Even if you are not the biggest Spider-Man fan, you have to admit that "Web-Head" definitely translates well onto both the big and small screens. Bottom line, Peter Parker is entertaining. He is light-hearted, fun and not to mention one of the most popular comic book characters of all time; so the decision to bring him to life on the small screen was probably a no-brainer for Marvel.
This weekend 'Ultimate Spider-Man' will be swinging onto Disney XD for the first time, and it will be unlike any other Spider-Man television series we have seen so far. Not only is the animation and approach different (expect Spidey to break the fourth wall in this one), but the show will also also be the first Marvel produced show. Something that, according to comics veteran Jeph Loeb and EVP of Marvel Television, will make it "have much more of Marvel's DNA." This is good news for fans of Spider-Man who have been waiting for a solid, well produced Marvel television show; and by the looks of the sizzle reel released earlier, the focus of Marvel's upcoming 'Ultimate Spider-Man' will be fun.
To commemorate the premiere of the first episode of 'Ultimate Spider-Man' Marvel will be hosting kick-off parties in both Los Angeles and New York tomorrow and will feature the creators and actors behind the television show. If you live in the LA or NY area, be sure to stop by either Meltdown Comics or Mid Town Comics to meet the cast and creators of the show and to catch the premiere of the first episode. Check out the details below.
Los Angeles "Ultimate Spider-Man" Kickoff Party
Meltdown Comics (7522 Sunset Boulevard) from 12 p.m. PT – 4:30 p.m. PT Saturday, March 31!
WHO: Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Head of Television, Executive Producer), Paul Dini ("Batman: The Animated Series," "Lost"), Man of Action’s Steven T. Seagle and Duncan Rouleau ("Ben 10," "Generator Rex"), Clark Gregg ("Marvel's The Avengers," "Thor"), Misty Lee ("Ultimate Spider-Man")
WHAT: Screenings of "Ultimate Spider-Man," comic book giveaway and signing
WHEN: Saturday, March 31
WHERE: Meltdown Comics (7522 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood)
12pm–1:30pm: Signing with series talent and stars
1:30pm – 2:00pm: VIP/Press Q&A (talent available for separate interviews after 2pm Q&A)
1:30pm - 4:30pm: Photos with Spider-Man
2:00pm – 4:30pm: Screenings of "Ultimate Spider-Man" premiere episode every half hour
New York "Ultimate Spider-Man" Kickoff Party
Midtown Comics Downtown location (64 Fulton St.) from on Saturday, March 31 from 12 p.m. ET – 4:00 p.m. ET.
WHO: Joe Quesada (Marvel Chief Creative Officer), Man of Action’s Joe Kelly ("Ben 10," "Generator Rex"), Chris Eliopoulos (Ultimate Spider-Man premiere comic)
WHAT: Screening of "Ultimate Spider-Man," Comic Book giveaway and book signing
WHEN: Saturday, March 31
WHERE: Midtown Comics Downtown location (64 Fulton St.)
12pm–1:00pm: Signing with series talent
1:00pm – 1:30pm: Talent available for press interviews
1:30pm – 4:30pm: Screenings of "Ultimate Spider-Man" premiere episode every half hour
Based on the footage you have seen of the show, what do you think of 'Ultimate Spider-Man'? Does it look like something you will enjoy? Will you be catching the premiere of the first episode on Sunday, April 1st at 11:00 p.m. on Disney XD?