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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. The Burning Blogger Of Bedlam permalink
    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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