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7 July 2006

Spiderman '67

One of my favorite cartoons as a kid was the classic Spiderman.

It used to rerun around lunch time on CJOH. I ate many a TV dinner watching Spiderman save the world in true Spidey style!

This Saturday morning cartoon was created in 1967, lasting three seasons, until 1970. The first season stayed true to the actual comic book, with stories that focussed a lot on Peter Parker's day job/superhero juggle. J. Jonah Jameson was fun to hate, and how could you (or Peter Parker) resist the redheaded beauty of the Daily Bugle's secretary, Betty Brant?

Budget cutting and a new producer brought changes to the second and third seasons: this was the era of extensive repeating of Spiderman's swinging scenes. During this time, the storylines became zanier, and the hand-painted backdrops became truly psychedelic.

Add to that the cheesy music, and you have a show with a particular mood that has never been rivaled...

As a kid, I didn't care if the animation repeated itself... I loved this show!

To see the 6-dvd boxed set (on Amazon.com), click here.

images: dvdork.com

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Blogger stinkypaw said...

First crush I ever had might have been Spiderman!

12:10 pm  
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