Video: Sandman Takes on Ultimate Spider-Man

Disney XD's Ultimate Spider-Man continues to expand its rogues gallery this Sunday with the debut of another of the Marvel Comics hero's iconic villains, Sandman. The shapeshifting nemesis shows up when Spidey and his S.H.I.E.L.D.-mates attempt to grab some vacation time on a deserted island. The character, who first appeared in the comics back in the 1960s, is voiced by animation vet Dee Bradley Baker , whose ubiquitous credits include Perry the Platypus on Phineas and Ferb ,

Exclusive Video: Wolverine Claws His Way Onto Ultimate Spider-Man

Brian Michael Bendis wrote every issue of Marvel's acclaimed Ultimate Spider-Man comic book, so he was an obvious choice to join the writers room for Disney XD's animated adaptation . A consulting producer on the just-renewed series , Bendis wrote this Sunday's episode, a Freaky Friday homage in which Spider-Man and Wolverine swap bodies.

Exclusive: Marvel Assembles New Animated Series for the Hulk and Avengers

Marvel has long dominated comic books and movies — as most recently witnessed by the colossal box office for The Avengers movie — and now the superhero company is making their mark in television. On Monday Disney XD announced a second season pick-up for Ultimate Spider-Man , the network's highest-rated animated series.

'Ultimate Spider-Man' Renewed for Second Season on Disney XD (Exclusive)

  Disney XD wants more of their friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. The cable network has renewed animated hit Ultimate Spider-Man  for a second season,  The Hollywood Reporter  has learned exclusively. The series, which was used to launch the network's Marvel Universe programming block, has been a constant performer for the youth-skewing cabler, posting gains in total viewers and across boys ages 6-14, 6-11 and 2-11. Read More...