Dude, this sucks.
Ultimate Spiderman was one of the best current cartoons. It was easily the best Spidey cartoon ever made. Ultimate Spiderman will be cool, but I have a hard time seeing it top a show that put all the best elements of Ultimate and 616 into one awesome combination.
Well, the new show cant be too bad I suppose. I'm reeeaaally looking forward to Ultimate Gwen. She's my favorite incarnation of Gwen Stacy. On the other hand, I liked the SSM incarnation of MJ a lot. In fact, a lot of the supporting cast in SSM was cool. They made Flash likeable, Gwen was awesome, MJ was awesome, Aunt May was as Aunt Mayish as ever, (etc...). Harry was cool too. He looked like he was going to progress into a fine supervillain. The Shocker, Rhino, and Tombstone where the best incarnations of their characters I've seen (Rhino was still one dimensional, but his raw power rivaled Ultimate Rhino).
Although, I'm looking forward to Ultimate Doc Ock. He, to me, seemed to be the most sinister and truely evil incarnation of Ock to date. I like him. But for the love of god, ditch the magnetism powers. That was the lamest twist ever.
"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science."
"I have often regretted my speech, but never my silence."
What Would Spidey Do?
You know, on the plus side, if this is adapting Ultimate Spider-Man, then Peter Parker will finally have another character to talk to about his Spider-Man stuff after a very long time. While I really liked some of the older shows, and especially Spectacular Spider-Man, I sometimes wished that Peter could interact with someone about his duel identity without having to constantly internalize it (which did get tiring for me after a while). It might be nice to see Peter talk to MJ or Nick Fury about his troubles as Spider-Man, since it is something that we haven't seen in a while (not since Amazing Friends at the very least.)
I already posted this on the Ultimate Forum but hey..
I'm not feeling particularly optimistic about this. SSM was probably the best Spider-Man animation ever and had by no means run its course. Ultimate Spider-Man has a lot to live up to.
The teaser image doesn't impress me either. I never liked Hulk-Goblin and I'm not a fan of team ups in animation. Still, I'm willing to go into this with an open mind. There's every chance that it could end up being just as good as Spectacular was, if not better.