I posted this on another thread, but it seems to fit here. Well, fit the subject anyway. I appear to be in the minority on pinside for liking SMVE. So anyway, my two cents:
There's a good video of the new dots on Pinball News. Go to the detailed coverage of the London show.
The dots look good to me. The first video from Sterns FB page didn't show them very well.
I read the first 100 issues or so of the Ultimate Spider-Man comic years ago, so I'm used to the art. It was a fun read. The art style is not my favorite version of Spidey, but I do like it. I prefer a little more anatomical realism over stylized art. I'm not surprised at all that they chose the Ultimate Spidey. Marvel has been running with it quite a bit for many years now. I think the new live action film version of Spidey will have elements of it as well.
Overall, I'm stoked to be getting a VE. The upgrades to metal parts and protectors are great. Love the side rails and LEDs too. I may have to read the comics again.
The JJJ call out from the movies will be missed, that actor nailed that role. But it goes with the old movie art package, not the new comic art package.
I love the VE's, keep em coming Stern. Just not too close together, give my checkbook a chance to cool down in between!