Is he strong?Posted: May 21, 2012
So I took a week long Hiatus, having lots to do with school and work stress, and I’m feeling much better so let’s get blogging again.
Recently, I posted a poll asking you, the readers, to pick my next blog post. I gave you 4 choices in cartoons: X-men, Classic Spider-Man, 90s Spider-Man and Batman: TAS. The last three shared an equal number of votes, so I’m going to choose which one to talk about.
And the only fair way to do that is to pick one. Luckily for one of you, I chose Classic Spider-Man.
With the campy theme song — the Ramones cover is much better — and that basic style of “animation” — I use the term loosely — the show is just way too funny to not talk about. To be honest I don’t know if I can do it without degenerating into image macros, but I’ll try.
To be even more honest, I only watched a handful of episodes. And I wasn’t about to lose half my day to watching episodes on YouTube, because we all know one is never enough.
So the story is centered around Peter Parker, and unless you’ve been living under a rock, or something, you know that he’s also Spider-Man.
You know what? I’m not going to run down the whole plot for you. You know the deal. It’s a superhero cartoon. He fights villains, tries to get the girl. Just like every other incarnation of this franchise.
What I will talk about though is the show’s budget woes. This show had the potential for something great. But it got screwed up. To save on money, the show had to reuse animations and background. I’m not even talking about Bakshi reusing two full episodes of Rocket Robin Hood either. This was before he took over.
So yeah, “who is this Ralph Bakshi guy?” I’m sure you’re asking yourself. I know I did. I knew the name but, not what he did. Short answer, he’s the Cool World guy. That’s about all I care to know about this guy for now.
It is about you Spidey. All about you.
Now, Spider-Man is far from my favorite mutant. My favorite superhero is probably Gambit, but until he gets his own show, I’ll be satisfied with the X-men cartoon.
Sorry Spidey. I found you to be a very bland character. In all your incarnations, you’re a guy who got bit by a spider. You only got sticky limbs and super-strength. You had to make your own web! I don’t think we can be friends anymore after the “Toby” incident.
But cheer up, you have legions of fans that aren’t me. And really. This one comes down to personal taste. The more I think about it, the more I don’t really care for this series. It’s just sort of meh in my eyes.
Look forward to a post tomorrow about a show I’m sure I like a lot better than this one.