After making a few new friends, reuniting with old ones, and taking down a handful of evil-doers along with way, Spider-Man & Kid Arachnid are finally making their way back to Miles’ home universe as a part of Marvel & Disney XD’s four-part Ultimate Spider-Man Season 4 event. Today we have a first look at the finale which has our superheros meeting New York City’s – Spider-Gwen! Check it out below:
Most of you have heard about DC Entertainment’s plans to create the DC Nation block of programming on Cartoon Network. Cartoons such as Green Lantern and Young Justice, comic creator interviews, live action, shorts, anything DC.
You know that Marvel wouldn’t be far behind. Marvel’s highly publicised upcoming animated series Ultimate Spider-Man based on Brian Bendis’ comic of the same name, will debut in a new programming block on the basic cable channel Disney XD called Marvel Universe. The animated block of television will also contain:
“. . . exclusive Marvel content, including new animated short-form series, live-action interstitials and the series return of The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. The block will be home to Marvel’s biggest superstars, such as Spider-Man, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Captain America and many more to introduce dynamic stories of action, adventure and heroism to a whole new generation.”
Ultimate Spider-Man will also have a few differences from the comic we know so well. For a start, the lead character is white.
“Ultimate Spider-Man features a teenage Peter Parker juggling the typical growing pains of high-school with the not-so-typical growing pains of being a Super Hero. As the newest member of Nick Fury’s S.H.I.E.L.D. organization, Peter finds himself on a team with four other teenage Super Heroes.”
Credits across the shows include some of Marvel’s creative greats: Joe Quesada, Paul Dini, Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle and Brian Bendis.
Hopefully this wil spark some creative juices on both sides of the Marvel/DC comic fence, driving improvments to both companies quality and quantity of animated series.
For those of us that haven’t freaked out on message boards or burned copies of Ultimate Spider-Man yet, the new Spider-man is a young African-American male named, Miles Morales. The news was hit with a ton of negative and racist comments online but that hasn’t stopped Marvel from making the change in the Ultimate universe.
For those that don’t know, anything can happen in the parallel universe known as the Ultimate series; heroes can die and sometimes someone else needs to step up. Your beloved Peter Parker is still alive in his own universe, so get over it. But with the ability to do whatever they want, continuity be damned, Marvel may have some big plans further down the line for Miles.
Creators of the series have said that they haven’t ruled out a gay Spider-Man and that stopped nugget of information is creating all kinds of confusion.
Say What? Click the jump to learn what Spidey’s sexual orientation will be, ’cause these things matter, people.