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5 Reasons Spectacular Spider-Man Is The Best Spider-Man Animated Show

Fans love Spectacular Spider-Man even after a decade or so. Perhaps that is why we call it as the greatest incarnation of Spider-Man so far. The series’ first episode got premiered on March 8th, 2008, by the Kid’s WB Network. While it managed to bring quality within its writing, design, and animation, Spectacular Spider-Man also brought some nostalgic baggage from the 1994’s Spider-Man series. It undoubtedly had some misfortune as the fans who saw Spider-Man debuting in the 90s were maturing by the time Spectacular Spider-Man showed up. However, it still managed to remain the best Spider-Man animated show to date. With that being said, these are the top 5 reasons why –

The Classic Action Sequels

The Spectacular Spider-Man debuted in 2008
The Spectacular Spider-Man debuted in 2008

Spectacular Spider-Man’s action scenes can alone rival the action sequels of the Spider-Man movie franchise. In fact, they can rival any film period’s action. How this could be possible? Because of the fact that the franchise did a lot of investment in Spectacular Spider-Man’s characters and designs. That is why each of them has a very specific body type, which also adheres to their power set and maneuvers.

Meaningful Characters And Designs

Max Dillon turned into Electro
Max Dillon turned into Electro

No matter how much fans loved the 1994’s Spider-Man animated series, they all must have found the characters a bit tissue-thin after all. In contrast, The Spectacular Spider-Man collected those characters and made them a foundation to build a new empire upon them. As a result, the characters and their respective designs look much more meaningful in Spectacular Spider-Man.

Eddie Brock And Peter Parker

Peter Parker and Eddie Brock
Peter Parker and Eddie Brock

Eddie Brock and Peter Parker have been the adversaries out and in of their costumer. While Eddie always thrived to stumble behind Parker, a lot of his misfires at the workplace caused him to hate Spider-Man and Peter Parker. This rivalry has worked for decades. But apparently, The Spectacular Spider-Man highlighted their relationship as something much more personal. While they were being showcased as a pal to each other, audiences soon started sensing the decay of the friendship as soon as the drama began.

The Sense Of Continuity

Episode 2: Interactions
Episode 2: Interactions

One of the most prominent reasons behind The Spectacular Spider-Man’s success was its sense of continuity. Each and every single episode leaked and influenced the adjacent one. While it offered a sense of establishment and construction of time, it also helped to experience the space and character significantly. For example – season one’s second episode established Max Dillon as a character who portrays an employee of Curt Connors. Apparently, a freaking accident turns him into the deadly villain, Electro. The next episode shows Curt Connors going through a dilemma and taking the serum that apparently turns him into The Lizard. Such minuscule increments are what made the world of The Spectacular Spider-Man turn more believable for the audience.

The Writing

The Spectacular Spider-Man is available to stream on Netflix
The Spectacular Spider-Man is available to stream on Netflix

At last, it was spectacular writing that made this Spider-Man animated show feel indeed real. The writing is what made the audience feel exactly what’d have happened if Spider-Man and Peter Parker existed in real life.

Prateek Chatterjee
Prateek Chatterjee

Hey there! I'm a content and copywriter by profession. Been like three years into this domain and have been a perpetual writer with Animated Times since last one year (approx.). A Marvel maniac and kinda Potterhead. Trying to articulate things simpler and thrillful to experience. Check out my articles with Animated Times here and do not forget to follow us on social media platforms for regular updates.

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