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“The Spectacular Spider-Man” Five Years Later – Has Online Fandom Completely Changed?


Today marks the fifth anniversary of The Spectacular Spider-Man animated series’ television debut. If you know me through even the narrowest degree, you will understand that I am obsessed with this cartoon to a fault. I mean that quite literally: this passion stands as a serious flaw in my character. I have no doubt turned more people away from the show through my persistent and earnest promotion than I have won over. That said, I have no regrets about displaying the love I hold for this exceptional program, and I can’t help but think that its inability to amass the following it deserves reflects some interesting changes that fandom culture has gone through in the past few years.
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Avengers Cartoon Subject To Revisionism Of A New Kind

Marvel’s Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, a series that has already achieved infamy for its unabashedly whitewashed representation of history, saw its first DVD release this week. Astute observers may notice that the Canadian release of the first thirteen episodes bears a rather noticeable omission in its cover art, which can be seen below.

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Avengers Cartoon Denies Existence Of Nazis

Anticipation for Young Justice, the latest DC Comics action cartoon being helmed by television writer Greg Weisman (best known as the head writer of Gargoyles and The Spectacular Spider-Man), has reached new heights after a preview was screened at this year’s New York Comic Con. Meanwhile, Marvel Animation (best known for ruthlessly killing The Spectacular Spider-Man) has begun dabbling in historical revision in their latest television production.

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