Saturday, June 30, 2007

'67 Spiderman

My son has been watching a lot of old superhero animations from Netflix. First we got the "'67 Collection" of Spiderman. I highly recommend Discs 3 and 4 from that series. Disc 3 contains the "origin story," from the radioactive spider-bite to Uncle Ben's death. It has always been my favorite superhero story, because it includes not only the reason he got his powers but the reason he uses them for good. The graphics for this episode & the ones after are extremely psychedelic, with beautiful multicolored backgrounds and lots of spinning screens and shrieking violins everytime something scary happens. Disc 4 goes completely over the top with science fiction tropes like time travel, people coming out of the bottom of the earth. It's the perfect combination of over-the-top psychedelic effects, surf guitar, and cheesy animation.

Next we got the '92 Batman cable cartoon, which we'll talk about in the next post.

No comments: