Good morning! How about you pull up a spot next to me and grab a bowl of your favorite cereal as we enjoy “The Crime of All Centuries”? This episode of Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends was originally released on September 19th, 1981 and deals with the villainous Kraven the Hunter…trying to destroy New York City with an army of dinosaurs!
By the way, check out the names of the actor and actress on the marquee advertising Dinosaur Destroyer…without checking the internet can you tell me what comics they appeared in?
You might imagine my double take when I was browsing my animated options last evening on Netflix and discovered that the classic 1981 NBC Marvel series was available, all 24 episodes!
I had always thought that Firestar was a real Marvel Comic character but it turns out that she was created for the series, to be a replacement for the Human Torch (Which Spidey teamed up with in the comics from time to time) when he became unavailable. In the production notes for the show it has been revealed that she might have been called Heatwave, Starblaze, or Firefly. In 1985 she did get her comic appearance in Uncanny X-Men #193, as a member of the Hellions (Rivals of Xavier’s New Mutants), eventually leaving that team by defeating Emma Frost and becoming a hero.
So if you have Netflix Instant make sure to take the time today to visit some old animated friends…because do you remember the episode where Dracula wanted to make Firestar one of his Brides?
Thanks to Hewey1972 for uploading that intro to the series on YouTube!
Friends, how about we start Saturday Morning off the right way? How about the first episode of Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends? With a title like “The Triumph of the Green Goblin”, it doesn’t sound like there could have been anymore episodes to the series, right?
Thanks to SanctumSanctorumVidz (Must be a fellow Dr. Strange fan!) for uploading this episode on YouTube!
You know what I say, right? It’s still Saturday so it must be time to watch some cartoons! So how about the Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends episode where our favorite web-head meets the gifted students of Charles Xavier?
Thanks to msboku for the episode posted on YouTube!