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Hardly ultimate, but not bad.
on April 18, 2013
The first of Disney's releases of Spider-Man The Animated Series. It's not bad, but why didn't they start with full seasons? Given the story arc narrative, it could be a little confusing for people to start with episodes 2-5 of season 3. But anyways I'm a die-hard fan of this show, so what do we get?
The synopsizes come from Wikipedia.
29. Make a Wish: In a battle with Dr. Octopus a medical research building is destroyed. Blaming himself, Peter is considering giving up being Spider-Man, when he meets a mystic figure named Madame Web, and his biggest fan, a little girl called Taina. Spider-Man shares his origin with her. Dr. Octopus attacks with his new invention the Octobot. A pretty good episode, to be honest a good introduction/re-introduction to the series, or rather it would be, if it weren't for the fact it's a 2-parter & part 2 sucks. B+
30. Attack of the Octobot: Spider-Man thinks that he is evil and unwillingly tries to help Doctor Octopus. One of the worst continuations of a good episode ever. The ending is good, but that's all this episode gives us. D+
31. Enter The Green Goblin: While developing a new gas for the Kingpin to use as a weapon, a mistake triggers an explosion and Norman Osborn disappears in the chaos. A new villain, the Green Goblin appears and kidnaps all of Osborn's enemies. The best episode on this DVD. I had the first Hobgoblin episode on a VHS tape (I'll be reviewing it soon) so I was glad to see a follow-up to it. I actually think using the Hobgoblin first instead of the Green Goblin worked out better. A+
32. Rocket Racer: Spider-Man finds himself in competition with himself over Felicia. Meanwhile, Jackson Weele leads a gang of thieves armed with jet-pack technology. Weele has developed a large gyro-wheel in which he uses to plunge through the city. Robert Farrell tries to help his ailing mother by using science and the gang's technology to arm himself as the "Rocket Racer". The worst episode on the DVD. It starts off nice, but almost immediately starts to suck. Rocket Racer & especially Big Wheel are such lame characters. Seriously, who picked Big Wheel over Beetle? D
I paid about $3 dollars for it, & since I used to gladly pay $10 for 2 episodes of Transformers on VHS, I'll give it 3 stars as it has 2 good episodes. But come on Disney, release season sets! This show could lose the few fans it has left if you don't release full season sets soon.