I’ve already gone on record with my excitement over the new Ultimate Spider-Man animated series.
Taking the comic series that kept me interested in mainstream comics and turning it into an animated series under the supervision of it’s creative lead and writer, Brian Michael Bendis already sounds like a grand idea. But it seems that Marvel Entertainment is dead set on making this series absolutely perfect.
The first major nab was the team from Man at Action, a group of former comic book writers Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle, who after leaving the comic industry broke ground in action based cartoons with their series’ Ben 10 and Generator Rex.
Now? Possibly the ultimate coup. Paul Dini. The head of arguably the greatest American animated series of all time, Batman: The Animated Series, this now makes the forces behind Ultimate Spider-Man not just the best at writing the character, but the best at taking comics and properly translating them to the animated format.
Sure, I was bummed to see the unusually good Spectacular Spider-Man series meet its end, but with a team like this, I’m very excited to see the next form my all time favorite character takes.
Ultimate Spider-Man is set to debut on the DisneyXD network in Fall 2011.