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Spider-Man and the Hulk’s 1970s TV shows once both held great promise, but only one fulfilled it

March 2, 2015
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Spider-Man and Hulk TV shows

With the word coming down that Marvel is getting a degree of control back when it comes to the Spider-Man movie rights, one is bound to reflect on the assorted live-action adaptations the wall-crawler has had over the years. The above ad promotes one of the less-than-stellar efforts — a television program that looks even more haggard when juxtaposed alongside the terrific Incredible Hulk show, which is rightly regarded as a classic. (The Fugitive mixed with a giant green rage monster, chased by a tabloid reporter — what’s not to love?) Hell, even the web-head’s goofy skits on The Electric Company, where he was more Spider-Mime, were better.

Yeah, please note that they didn’t exactly herald the gigantic wrist web-shooters in the ad.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Lee permalink
    March 2, 2015 3:30 pm

    I liked the Spiderman series only because he got some media recognition. I didn’t like the bulky web shooters and the metal mesh eye googles.
    BTW was Chip Fields any relation to Kim Fields of Fact of Life?

  2. March 2, 2015 4:46 pm

    I have a kind of nostalgia for these shows, but they were pretty bad. Even The Hulk is difficult to sit through these days. I’m yet to be convinced that Marvel live-action tv shows have any chance of being better than the animated shows. By the way, do you recall the Captain America movie from the eighties? Though I wouldn’t blame you if you’ve repressed all memory of it…

  3. March 3, 2015 9:10 am

    Reblogged this on T.R.@.S.H.

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