Thursday, November 19, 2009
he's got radioactive blood...
I love this show. I like all "3" seasons, including the weird crap Bakshi did in the last chunk, since those are the ones I seemed to see ALL the the time when I was visiting relatives back in WV. of course, it never aired in my neck of the woods at all in syndication (reruns of "I Love Lucy" seemed to be more important to programmers at channel 2)
so of course I would get up at 6 AM (which is when WDCA Channel 20 would always air the show on weekdays) every day on my summer vacation to watch my beloved hero. and I never once remember seeing him fight any of the villains from his comic.
not too mention sending Spidey to the center of the Earth, or into outer space, or just about anywhere they could think of.
but the first "season" is when they adapted most of the stories from the comics. of course, there were some changes, such as the police actually liking our hero, but overall they were pretty faithful to the comics.
not that I minded too much, since I loved seeing him do the things a spider can. at the time this was the only way to see him.
in the 80s Marvel released several video tapes with episodes of the show on them, and I finally got to see my hero in action against his rogues gallery of foes. by then I knew a it more about Gantry-Lawrence Animation and their overall cheapness. it's a lot easier to spot the same animation used over and over when you are 20 and wide awake.
it's a great set to own, though it really proves you shouldn't watch more than 2-3 episodes at a sitting.
the animation is pretty smooth, the music is excellent and the backgrounds are pretty lush. and this does have one of, if not THE best opening theme song ever written.
even my mom can sing it.