The Triumph of the Green Goblin

by Alan Rapp on April 30, 2019

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends – The Triumph of the Green Goblin
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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.

The episode has some fun moments, including the three leads dressing up for a campus costume party. Peter wearing a store-bought Spider-Man mask is a nice joke, and Bobby certainly fits the role of Captain America, but it’s Angelica who steals the spotlight by filling out her Spider-Woman costume. Another friend, Norman Osborne’s niece Mona (Sally Julian), attends the party with the trio as Bobby’s date. Along with the death traps, the Goblin also shows off some nifty flying on his glider (except of course where he flies straight into power lines at the end of the episode ending the threat and returning Norman Osborn back to normal).

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