Spectacular VS TAS

#1 Posted by nickzambuto (11430 posts) - - Show Bio

WHICH SPIDEY SHOW REIGNS SUPREME???

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#2 Posted by Death Certificate (5438 posts) - - Show Bio

TAS has more episodes & seasons

Spectacular has stronger writing within its supporting cast

TAS has more guest stars

Spectacular has more fleshed out villans

Etc....

I could point out the postives of both shows all day, but I would pick Spectacular, simply because it had more to offer in terms of writing.

#3 Posted by War Killer (19484 posts) - - Show Bio

Spectacular for me, never liked Spider-Man: TAS

#4 Posted by k4tzm4n (35208 posts) - - Show Bio

I grew up with TAS, but Spectacular is honestly the better show. Not like it's a fair comparison, though. Cartoons have evolved a good deal since then.

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#5 Posted by Onemoreposter (3557 posts) - - Show Bio

Are you guys crazy? TAS was the shiznit.

SPIDERBLOOD! SPIDERBLOOD! RADIOACTIVE SPIDERBLOOD!

#6 Posted by RoboShark (1208 posts) - - Show Bio

@k4tzm4n said:

I grew up with TAS, but Spectacular is honestly the better show. Not like it's a fair comparison, though. Cartoons have evolved a good deal since then.

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#7 Posted by noj (1038 posts) - - Show Bio

@k4tzm4n said:

I grew up with TAS, but Spectacular is honestly the better show. Not like it's a fair comparison, though. Cartoons have evolved a good deal since then.

EXACTLY this. Back in the day Spider-Man couldnt even throw a punch due to censorship, while one of Spectacular's biggest draws was its amazing action. Its hardly fair. But I will say that Spectacular is way better. Nearly all of Marvel's 90's shows are HORRIBLY dated even though they are sometimes fun to watch for nostalgias sake.

#8 Posted by mewmdude77 (991 posts) - - Show Bio

Personally, I like TAS better, since it has more crossovers, and shows that not only is Spidey important to New York, but to the whole universe! I love the Beyonder arc in the series, from The secret war trio episodes, to the very last episode, where Spider-Man meets Stan Lee. It's fantastic.

#9 Posted by k4tzm4n (35208 posts) - - Show Bio

@noj: Definitely. Pete would always throw or web his enemies, lol.

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#10 Posted by Strider92 (15262 posts) - - Show Bio

I prefer the TAS simply because in my opinion its given the best representation of the Marvel U out of the two (Black costume was beastly in that show). I also liked the fact They took a different slant on Peter and didn't make him a kid like all the other shows did. It was good to see a more adult Parker.

#11 Posted by X35 (5973 posts) - - Show Bio

"I NEED PLASMA TO LIVE!"

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#13 Posted by Billy Batson (56933 posts) - - Show Bio

Spectacular wins by default since most of the time I saw TAS, it was on different language. Don't remember the language.
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#14 Edited by X35 (5973 posts) - - Show Bio

SHOCKERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!! YOU CAN'T ESCAPE ME, I'LL CHASE YOU TO THE ENDS OF THE EAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRTHHHHH!!!!

#15 Posted by Strider92 (15262 posts) - - Show Bio

@X35 said:

There is so much win in that clip!

#16 Posted by mewmdude77 (991 posts) - - Show Bio

@Strider92 said:

I prefer the TAS simply because in my opinion its given the best representation of the Marvel U out of the two (Black costume was beastly in that show). I also liked the fact They took a different slant on Peter and didn't make him a kid like all the other shows did. It was good to see a more adult Parker.

this too, I liked how they did adult Peter, so he could do more adult plots, and serious things.

#17 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

@War Killer said:

Spectacular for me, never liked Spider-Man: TAS

Same here. I never understood why TAS was so highly praised.

#18 Posted by Protoon (99 posts) - - Show Bio

There are some individual episodes of TAS that I think are quite strong. Take Doctor: Octopus: Armed and Dangerous (I think its episode 3 of the first season?): cool villain, lots of drama, some funny Spidey one-liners and a great pace to the whole thing. Later, the show became increasingly nuts and I think they went a bit overboard with the guest-stars. That being said, although I'm not a huge fan of a lot of the situations they put him in, I really like the Spider-Man from that show.

I feel a bit mixed with Spectacular. It's a great show period but I've never felt like it's "my" Spider-Man. (Please tell me if that's a dumb thing to say.)

To sum up, I think I might slightly prefer TAS, although I acknowledge it really isn't as good as Spectacular.

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#19 Posted by Alurvelve (3634 posts) - - Show Bio

@k4tzm4n said:

I grew up with TAS, but Spectacular is honestly the better show. Not like it's a fair comparison, though. Cartoons have evolved a good deal since then.

#20 Posted by Shawnbaby (9317 posts) - - Show Bio

I really liked the MTV series. Was much more adult.

#21 Posted by nickzambuto (11430 posts) - - Show Bio

@Shawnbaby said:

I really liked the MTV series. Was much more adult.

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#22 Posted by Twentyfive (2405 posts) - - Show Bio

All I have to say to quell this argument is that in Spider-Man TAS, Electro was THE SON OF THE RED SKULL!

Spectacular built up all the characters that would eventually become villains. Venom in that show was the best Venom we'll get.

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#23 Posted by NEEK_03 (1200 posts) - - Show Bio

@Strider92 said:

I prefer the TAS simply because in my opinion its given the best representation of the Marvel U out of the two (Black costume was beastly in that show). I also liked the fact They took a different slant on Peter and didn't make him a kid like all the other shows did. It was good to see a more adult Parker.

this is exaclty right, it was much better to see an adult semi cool parker. plus i liked almost all of the portrayals of the characters.

all the cross overs were great, ironman and war machine, to wolverine and the xmen.

i loved this show.

#24 Posted by NEEK_03 (1200 posts) - - Show Bio

@Twentyfive said:

All I have to say to quell this argument is that in Spider-Man TAS, Electro was THE SON OF THE RED SKULL!

Spectacular built up all the characters that would eventually become villains. Venom in that show was the best Venom we'll get.

VENOM? venom was peter's High school buddy! Eddie was smart and worked in a lab. That

was a horrible portrayal of eddie brock. Maybe as strictly venom he was fine,

but TAS displayed venom/eddie WAY better IMO. Yeah the red skull’s son thing

was stupid, but its not like it ruined the show.

#25 Posted by hectorsquall (1137 posts) - - Show Bio

@Protoon said:

I think I might slightly prefer TAS, although I acknowledge it really isn't as good as Spectacular.

This. I grew up watching TAS so it's probably nostalgia but some of these episodes were really great, The Venom Saga being my favorite part of the show ;p

@X35 said:

HELL YEAH!!! Venom is a real badass!

#26 Posted by TenEyedMen (200 posts) - - Show Bio

@NEEK_03 said:

@Twentyfive said:

All I have to say to quell this argument is that in Spider-Man TAS, Electro was THE SON OF THE RED SKULL!

Spectacular built up all the characters that would eventually become villains. Venom in that show was the best Venom we'll get.

VENOM? venom was peter's High school buddy! Eddie was smart and worked in a lab. That

was a horrible portrayal of eddie brock. Maybe as strictly venom he was fine,

but TAS displayed venom/eddie WAY better IMO. Yeah the red skull’s son thing

was stupid, but its not like it ruined the show.

So a smart Eddie/Venom is horrible now? At least he was actually insane and had a good reason to kill Spidey? Eddie in the comics and TAS was some idiot who blamed him for ruining his job for no reason.

#27 Edited by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio

Spectacular >>>>>>>> MTV >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> TAS 
 
TAS really didn't have a lot going for it. It's re-watch value is virtually nil. Bad pacing, too many guest-stars, terrible and frequently reused animation, it was butchered by the censors. Just not a great series at all.  
That said, Spidey and Black Cat <3
 
Compare it to X-Men: TAS and it doesn't hold up at all. If you want to be really unfair, compare it to Superman or Batman TAS. 

#28 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29331 posts) - - Show Bio

@NEEK_03 said:

@Twentyfive said:

All I have to say to quell this argument is that in Spider-Man TAS, Electro was THE SON OF THE RED SKULL!

Spectacular built up all the characters that would eventually become villains. Venom in that show was the best Venom we'll get.

VENOM? venom was peter's High school buddy! Eddie was smart and worked in a lab. That

was a horrible portrayal of eddie brock. Maybe as strictly venom he was fine,

but TAS displayed venom/eddie WAY better IMO. Yeah the red skull’s son thing

was stupid, but its not like it ruined the show.

Eddie in TSSM was better than Eddie in the comics.

Perfect blend of what worked with Ultimate and what worked with 616.

#29 Posted by venomoushatred1001 (12334 posts) - - Show Bio

@Twentyfive said:

All I have to say to quell this argument is that in Spider-Man TAS, Electro was THE SON OF THE RED SKULL!

Spectacular built up all the characters that would eventually become villains. Venom in that show was the best Venom we'll get.

+ 1 respect

#30 Posted by VenomousDragon (843 posts) - - Show Bio

Spectular spider-man, just because of the great job they did with Venom.

#31 Posted by Replicant0658 (85 posts) - - Show Bio

Like most of you on here, I grew up with TAS as well, in fact it was my first introduction to the web-head, and while I do have some fond memories of that show, Spectacular Spider-man is truly the superior series. Great writing, fantastic artwork, and phenominal action make this show the clear choice in my book. It also sports the greatest treatment of the symbiote suit and the dynamic between Peter Parker and Eddie Brock that I have ever seen in any Spidey media. More shows should strive to be like this one... (and Young Justice...)

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