Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends and The Super Friends



For a long time growing up, these two cartoons were all there was as far as animated superheroes on TV went.  I will always have a soft spot for The Super Friends, especially the "Challenge" years, but I preferred Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends because they had better action.  My only complaint was there were not enough episodes - I felt like I watched each one 20 times over!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, some people feel it's impossible to combine quality and quantity, Ross. But, I don't expect a perfect combo, each and every time. I just want a nice, occasional balance!

Btw: am I the only one who noticed that Jayna never once turned into a web-spinning spider in order to trap the Bad Guys of the Week?

Mr. Acer said...

In my fanfic multiverse, both sets of heroes are on the same Earth--Earth-CL (for Classic). Other inhabitants include the original Filmation He-Man and She-Ra casts, and their universe's shape shifting robots are the Go-Bots.

Bob Buethe said...

In my childhood, it was the Superman-Aquaman Hour of Adventure, with the JLA and Teen Titans making frequent appearances. I was always amused by the fact that Speedy and Wonder Girl both made it to TV years before their adult mentors.

Anonymous said...

That's quite a coincidence, Bob. Because, I always felt that the Filmation Justice League (from the same show you mentioned) kicked more butt than the Super Friends! :-)

Simon Dyer said...

Dan Gilvezan's Spidey doesn't get the love it deserves.

Kid Charlemagne said...

The Filmation JLA was allowed to kick more butt than the Super Friends, because Super Friends was made in the 1970s, the beginning of the "Oh noes, we mustn't corrupt the delicate little minds of the pwecious kiddies with VIOLENCE!" era.

Never mind that pwecious kiddies brawled with one another--and sometimes grew up to commit socially-sanctioned atrocities--for millennia before TV was invented. Nope, it's all the fault of those violent cartoons! *rolls eyes*

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