Sunday, August 27, 2006

The Spiderman TV Cartoon

I don't remember the original 1960s run of these cartoons, but recall them more from the early 1970s in the afternoon. As you can see, the quality is pretty mediocre, and it would get worse before the end of the run (this was the tenth episode). Most adaptations of comics were pretty cheesy back then; it wasn't until the Superman movie in about 1978 that anybody approached the subject of superheroes with real respect.

Obviously the biggest impact of the Spiderman cartoon series was the theme song, (snipped from this cartoon) which has been incredibly durable. Here it is:

I always liked the part about "In the chill of night at the scene of a crime...."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I remember the Spider-Man TV show. It ran on ABC, along with a Fantastic Four series, George of the Jungle, and the Beatles. The FF show was produced by Hanna-Barbera. The Spider-Man series was produced by the same company that did a Marvel Super Heroes syndicated show. The latter featured Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Sub-Mariner, and the Hulk.