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Spider-Man (2017 TV series)

Marvel's Spider-Man, or simply Spider-Man, is an American animated television series based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. It is a replacement for the previous series, Ultimate Spider-Man, and premiered on August 19, 2017 on Disney XD.

Marvel's Spider-Man
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Also known asMarvel's Spider-Man: Maximum Venom (season 3)
GenreSuperhero
Based on
Developed byKevin Shinick
Voices of
Theme music composerKevin Manthei
Composer(s)Kevin Manthei
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes49 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Running time21–22 mins
Production company(s)Marvel Animation
DistributorDisney–ABC Domestic Television
Release
Original network
Original releaseAugust 19, 2017 (2017-08-19) –
present
Chronology
Preceded byUltimate Spider-Man

The series was renewed for a second season in early 2018[1][2] which premiered on June 18, 2018.[3] The show will be retitled Marvel's Spider-Man: Maximum Venom for its third season, which was announced on May 30, 2019 for a Spring 2020 release.[4]

PlotEdit

Origin ShortsEdit

A gifted teenager named Peter Parker is given spider-like powers when he is bitten by a radioactive spider during a school field trip to Oscorp. After the death of his Uncle Ben at the hands of a burglar that he hesitated to stop at a wrestling arena, Parker comes to his own terms of becoming a masked superhero named Spider-Man.

Season 1Edit

In Season 1, Peter learns how to balance his crime-fighting career with his new enrollment at Horizon High, a school for students with genius-level intellect run by headmaster Max Modell. Joining Peter in his ordeals with Jackal, Doctor Octopus, Vulture, Rhino, Alistair Smythe, Steel Spider, and numerous other villains are his classmates Gwen Stacy, Miles Morales, and Anya Corazon, as well as his best friend Harry Osborn.[5]

Over the course of the school year, Peter merges with (and later removes) a parasitic alien dubbed the V-252 and trains Miles on how to use his Spider Powers when he gets bitten by a genetically-modified spider as well. Peter and his friends eventually discover that Jackal (who is actually Gwen's uncle Raymond Warren) created the spiders that gave them their Spider Powers for the purpose of raising an army. Raymond's scheme of turning everyone in New York into spider-like monsters (dubbed "Man-Spiders") is thwarted by the teamwork of Peter, Miles, Anya, and Harry. During this period, Gwen and Anya develop Spider Powers of their own.

As the school year comes to a close, Harry dons the Hobgoblin armor and discovers that his father Norman Osborn orchestrated his expulsion from Horizon High at the beginning of the school year as part of his vision of making his son execute Spider-Man and become the definite hero of New York. Ultimately, Harry chooses to side with Peter instead of his father, and Norman apparently perishes in an explosion at the Osborn laboratory. As summer vacation begins, Harry takes over his father's business and discovers a hidden chamber filled with Norman's Goblin technology. Meanwhile at Horizon High, Max creates a monument of Spider-Man in honor of him being the school's unofficial mascot.

Season 2Edit

In Season 2, Peter navigates through his sophomore year and career at the Daily Bugle while contending with Doctor Octopus and the V-252 symbiote, the latter of which has assumed the name "Venom" after merging with Peter's jealous co-worker Eddie Brock. While Peter uncovers a bounty that was seemingly placed on him by Chameleon, Anya adopts the alias Spider-Girl when her Spider Powers from the "Spider-Island" incident resurface and forms a "Spider Team" with Miles and Gwen. Doctor Octopus is revealed to be the true mastermind behind the bounty, his consciousness inhabiting the Living Brain after a past battle resulted in him falling into a coma, and successfully manages to swap bodies with Spider-Man, becoming the Superior Spider-Man. Around the same time, Gwen regains her Spider Powers from "Spider-Island" thanks to a relic called the Blood Gem and begins working alongside Miles and Anya under the alias Ghost-Spider.[6]

After being swayed by Peter's memories of Uncle Ben into becoming a hero, Octavius begins working on methods to become more efficient in crime-fighting than Peter ever was. However, his ruthless behavior causes suspicion to Miles when he nearly kills Sandgirl, prompting him to have Iron Man, Black Widow, and Ms. Marvel investigate on his behalf. Meanwhile, Peter's consciousness does whatever it takes to escape the Living Brain via Neuro Cortex and be reunited with his body, encountering memories of Octavius' past in the process. Peter eventually downloads himself into Octavius' discarded tentacles, allowing him to reunite with Miles and inform him of recent events. Octavius (via Peter's body) re-enrolls at Midtown High and befriends the assistant chemistry teacher Anna Maria Marconi. Discovering how wrong he was about himself and Spider-Man, Octavius reunites Peter's consciousness and body before his tentacles degrade the former into nothing so he can save Anna Maria from a genetically-altered Venom. Spider-Man honors Octavius' heroism by placing his consciousness back in his inactive body.

Despite becoming his former self once more, Spider-Man takes it upon himself to rescue Iron Man, Black Widow, Ms. Marvel, Captain America, and Hulk from a suspected new villain team (consisting of Mister Negative, Spot, Electro, Cloak, Sandgirl, and Molten Man). However, he discovers that a more dangerous enemy known as Regent has been replicating the abilities of the "Sinister Six" and other super villains incarcerated at the Cellar. Regent's objective was to keep the Avengers imprisoned in another dimension as payback for arresting his father for what he saw as minor felonies. Octavius recovers from his coma in time for him and Anna Maria to free Cloak and Dagger so that they can rescue the missing Avengers, allowing Spider-Man to defeat Regent.

After Spider-Man is able to stop the rampaging speedster Slyde with help from Octavius (now going by Doctor Octopus once more), they discover the existence of a cult-like organization known as the Goblin Nation, armed with the same kind of Goblin technology used by Norman. While investigating Norman's Goblin tech chamber, Spider-Man and Hobgoblin discover that the Goblin Nation's leader-referred to as the Goblin King-is none other than Octavius' former Sinister Five teammate Vulture. Spider-Man rallies the rest of the Spider Team (Miles, Ghost-Spider, Hobgoblin, Spider-Girl, and Doctor Octopus) so that he can challenge the Goblin King with an army of his own.

Season 3 (Maximum Venom)Edit

In Season 3, Venom resurfaces following his latest defeat at the hands of Spider-Man and unleashes a new threat to humanity from his own planet.

CharactersEdit

Spider TeamEdit

  • Spider-Man / Peter Parker (voiced by Robbie Daymond)[7] - A teenager who was bitten by a genetically-modified spider during a field trip to Oscorp. Throughout the series, Peter tries to balance his crime-fighting and civilian lives whilst honoring his late Uncle Ben's wisdom. From "Take Two" until "Venom Returns", Peter worked at the Daily Bugle as a freelance photographer. From "The Living Brain" until "Superior", Peter's consciousness is displaced due to Octavius' body-swap and travels along all kinds of technology before eventually reuniting with his body thanks to a fully-reformed Octavius. Thus far, only Miles, Harry, Octavius (through his experience as Superior Spider-Man), Anna Maria, Venom and Eddie (through his bond with Venom) know Spider-Man's secret identity.
  • Gwen Stacy / Ghost-Spider (voiced by Laura Bailey)[7] - One of Peter's classmates at Horizon High. In Season 1, Gwen briefly takes on the Spider-Gwen alias when the majority of New York was exposed to the Jackal's chemicals, but is later cured in the climax of the "Spider-Island" arc. In Season 2, Gwen regains her Spider Powers due to exposure to a relic called the Blood Gem and adopts the Ghost-Spider alias in "The Day Without Spider-Man". Gwen eventually learns Spider-Man's secret identity during the Season 2 finale arc "Goblin War". Thus far, only Peter, Miles and Anya know Ghost-Spider's secret identity. Unique to this show, she is portrayed as Raymond Warren's niece and adopted daughter.
  • Miles Morales (voiced by Nadji Jeter)[7] - One of Peter's classmates at Horizon High and Spider-Man's primary partner-in-justice. After being bitten by the Electrolis Arachnatis spider, he is mentored by Spider-Man on how to use his Spider powers in "Ultimate Spider-Man". Miles is the first person to discover Spider-Man's secret identity, as seen in "Kraven's Amazing Hunt". Thus far, only Peter, Gwen, Anya and Octavius (through his experience as Superior Spider-Man) know Miles's secret identity.
  • Anya Corazon / Spider-Girl (voiced by Melanie Minichino)[7] - One of Peter's classmates at Horizon High and Gwen's best friend. In Season 1, Anya gains Spider Powers when the majority of New York was exposed to the Jackal's chemicals in the "Spider-Island" arc. In Season 2, Anya regains her Spider Powers due to the experimental cure she took during the "Spider Island" incident and adopts the Spider-Girl alias during the "Bring on the Bad Guys" arc. Anya eventually learns Spider-Man's secret identity during the Season 2 finale arc "Goblin War". Thus far, only Gwen and Miles know Spider-Girl's secret identity.
  • Otto Octavius / Doctor Octopus / Superior Spider-Man (voiced by Scott Menville as Doctor Octopus and Superior Spider-Man's interior monologue, Robbie Daymond as Superior Spider-Man)[7] - A scientific prodigy who graduated from school early and became a teacher at Horizon High. Growing up, Octavius had a hard life between being picked on by a jock named Steve and having problems with his own father Torbert. In Season 1, an accident by Crimson Dynamo caused his harness with tentacle-like appendages to be fused to his body, and he adopts the Doctor Octopus alias and turns the Osborn Commandos into the "Sinister Five", though his plans are foiled by Spider-Man and Hobgoblin. In Season 2, Octavius' body falls into a coma and his consciousness ends up in cyberspace to remain alive before relocating himself into Spider-Man's body, adopting the Superior Spider-Man alias. Despite his original agenda, Octavius is swayed by Peter's memories of Uncle Ben into becoming a hero, leading to eventually discover how wrong he was about himself and Spider-Man. Octavius is able to restore himself and Peter to their former selves yet remains in a coma until around Spider-Man's ordeal with Regent, where he helps Spider-Man by freeing Dagger so that she and Cloak can rescue the Avengers. From there, Octavius begins working alongside the Spider Team as a genuine ally under his old Doctor Octopus alias.
    • Spiderbots - Mass-produced spider-like robots created by Octavius as a means of perfecting his crime-fighting skills during his time as the Superior Spider-Man. They were first used to assist their master and Miles during their battle with Sandgirl in "Critical Update". After Octavius undoes the body-swap and recovers from his coma, the Spiderbots are repurposed to assist Spider-Man and the rest of the Spider Team beginning in "The Road to Goblin War".
  • Harry Osborn / Hobgoblin (voiced by Max Mittelman)[7] - Peter's best friend and a student at Osborn Academy following his framed expulsion from Horizon High. Throughout Season 1, Harry is resentful of Spider-Man, blaming Spider-Man for his expulsion, yet supportive towards Peter. Examples of this relationship include Harry blaming Spider-Man for Norman's "death" in "The Rise of Doc Ock" Pt. 4 while vowing that he and Peter will never fight like Herman Schultz and Clayton Cole in "Osborn Academy". Harry eventually discovers Spider-Man's secret identity following the "Spider Island" arc, putting his friendship with Peter at risk as he stills blames Spider-Man for his misfortunes. In the Season 1 finale "The Hobgoblin", Harry receives the Hobgoblin armor from Norman and saves Peter from Octavius' mind control before ultimately betraying his father after seeing his true colors. After a long absence, Harry eventually returns in the Season 2 finale arc "Goblin War" and assists his friends in stopping and unmasking the Goblin King. Unique to this show, he is depicted with black hair compared to past series.

RecurringEdit

  • Uncle Ben Parker (voiced by Patton Oswalt)[7] - Peter's late uncle and May's late husband. He was killed by a burglar in the origin shorts and appears in the full series in flashbacks. In "My Own Worst Enemy," Peter's memories of Uncle Ben sway Octavius (as the Superior Spider-Man) into becoming a hero.
  • Flash Thompson (voiced by Benjamin Diskin) - A student jock at Osborn Academy and later Midtown High who picks on Peter and admires Spider-Man, first appearing in "Osborn Academy." Flash briefly merged with the V-252 symbiote only to be saved by Spider-Man "Venom". In "Superior", Flash was taken hostage by the now-reverse-engineered and renamed Venom and was rescued by Spider-Man after Octavius undoes their body-swap.
  • Randy Robertson (voiced by Zeno Robinson) - One of Peter's classmates at Midtown High, first appearing in the series premiere "Horizon High." In "How I Thwipped My Summer Vacation," Randy runs into Peter on the street and helps him get a job at the Daily Bugle by having his father hook him up with Jameson.
  • Screwball / Liz Allan (voiced by Natalie Lander) - One of Peter's classmates at Midtown High, first appearing in the series premiere "Horizon High." She also operates at the internet celebrity prankster Screwball, though she develops a change of heart after Spider-Man saved her and Randy from Absorbing Man and Hammerhead in "Screwball Live."
  • Joe Q. (voiced by Joe Quesada) - The manager of a coffee shop that is frequented by Peter and Harry.
  • The Avengers - A world-renowned team of Earth's mightiest heroes, the Avengers occasionally lend the Spider Team a hand over the course of their adventures. In "School of Hard Knocks", Hulk, Captain America, and Captain Marvel are taken prisoner by A.I.M. for experimentation and rescued by Spider-Man and Ms. Marvel. In "A Troubled Mind", Iron Man, Black Widow, and Ms. Marvel investigate Miles' suspicions of Superior Spider-Man (Otto Octavius in Spider-Man's body). In "Brand New Day", Iron Man, Hulk, Black Widow, Ms. Marvel, and Captain America are imprisoned in another dimension by Regent only for to be rescued by Spider-Man, Octavius, Anna Maria and a reformed Cloak and Dagger in "The Cellar."
  • J. Jonah Jameson (voiced by Bob Joles)[8] - The head of Daily Bugle Communications and father of John Jameson who regularly criticizes the Spider Team. One such example is deeming Miles' Spider-Man as a third-rate menace-in-training. Peter worked for Jameson as a freelance photographer, making an improvement on proving footage of Spider-Man compared to Eddie, from "Take Two" until "Venom Returns", where he fires Peter for putting him, Gwen, Anya, Aunt May, and Max in danger by aiding Spider-Man (actually Miles in disguise) in thwarting Venom and Eddie's hostage plot. While for the most part he viewed Spider-Man as a menace, he apparently began warming up to him in "Critical Update", when he becomes impressed with Superior Spider-Man (Otto Octavius in Spider-Man's body) for his more ruthless demeanor and begins focusing his smear champing on supervillains rather than the Spider Team.
  • Yuri Watanabe (voiced by Sumalee Montano) - The New York Police Department's chief of police who assists Spider-Man during his ordeal with Chameleon in "Bring on the Bad Guys" Pt. 4. She later teams-up with Spider-Man once more to stop Electro, Beetle, and the Octavius-controlled Living Brain in "The Living Brain." In "Brand New Day", Chief Watanabe tries to convince Spider-Man that Mister Negative, Spot, Electro, Cloak, Sandgirl, and Molten Man are still locked up in The Cellar when he claims that these villains captured the Avengers one-by-one. In "The Cellar" when Spider-Man reveals that Regent was the real mastermind behind the attacks, Chief Watanabe identifies Frostbite, Whirlwind, and Paradox as the inmates with abilities replicated by Regent that Spider-Man has never encountered before. She also interrogates Roman's assistant Shannon Stillwell after discovering evidence of her suspected involvement with Regent.
  • Anna Maria Marconi (voiced by Katrina Kemp) - The dwarfish assistant chemistry teacher at Midtown High. In "Cloak and Dagger", she befriends Octavius, whose consciousness was inside Peter's body at the time, and assists Superior Spider-Man in defeating Cloak and Dagger, as well as exposing Tiberius Stone's true colors. In "Superior", Anna Maria gets taken hostage by Venom as a bargaining chip to get Octavius to undo his body-swap with Peter, leading her to discover Spider-Man's secret identity. After Peter defeats Venom, she learns the truth about the Superior Spider-Man from before and declares Octavius a true hero when Peter returns his consciousness to his inactive body. In "The Cellar", Anna Maria helps Spider-Man by freeing Dagger so that she and Cloak can rescue the Avengers.
  • Cloak / Tyrone Johnson (voiced by Aubrey Joseph) - A teenager capable of teleporting in a shroud of Darkforce energy, identified as "Subject 338" in Alchemax's experiments. In "Cloak and Dagger", he and Dagger assault midtown High to exact vengeance on Tiberius Stone on account of the experiments that gave them their powers ruining their lives. During their battle with Superior Spider-Man (Otto Octavius in Spider-Man's body), Cloak is thrown into a wall by Tiberius using his forcefield. In "Brand New Day", Cloak is incarcerated in The Cellar and is one of the villains suspected by Spider-Man to have been involved in the capture of the Avengers, though it turns out Regent was replicating his powers. Cloak eventually reforms in "The Cellar", when he helps Spider-Man defeat Regent and rescue the Avengers upon escaping from his cell.
  • Dagger / Tandy Bowen (voiced by Olivia Holt) - A teenager capable of generating dagger-like constructs out of Lightforce energy and Cloak's partner, identified as "Subject 339" in Alchemax's experiments. In "Cloak and Dagger", she and Cloak assault midtown High to exact vengeance on Tiberius Stone on account of the experiments that gave them their powers ruining their lives. During their battle with Superior Spider-Man (Otto Octavius in Spider-Man's body), Dagger is struck by Anna Maria using a chair and defeated by Superior Spider-Man. In "Brand New Day", Dagger is incarcerated at The Cellar, and her powers are replicated by Regent during his fight with Spider-Man. Dagger eventually reforms in "The Cellar", when she helps Spider-Man defeat Regent and rescue the Avengers after being freed by Octavius and Anna Maria.

VillainsEdit

  • Norman Osborn (voiced by Josh Keaton)[9] - Harry's father and the original CEO of Oscorp. Norman secretly orchestrated his son's expulsion from Horizon High during the series premiere "Horizon High" in an attempt to make Harry the definite hero of New York, with Spider-Man's very existence being an interference with that vision. Although he was initially presumed dead following the "Rise of Doc Ock" arc, he resurfaces as a part of the Jackal's Man-Spider army during the "Spider-Island" arc. In the Season 1 finale "The Hobgoblin", Norman utilizes a copy of the Hobgoblin armor he made for his son so he can end Spider-Man himself, but is ultimately betrayed by Harry. He is presumed dead following an explosion at the Osborn laboratory.
  • Jackal / Raymond Warren (voiсed by John DiMaggio)[7] - The creator of the spiders behind Peter's and Miles's Spider powers, capable of transforming into an animalistic, green-furred criminal called "The Jackal". In his earlier life, Raymond was a former staff member at Empire State University who was dismissed for his genetic experiments. In addition to his specialty in hybridization, Raymond is capable of generating clones of himself, one of which served as a decoy to fool Spider-Man and the authorities into believing they caught him. During the "Rise of Doc Ock" arc, it is revealed that Raymond fully intended to use the genetically modified spiders to create an entire army at his command. Jackal's master plan was ultimately thwarted by Spider-Man, Miles, Anya, and Harry in the climax of the "Spider-Island" arc. Unique to this show, he is portrayed as Gwen's uncle.
  • Venom / V-252 (voiced by Benjamin Diskin in Season 1, Ben Pronsky in Season 2) - A parasitic alien symbiote that was found by the space program and sent over to Horizon High for research. Peter first meets the symbiote after it gets stolen by Black Cat in "A Day in the Life" and merges with it as its host from "Sandman" until "Stark Expo". In Season 2, the V-252 is released by and merges with Eddie, assuming the name of Venom in "Dead Man's Party". Venom is put in a coma by an experimental sonic device following a failed attempt to expose Spider-Man's civilian identity to Peter's peers in "Venom Returns". Venom is reawakened from stasis in "Superior" when a series of experiments alters his genealogy, enabling him to function without the need of a host. After leaving a still-comatose Eddie behind, Venom assaults Midtown High in search of Peter to exact his revenge only to discover Octavius' consciousness in Peter's body. When the real Peter arrives in Octavius' discarded tentacles, Octavius reunites Peter's consciousness and body to defeat the reverse-engineered symbiote with electricity.
  • Vulture / Adrian Toomes / Goblin King (voiced by Alistair Duncan)[7] - A vulture-themed villain and scientist with a personal vendetta against Max due to being fired for stealing equipment, though he claims that the stolen tech was originally his. After his first fight with Spider-Man in the series premiere "Horizon High", Adrain was released from custody by Norman to work at Osborn Academy in "Symbiotic Relationship", where he developed Vulture armor to be used by soldiers in order to form the Vulture Force. During the second half of season 1, Vulture joins the Osborn Commandos before being brainwashed by Doctor Octopus and freed by Hobgoblin. In Season 2, Adrian works to reform himself when he is recruited by the Wake Riders as their way of asking him to lead them. Over time, Adrian becomes the semi-charismatic leader of the Goblin Nation, adopting the Goblin King alias and discarding his Vulture suit in favor of an updated version of the Hobgoblin armor with a green color scheme.
  • Goblin Nation - A cult-like organization led by the Goblin King that appears throughout the Season 2 finale arc "Goblin War". The outfits worn by members of the organization which are recolored versions of the Hobgoblin armor previously worn by Harry and Norman.
    • Alistair Smythe (voiced by Jason Spisak) - An inventor of the Spider-Slayers who auditioned for a scholarship at Osborn Academy by testing his Spider-Slayer against Spider-Man in "Party Animals". During the second half of season 1, Alistair joins the Osborn Commandos before being brainwashed by Doctor Octopus and freed by Hobgoblin. In "Goblin War: Part 1", Alistair enrolls at Horizon High after Peter re-enrolls at Midtown High due to Octavius' body-swap, and is suspected by Spider-Man as the identity of the Goblin King. Some Goblin Thugs defeated by Spider-Man, Ghost-Spider, Spider-Girl, and Octavius' Spiderbots laughed at the claim and refer to Alistair as a "newbie"; therefore, Alistair is stated to be one of the Goblin Nation's latest members.
    • Wake Riders (Various Voices) - A viral stunt group using the same technology as Vulture. In "Rise Above it All", they got Spider-Man involved in some of their stunts while covering up their heists. When it came to their heist on Horizon High, they were joined by the original Vulture, who they wanted as their leader because a "wake" is one of the names for a group of vultures. The Wake Riders are defeated by Spider-Man and Miles, though they released from police custody when their publicist Gabby Flenkman and Jameson come up with a cover story for the press, saying that Spider-Man had "set them up". In the Season 2 finale arc "Goblin War", the Wake Riders have joined the Goblin Nation as Goblin Thugs and now wear recolored versions of the Hobgoblin armor.
      • Barkley Blitz (voiced by Ogie Banks) - The leader of the Wake Riders who idolizes Vulture. In "Rise Above it All", his team's exploits attract the attention of the original Vulture. When it came to their heist on Horizon High, Barkley convinces Vulture to help them in their fight against Spider-Man and Miles and provides him with an upgraded Vulture suit. Along wit the rest of the Wake Riders, Barkley is defeated by the Spider-Men while Vulture escapes yet is later released from police custody. In the Season 2 finale arc "Goblin War", Barkley has joined the Goblin Nation as a Goblin Thug and now wears a recolored version of the Hobgoblin armor.
    • Dr. Joseph Rockwell (voiced by Eric Lopez) - The CTO of Beemont Chemical Corporation and a collaborator for the Goblin Nation. In "The Road to Goblin War", Dr. Rockwell orchestrated Slyde's rampage against the company and New York itself so that the company's CEO Alan Beemont would be fired from the company and the Goblin Nation would take over.
    • Goblin Thugs (Various Voices) - The common foot soldiers of the Goblin Nation. Like the rest of the organization's members, they wear recolored versions of the Hobgoblin armor.
      • Electro Goblins (Various Voices) - A variation of the Goblin Thugs armed with electricity-emitting gauntlets that first appears in "Goblin War: Part 2".
  • Spencer Smythe (voiced by Benjamin Diskin) - A teacher at Midtown High School, an inventor of the Spider-Slayers, and Alistair's father who has a personal vendetta against Max, first appearing in the origin shorts. In "Ultimate Spider-Man", Spencer is taken into police custody after a rivalry between him and Alistair over capturing Miles is thwarted by Spider-Man. During the same episode, it is revealed Spencer has been collaborating with Jackal.
    • Spider-Slayers - Spider-like robots that have been used by Alistair and Spencer to fight Spider-Man during the first half of Season 1. Alistair piloted a Spider-Slayer during his time as a member of the Osborn Commandoes/Sinister Five.
  • Scorpion / Mac Gargan (voiced by Jason Spisak) - A scorpion-themed villain. In the series premiere "Horizon High", Spider-Man stops Scorpion from robbing the science museum. In "Kraven's Amazing Hunt", Scorpion is used as bait to hunt Spider-Man and Miles in an episode of Kraven's show. In "The Day Without Spider-Man", Scorpion teams up with Tinkerer in a bid to enhanced himself using the Blood Gem and draw out Spider-Man, only to be defeated by Miles, Spider-Girl, and Ghost-Spider.
  • Black Cat / Felicia Hardy (voiced by Grey DeLisle) - A cat burglar who can cause bad luck. In "A Day in the Life", Spider-Man's first run-in with Black Cat inevitably leads to him meeting the V-252. In "How I Thwipped my Summer Vacation," Black Cat battles and loses to Spider-Man during his trip to the beach.
  • Rhino / Aleksei Sytsevich (voiced by Matthew Mercer) - A student at Horizon High who is constantly turned into a humanoid rhinoceros by Jackal, first appearing in "Party Animals". During the second half of season 1, Rhino joins the Osborn Commandos before being brainwashed by Doctor Octopus and freed by Hobgoblin.
  • Hammerhead (voiced by Jim Cummings) - A hard-headed crime lord. In "Sandman", he is shown responsible for turning Flint Marko and his daughter Keemia into Sandman and Sandgirl and is taken into custody after being defeated by Spider-Man when bonded to the V-252 symbiote. In "Spider-Man on Ice", Hammerhead gets betrayed by his henchman Randy Macklin, who wanted to start his own crime spree. In "Screwball Live", Hammerhead and Absorbing Man went after Screwball and Randy in an attempt to draw out Spider-Man so they could reclaim a drive containing incriminating evidence on Hammerhead, only for the two villains to be defeated. In "How I Thwipped my Summer Vacation", Hammerhead battles and loses to Spider-Man at a Ross Caliban concert. In "My Own Worst Enemy", Hammerhead is the first of several crime bosses defeated by Superior Spider-Man (Otto Octavius in Spider-Man's body).
  • Sandgirl / Keemia Alvarado (voiced by Sofia Carson) - A teenage criminal with sand-related powers, which she gained when Hammerhead dumped a mixture sand and toxic chemicals dumped on her. Blaming her father Flint Marko for what happened to her, Keemia partnered with Hammerhead (who became her mentor) and adopted the alias "Sandgirl." In "Sandman", she fought and defeated Spider-Man and her father due to her great control over her abilities yet was beaten when Spider-Man merged with the V-252 and escaped. Sandgirl returns in "Critical Update", where she begins forming her own criminal organization from the henchmen of Hammerhead and Silvermane following their bosses' defeats only to be challenged by Superior Spider-Man (Otto Octavius in Spider-Man's body) and Miles. After Superior Spider-Man used electricity to turn her to glass, Miles prevented "Spider-Man" from shattering Sandgirl. In "Brand New Day", a recovered Sandgirl is incarcerated in The Cellar and is one of the villains suspected by Spider-Man to have been involved in the capture of the Avengers, though it turns out Regent was replicating her powers.
  • A.I.M. - An evil scientific organization, first appearing in "Symbiotic Relationship".
    • Monica Rappaccini (voiced by Grey DeLisle) - The Scientist Supreme of A.I.M., first appearing in "School of Hard Knocks".
    • MODOK (voiced by Charlie Adler) - Short for Mental Organism Designed Only for Kaos, he is a robotic creation of A.I.M. first appearing in "A Troubled Mind".
    • A.I.M. Agents (Various Voices) - The foot soldiers of A.I.M.
  • Kraven the Hunter (voiced by Troy Baker) - A hunter with interests in hunting exotic animals who hosts the TV show "Kraven's Amazing Hunt". In the titular episode, Kraven is hired by Norman to capture Spider-Man and Miles for experimentation following the Spider-Slayers' repeated failures, only to betray him and Vulture and be defeated by the two Spider-Man. In "Spider-Island" Pt. 3, Kraven allies with Spider-Man, Anya, and Harry in combating the Man-Spiders. He unsuccessfully betrays them when it came to hunting a transformed Gwen and Norman and is defeated once more.
  • Steel Spider / Oliver Osnick (voiced by Josh Keaton) - A student at Osborn Academy who can manipulate steel alloy into levitating, first appearing in "The Rise of Doc Ock" Pt. 3. Oliver joins the Osborn Commandos under the alias Steel Spider before being brainwashed by Doctor Octopus in "The Rise of Doc Ock", Pt. 4 and freed by Hobgoblin in the Season 1 finale "The Hobgoblin".
  • Tinkerer (voiced by Aaron Abrams) - A criminal inventor and technician. In "How I Thwipped My Summer Vacation", Tinkerer battles and loses to Spider-Man at a baseball game. In "Brain Drain", Tinkerer attempted to claim the bounty placed on Spider-Man only to be defeated once more. In "The Day Without Spider-Man", Tinkerer teams up with Scorpion and created a weapon powered by the Blood Gem to enhance the latter. However, the weapon unknowingly reawakens Gwen's spider powers and their plot is thwarted by Miles, Spider-Girl, and Ghost-Spider.
  • Eddie Brock (voiced by Ben Pronsky) - A former employee at the Daily Bugle and a temporary host of the Venom symbiote. Growing jealous of Peter's progress, Eddie goes against Jameson and ends up bonding with Venom, discovering Spider-Man's secret identity, in "Dead Man's Party". In "Venom Returns", Eddie becomes Venom's accomplice in his hostage plot, though his capture of Jameson leads to him getting fired in the process. Eddie is taken into custody after Venom is put in a coma by an experimental sonic device. In "Superior", Eddie remains in a coma while being separated from and abandoned by Venom, as his altered genealogy enables the symbiote to act without the need for a host.
  • Silver Sable (voiced by April Stewart) - The leader of a mercenary group known as the Wild Pack. In "Take Two", Sable and her team attempted to steal the Neuro Cortex before being defeated by Spider-Man and Doctor Octopus. However, it is later revealed in "Between an Ock and a Hard Place" that the Wild Pack was hired by Doctor Octopus himself. In "My Own Worst Enemy", Sable attempts to set off explosive A.I.M. caches in Central Park only to be stopped by Superior Spider-Man (Octavius in Spider-Man's body).
  • Beetle (voiced by Fred Tatasciore) - A beetle-themed criminal. In "Dead Man's Party", Beetle targets an armored truck using stolen Oscorp technology only to be defeated by Spider-Man. In "The Living Brain", Beetle battles Spider-Man and Chief Watanabe while imprisoned at the Supervillain Holding Facility, only to be defeated and returned to his cell.
  • Silvermane (voiced by Nolan North) - A crime lord who once kidnapped Hobie Brown's brother Abraham after he botched an assignment in "Bring on the Bad Guys" Pt. 3. Spider-Man and Prowler worked together to save Abraham from Silvermane. In "Critical Update", Silvermane is one of the crime bosses defeated by Superior Spider-Man (Otto Octavius in Spider-Man's body).
  • Electro (voiced by Daisy Lightfoot) - A teenage supervillain with electrical abilities. In "Bring on the Bad Guys" Pt. 4, she attempted to claim the bounty on Spider-Man but was defeated, with the destruction caused by her powers resulting in the Horizon High Open House being cancelled. In "The Living Brain", Electro battles Spider-Man and Chief Watanabe while imprisoned at the Supervillain Holding Facility, only to be defeated and returned to her cell. In "Brand New Day", Electro is incarcerated in The Cellar and is one of the villains suspected by Spider-Man to have been involved in the capture of the Avengers, though it turns out Regent was replicating her powers.
  • Regent / Augustus Roman (voiced by Imari Williams) - The warden of a prison known as the Cellar and a mentor to Chief Watanabe who wears a special suit capable of tapping into the powers of the Cellar's inmates, namely Cloak, Dagger, Electro, Mister Negative, Molten Man, Sandgirl, Spot, Frostbite, Whirlwind, and Paradox. Roman held a vendetta on the Avengers because they arrested his father for what he saw as only a few felonies where he gained a life sentence. This leads to him to banishing Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, Ms. Marvel, Black Widow, and Spider-Man into another dimension in "Brand New Day". His plan to keep the Avengers imprisoned in his pocket dimension is undone by Cloak and Dagger, who are liberated by Spider-Man, Doctor Octopus, and Anna Maria. Once the Avengers are released by Cloak and Dagger, Regent is ultimately defeated by them and Spider-Man. After the battle, Jameson reports that Roman has been remanded to the Cellar.
    • Shannon Stillwell (voiced by Kathreen Khavari) - Regent's assistant. In "Brand New Day", Stillwell helps prove to Spider-Man that the villains suspected of capturing the Avengers are still locked in their cells. In "The Cellar", she is interrogated by Chief Watanabe when she uncovers evidence of her involvement in Regent's crimes.

ProductionEdit

DevelopmentEdit

In October 2016, the series was announced by Cort Lane, senior vice president of Marvel Animation, as a replacement for the series' predecessor, Ultimate Spider-Man, which ended its run in early January 2017. It premiered on August 19, 2017 on Disney XD.[5][10]

CrewEdit

EpisodesEdit

BroadcastEdit

The show premiered August 19 on Disney XD in the US, August 28 on Disney XD in India and a simulcast premiere October 14 on Disney Channel and Disney XD in Southeast Asia.

ReceptionEdit

Amy Ratcliffe of IGN gave the first season's premiere a score of 7.4 out of 10, writing that the series "strikes a solid balance between the familiar and the new, emphasizing qualities and hallmarks Spider-Man is known for while skipping over well-trod territory like showing the origin story." She commented, Marvel's Spider-Man "has enough of a different approach to make it stand apart from other animated takes on the character."[11] Emily Ashby of Common Sense Media gave the television series 4 out of 5 stars, and described the series as a “likable interpretation“. Ashby also declared, “For the casual Marvel fan, Marvel's Spider-Man is a fun, action-filled series that pays homage to the character's comic book beginnings throughout the episodes.“[12]

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ Mueller, Matthew (2018-03-17). "'Avengers: Infinity War's Benedict Cumberbatch Broke A Marvel Rule To Learn The Film Is Mind-Blowingly Epic". Comicbook.com. Retrieved 2019-01-03.
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