Spider-Man - The '67 Collection
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Here they are -- all 52 episodes of Spider-Man's original 1967 classic television series, now completely restored in full color and bursting with spectacular Spidey action! Experience every amazing moment of Spider-Man's first appearance on TV in the animated series that electrified Saturday morning audiences from 1967-1970. Featuring the Web-Slinger's greatest foes, including Dr. Octopus, The Green Goblin, Mysterio, The Rhino, Dr. Magneto, and so many more.
Eight years before Tobey Maguire was born, the animated Spider-Man spun his first web across America's television screens. The program ran from 1967 through 1970 on ABC, and imprinted its theme song, "Spider-Man, Spider-Man/ Does whatever a spider can / Spins a web, any size / Catches thieves--just like flies" on a generation of viewers.
The comic book Spider-Man, who debuted in Marvel's Amazing Fantasy in 1962, epitomized the superhero as antihero. During his battles with bizarre villains, Peter Parker was beset by self-doubts and personal problems. The animated Spider-Man was a straightforward action superhero who was too busy performing weird stunts like fashioning a boat and motor out of spider webs to worry or agonize.
From the opening titles that announce the program is "in COLOR," Spider-Man feels dated. When he fights Electro, Spidey can fend off blasts of electricity because he's added "just a little asbestos to my web liquid"; when he discovers the extent of his new powers, Peter dreams of a spot on The Ed Sullivan Show. Although the directors include Ralph Bakshi and former Disney artist Clyde Geronimi, the animation is extremely limited. The same shots of Spiderman swinging over New York appear again and again. But these limits probably won't trouble nostalgic adults who grew up watching Spider-Man on Saturday mornings: "Wherever there's a hang-up / You'll find the Spider-Man!" (Unrated, suitable for ages 7 and older: cartoon violence, tobacco use) --Charles Solomon
- All 52 episodes as broadcasted from 1967-70, restored and in full color
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SPIDER-MAN kept the elements of the Marvel comic book's Silver-Age roots intact, as seen in Season One. But I was more intrigued with the change and tone in Season Two to make it more ... unique. And I dare anyone to say that the theme song and background music wasn't on point. Thought so. The scoring ranged from jazz instrumentals, orchestral symphonies and psychedelic pop/rock tunes. Now that's what I call a soundtrack.
As I wait for my 6-disc box-set to arrive, I reminisce about the fun and excitement I had when I was a kid watching Peter Parker's friendly neighborhood alter ego's amazing adventures. Spidey learning a lesson in power and responsibility after a tragedy he indirectly caused. Eluding capture from the "Spider-Slayer" robot. Battling the Rhino while sick with the cold. Sword-dueling with Mysterio and his goons. Postponing a very hot date to face a mad specialist. Talking a young boy out of running away from his problems. It goes on and on. However,I must express my beef with a few "elements" of the series. No webs on Spidey's shirt, the greenish-hued skins on some of the villains from Seasons Two and Three, and that wack excuse for a catchphrase... "walloping websnappers"? Puh-lease (and I wished that Disney's Buena Vista Home Video would've trimmed the 52 times of the opening and closing credits down to 6 per disc. My fingers are getting tired from pressing the skip and fast forward buttons already)!
As much as I loved watching the other SPIDER-MAN series from 1981 (on his own and with "his amazing friends") and 1994, the original's always the one I'll forever hold closest to my heart. I'm sure that the rest of my fellow Spider-fans will agree 100%. Man, all of the waiting will definitely have me climbing up the walls, but it'll be worth it. Now, let's get rolling with THE MARVEL SUPER HEROES (1966) and THE FANTASTIC FOUR (1967) series, for God's sake already!. Although the booklet inside the box-set's a nice touch, there's no DVD extras that would provide more info about the series. Log on to writer/Spider-fan Kevin McCorry's "Spider-Man Page" to get the 411 on the whole thing. 'Nuff said, true believers!
Update: (Aunt) May 29, 2016:
Long time, no see, people. I'm still enjoying my DVD box-set of the classic 1967 animated series featuring our favorite Web-Head, and I'm not planning to end it ... ever! I can't believe that the series will turn the big five-zero come next year. What an amazing celebration that'll be. I enjoyed the recent Spidey shows, both "THE SPECTACULAR ..." (2008) and "ULTIMATE ..." (2012) versions, but old-school always wins! Like I said before, the box-set didn't have any features. But thanks to websites like Youtube, I've seen some of the "Next Week" previews and heard the KPM library of the background music in its entirety. Not to mention Paul Soles (the voices of Spidey/Peter, the Vulture [2nd voice], the Ox from the Enforcers and others) as commentator of the "Walloping Websnappers" site that includes info about the series, voice actors, writers and producers, etc. Better get this while you can before it fades away like a spider's web. Seriously, I really mean it. What'cha waitin' for already? Go, go, go! Excelsior!
And now they are all in a DVD, each leading with the infamous Spider-man theme song. Classic villains such as Doc Ock, Lizard, and Green Goblin make appearances, as well as villains designed solely for the show (for example, Parafino).
This is good for long-time Spiderman fans, it is good for family entertainment on those nights where TV has nothing to offer, and for anyone who is big into comics. It is a great example of classic comics come to life; the battle with Mysterio is almost a direct transcript of the two first meeting in Amazing Spider-man. I think it is great.
Kids really like this set as I found out when I gave it to my nephew. He's about 3 or 4 now and he watches them over and over.
I realize now that shows like this were like my close friends back when I would come home from school. I'm grateful to all the tv stations that used to show them. The kids today don't realize how lucky they are to be able to watch their shows anytime they want, rewind them, etc..
The only other series I can think of that comes close to this is the old Fantastic Four series from Hanna Barbara. I don't think that's been released on dvd.
Although the (relatively) recent Justice League series is good,
especially Justice League Unlimited.
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