, Thank you.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 9:05 AM on Sun Nov 10 2013
 12 Shout Outs!
ADMINISTRATIVE NOTE: Enough of the "Drake Bell sucks as Spider-Man", "I hate Adrian Pasdar", "this show is a disgrace"-comments, please.

If you hold that opinion and are able to articulate in a polite and respectable manner as to WHY you believe so, then that's all right. But anymore of the blind hatred, overtly negative or unsupported statements regarding the show or a voice actor will not be tolerated.

We try to maintain a professional and friendly atmosphere here, and that takes effort from every one of us.
said at 11:01 AM on Fri Nov 15 2013
@TylerMirage you should have mentioned that it's the material in this show that makes him sound bad rather than his voice acting.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 11:57 AM on Fri Nov 15 2013
@Ross123 There'd really be no need in mentioning that, since it has absolutely no bearing on what I said at all.
said at 12:32 PM on Fri Nov 15 2013
@TylerMirage well it kind of ties in to people saying that Drake is bad at voicing Spiderman
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 1:43 PM on Fri Nov 15 2013
@Ross123 But again, what point would there be to me specifying that? Whether or not one blames the material, the voice actor or the creative crew, I really don't care. It makes no difference. The point is that if you hold a negative opinion, make sure you can back it up and voice it without coming off as an ignorant dolt.
said at 3:38 PM on Fri Nov 15 2013
@TylerMirage So your point being people can give negative feed back but have to back it up. Ok fair point, I can see where your coming from with this. Say, isn't there a very small chance of Drake & co actually seeing this, I mean it's not like they're going the bad things people write about them.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 10:32 PM on Sat Nov 16 2013
@Ross123 It's quite simple. If we let people blindly troll and rage about topics, all it does is make the member look bad, and in turn BTVA looks bad.

There are a hundreds of other sites that don't remotely care if one runs their mouth off about something in an unconstructive manner. So if they want to do so, they can take their business elsewhere.
said at 7:51 AM on Sun Nov 17 2013
@Foxwolf Well, I never thought of it that way. So I agree with what you're saying as it does kind of make people look bad.
said at 6:59 PM on Mon Dec 23 2013

I have to question dude. If you're so for the negativity, then why do you consider it one of your favorite shows? Are you ashamed of liking it and want to fit into the crowd? If so, don't read too much into the comments and care about what YOU think.
said at 9:32 AM on Tue Dec 24 2013
@TheLemsterPju I like the show as you know. But other people don't and when people keep saying that Drake is a bad voice for Spiderman & he's the bad thing about it, I try to remind them that it's the material that makes him look bad. It was the material originally that got people to say it is a bad show and now they are blaming Drake's voice acting which is actually pretty decent. He's not as great as others such as Josh as we know but he's coming along fine in my opinion.
said at 10:58 PM on Thu Nov 7 2013
 1 Shout Out!
Think I'm the only person who likes this series. Meh. :
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:07 AM on Sun Nov 10 2013
@Blues I like it, despite its flaws
said at 8:19 AM on Sun Nov 17 2013
@Blues I'm fine with in, it has ups and downs
said at 7:05 PM on Mon Dec 23 2013

It irks me to see "I'm the only one who (insert opposing minor opinion here)" comments. Who CARES if you are? I'm sorry for the emphasis, but don't worry about everyone else's opinion but your own.

But to answer your question, no. I like it. It's not perfect, but it's fine. It's not worth worrying about.
said at 4:17 PM on Wed Dec 25 2013
@TheLemsterPju I agree with you on what you said in your last sentence. That's why it's in my favourites for a start. I mention in the above comment about the negative sidebof things. Also, I mention in a comment downwards that I kinda miss Spectacular but also that this show is good. That pretty much answers your question in the comment above this.
said at 8:42 PM on Wed Dec 25 2013
@TheLemsterPju Kay, whatever, didn't need the bloody lecture. -_-
said at 9:19 AM on Thu Dec 26 2013

Sorry about that. If it helps you feel any better, I know for a fact from browsing the internet that a lot of people do like the show, but not as much as others. To put it lightly, it's almost half and half on who likes it or not. This includes people outside of the internet, like kids.
said at 4:07 PM on Sun Jan 26 2014

To be honest, the negativity starting to get to me now. So yeah, what I said earlier doesn't mean much now.

It's not the fact that people don't like it, because I respect everyone's opinion. What annoys me is that a portion of the those who 1. Hate the show out of spite for the cancellation of Spectacular, 2. The ones starting and signing petitions to the show cancelled because THEY didn't like it, and 3. Speak for the masses because "several other web boards feel the same way". To me that screams selfish behavior. People are allowed to their own opinions and views on certain things, that doesn't mean they have to obsess over, and possibly make the ones who do enjoy it feel inferior. You see a lot of this on Youtube, though one comment that broke my silence to the negativity was as quoted "When USM is cancelled, the suicide rate will go down 78%".......Wow. Just WOW. People actually thumbed that comment up no less.

I'm not saying all of those who dislike Ultimate Spiderman are like that, certainly not here. But I've been noticing many examples of this extremeness happening on other sites that's getting to me.

With that said, I hope I didn't come across as angry or rude. Mini rant over.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 1:37 PM on Mon Oct 28 2013
 7 Shout Outs!
Looking at all the pictures for characters that were added more recently, I have to ask. Has the awful lighting of Avengers Assembled and Hulk infected this show now?
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 7:18 AM on Tue Oct 29 2013
@Nightmare Crusher Yes. Yes it has. :(
said at 11:38 PM on Wed Oct 30 2013
@Nightmare Crusher I blame Dracula
said at 3:45 PM on Thu Oct 31 2013
@GothamRed I blame the lighting director for the show...
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 3:53 PM on Thu Oct 31 2013
@GothamRed since you know who isn't here, Blame Dinkleberg
said at 4:40 PM on Thu Nov 7 2013
@Music Meister DINKLEBERG!!!
said at 2:59 PM on Sat Oct 19 2013
Don't think it's as bad as Unlimited or the Original 60's show but yeah Ultimate Spiderman isn't the best (DAMM U MARVEL FOR CANCELLING SPECTACULAR AFTER THE RIGHTS SWITCHED BACK) though it has had pretty good story lines & voices. I think it will end at Season 3 next year, might wrong but it kind of looks that way 2 me.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 8:39 PM on Sat Oct 19 2013
@Ross123 From what I understand, Marvel didn't cancel SSM. Sony had to give up their TV rights to Spider-Man to keep the movie rights, so cancelling the show was on them.
said at 10:18 AM on Sun Oct 20 2013
@CatsTuxedo I know that Sony gave up the tv rights but apparently Marvel did have the choice whether or not to continue with Spectacular.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 10:30 AM on Sun Oct 20 2013
@Ross123 From what I'm reading up right now, although Sony gave up the right to produce any further animated Spider-Man material, they retained ownership of SSM itself, including its character designs and storylines. Because of that, neither Sony nor Marvel can continue the series without the other's consent. And since Sony is a known rival of Disney, that chances of that happening are close to nothing.
said at 11:07 AM on Sun Oct 20 2013
@CatsTuxedo Ah I see. Thanks for that. Now I can see why they didn't continue the series.
said at 8:57 AM on Fri Oct 11 2013
 2 Shout Outs!
Wait, the Invisible Man played HIMSELF?
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 5:48 PM on Fri Oct 25 2013
@VctrBnsn Good to see him doing VA work
said at 11:39 PM on Wed Oct 30 2013
@Music Meister Though he can be a a bit of a diva...refuses to appear on set and all.
said at 12:34 AM on Thu Oct 10 2013
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The really big problem that I have with this show are the designs of some of the young children. They just look insultingly stupid! When Avengers Assemble did the child character, it worked really well! But I still like the show, I just LOATH some of the designs.
said at 5:45 PM on Wed Oct 9 2013
 1 Shout Out!
Always nice to see marvel's monsters represented.
said at 2:13 AM on Sat Sep 21 2013
Just seen a bit of this show, I don't think it's that bad.

Though I dislike White Tiger, I like Spiderman/Peter, Mary Jane and Harry that I will say

I don't about the other three friends since my only exposure had only White Tiger(of the four friends) talking

Designs are nice I will say that
said at 7:36 PM on Mon Jul 22 2013
 3 Shout Outs!
The Ep with the Guardians was probably the best episode ever!!!! So much butt whoopin!!
said at 12:11 PM on Mon Jul 15 2013
 3 Shout Outs!
The show is okay, but I don't think it's as terrible as people make it out to be.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 12:04 AM on Thu Jul 4 2013
I found a clip of Deadpool in this show. He is incredibly obnoxious. Strangely, I think he might be voiced by Will Friedle.
said at 2:56 AM on Thu Jul 4 2013
@Nightmare Crusher According to the post in the forums he is. I like Will especially in roles like this but am disappointed it's not Nolan, John, or Tom.
said at 3:24 AM on Thu Jul 4 2013
@Nightmare Crusher Deadpool's in this now? Well, so much for this being accurate to the Ultimate universe.
said at 3:53 AM on Thu Jul 4 2013
@Fulgore2005 That wasn't exactly an issue from the start.
said at 3:54 AM on Thu Jul 4 2013
@Fulgore2005 Poor choice of words. You just noticed that now. It's been an issue from the start.
said at 7:26 AM on Thu Jul 4 2013
@pete How true. How very true.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 12:31 PM on Sun Apr 21 2013
 8 Shout Outs!
I think I can sum up one of the biggest problems with this show in one scene from the Electro episode. SO Spider-Man and co are in a cable car or something that crashes into a building right before a commercial break. After the break we see the group in streets and they're perfectly fine. Then Spider-Man rewinds the show so that you can see how they got out of the cable car. That is garbage story telling.
Madness Abe
said at 10:52 PM on Mon Mar 25 2013
 3 Shout Outs!
I'm very disappointed that this is being headed by Jeph Loeb. You made the Long Halloween and Dark Victory, two of the best Batman comics! How did you manage to ruin this series?
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 1:59 PM on Tue Mar 26 2013
@Madness Abe I'm no expert on the comics industry, but from what I know, he was an at-least-alright writer until his son died of cancer and he tried stepping out of the comic business in his grief. It was after Joe Quesada convinced him to come back that his work started getting bad, so my best guess is his heart just isn't in it like it was before.
said at 8:06 AM on Fri Mar 29 2013
@Madness Abe

CatsTuxedo pretty much summed it up. Because of that, I used to feel bad for Loeb and blame Quesada for everything wrong with USM, but after the Avengers EMH Spidey dubbing incident, I lost all of my sympathy for Loeb.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 2:04 PM on Fri Mar 29 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight While I don't know a whole lot about the incident of which you speak or the professional decisions that went behind it, I have to say that reaction seems a bit petty. If you ask me, Quesada is still in the wrong for keeping Loeb in the game when he's clearly not as emotionally fit for the environment as he once was.
said at 3:12 AM on Tue Apr 2 2013
@CatsTuxedo I never said Quesada wasn't in the wrong.
said at 9:34 PM on Mon Mar 11 2013
 6 Shout Outs!
Other than Nova, Sandman, Hawkeye, and Sabertooth I think the voice acting on this show is alright. The actual show in my opinion is not very good. I still think Spider-man shouldn't be with a team of teenage heroes.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 10:19 PM on Tue Feb 5 2013
 12 Shout Outs!
I think the major problem this show suffers from is it doesn't know whatkind of show it wants to be.

At times it seems like it wants to be a silly, over the top super cartoony like Super Hero Squad Show wth forth wall breaking.

On the other hand, it seems like it wants to take Spiderman characters (and other marvel characters) in a new light and mix the oringal with Ultimate or the writers own idea and tell a dramtic or at least serious story with a few corney jokes thrown in.

These are two very conflicting genres and thus really make both types of moments feel out of place. The cartoony moments ruin the feel of serious moments and the dramtic moments feel out of place during silly scenes or jokes.

I do enjoy this show, I wouldn't put this in my top ten as it is now, it has potential and at least you can say their trying, what they try is stupid and sometimes annoying but they're putting effort into it. This show is compared to Alien Force but I'd say this is till better only due to I feel there is still effort put into it and the fact it's not a direct sequel like AF.

My suggestions for the show would be to drop the sillyness, or at least the forth wall breaking. I can deal with the 'chibi' scenes even if they get too silly. I think those moments are suppose to be like what JD does in Scrub but here they aren't handled as well.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 11:25 PM on Tue Feb 5 2013
@Music Meister Who says that a series can't be both silly and over-the-top AND dramatic and serious at the same time? One Piece, Avatar and Adventure Time are but a few properties I can think of that pull that off just fine (of course, having flexible and dynamic art styles helps, too). I can only assume this isn't one of those series, the point is that balance isn't as impossible to accomplish as you might think.

While I have no opinion of the show myself due to having no plans on seeing it, I will say that that's probably the sanest, most level-headed critique of the show I've read yet, even if I can't fully agree on the proposed solution; mainly I'm just tired of fanboys wanting everything all serious all the time.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 11:56 PM on Tue Feb 5 2013
@CatsTuxedo I'm not saying it shouldn't or can't be silly or over the top, it's Spiderman so of course it cant be all serious and dark. The problem comes from how over the top it is, at times making it seem like a parody instead of being silly. Spiderman directly breaking the forth wall by literally pausing the episode and looking at the audience feels out if place especially in more serious moments. It comes off as TOO silly and over the top compared to other episodes that have some really serious moments.
It's like in Avengers movie if Cap took out a remote and paused the movie then looked at the audience and said, "The plot is thickening" or something. It just feels out of place.
said at 1:11 AM on Wed Feb 6 2013

I want serious storytelling.

*prepares to be attacked/trolled/flamed/whatever*
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 4:30 PM on Wed Feb 6 2013
@CatsTuxedo I wouldn't refer to moments in Avatar as over-the-top. Sure there were many lighthearted moments of comedy, but it never overtook the overall tone of the show.

It's fine that you have a generalized opinion of why shows can be serious and silly, but you should really watch a couple of Ultimate Spider-Man's episodes before you say things like "I'm just tired of fanboys wanting everything all serious all the time." At the very least in respect to this show.
I've been a huge Spider-Man fan since the 90's series and I watched a few eps of this and it was not my cup of tea.
said at 6:33 PM on Wed Feb 6 2013
@CatsTuxedo I stopped watching the show after about 18 episodes and saw the season finale. The show isn't bad; it sends good messages some times andt the voice-acting is great for the most part.

But interrupting the flow of the story just to make some joke is bound to upset some people. We've compared this show to Teen Titans, which could balance serious and silly without overdoing either one. I don't always agree with the raging fanboys online (even though I went through a bout of fanboy rage for a time) but the more level headed ones like Music Meister have made legiment critiques of the show.

I prefer darker and serious storytelling but that doesn't mean it should be the only thing comic book based shows should strive to be.

The show has great potential, it jsut has to find its balance.
said at 5:34 AM on Tue Mar 19 2013

"The show has great potential, it jsut has to find its balance."

It does?
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 3:36 PM on Wed Jul 24 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight I see no problem in simply preferring serious story-telling. The issue here is when people parade the serious stuff as inherently superior to every single other form of story-telling, regardless of the actual quality of the works in question.
said at 11:32 PM on Wed Jul 24 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Actually yeah. It's not as bad as people think. The VA's just need better material to work with and the writers need better bosses. Brain Michael Bendis probably could make this a closer adaption of the Ultimate comics if he was allowed.
said at 7:30 PM on Sat Sep 7 2013
@CatsTuxedo It's not just that USM is more silly and light-hearted than the average superhero show, but every good series should know how to balance both comedy and seriousness, which is something USM doesn't accomplish very well. You have to remember that writing and direction both play major roles in how successful a show can be, and with USM, it's obvious that they're out of good ideas. And it doesn't matter that USM is mostly directed at children, since there are several great superhero shows which have been enjoyed by people of all ages.

I don't think I could've put it any better than Music Meister in that USM has potential, but the higher-ups at Marvel Studios really aren't putting enough effort into it.
said at 1:07 PM on Fri Oct 25 2013
@Music Meister I too agree with MM on how the show is not the atrocity that a good portion of the internet makes it out to be but it does try a little too hard to be a mix of funny/serious. While one can easily see this as a modern version of Spider Man and his Amazing Friends but it can also be seen as Marvel's answer to Batman Brave and the Bold since that show also tried to be a mix of humor and drama. (Compared to Super Hero Squad which was for the most part comedic and kid-centered.)

Though in retrospection one could find it odd on how could a Spiderman story be highly reviled for being so comedic. After all one of the most known aspects of Spiderman's appeal is because of his highly sarcastic sense of humor as he often mocks his adversaries on a regular basis. Heck over the years people have hated Marvel for focusing on the drama too much and turn Spiderman into a "Whiny Emo" (among other things). But the show has tried to do plenty of wacky "4th wall breaking" hijinx which is a bit... different for a Spiderman show. (Though yes I am aware that this would inevitably cause the "I HATE CHANGE" arguement regarding internet communities in general.)

Though one other reason why there are those who would prefer "Spiderman and his Amazing Friends" over "Ultimate Spiderman" is due to his friends. Spidey's friends in "Amazing Friends" do seem like genuinely good friends to Spidey but in "Ultimate Spiderman"? Not so much... Granted the worse offenders in this regard are Nova and White Cat (but to be fair the latter is getting nicer and softer over the course of the 2nd season). But like MM said this is a decent show that does have potential but doesn't quite know what it wants to be just yet.
said at 1:13 PM on Fri Oct 25 2013
@Pokejedservo I meant to say White Tiger instead of Cat, my bad.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 3:23 PM on Fri Oct 25 2013
@Pokejedservo I think most of the hate comes from it being made by Quasado and Leob since they already have their own "hatebase" plus being the Spider-Man series after Spect. Spider-Man, a show with a large fanbase, also brings a lot for poeple to want to bash it
said at 4:03 PM on Fri Oct 25 2013
@Music Meister True and while Spectacular Spider Man is a good show but unfortunately its a known victim of having a fanbase that can be known for "all the other versions in this franchise are garbage compared to this!". I remember on how the 90's Spidermen was starting to get a lot of backlash in the late 2000s due to various reasons like censorship and the like.

Like I said before Spectacular Spiderman is a fine show (as is the 94 Spiderman series) but SSM is one of those shows that seems to have that issue nowadays. Fortunately that does seem to die down a bit lately.
said at 1:17 PM on Sun Oct 27 2013
@CatsTuxedo If it were up to me, I'd have this statement: "I see no problem in simply preferring serious story-telling. The issue here is when people parade the serious stuff as inherently superior to every single other form of story-telling, regardless of the actual quality of the works in question." plastered across about half the internet. I can't agree with that enough and there are TONS of people that need to read this, IMO.
said at 2:56 PM on Sun Jan 27 2013
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I hate how they handled the Rhino in this show. It isn't even based n the Ultimate universe Rhino. It was also weird that he was a teenager who transformed. It was a very predictable plot twist too. I knew it the first minute they introduced his character.
said at 8:39 PM on Thu Jan 31 2013
@coolgeek176 I personally don't mind. I mean, with the anti-bullying message the episode was trying to get across, I think it was handled pretty well. True, I wish they could've used a more traditional Rhino, but for what it was, it wasn't bad.
said at 11:13 PM on Thu Jan 31 2013
@VocalChameleon As a former victim of bullying myself, it didn't really handle it well. It had good intentions, but it emphasized FAR more on the whole "don't become a bully like the bully" than a concrete solution beyond telling adults, which while a legit solution, is not the only one and does not always work out as well.
said at 10:54 AM on Sun Feb 3 2013
@D.A.V.E. I'm a victim of bullying, as well, and I have felt like doing what Alex did in the episode (the revenge part, not the whole become a monster angle). I think the episode did show that taking revenge isn't the right path to take. While it's not particularly a strong message, it is handled well enough for kids to understand it, as, let's be honest, the show is mainly directed towards kids.
said at 6:33 PM on Mon Mar 25 2013
@coolgeek176 The fact the kid was named Alex is give way on its own.
said at 11:49 AM on Sun Jan 20 2013
 3 Shout Outs!
I think the only problem people have with the series is that the humor really takes away from the seriousness and action. I'm betting if they made this Deadpool the animated series it would've fared better
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 8:43 PM on Sun Jan 20 2013
@skeletonking1234 How dramatic and serious a show is has no bearing on its quality. However, you might have a point in that it's what comic fanboys think they want, and they're always the loudest voices.
said at 3:55 AM on Mon Jan 21 2013
@CatsTuxedo But how well it's done, though, does have a bearing on its quality. And this show isn't doing "funny" very well.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 2:24 PM on Mon Jan 21 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight I will give you that. Even so, the mere presence of comedy, good or bad, seems to be kryptonite for that lot; I see so many of them bringing up the humor in their criticism, but never whether the humor itself is funny or not funny.
said at 12:06 AM on Fri Jan 25 2013
@CatsTuxedo Spectacular Spider-Man and Avengers: EMH both had lot of comedy, but people still loved them.
said at 1:20 AM on Fri Jan 25 2013
@skeletonking1234 No it wouldn't. The humor is still really bad. It would resemble Daniel Way's run on "Deadpool", which is universally hated by Deadpool fans for overreliance on 4th wall breaking, wacky humor, and turning the character into a complete joke.
said at 6:22 PM on Mon Jul 18 2016
@D.A.V.E. Could you elaborate more on the "wacky humor" part? Isn't Deadpool supposed to have that?
said at 6:59 PM on Mon Jul 18 2016
@SupremeTarantulas It is, but Way's Deadpool was nothing BUT wacky humor. The best Deadpool stories usually have some hints of tragedy and genuine danger, while Way's run was a straight-up comedy, and an unfunny one, at that.
said at 3:14 PM on Sun Oct 28 2012
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I'll admit that the season finale wasn't disappointing. I felt the humor tended to distract from the story being told. Steven Weber managed to pull off a sinister sounding Goblin and I'm hoping we'll see a new Venom in season 2. My interest in the show has been mildly replisnished.
said at 12:01 PM on Thu Oct 4 2012
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WHAT ROGER CRAIG SMITH!? that sounds really interesting!!!
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 11:18 PM on Mon Oct 1 2012
Why was Dee Connors in US, seems pointless since it was a small part and Tom was already in the episode
said at 2:04 AM on Tue Oct 2 2012
@Music Meister 'Cause he's awesome. :-P
said at 2:27 AM on Tue Oct 2 2012
@Music Meister Maybe they re-dubbed him at the last minute just like a certain arachnid in a certain Avengers series? :P
said at 3:24 AM on Tue Oct 2 2012
@D.A.V.E. Looking for redemption, methinks. :-P
said at 9:51 AM on Wed Oct 17 2012
@Music Meister I think they're replacing Tom with for Connor's voice because they might be planning an episode with the Lizard in it.
said at 6:14 AM on Sat Dec 22 2012
@DeeBradleyBakerRules Confirmed; the Season 2 premiere is a Lizard ep. with Dee playing him again.
said at 6:26 PM on Tue Jan 8 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Go figure. You know, that means that should add that role in here.
said at 1:01 AM on Mon Sep 24 2012
I Love the Humor of the show. My sister loves the whole seriesĀ as well as Drake's Spider-Man.
said at 2:00 PM on Sat Jun 23 2012
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My biggest problem with this show is that if it's not that different from the regular 616 universe. I know they said it was supposed to be an amalgam since the original Ultimate was a bit too dark for a kids show but so far this series is going nowhere fast. The "venom" subplot is the only thing that's somewhat interesting. The voice acting and animation are fantastic don't get me wrong but I really don't want an episodic show... Spider-man has such a large and awesome mythos with multiple storyline and yet we are treated to a mostly comedic take with a strange "original" plot. The whole young team-up is nice but I'm afraid this show is doomed to fail unless they pick up the pace and start adding some drama in this instead of your "villain of the week" scenario.
SM Scorx
said at 6:55 PM on Fri Jun 15 2012
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You know, if you're going to call a series "Ultimate Spider-Man," at least make the characters LOOK like they are supposed to in the Ultimate Universe and NOT 616! And where's Deadpool?!
Nightmare Crusher
said at 7:47 PM on Thu Aug 30 2012
@SM Scorx If you want things to be accurately based on the Ultimate universe then you SHOULDN'T want Deadpool to be in this show.
said at 8:35 AM on Fri Aug 31 2012
@Nightmare Crusher They could do what they did in Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions and give Ultimate Deadpool 616 Deadpool's personality. ;-P
Sarge Ray
said at 6:55 AM on Tue May 1 2012
So, after watching the show with my expectations going up and down with each new thing revealed...I don't know what to make of it.

Now, hear me out. I won't go so far as to say it's bad: the animation is nice and detailed, the characters are in-character for the most part, and the premise does actually have something going for it after seeing the show.

The fourth-wall breaking, at least to me, feel very out-of-place. It really feels as though they're treating this as someone's first viewing of Spider-Man: not a good approach to a guy who has watched Spidey cartoons since he was a little kid. And the cartoony elements in something that has such good animation is just off-putting.

I should also point out some of the voice-acting. I have to say that I would NOT have chosen Drake Bell as Spider-Man or Tom Kenny as Doc Ock. At the same time, MJ and Harry sound pretty good. So, the acting is a mixed blessing to me.

This could be just my first impression, so I may have to watch more of the show to see if it will improve in any way.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 3:35 PM on Wed May 2 2012
@Sarge Ray Just for the record, "cartoony elements" and "good animation" aren't mutually exclusive. I could direct you to a lot of animation that could be considered even the least bit "cartoony" and have wonderful animation all the same, but I'd be digressing. Since I'm not watching this show, I wouldn't exactly know what kind of cartoony elements you're referring to. However, given how boring these character designs look, I suppose I shouldn't blame you for feeling somewhat off-put.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 1:02 AM on Thu May 3 2012
@CatsTuxedo I'm not watching this show either but I don't think the character designs look boring at all.
said at 1:20 PM on Sun May 27 2012
@Sarge Ray The fourth wall element is no different than Christopher Daniel Barnes and his internal monologue. It's just a technique of informing the viewers of what is going on. It dates back further than that if I remember for Spider-Man.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 7:17 PM on Sat Sep 1 2012
@Aquafox84 It is quite different, even if they both are meant for the same purpose. In the old show having him monologue to himself could have a perfectly logical explanation of Spidey collecting his . Having him blatantly talking to the viewer is just out of place. This isn't Deadpool.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 5:30 PM on Thu Sep 6 2012
@Nightmare Crusher I meant collecting his thoughts. Whoops.
said at 10:36 PM on Fri Sep 21 2012
@Nightmare Crusher Nah you are right, as time went on. I saw more and more what you meant. CDB used it as a tool to add empathy and this incarnation used it for humor.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 4:48 PM on Thu Apr 5 2012
From the looks of this page, I'm going to judge that the show's just trying to copy Young Justice in terms of the art and animation. I personally find that show's style to be stiff and boring as it is, so I'm naturally not enthusiastic about it this time around either. Spectacular Spider-Man's characters all looked the same, but at least the template for that show had some degree of appeal.
said at 2:33 PM on Thu Apr 5 2012
Spectacular was so much better. Some of the character designs are nice on this show but that's really all the good things I have to say about it
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 11:39 PM on Mon Apr 2 2012
I gotta say not what I expected the show to be about but I'm saying that in a good way. I'm sure I'm not alone in this but I got a Teen Titains vibe from the show and it's werid for Spiderman to break the forth wall but I still like this show.
Sarge Ray
said at 6:40 AM on Sat Mar 31 2012
My expectations for this show have been on-and-off for a while. The artwork and voice cast looks promising, as does the writers. But would you believe me if I said that the premise is kind of off-putting?

Spider-Man teaming up with other superheroes to learn the duties of being a hero? Didn't he learn that when Uncle Ben died? Wasn't the "great power, great responsibility" message hammered into our heads? Spidey figured that out all by himself, so there really is no reason for other heroes to teach him.

Still, maybe they'll pull this off and make it good in the "Batman: The Brave and the Bold" kind of way. I still have hope for the show.
said at 1:08 PM on Sat Mar 10 2012
im diggin the art style!
said at 8:07 PM on Tue Mar 6 2012
Are not all the voice actors for the show confirmed?
said at 8:39 PM on Tue Mar 6 2012
@pete Yes, but they're probably waiting for more images. Not to mention there will probably be more characters later on.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 5:11 PM on Mon Mar 5 2012
Looks good, Though with the little info I know so far the only thing I'm excited to see is Tara Strong as MJ
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