EPISODES - "THE IRON OCTOPUS"
#22 - The Iron Octopus
Original Airdate - September 30th, 2012
When Doctor Octopus takes over Iron Man's armors, Spider-Man and team work to stop his attacks on OsCorp and S.H.I.E.L.D.
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.
Guest starring is Adrian Pasdar (Heroes) as Tony Stark/Iron Man.
"The Iron Octopus" was written by Man of Action and Frank Tieri and directed by Alex Soto.
Ultimate Spider-Man is produced by Marvel Animation and carries a TV-Y7-FV parental guideline.
Mini-Review by Frontier
This... this was actually a pretty good episode. The jokes and fourth wall gags weren't terribly gratuitous, and some of it was actually funny. For once I felt legitimately invested in the Osborn storyline, and Osborn was actually kinda cool. Iron Man and the Iron Spider suit were used quite well, and I'd even go as far as saying they were used better here than in the original Iron Spider episode. Doc Ock once again proves why he is one of the better villains on this show. And thankfully, no one was made into out of character jerks or idiots for the sake of the plot. The team wasn't used again, but at this point I'll take any excuse that gives Nova less screen time.
The quality of this episode could be attributed to having Frank Tieri, whose written numerous Marvel comics, as a writer. I guess it just goes to show that just having Man of Action attached to the writing credits isn't necessarily a tell-tale sign of an episodes quality.
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