New Spidey toon

I've lost count of how many incarnations there are of SPIDER-MAN. In comics, there's been versions in the regular Marvel Universe, the Ultimate Universe and 2099 (not to mention variations in Exiles, Marvel Zombies and Spider-Man India), a live-action 70s series, appearances on The Electric Company (Spidey helped me learn to read good!), numerous animated shows (one with Amazing Friends), and a moderately successful movie franchise.

But wait, there's more! Starting this weekend, THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN swings onto your idiot box on the CW channel (half formerly known as WB). Shows how much TV I watch -- this is the first I've heard of it. The new 'toon once again reboots the web-slinger's mythology, sending Peter Parker back to high school where he'll deal with revamped villains Doctor Octopus, Electro, Vulture, Venom and Sandman.

At least it's set in a world where SPIDER-MAN 3 didn't happen...
Extra Tidbit: The cel-shaded computer-animated MTV cartoon from a few years ago retained continuity from the first SPIDER-MAN movie and featured Neil Patrick Harris voicing the wall-crawler.
Source: Sony



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