Ultimate Spider-Man


Disney XD’s Ultimate Spider-Man Uses Richard Rider In Promo Video


After today’s episode of Disney XD’s Ultimate Spider-Man, the following “Fury File” for Nova was shown.

In the video we see an origin file accessed with Richard Rider – and the Point One Nova – being used.

Now, if you didn’t know any better you would think Sam Alexander and the Nova images were one and the same.

However, it must be noted that at least least Richard Rider is shown. Now whether he will ever by touched upon, or the other members of the Nova Corps, remains to be seen.

Check it out:


Disney XD’s Ultimate Spider-Man Ditches Venom’s Cosmic Origin

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:1415:]]Today on Disney XD’s Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon saw the debut of Venom.

A Venom with all the same powers, but a far different origin.

Scrapped are the cosmic and alien origins of Spider-Man’s dark nemesis.

In its stead is a Venom that derives its beginning from the blood of Spider-Man. Spidey’s irradiated blood has been distilled leaving only — Venom.

Doc Ock was the culprit behind the feat, along with Norman Osborn’s involvement, with the new Venom battling Spider-Man and his amazing friends.

Nova, Power Man and Iron Fist all get taken over, with Spider-Man somehow figuring out the black goo is a symbiote — because Spidey knows science.

As this is “Ultimate” Spider-Man, the change in origin should be no surprise to comic book readers as the Ultimate Comics Venom ditched the cosmic origin as well. And as we saw in this episode, Venom’s weakness was electricity, just like the Ultimate version.

Maybe aliens are too complicated.


Voice Actor Logan Miller Talks Ultimate Spider-Man Nova (Video)

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:1352:]]I am currently researching whether or not the Nova from the Disney XD Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon, Sam Alexander, is the same as the new comic book version.

Apparently, Marvel has never “stated” this — but, I’m looking.

Anyway, my travels led me to the following cool interview with the voice actor behind Sam on the show, Logan Miller.

Logan addresses working with the cast, being a voice actor and more.

Check it out.

Ultimate Spider-Man airs Sundays at 11am ET on Disney XD.


Watch The First Episode of Disney’s Ultimate Spider-Man Online

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:1178:]]Earlier today saw the premiere of Disney XD and Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man.

They showed two episodes with the first basically an intro/origin, and the second was Spidey joining up with SHIELD, partnering with Nova, Power Man, Iron Fist, and the White Tiger.

I found the first episode to be a bit better, as the second introduced things like the Spider-Man motorcycle and SHIELD web-shooters, which I thought were so-so.

It was cool seeing Agent Coulson appear, as well as an update on the Spider-Man mythos in addition to all the fun and humorous elements at play.

My seven year old thought it was “awesome” as well.


One year after becoming Spider-­Man, teenage Peter Parker is approached by Nick Fury to train with S.H.I.E.L.D. Spidey turns Fury down, but soon finds that villainous forces may require him to join the big leagues after all.



First Look At Nova Sam Alexander Under The Helmet

Disney updated their Ultimate Spider-Man website with images of the characters involved.

With that, we get a look at what the new Nova, Sam Alexander, looks like under the helmet, in addition to the following description:

The hyperactive loose cannon of the group. Sam always feels like he has something to prove. Sam’s powers derive from the Nova Force, which is channeled through his helmet. These powers include flight, enhanced durability, and the ability to absorb and release pulses of energy. However, Sam does not know the extent of his powers, let alone how they work.

Ultimate Spider-Man airs on DisneyXD April, 1st.

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Op-Ed: Joe Quesada Promoting New Nova Ultimate Spider-Man; Where Was This Before?

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You know something?

It would have been nice if Marvel actually promoted Nova like this before we got this new Nova.

Kind of ticks me off to be honest.

When Marvel’s Civil War exploded on the the scene there was a smaller event going on as well with Annihilation.

This saw Marvel’s cosmic characters come together in an epic universe spanning event.

Annihilation has actually been toted as being better than Civil War, and again, it came with none of the exposure (if you are a Mass Effect 3 fan, which just sold almost 900,000 copies in one day, you will love Annihilation).

After the main Annihilation series ended, a new book was launched — Nova. Richard Rider was the hero that saved the day from the invading leader of the Negative Zone, Annihilus. From there, Marvel Cosmic continued with Annihilation Conquest and the launch of a second book in the line — Guardians of the Galaxy.

For some odd reason, none of these characters would appear in Marvel’s big events, including the COSMIC event, Secret Invasion, or any other that followed. When Fear Itself was described as being the “biggest” event ever (yes, just like AvX), none of the cosmic characters appeared. The headliners of the two cosmic books previously mentioned, Nova and Star-Lord, were extinguished during the fan-favorite hit event The Thanos Imperative, which saw better sales than the heavily hyped and promoted Chaos War, Thor movie tie-ins and Crossgen relaunch.

Of course, when Thanos Imperative went to Hard Cover, and rose to the top of the charts, this was a big surprise to those who run Marvel.

Well, now we have this new Nova, a Spider-Man in space with an attitude.

And Marvel is promoting the hell out of him.

This Nova is featured in Marvel’s biggest event since Civil War, Avengers Vs. X-Men, as well as being featured in Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 (via a new DLC costume), and is a big part of Disney XD’s upcoming Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon.

Speaking with the LA Times, Hero Complex, similar to Jeph Loeb, Quesada says, “I think my favorite character is going to be Nova. Nova is a character that will hopefully break out. He’s a lot of fun and sort of the yin to Peter Parker’s yang.”

I can only imagine what they are going to do with the new Guardians of the Galaxy.


Disney’s Ultimate Spider-Man Nova Is Not Richard Rider


This April sees the premiere of the new animated Ultimate Spider-Man on Disney XD.

We already knew that Nova was going to play a role as some early footage was leaked.

Now, Marvel has officially released some artwork, along with comments from Jeph Loeb, Head of Marvel Television.

We learn that this Nova will not be Richard Rider, but a teenager with an attitude, Sam Alexander.

“Nova is an enormously popular character,” Loeb stated to Marvel.com. “When the decision in publishing was for Rich Rider to sacrifice himself [at the climax of THE THANOS IMPERATIVE] we wanted to respect that.   We all know that there are other members of the Nova Corp and this is the story of one such member –Sam Alexander.”

As fans of the comic book will note, there is also a new younger Nova partaking in Marvel’s upcoming mega event, Avengers Vs. X-Men. Is it the same character? Time will tell. Furthermore, Jeph Loeb penned this Nova’s first appearance in Point One.

Loeb goes on to compare this version of Nova to Spider-Man. 

“He’s very much like Peter Parker was at the beginning of Spidey’s career–he’s got a lot to prove,” said Loeb. “The difference is that Sam comes with a full blown attitude—which, as we may suspect, might be covering up some insecurities.”

We also learn that Sam will be getting a big push from Marvel, as Loeb states the character will be a breakout star.

“We’re huge Nova fans as well, so rest assured Nova will be front and center with the heavy-duty action.  There’s no task he’s not willing to get into and that bravery–even at personal risk–will put him in harm’s way more often than not. He loves playing the hero, so look for Nova to be the breakout star of the series!”

The costume featured by Sam Alexander in Ultimate Spider-Man was recently released as an extra (DLC) for Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 as well.

Ultimate Spider-Man premiers on Disney XD April 1st, from a creative team that includes Paul Dini, Brian Michael Bendis and Man of Action  (Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle).


Is Amazing Spider-Man Peter Parker Teaming With Ultimate Miles Morales? ‘Spider-Men’ Teaser

Marvel revealed the following “Spider-Men” teaser image, which shows half of Peter Parker’s Amazing Spider-Man logo, with the other half being the Ultimate Spider-Man version of Miles Morales.

Marvel 616 meets Ultimate Marvel?

Or is another Marvel comics character seemingly coming back from the dead.

Hmmm…a new movie is coming out right around then.

Guess we’ll find out this June!



Sneak Peak At Ultimate Spider-Man Cartoon Through Demo Reel Footage Features Nova!


Twitter user RIMMKVII revealed a sneak peak at Disney’s Ultimate Spider-Man Cartoon through a demo reel footage video. 

The footage shows various clips including characters such as Frog Thor, the Hulk, and Cosmic Book News fan-favorite — Nova!

Nova appears at about the 1:45-2:15 mark.

We hear Drake Bell as the Wall Crawler as well.

Ultimate Spider-Man premiers on Disney XD April 1st as part of the Marvel Universe Block, with Avengers Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.



Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man Premiers On Disney XD April 1st, 2012


The new Ultimate Spider-Man series is set to swing in to Disney XD beginning Sunday April 1st!

No foolin’ either as the new Spidey toon will be part of Disney’s new “Marvel Universe Block,” which also includes The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, new animated short-form series, live-action interstitials and more.

“Marvel Universe block is an incredible animated ride filled with fantastic action and adventure,” said Jeph Loeb, Head of Marvel Television, to Marvel.com. “The spectacular team of writers and animators capture stories with all the dynamic fun you can imagine. Disney XD is the perfect place for families and Marvel fans of all ages to come together every Sunday.”


Acting as the keystone of the Marvel Universe block, “Ultimate Spider-Man” features a teenage Peter Parker juggling the typical growing pains of high-school with the not-so-typical growing pains of being a super hero. As the newest member of Nick Fury’s S.H.I.E.L.D. organization, Peter finds himself on a team with four other teenage super heroes.


Marvel Ultimate Spider-Man #3 Teaser

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Ultimate Fallout #4: New Marvel Ultimate Spider-Man Revealed (Spoiler)

Marvel, via USA Today, revealed that the new Ultimate Spider-Man is a half-black, half-Hispanic teen named Miles Morales.

For non-comic book readers, this is the “Ultimate” version of Spidey which takes place in a different universe than the regular Spider-Man, which is still Peter Parker.

Head to your local comic shop for this week’s Ultimate Fallout #4 for more on Miles Morales.