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