Monday, July 11, 2016

Toon Legends: Spider-Man discovers The Sky is Falling (1967)

If any one Spider-Man villain deserved a better treatment, it was the Vulture.

Originally conceived as an older man given new life, shall we say, as a winged villain, Vulture appears in "The Sky is Falling" as a seemingly younger man, much younger than he'd been portrayed in the books. In later years, Marvel would come up with a younger Vulture, meant to replace the original, but it didn't seem to work....

You'd think Peter Parker (Paul Soles) would've tried to cover the black eye (colored blue for some reason here) from Spidey's fight with the Vulture in the first few seconds of the episode, but in those days, such plot holes were never filled properly.

Rating: B-.

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