Sunday, February 5, 2012

Spiderversary: Spider-Man vs. Jesse James & Blackbeard (!) (1967)

2012 marks Spider-Man's 50th anniversary. You know Marvel will have something planned aside from the feature film, "The Amazing Spider-Man", starring Andrew Garfield, but they're bound to screw it up somehow. After all, in the "Ultimate" universe, they did the unthinkable and killed off Peter Parker last year, which of course got fans up in arms.

So, what we're doing here in the Archives is we're going to pull up as many of Spidey's animated exploits, as well as a few more of his Electric Company appearances, during the remainder of the year. First up is a 1967 opus, "Night of the Villains".

Now, don't ya think DisneyXD should get in on the action, besides commissioning a new Spider-Man series? They have the classics in the vaults, so what are they waiting for?

Rating: B.


magicdog said...

Spidey definitely deserves more love, especially since this version of the series was for many fans the first introduction to the character in animation.

Disney XD recently pulled the long running "Spiderman & His Amazing Friends" series and they never did replace it.

hobbyfan said...

See what happens when you give the programmer's job at some of these networks to idiots?

Marvel is now part of the Disney family, so some synergy should've been in order.......