Before I get into this I just want to state for the record that I absolutely LOATH the new Ultimate Spider-man cartoon for several reasons, and that like most of you, I only watch it simply because its the only Spidey cartoon we have on air right now.
Ok, with that said, imagine my surprise when I found myself watching the latest episode "Freaky" and actually enjoyed it! The action was fantastic and almost (ALMOST) at the standards that Spectacular Spider-man set before it, and more importanty, the humor was actually funny. Seriously, this was the first time this show actually legitimately made me laugh.
Of course it comes to no surprise that one of my all time favorite writers Brian Micheal Bendis was the mastermind behind this episode, and it shows. The episode reads just like something straight out of the early years of "Ultimate Spider-man," which I guess makes sense given that it's based off of a 2 part stoy arc Bendis did in the first volume of the series. The writing was good, and the chemistry between Logan and Peter was hilarious, in fact the scenes where they're insulting each other are some of the best ones of the episode! The "Technical Difficulties" bit that would play whenever Peter or Logan where struggling with mastery over their "newfound" powers was also hilarious and well timed. Then there's the fight with Sabretooth, now THAT was intense. Seeing a Wolverine possessed Peter Parker hurl ol' Victor Creed into a bus that then skid for an extra 5 yards legitimately had me saying "daaaaaaaamn!" and made me remember what it was like to watch a decent Spider-man fight scene (ahhhh Spectacular Spidey, gone but not forgotten...). But perhaps the best quality of this episode was the fact that there really wasn't that many scenes where Peter broke the fourth wall, and even when he did, they actually weren't that bad.
All in all, I'm still in shock that I actually enjoyed this episode as much as I did! Am I officially a fan of this show now? No, definitely not, but I DID enjoy the ride Bendis took us on this week, and sincerely hope he comes back to write a few more for us in the future! What did you guys think? Did you see the episode?