It was just over fifty years ago, on a Saturday morning in September 1967, that the original Spider-Man cartoon (or “animated series,” if you prefer) made its debut on the ABC television network. Continue reading Happy 50th to the Original Spidey ‘Toon!
Trailers are dropping! Continue reading Trailer Time
A recent post to one of the comics groups I follow on Facebook lamented the presence of Stegron in the pages of Amazing Spider-Man #166 (cover date of March 1977—but on the racks in December of ’76). Continue reading A Very Spidey Christmas
Unless you’ve been cut off from the Web and/or television these last 48 hours, you have already heard that Spider-Man is joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Continue reading Spidey Joins the MCU
Allow me to say this up front: Buckle up folks, as this will likely devolve into an epic-length analysis and/or rant. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. [EDIT: A hair under 20,000 words here at final count, ladies and gentlemen. Proceed at your own risk!] Continue reading Sex, Lies, and Comic Books: The Gwen Stacy Murder Case, Reopened
The Spider-Man show disappeared from TV shortly after I had discovered it, which was certainly frustrating—I may have (alright, so I probably did) throw a tantrum or two over it. Continue reading 2014: A Comics-Geek Odyssey, Part 1
After the TV show, my next encounter with Spidey came in toy form—specifically the Ben Cooper “Wiggler Jiggler.” This was a rubber figure with a loop of string attached to the head. It was a fairly cheap construction, and before long the figure started to break at the neck. Continue reading Spidey B.C. (Before Comics)
Alright, so we all know the original Spidey theme from the ’67 cartoon rules all, but I gotta admit this version (from the more contemporary Spectacular Spider-Man cartoon) comes a much closer second than I ever would have dreamed possible Continue reading Simply Spectacular!
Where did it all start? Well this is only a guess but I’d bet good money on it. (What the hell, until someone invents a time machine it can never be proven either way, right?) Continue reading The Way It Began!