The Spectacular Spider-Man

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  • TV-Y7
  • 2008
  • 2 Seasons
  • 8.4  (18,948)

The Spectacular Spider-Man was a popular animated television series that ran from 2008 to 2009 on Disney XD. The show was produced by Greg Weisman and Victor Cook, with a talented cast of voice actors bringing the beloved comic book characters to life. At the heart of the series was the story of Peter Parker, a high school student who leads a double life as the web-slinging superhero Spider-Man. As Peter learns to balance his responsibilities as a student, a friend, and a superhero, he faces a rogues' gallery of classic villains from the Spider-Man comics, including the Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, and Venom.

Dee Bradley Baker plays the role of Dr. Curt Connors, a brilliant scientist who transforms into the monstrous Lizard. Josh Keaton voices Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Benjamin Diskin is Harry Osborn, Vanessa Marshall is Mary Jane Watson, and Peter MacNicol plays the role of the villainous Norman Osborn, the founder of Oscorp and the alter ego of the Green Goblin.

James Arnold Taylor provides the voice of the wisecracking freelance photographer Eddie Brock, who later becomes the supervillain Venom, while Daran Norris portrays the enigmatic J. Jonah Jameson, the editor-in-chief of the Daily Bugle newspaper and one of Spider-Man's most vocal critics.

Cree Summer lends her talents to the role of Glory Grant, a former love interest of Harry Osborn and a friend of Peter's, while Phil LaMarr plays the role of Robbie Robertson, the managing editor of the Daily Bugle and one of Peter's mentors.

Alanna Ubach is Liz Allan, one of Peter's classmates who is torn between her feelings for him and her loyalty to her boyfriend, football player Flash Thompson, who is voiced by Quinton Flynn. Kath Soucie plays the role of Gwen Stacy, a fellow student and Peter's crush, while Grey DeLisle is Felicia Hardy, the daughter of a wealthy businessman who becomes the costumed thief Black Cat.

John DiMaggio brings his trademark growl to the role of Flint Marko, a small-time crook who gains the power to transform into the sand-like Sandman, while Clancy Brown is the menacing voice of the scientifically advanced Doctor Octopus.

Kevin Michael Richardson lends his deep, booming voice to the role of the Rhino, a hulking thug with a powerful and nearly indestructible suit, while Steve Blum voices the crafty and treacherous Chameleon, a master of disguise and deception.

Keith David plays the role of Nick Fury, the gruff and no-nonsense director of S.H.I.E.L.D. who recruits Spider-Man to help stop a dangerous new threat, while Robert Englund is the voice of the calculating and deadly Vulture, a master thief who seeks to steal priceless technology from Oscorp.

Other voice actors include Alan Rachins as Norman Osborn's attorney, Joshua LeBar as Flash Thompson's friend Kenny, Deborah Strang as Aunt May Parker, and Lacey Chabert as Gwen Stacy's friend and fellow classmate Sally Avril.

With its stunning animation, dynamic action sequences, and compelling storylines, The Spectacular Spider-Man quickly gained a devoted following among fans of the Spider-Man comics and animated series. Although the show only ran for two seasons, it remains a beloved and iconic portrayal of the wall-crawling hero.

The Spectacular Spider-Man is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (26 episodes). The series first aired on March 8, 2008.

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Seasons
Final Curtain
13. Final Curtain
November 18, 2009
Both Peter Parker and Spider-Man make big decisions: Peter decides to break up with Liz and Spider-Man unmasks the Green Goblin. Unfortunately, nothing goes as planned.
Opening Night
12. Opening Night
November 18, 2009
A new security cell at Ryker's, codenamed the Vault, opens and Spider-Man offers to be the first test subject. Unfortunately, Green Goblin traps him inside with several villains that he helped put away.
Subtext
11. Subtext
November 4, 2009
Green Goblin returns and black-mails Liz Allen's brother, Mark. Spider-Man tries his best to stop him, but is it too late?
Gangland
10. Gangland
October 21, 1969
In order to become the new Big Man, Hammerhead betrays Tombstone, Doctor Octopus and Silvermane. Now, an all out gang war has erupted in New York City, and it's up to Spider-Man to stop it.
Probable Cause
9. Probable Cause
October 14, 2009
Spider-Man encounters a group of super-villains, the New Enforcers, forcing him to battle Shocker, Ricohet and Ox. Meanwhile, Peter Parker's life isn't going much better.
Accomplices
8. Accomplices
October 7, 2009
Doctor Octopus, Hammerhead and Silver Sable fight over control of New York City's crime underworld.
Identity Crisis
7. Identity Crisis
July 27, 2009
When Venom reveals Spider-Man's secret identity to the world, Peter Parker's family and friends are put in jeopardy.
Growing Pains
6. Growing Pains
July 20, 2009
When aliens infect John Jameson with toxic spores, he begins to increase in size and strength. Seeing this as a perfect opportunity to capture Spider-Man, J. Jonah Jameson manipulates his son into becoming a super-hero.
First Steps
5. First Steps
July 13, 2009
Things seem to be going well for Peter Parker when he is invited to Flash Thompson's birthday party. Things change, however, when Sandman returns with a score to settle.
Shear Strength
4. Shear Strength
July 6, 2009
While on a tour of a condemned building that is about to be demolished with his mentor Norman Osbourne, Peter finds out that the detonators they used were sabotaged to blew up earlier then previously thought. Later, while inside a mall with her friends, Gwen gets kidnapped by one of Master Planner's henchmen, Electro; in an attempt to course her father, Captain George Stacy, into helping him out.
Reinforcements
3. Reinforcements
June 29, 2009
Mysterio and Kraven join the ranks of the Sinister Six (including Sandman, Rhino, Vulture and Electro) in an attempt to capture Spider-Man once and for all.
Destructive Testing
2. Destructive Testing
June 22, 2009
Spider-Man faces off against Kraven the Hunter while Peter must decide between Liz Allen and Gwen Stacy.
Blueprints
1. Blueprints
June 22, 2009
In the Season 2 premiere, Spider-Man faces a new enemy named Mysterio. Meanwhile, Peter continues his search for Eddie.
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Where to Watch The Spectacular Spider-Man
The Spectacular Spider-Man is available for streaming on the Disney XD website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Spectacular Spider-Man on demand at Disney+, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    March 8, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    8.4  (18,948)