Ultimate Spider-Man
#14 - Awesome

Original Airdate - July 15th, 2012
Peter and Luke scramble to finish their Science Fair project when they are not busy thwarting the attacks of the Juggernaut, but their science experiment backfires, making an even bigger threat.

Ultimate Spider-Man stars Drake Bell (Drake & Josh) as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Chi McBride (Boston Public) as Nick Fury, Clark Gregg (Iron Man, Thor, The Avengers) as Agent Coulson, JK Simmons (Spider-Man) as J. Jonah Jameson, Steven Weber (Wings) as Norman Osborn, Greg Cipes (Teen Titans, Ben 10) as Danny Rand/Iron Fist, Ogie Banks as Luke Cage/Power Man, Caitlyn Taylor Love (I'm In The Band) as Ava Ayala/White Tiger, Logan Miller (I'm In The Band) as Sam Alexander/Nova, Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants) as Doctor Octopus, Matt Lanter (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) as Harry Osborn/Flash Thompson, Tara Strong (The Fairly Odd Parents) as Mary-Jane Watson, Misty Lee (Batman: Arkham City) as Aunt May, and recurring guest star Stan Lee (Spider-Man) as Stan the Janitor.

"Awesome" was written by Eugene Son and Man of Action and directed by Phil Pignotti.

Ultimate Spider-Man is produced by Marvel Animation and carries a TV-Y7-FV parental guideline.

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Review by Kumori Myu-Jishan

Well, with this episode out of the way, Spidey has officially teamed up with three out of four of his teammates (only Nova remains). First it was with the Tigress during the fight with the amazing Taskmaster. Next was with Iron Fist and equally amazing Dr. Strange against a rather interesting Nightmare. This time it was with Power Man, and the foe was Awesome Android.

Out of the three episodes, this one is the lousiest. Poor humor and idiotic cutaways aside, the premise is too preschool even for preschoolers. Andy fails as a major villain, much like Zzzax did in “Exclusive”, and frankly, Luke Cage doesn’t get to shine either. At least Iron Fist did okay in his team-up episode, and even Ava managed to shine in hers a tad.

The Juggernaut was a nice pick for a side-villain, but fleshing him out more would have helped this episode, much more than the lame cutaway shout-outs to other superheroes which plagued this episode. Also, despite his helmet being an important part of his panache, his powers should not be cut off with the removal of said clothing accessory. But I suppose logic is not one of the traits of this show.

Not much more to say about this episode. It was an average for this show, which means overall bad in viewers’ eyes. Which is a shame. Juggy deserves better. Ah well, at least we got to see Howard the Duck; he’s nearly always a treat.

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