Spider-Man (2017 TV series) season 1 spoiler-free review

Wikipedia synopsis:

After the death of his Uncle Ben, an intelligent teenager named Peter Parker comes to his own terms of becoming a masked superhero named Spider-Man when he was bitten by a radioactive spider during a school field trip to Oscorp and given spider-like powers.

IMDb synopsis:

An insecure but courageous and intelligent teen named Peter Parker, a new student of Midtown High, is bitten by a radioactive spider and given powers. He becomes a hero named Spider-Man after the death of his uncle and he must adapt to this new way of life.

Since I couldn’t find a good synopsis, I added these two from different sites, but I will also try to give one made by myself with some background information.

Background: Back to basics

This Spider-Man cartoon (I usually call it Spider-Man 2017 since it debuted on TV in 2017), is a new Spider-Man series that replaced the previous running series Ultimate Spider-Man. As Ultimate Spider-Man ended and with the popularity of the movie Spider-Man: Homecoming, it was time for Marvel and Disney to try and create a new series focusing on webhead. To help promote the series and make people easily jump into Spider-Man, Marvel and Disney XD released a six part short titled Origins on YouTube which revealed the origin to Peter Parker’s beginning of Spider-Man. I won’t go into details and if you want to know my opinion on Origins and the first episodes, check it out here on the hyperlink.

My Experience on Spider-Man cartoons

If anyone knows about me, my favorite Marvel hero is Spider-Man. I like the character and his powers and the enemies in the stories, whether it is from the movies, comics or video games. My memory is vague, but I think the only Spider-Man cartoons I seen as a kid was Spider-Man and the Amazing Friends and the fan favorite Spider-Man the Animated Series.

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I didn’t get experience other cartoons such as the MTV Spider-Man The New Animated Series (AKA Spider-Man MTV), Spider-Man: Unlimited or everyone’s favorite The Spectacular Spider-Man. I am not sure for myself, but based on what I hear, The Spectacular Spider show that even though it looks like it was designed for kids, it had elements that even adults would like and it combined versions like the Sam Raimi’s movies and the early 1960s comics.

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I did try their previous show Ultimate Spider-Man, but I ended up dropping it. Ultimate Spider-Man was the Spectacular Spider-Man’s replacement after it got cancelled. Ultimate Spider-Man took a kid friendly approach to the the Ultimate comics and the show wanted Spider-Man to interact with other Marvel characters and the themes could be somewhat similar to Avengers cartoons. The reason why I dropped it because it wasn’t because it was kid friendly and silly, I felt it wasn’t a “Spider-Man” cartoon. There would be episodes where Spider-Man would either be solo in his adventures or team up with members of Shield; in a way, it felt like it was trying to be like an Avengers version of Spider-Man.

When I first heard about this show, I was a bit iffy, but then when I heard Robbie Daymond (voice of Prompto from Final Fantasy XV or Masked Tuxedo in the new dub for Sailor Moon) and Max Mittleman (voice of Saitama from One-Punch Man) was going to be in this show, I decided to jump into the series. Anyway, sorry for delaying this review, I am going to try and explain my thoughts on this show’s season and if it’s worth it.

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Friday Funny 149: February Frenzy

TGIF!

Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome back to another episode of Friday Funny. Can you believe that today is the last Friday of February and we are near March. March is going to be an exciting month because that is my birth month and also Spring is near. Say goodbye to cold days and nights and get ready for cool and mild climate. Like January, February has been crazy and it’s not just Valentines Day. We had the Super Bowl where the Patriots finally lost and no matter how many times the commentators tried to say the Eagle’s win didn’t count, we won fair and square. We had the Olympics recently and to be honest, I didn’t pay attention. We got to see some trailers of Kingdom Hearts III in which we finally get to see a Monsters, Inc. world and a movie trailer of the Incredibles 2. We had some tragic news such as the school shooting at Florida and now everyone is blaming the government for this tragic event. Some say that gun control needs to be more strict while others say that the problem is the people’s fault.  Besides this, the movie the Black Panther is getting a lot of positive attention and it’s one of the top 5 blockbuster movies besides Star Wars: The Force Awakens. According to some reviewers, this movie did better than most solo MCU movies like Iron Man and Captain America. I watched this movie on a Sunday after the premier and I have to admit, this movie was amazing! It’s so good that my blogger friend Shay loved it and went to see it multiple times. Funny how she is gets excited for Black Panther and here I am happy and excited after watching the Disney XD cartoon Spider-Man. Be sure to support Shay’s YouTube channel and blog and if you like anime, Harry Potter, Marvel or reading, say hi to her!

Let’s not forget that Black Panther is not the only popular African American superhero that appeared in the movies. We have Storm from X-Men and we have Blade. I haven’t seen Blade, but I hear that the movie helped started the Marvel movies years ago.

Anyway, let’s end February with a blast. Also don’t forget to donate to my Ko-fi.

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To end this post, I decided to do something different. I will be sharing some anime video game trailers! I don’t know the exact release dates, but I noticed that we will be getting a lot of anime video games. Games like Black Clover, My Hero Academia (I am hoping it comes out globally!), Seven Deadly Sins, a Gun Online game story of Sword Art Online, an open world One Piece game and a Naruto-Boruto game. Plus some new DLCs coming for Dragon Ball games In Dragon Ball FighterZ, we will be getting the popular DBZ villain Broly and the fan favorite and awesome Saiyan dad, Bardock. In Xenoverse 2, there’s an upcoming DLC pack which will include Universe 11 warrior Jiren and Universe 7 Super version Android 17, along with a swimsuit version of 18. Last but not least, a leak has occurred where fans will be receiving a Mastered Ultra Instinct Goku only for Xenoverse 2. With all this said, save up your money and get ready to play some of your favorite anime games!

Sayonara anime fans!