I’ve been watching Ultimate Spider-Man on Disney recently. The second season just started and for a little while my Comcast On Demand had all the episodes from the first season up for watching. I started watching them all from the beginning and really enjoyed them. At first I thought it was a little corny and silly but as I began to watch more of it I could see how much fun the show was and I liked this interpretation of Spider-Man.
In Ultimate Spider-Man Peter Parker is personally recruited to S.H.I.E.L.D. by director Nick Fury. Nick offers to train Spider-Man to be the Ultimate Spider-Man that he can be. At first Peter resists but he eventually gets curious as to what S.H.I.E.L.D. can offer him. He joins up and becomes part of a team that is made up of Power Man, Iron Fist, White Tiger and Nova. These heroes are also young recruits with super powers. Peter is also not too keen on being part of a team. Through the episodes we see the team bonding together and becoming more of a unit. Spider-Man is still the wildcard.
I’ve watched episodes where Spider-Man teams up with Iron Man and becomes Iron Spider for a while. That was a fun episode. I haven’t watched the team up with Captain America, Thor or Hulk because those episodes expired on Comcast before I could watch them.
However, a new DVD is being released that showcases episodes where Spider-Man and the team work with some of the Avengers. This is obviously capitalizing on the success of The Avengers movie. Maybe it is the type of person that I am, I need to see something from the beginning so that I can see character development and plot development. I don’t like these compilation DVDs for the most part especially with a show that has a continuity. Watching things out of order bugs me. Just release the full season already. I’ll personally wait for the full season to be released because this is a fun show with a lot of great cameos, good voice acting and a fun story. I love that Stan Lee is the janitor, too.
The DVD Set does have some extras that you won’t see anywhere else though. Here’s some Ultimate Spider-Man Activity Pages that you can download and color. Also here is further information on the 2 Disc DVD set and some videos.
Switching bodies with Wolverine
Hulk is not the best house guest
Iron Spider with Iron Man
Captain America is not a toy
Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man: Avenging Spider-Man 2-Disc DVD
PREMIERED APRIL 1, 2012 ON DISNEY XD BY MARVEL ANIMATION STUDIOS
Rating: TV-Y7 FV
US Release Date: February 5, 2013
Feature Run Time: Approximately 135 minutes each disc (six 22-minute episodes) – total: 270 minutes
Suggested Retail Price: 2-Disc DVD = $26.99 (US only)
Content: Disc One: Great Power, Great Responsibility, Doomed, Freaky, For Your Eye Only, I Am Spider-Man
Disc Two: Flight of the Iron Spider, Exclusive, Field Trip, Home Sick Hulk, Run Pig Run, Not a Toy
Voice Cast: Drake Bell as Spider-Man (“Drake & Josh”), Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson (“The Avengers,” “Thor”), Logan Miller as Sam Alexander/Nova (“I’m in the Band”), Caitlyn Taylor Love as Ava Ayala/White Tiger (“I’m in the Band”), Greg Cipes as Danny Rand/Iron Fist (“Teen Titans”), Ogie Banks as Luke Cage/Power Man (“Fatherhood”), Tara Strong as Mary-Jane (“The Fairy Odd Parents”), Steven Weber as Norman Osborn (“A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up Timmy Turner!” “Brothers & Sisters”), Tom Kenny as Doctor Octopus (“Spongebob Squarepants,” “Dan vs.”), Chi McBride as Nick Fury (”Human Target,” “Hawthorne”), J.K. Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson (“Spider-Man 3,” “The Closer”).
Executive Producers: Alan Fine (Marvel’s The Avengers, Thor, Iron Man 2) Dan Buckley (“The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes,” “Iron Man: Armored Adventures”) Joe Quesada (“Ultimate Spider-Man”) Jeph Loeb (“Lost,” “Heroes”).
Website and Mobile site: www.Marvelkids.com
Over the past year, Peter Parker has been saving New York City from evil villains as the masked hero, Spider-Man while balancing his heroics with homework and friends. When S.H.I.E.L.D. Director, Nick Fury, offers Peter the chance to raise his game to the next level…to become The Ultimate Spider-Man, Midtown High becomes a secret operations base for young heroes under the watchful eye of Fury and the school’s new principal, Agent Coulson. Spidey takes on S.H.I.E.L.D. missions across the Marvel Universe, encounters new villains, and battles his biggest threat yet…teen high school drama, in this funny and action– packed new series!
- From Marvel comes one of the world’s favorite Super Heroes in this all-new animated adventure – Ultimate Spider-Man – on DVD for the first time ever!
- Complete with bonus material you can’t get anywhere else!
You can order it at Amazon.com (Affiliate Link) for $12 off the suggested retail price. For 270 minutes of entertainment that is not a bad price.
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