Paul Dini Joins Ultimate Spider-Man Animated Series Staff

So let's look at the heavy hitters who are attached to the Ultimate Spider-Man series coming to Disney XD.  You've got the head of TV at Marvel, Jeph Loeb in the big chair.  You've got the Man of Action team (Joe Kelly, Joe Casey, Steven T. Seagle, and Duncan Rouleau – creators of Ben 10) in a supervising producer role.  You've got the series creator, Brian Michael Bendis doing some writing and producing, and now, veteran TV, video game, and comic book scribe Paul Dini joins the very strong team putting this project together.

When I say veteran, I'm not kidding. Paul (yeah, we call him Paul) is the man behind the fabled Batman: The Animated Series, which actually aired in primetime.  He worked on the related Superman: The Animated Series, as well as Tiny Toon Adventures and Animaniacs.  Then he was a staff writer on Lost, not to mention a whole lot of very good comic books, and the 2 Batman: Arkham Asylum video game scripts. (semi-related note: the second game had its title released today. Batman: Arkham City)

He also did a wee column here.

So there it is fanboys.  You're getting what you asked for. Comic book talent are taking over be-masked halls of Hollywood, and probably even making a living wage doing it.

26 episodes, coming your way in Fall of 2011.


  1. Spectacular Spider-Man was never as good as it should have been.  Had pacing problems, jumbled storylines and characters.  Never understood the love for that show, though the action scenes were decent (Yet paled to action scenes of say the animated "Avatar.)

    Ultimate Spider-Man shows much more promise into capturing the true potential of Spider-Man.  By that, I mean it has to be alot better than the previous Spider-Man cartoons.  Paul Dini, Bendis, and the rest are extraordinary talent, which is what a project like this needs.

  2. Well damn. This show is getting me over the loss of Spectacular Spider-Man very quickly.

  3. Well at least it will be well written.

  4. This is great. I’m really excited to see how this series will unfold. I think cartoons are becoming more important than comics for building superhero brands with younger people. In talking with my two nephews (4th and 6th grade) they are OBSESSED with Spiderman…movies, cartoons, games, toys etc….but they have no interest in comic books. 

  5. Every animated incarnation of Spider-Man I’ve really enjoyed, except for Spider-Man Unlimited. That was an atrocity.