"Theme Song from The Spectacular Spider-Man" is what I'm gonna name my firstborn.
Hell, during the airing of the final episode, a lot of people discovered that someone had misplaced the entire dialogue track. So instead of a climactic confrontation between Spider-Man and the Green Goblin, they got a weird silent Spider-Man film. And even though a Spectacular Spider-Man episode where the characters' mouths move but nothing comes out is still, like, a 7/10 in the grand scheme of animation, that kind of neglect is disappointing. Maybe I'm being relatively clueless about this, but making sure that the second most important part of a cartoon is, well, there at all, should be somewhere on someone's list of priorities.
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"Why would you want to hear what they're saying anyway? It's muuuuch better to remain angry and utterly confused."
It was also disappointing when the voice actor of Spectacular's Peter Parker, Josh Keaton, recorded multiple episode's worth of Spidey dialogue for Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, only to be swiftly replaced by the voice actor from Ultimate Spider-Man. Ultimate Spider-Man was Spectacular's replacement, and because the universe is a realm where dreams are reprimanded and then farted on, that show has garnered the critical reception of a dog carcass.
There has been some decent stuff in the last ten years of Spider-Man comics, but it's all been overshadowed by "One More Day," a storyline that saw years of Spider-Man history being wiped out. It was like someone had played a game of telephone with Marvel readers, but by the time it got to the higher-ups, the message was "Everything we've cared about for years should be ripped away from us." It's okay to want to drive more readers to comics with something huge and shocking, but that something doesn't always have to be "Make the readers feel like they've wasted a decent-sized chunk of their lives."
This all leads us to the Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer, which shows us that Robert Downey Jr. will have a supporting role. First of all, Robert Downey Jr. is a bottomless well of charming, and we should all do what we can to make sure that our buckets runneth over. Second, we've seen five straight movies that all told us the same message of "Spider-Man is alone in this fight, because the people around him just get hurt." Having him pal around with Iron Man for a bit isn't going to kill a narrative. Until the opening credits reveal that the actual movie's title is Iron Man And His Amazing Friend, I'm not going to pretend that adding Robert Downey Jr. in a supporting role is suddenly an unforgivable act.