I haven’t seen camera work like this since Kramer was making bootleg videos on Seinfeld. The only thing missing was Elaine’s goofy dance at the end. Aside from the “shot from the audience” video work it does show us some fun stuff.
Yep, that was the voice of J.K. Simmons there as J. Jonah Jameson. Nice little touch there. The clips seemed pretty light hearted and fun, but don’t worry, Ultimate Spiderman is known for anything but being light hearted for more than a few panels.
Marvel Animation president Eric S. Rollman said: “Ultimate Spider-Man will be a unique journey exploring our favorite web-slinger as he teams up with other fan favorite Marvel Super Heroes in never before seen stories with a new life filled with great challenges, new friends, intense action and character growth.”
Ultimate Spider-Man was Brian Michael Bendis’ defining work at Marvel Comics in 2000, along with artist Mark Bagley. Their stories, which took old characters and put them into new situations and troubles, focused on a teenage Peter Parker in a modern day world. The series was relaunched in 2010 as Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, with David LaFuente heading art duties. The trades are well worth the cost to pick up, most local libraries have copies to check out, you’ll like it.
This new series was announced after Sony gave up the rights to the animated series Spectacular Spider-Man in September of 2009. The series, which was spearheaded by Gargoyles‘s Greg Weisman, ran on Kids WB for two seasons. The decision was made just after Disney purchased Marvel Comics for $4 billion.