Sunday, March 09, 2008

Things That Made Me Happy in the Spider-Man Cartoon!

  • Peter's teenage goofiness/optimism; it really helps contextualize everything else about the character.
  • The new theme song. Naturally, it's not as catchy as the original one, but it IS, as far as I could tell, confined to the pentatonic scale, which was the earmark of the original song. Nicely done.
  • Peter's beauty mark.
  • JJJ was perfect; that's important.
  • Oh, my god. They actually drew Peter with his shirt tag sticking up from his neckline. Now that's impressive.
  • Peter's cellphone is remarkably resilient to electrical shock, isn't it?
  • The Spider-signal. I just love that thing; it's so... apt. The Bat-Signal is used by others to call Batman into action; the Spider-Man uses the Spider-Signal to announce himself in battle. I'm surprised Lee doesn't have a "Stan-the-Man" signal built into his belt buckle. Yet.
  • "M-cubed" is a great name for a school!
  • Dr. Bromwell. Fans appreciate that sort of thing.
  • Great fight scenes!
  • The 9:58 phone call to May.
  • Villains galore. In one form or another, the Vulture, Electro, Hammerhead, the Big Man (who I'm thinking will actually turn out to be the Kingpin this time), the Green Goblin, the Lizard, Sandman, Venom, the Enforcers (Fancy Dan, Montana, & Ox); in one way or another they are were all there. And was that fat middle manager perhaps Dr. Otto Octavius? Was that Aleksei Sytsevich that Marko was working with? We'll find out at some point.
  • Peter's ringtone. Cute.
  • The Spider-patter was not all that annoying. Surprisingly.


Patrick C said...

Two Marvel-related posts in a row?? What is the world coming to.

I actually woke up early enough to catch the super-hero morning on WB - LOSH, Spider-Man, Batman. I was impressed with the Spider-man cartoon. I was really nervous we were going to get ANOTHER retelling of his origin, but it was safely covered in the opening credits.

Did you watch the Batman and the Lost Heroes right after it? I thought it was a little weird to have an entirely white/male JLA, but still fun.

Anonymous said...

It was a great day for super heroes altogether.

LSH and the Total Recall Reference.

LSH and RJ Brand, classic style.

The Hal Jordan Android being the only Android to crash head first into a wall.

The Batman vs. a Giant Green Fist

Batman has a plan for everyone, and thats ok!

Just... Fantastic.

Scipio said...

Yes, I noticed that the Haljordandroid seemed to have absorbed his super-stupidity as well as his other powers.

Yes, "The Batman" really has become the new JLU. But now it's over.