Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends

  • Title: Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends – 7 Little Superheroes
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Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends - 7 Little Superheroes TV review

Today’s Throwback Tuesday post takes us back to 80s Saturday morning cartoons and the world of Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends. One of my favorite episodes of the series borrowed its set-up from an Agatha Christie novel as the Chameleon (Hans Conried) lures seven heroes to a castle on Wolf Island where the super-villain picks them off one by one. In Christie’s original tale part of the mystery centers around the guests starting to believe that one of them is actually the killer. Here writer Doug Booth makes terrific use of the Marvel Comics villain who who has the ability to disguise himself as any character (sowing dissension in the ranks). Along with the Chameleon’s deceptions, the island is also filled with traps, giant robots, and a force field to stop any of the heroes from leaving before our villain has had his fun.

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The Triumph of the Green Goblin

by Alan Rapp on April 30, 2019

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Today’s Throwback Tuesday post takes us back to 80s Saturday morning cartoons and the world of Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends. The first episode of the series to air, “The Triumph of the Green Goblin” features longtime Spidey villain the Green Goblin (Dennis Marks) who reappears when Norman Osborne’s plane crashes causing his alter-ego to take hold once more. Despite disappearing for a rather long segment during which Spider-Man hunts down the Goblin and escapes the second of two death traps the villain leaves for him, Iceman (Frank Welker) and Firestar (Kathy Garver) show up at the end to freeze the local reservoir and remove the villain’s formula from mixing with the water and transforming others into goblin creatures like him.

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The Origin of the Spider-Friends

by Alan Rapp on March 5, 2019

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  • Title: Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends – The Origin of the Spider-Friends
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Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends - The Origin of the Spider-Friends TV review

Today’s Throwback Tuesday post takes us back to 80s Saturday morning cartoons and the world of Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends. Looking for a new animated series featuring their most popular character, and looking to tap into the same audience who enjoyed Super-Friends, Marvel decided on a team-up show featuring Spider-Man (Dan Gilvezan), one of the original X-Men, and a new character created for the show (who would become popular enough to eventually be added to the main Marvel Comics Universe). Appearing later in the show’s run, and narrated by none other than Stan Lee himself, “The Origin of the Spider-Friends” explains how Spidey first teamed-up with Iceman (Frank Welker) and Firestar (Kathy Garver) to save Tony Stark (William Marshall) and defeat the Beetle (Christopher Collins).

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