Disney XD
Movie Details
Action Adventure ,
December 20, 2012 at 08:35 PM EST

Pint-sized Spider-Man fans: Your time is coming.

Disney XD has just announced that Ultimate Spider-Man will have a one-hour season 2 premiere on Monday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. ET. Most excitingly, the new season will introduce some of Spider-Man’s most iconic villains, including the Lizard (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker of Disney’s Phineas and Ferb) and Electro. Season 2 will also have Spidey joined by some other superhero friends: The Avengers, including Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, the Hulk, and Hawkeye will get in on the animated fun.

But the superhero news doesn’t end there. During the Ultimate Spider-Man premiere, Disney XD will launch Marvel Comics Close-Up, “a series of interstitials hosted by Joe Quesada (Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer) and Dylan Riley Snyder (Kickin’ It) encouraging kids to read,” according to a press release. Along with that, there will be free digital Marvel comics available on DisneyXD.com/comics. The interstitials will give viewers an inside look at 10 Marvel Comics, featuring popular characters such as Spider-Man and the Avengers, as well as acclaimed comic book creators and artists.

One fan likely to be thrilled by the news? This kid.

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