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Marvel's Spider-Man, or simply Spider-Man, is an American animated television series based on the Spider-Man comics published by Marvel Comics.
- It feels like a glorified toy advertisement rather than a Spider-Man cartoon.
- Like Ultimate Spider-Man, it was made so Disney could appeal kids to buy toys and tried to be lighthearted.
- Bland and cheap art-style with generic character designs that looks like it's trying to rip-off Ben 10: Omniverse. The character designs were criticized for being inaccurate, with Peter Parker described as looking like a hybrid between Ben Tennyson and Harry Potter.
- Lazy intro, a problem the previous 3 cartoons Marvel cartoons had.
- In Season 3, the show's length has been increased by 22 minutes to get up to 44 minutes.
- Peter Parker is an annoying character, as he acts like Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory, Donatello from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Izuku Midoriya from My Hero Academia more than Peter Parker, as he always talks like a nerd. One example includes him analyzing how to defuse a bomb in the middle of an action scene.
- It tries to go back to the serious plots of Spectacular Spider-Man but fails miserably since the plots are rather bland and uninteresting.
- Forgettable villains, which is unacceptable since Spider-Man is known for its a memorable rogue gallery.
- It does things other Spider-Man shows already did, such as crossing over with other Marvel heroes (albeit rarely in this series), the other Spider-Men appearing, and most of the villains have been seen before in older Spider-Man shows.
- It goes into the Spiderverse concept way too quickly, starting as early as the second season, and this only happened to sell more toys.
- Patton Oswalt was a terrible choice for voicing Uncle Ben.
- On that topic, Otto Octavius' redesign resembles too much like Patton Oswalt and poor grasp to the source material is that he is a teenager instead of a middle aged scientist.
- Spider-Man dabs at one point in a forced and dated attempt to be hip with the kids.
- Unlikeable characters like Otto's father, Torbert, and his bully named Steve (who is much like Flash Thompson).
- Norman Osborn becomes The Hobgoblin instead of The Green Goblin.
- It took a hiatus for over a year right in the middle of the Superior Spider-Man arc.
- Decent animation.
- It feels less like a rubber stamp MCU advertisement, unlike the previous series.
- The Maximum Venom Arc was decent.
- The show undoes Ultimate Spider-Man's tendency to make Peter as selfish as possible and be a superhero only to stroke his own ego. Here he's back to helping people because he wants to again.
- Some may appreciate the anime art style, though the opinion on it is divided.
- Spidey's homemade suit being in the series is nice.
- It at least tries not to be over the top and zany like Ultimate Spider-Man.
- The show's version of Jackel is fairly memorable and dangerous.
- Scott Menville does an impressive performance as Doctor Octopus.
- The action can be entertaining.
- It tries to adapt recent events from the comics like Superior Spider-Man and the Venomverse. Many fans even feel it improves the stories from the recent comics.
- Several writers who worked on the comics also work on this series.
- The show improves and has better gasp of source material than the previous show.
- While mainly based on the more recent comics it also features several nods to comic stories from earlier eras in Spider-Man's history including appearances from several characters who never appeared in any previous Spider-Man adaptations making their debuts here, such as Puma and Slyde.
- For people who disliked Venom being Flash Thompson from the beginning, the Second Season brought in Eddie Brock.
- Finally introduced Mary Jane Watson and has had Peter show romantic interest in her again.
- Eddie Brock returned after being absent in Ultimate Spider-Man.