Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Tooniversary: The first Iron Man cartoon (1966)

From the Marvel Superheroes Show:

Iron Man makes his debut, but the first chapter has him in an all-yellow "costume". The Armored Avenger captures a scientist stealing from Tony Stark, but then Stark decides to let the guy go free. Oh, is Tony going to regret that decision.

Then, Stark takes the place of a company driver in an auto race, driving an experimental car....



See how cheesy this was? Luckily, Grantray-Lawrence, the Canadian studio behind the show, didn't take such liberties with Spider-Man the next year, although the studio had a falling out with Marvel anyway, leading to Ralph Bakshi being hired away from Terrytoons and into history.

Rating: C+.

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