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Spectacular Spider-Man: The Complete First Season

At long last! Sony Pictures Television has delivered a series that truly lives up to it’s name. Spectacular Spider-man is a truly unique look at Peter Parker’s early years, from high school teenager to arachnid-skilled vigilante. This season showcases classic stories pulled from every adaptation of Spider-man, borrowing heavily from the original Stan Lee/Steve Ditko comic run and even the more recent Sam Raimi film series.

Of the season’s thirteen episodes, (all included in this collection) Editorial highlights include: Ep. 7 Catalysts (In which the Green Goblin makes his chaotic debut) Ep. 10 Persona (Perhaps the most plot-heavy episode to date, featuring Chameleon, Black Cat, and a certain alien-symboite…) and my personal favorite Ep. 11 Group Therapy (Which includes the epic formation of the Sinister Six and an all out Spider-war)

The overall flow of the series is well-thought out and seemless, from the carefully crafted story-boards to the impressive visuals by lead designer Sean Galloway. The writing crew also infuses a rather interesting notion of the Villians often being introduced several episodes before they even assume their well-known Super-status.

Overall, The first season leaves little to ask for. Chock-full of heroic musical underscoring, gorgeous character design and down-right enjoyable stories make this a recommended pick for Spiderfans every where. (From first time viewers to long time readers, this series guarantees some major entertainment for everyone.)

Special Features included:

Spider-Man Re-Animated: A short and sweet look at why/and how Spectacular Spiderman became just so dang-Spectacular
Stylizing Spidey: dive in to a closer examination of the animation techniques and styles used in this gorgeous series

Special Features excluded:

No Subtitles: Sorry folks…the Spectacular Spider-man is not going to be helping with those spanish lessons this time around.

In Closing, this DVD’s widescreen presentation is crisp and matches the show’s own “mainstream/modern” aesthetic theme. Thus for an impressive and full-collection, tell-all features, and an all around rock-solid series; Spectacular Spiderman receives a spider-sense tingling 4 out of 5.

(Author’s Advisory: The Spectacular Spider-man is filled with so much web-headed’ goodness, it’s almost TOO much for one sitting...Not to mention without proper precaution the show’s solid theme song will stick in your head forevermore)

Shaun Beckerman
A loving husband and father, Shaun's determined to see every movie released, visit every Disney park in the world, and raise his three adorable daughters to be as movie obsessed as he is.
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