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Tag Archives: Spider-man
Spider-Man 1967, Episode 28: “Cold Storage”
Spider-Man’s latest caper takes the wall crawler far away from the familiar skyscrapers of New York City and into a dark realm of horrible monsters and menacing overlords. After picking up a disturbing distress call through his “Spider-sense” Spider-Man eagerly … Continue reading
Spider-Man 1967, Episode 27: “Spiderman Battles The Molemen”
Quick note to anyone who has been following the simple re-publishing of the 1967 Spider-Man series on this blog, right around episode 21, which is the beginning of Season 2, there is an entirely new look and feel to the … Continue reading
Spider-Man 1967, Episode 26: ”Diamond Dust”
”Diamond Dust”: Museum robbers disguised as gorillas create a diversion by unlocking a zoo cage and stealing valuable items while the wild animals occupy the security. Spider-Man discovers the devious plan and corrals the freed animals in time to get … Continue reading
Spider-Man 1967, Episode 25: “Menace from the Bottom of the World”
”Menace From The Bottom Of The World”: A criminal takes charge of subterranean molemen and uses them create sinkholes under bank buildings to steal all the money inside.
Spider-Man 1967, Episode 24: ”Criminals In The Clouds”
”Criminals In The Clouds”: Peter plans to use his super powers to become a star athlete for his high school’s football team. He becomes a waterboy in hopes that it will lead to a spot on the team. But Peter’s … Continue reading
Spider-Man 1967, Episode 23: “Swing City”
”Swing City”: A mad scientist takes control of a power station and uses it to energize his anti-gravity device. Meanwhile, Peter Parker finally lands a date and must decide whether or not to break it to save the city. Suffice … Continue reading
Spider-Man 1967, Episode 22: ”King Pinned”
It’s been a while, but the kids are enjoying a snow day today, so we need something to do! “The Origin of Spider-Man”: Peter Parker is bitten by a radioactive spider and soon finds that he has gained the arachnid’s … Continue reading
Day 26: Mego’s The World’s Greatest Superheroes
If you grew up in the seventies there was really no way to avoid Mego’s “The World’s Greatest Superheroes” collection, which featured both DC and Marvel figure. Here’s a list of them all I snagged from the Mego article on … Continue reading
Day 97: Funco’s Spider-Man Web Shooter
In 1975 or 76, Funco’s Spider-man Web shooter may have very well been the single greatest thing that happened to me up and until that point. The idea of actually shooting my own dart from my wrist (which I imagined … Continue reading
Spider-Man 1967, Episode 21
”The Origin of Spider-Man”: Peter Parker is bitten by a radioactive spider and soon finds that he has gained the arachnid’s amazing abilities. He learns that “with great power there must also always be great responsibility” after his Uncle Ben, … Continue reading