Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Spidey And Me

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I've been reading Spider-Man comics for as long as I can remember. Just about anything that had Spidey on it as a kid I had to have. But long before I ever picked up a comic book I got my first taste of Spider-Man from the Fox kids 1990's animated TV show. Now, some of the other fanboys hate on this show. Just because, y'know, Peter didn't really get to punch anyone, wasn't allowed to harm any pigeons when he landed on a rooftop, or some silly shit like that. I watched all five seasons of the show about a month ago and it still holds up to what I had stored in my head as a little kid. For a twenty three minute show it had tons of action. The pace of the show was quick but never once did it feel rushed. Long before Brian Bendis brought Peter Parker into the 21st century with Ultimate Spider-Man, the tv was the first to update his origin. Gone was the 1960's radioactive spider and in came Neogenics. Neogenic had a big hand in creating Spidey's rogues. Hell, even Morbius the Living Vampire was created using
the DNA of a Vampire Bat and Peter's own Neogenic spliced blood. And the show had tons of guest stars. It was like a who's who of the Marvel U.: Captain America, Blade, Black Cat, The X-Men, Venom, Iron Man, War Machine, Dr. Strange. We even got good Ol' Ben Riley, but that's another post for another time. This show is fast paced and really lots of fun, so if you ever get the chance to buy or
download it, do it. Trust me you will not regret it.
Tash Moore

(Tash is a HUGE Spider-Man fan and still thinks Ben Riley is alive)

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