3 February 2019 | chiguy17
I'm a lifelong Spider-Man fan. As a kid, I remember watching videos of the first life action, made for TV movies w Nicholas Hammond. So, when I saw there was a new Spider-Man cartoon, I was kind of excited, but was immediately disappointed.
I get doing reboots, but they just changed EVERYTHING, and not for the better. Black Cat suddenly has some weird "bad luck" super power???, w/o even having Felicia Hardy as a peripheral character. It makes absolutely no sense.
Not to mention Doc Oc is a teenager HS teacher, and Harry Osborn is Peter's "frenemy", and basically a villain from the get go - hating Spider-Man for some unknown reason.
As others have mentioned the stories are so poorly written, they seem to have been created for young children, not even "tweens".
They incorporate characters, but with completely new (and ridiculous) origin stories. Rhino is now a classmate that was "stung" by some sort of weaponized ring Gwen's uncle (new villain Jackal) wears. And apparently Shocker (or at least his weaponry) is created by a student trying to develop a project in order to qualify for Norman Osborn's new science school - to compete w the Horizon Academy, (which Harry got kicked out of) that Peter and his friends attend. All the classmates are somehow super geniuses capable of developing any advanced tech convenient to the storyline. I don't know what happened to Midtown, where Peter et al have always attended.
I've only seen two or three episodes (hoping the one I saw was just a poorly written episode), but it's consistently bad enough to make me give up on the series already.
I don't know what they're using as source material, because other than Peter being bitten by a radioactive spider, and the presence of Gwen, Aunt May, and the Osborns, there's no correlation whatsoever to the comics, movies, or any previous iterations of Spider-Man. There's not enough time to go into all the new characters they've thrown in.
They just pulled the beginning out of thin air, and they seem to be making everything up as they go, with no clear trajectory of where they want things to go. Poorly conceived and even more poorly executed. At the very least, they could include some sort of tagline indicating it's a new "universe" like 'Ultimate Spider-Man' did. I wasn't a huge fan of that series, but they made it clear it wasn't the original Spider-Man canon/storyline.