ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN Animated Series Launch Party Details; New Behind-the-Scenes Video

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN premieres on Disney XD on April 1 at 11a/10c. Go inside the show with this look behind the scenes with the powerhouse creators and the superstar voice cast. Plus, stop by one of the ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN LAUNCH PARTY EVENTS on March 31, in NYC and LA, to meet some of the featured talent including Jeph Loeb, Paul Dini, Joe Quesada, Man of Action, Clark Gregg and more!

The new series, "Ultimate Spider-Man," is written and guided by the most star-studded creative team in Super Hero television history, including some of the most influential names in comic books and pop culture. The programming block will also feature the second season of "The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes," and new short-form series that take viewers behind the scenes to meet the creative teams and explore the many facets of the Marvel Universe.

In the storyline, a teenage Peter Parker (voiced by actor Drake Bell) juggles the relatable challenges of high school with the extraordinary challenges of being a Super Hero. Nick Fury (voiced by actor Chi McBride) invites Parker to train with his S.H.I.E.L.D. organization, where Peter's alter-ego, Spider-Man, will join forces with four other teenage Super Heroes - Nova, White Tiger, Power Man and Iron Fist, on the greatest action and adventure ever as they work to become Ultimate Super Heroes!

Los Angeles "Ultimate Spider-Man" Kickoff Party

Marvel Television invites you to watch the first full episode of "Ultimate Spider-Man" with a star-studded kickoff event at Meltdown Comics (7522 Sunset Boulevard) from 12 p.m. PT – 4:30 p.m. PT Saturday, March 31!

Great for fans of all-ages, this event will include a free comic book giveaway and signing, as well as Q&A with Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Head of Television, Executive Producer), Paul Dini ("Batman: The Animated Series," "Lost"), Steven T. Seagle and Duncan Rouleau of Man of Action ("Ben 10," "Generator Rex"), Misty Lee (voice of Aunt May) AND Clark Gregg ("Marvel's The Avengers," "Thor"). But that’s not all! Fans in attendance can catch the first episode of "Ultimate Spider-Man" a full day before it premieres on Disney XD (April 1, 11 a.m. ET). Plus, meet Spider-Man in person!

WHO: Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Head of Television, Executive Producer), Paul Dini ("Batman: The Animated Series," "Lost"), Man of Action’s Steven T. Seagle and Duncan Rouleau ("Ben 10," "Generator Rex"), Clark Gregg ("Marvel's The Avengers," "Thor"), Misty Lee ("Ultimate Spider-Man")

WHAT: Screenings of "Ultimate Spider-Man," comic book giveaway and signing

WHEN: Saturday, March 31

WHERE: Meltdown Comics (7522 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood)

EVENT SCHEDULE:

12pm–1:30pm: Signing with series talent and stars
1:30pm – 2:00pm: VIP/Press Q&A (talent available for separate interviews after 2pm Q&A)
1:30pm - 4:30pm: Photos with Spider-Man
2:00pm – 4:30pm: Screenings of "Ultimate Spider-Man" premiere episode every half hour

New York "Ultimate Spider-Man" Kickoff Party

Marvel Television wants to invite you to watch the first full episode of "Ultimate Spider-Man" with a special kickoff at Midtown Comics Downtown location (64 Fulton St.) from on Saturday, March 31 from 12 p.m. ET – 4:00 p.m. ET.

Fun for fans of all-ages, this event will include a free comic book giveaway and signing, as well as a Q&A with Marvel and TV animation powerhouses Joe Quesada (Marvel Chief Creative Officer), Man of Action’s Joe Kelly ("Ben 10," "Generator Rex") and Chris Eliopoulos (Ultimate Spider-Man premiere comic). But that’s not all! Fans in attendance can catch the first episode of "Ultimate Spider-Man" a full day before it premieres on Disney XD (April 1, 11 a.m. ET).

WHO: Joe Quesada (Marvel Chief Creative Officer), Man of Action’s Joe Kelly ("Ben 10," "Generator Rex"), Chris Eliopoulos (Ultimate Spider-Man premiere comic)

WHAT: Screening of "Ultimate Spider-Man," Comic Book giveaway and book signing

WHEN: Saturday, March 31

WHERE: Midtown Comics Downtown location (64 Fulton St.)

EVENT SCHEDULE:

12pm–1:00pm: Signing with series talent
1:00pm – 1:30pm: Talent available for press interviews
1:30pm – 4:30pm: Screenings of "Ultimate Spider-Man" premiere episode every half hour

"Ultimate Spider-Man" stars Drake Bell ("Drake & Josh") as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Chi McBride ("Boston Public") as Nick Fury, Clark Gregg ("Iron Man," "Thor," "The Avengers") as Agent Coulson, JK Simmons ("Spider-Man") as J. Jonah Jameson, Steven Weber ("Wings") as Norman Osborn , Greg Cipes ("Teen Titans, Ben 10") as Danny Rand/Iron Fist, Ogie Banks as Luke Cage/Power Man, Caitlyn Taylor Love ("I'm In The Band") as Ava Ayala/White Tiger, Logan Miller ("I'm In The Band") as Sam Alexander/Nova, Tom Kenny ("SpongeBob SquarePants") as Doctor Octopus, Matt Lanter ("Star Wars: The Clone Wars") as Harry Osborn/Flash Thompson, Tara Strong ("The Fairly Odd Parents") as Mary-Jane Watson, Misty Lee ("Batman: Arkham City") as Aunt May, and recurring guest star Stan Lee ("Spider-Man") as Stan the Janitor.

The premiere episode (11:00 a.m., EST/PST) is entitled "Great Power," and the second episode is "Great Responsibility" (11:30 a.m., EST). The premiere episodes will be available on DisneyXD.com and Comcast platforms via VOD and XfinityTV.com directly following the Sunday, April 1 premiere on Disney XD. On April 2, they will be available on Disney XD Mobile VOD available via AT&T, MetroPCS, MobiTV, Sprint and Verizon; along with iTunes, Xbox Live and Sony Playstation.