Much better, actually. Although I still think Spidey’s “Gosh golly gee whillickers!” voice acting and the horrible, horrible non-humor will keep me from watching it, seeing Spider-Man fight with Doctor Doom (!), tussle with Iron Man, and wearing his Iron Spider suit for no particular reason is all pretty groovy. And the cutaway to Peter sewing his costume is actually a pretty good gag. And I’m all for Spider-Man driving a web-shooting motorcycle, actually. But “J. Jonah Loudmouth”? Ugh. Maybe I can just watch this thing on mute. Thanks to Dallas P. for the tip.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.