Spider-Man Unlimited (Vol. 2) #1

Background

Spider-Man: The Animated Series was a popular cartoon show. After 65 episodes, the writers decided to wrap that show up, but you can't keep popular culture down - and some some kidutainment genius at Fox decided that Spidey was almost perfect... he just needed some animal warrior knights, a nano-tech costume, a futuristic space-city with an elite cast of bestials living in lofty towers, a human undercast living in the sewers, and jet cars to fly between. Get rid of Mary Jane, and you're done.

Story 'Worlds Apart'

  Spider-Man Unlimited (Vol. 2) #1
Summary: Spider-Man on Counter-Earth (Based on Animated Series)
Editor: Ralph Macchio
Writer: Eric Stephenson
Pencils: Andy Kuhn
Inker: Harry Candelario

Based on a teleplay by Will Meugniot & Michael Reeves. Blame them.

This is kids stuff. Spider-Man Unlimited got pulled so that Fox could show something else with a better chance running against Pokemon. That's the market we're fighting over with this comic.

You want a summary? Spidey has a new nano-tech costume. John James goes to a counter-earth and doesn't return. Spider-Man goes after him. Flying robots, bestial knights rule the towers, humans live in subject misery in the sewers, tracked by computer chips. A brave human resistance, whom John joins. Spider-Man decides to stay, but leaves the resistance to live with a solo mother.

General Comments

Cliched writing, poor art. What else did you expect.

Overall Rating

One web. No surprises.

There's 13 episodes at US$2.99 each = $39 wasted! I hate being a completist.