Active Topics | Member List | Search | Help | Register | Login
TV
Byrne Robotics > TV << Prev Page of 2
Topic: Happy Fiftieth Anniversary To Spider-Man Cartoon Post ReplyPost New Topic
Author
Message
Rob Ocelot
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 07 December 2008
Location: Canada
Posts: 683
Posted: 13 September 2017 at 7:30am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

This may be the origin of the now-canonical notion that Parker's blood is iteself radioactive. There's no reason it should be.

There's the little bit of wonky science from Stan and Steve in ASM #31 (Master Planner arc) where Aunt May apparently picked up a 'radioactive particle' in her blood.   Peter comes to the conclusion that it's the result of his 'bad blood' from a blood transfusion he had given her earlier in the Ditko run (ASM #10, I think).   That's the only time the subject comes up, and predates the cartoon series by at least a year.   Not to put too fine a point on it but it's never followed up on after she is cured nor established that it actually was a result of the transfusion.  Peter just assumes he's the cause.  There's a tendency lately for Spider-man writers to amplify Peter's sense of responsibility to the point where his motto should be "With great guilt comes even greater neuroses".

I like to think "Listen bud, he's got radioactive blood" is a great rhyming lyric for a theme song.   It may just be as simple as that.


Edited by Rob Ocelot on 13 September 2017 at 1:43pm
Back to Top profile | search e-mail
 
Michael Roberts
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 20 April 2004
Location: United States
Posts: 11270
Posted: 13 September 2017 at 8:51am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Now I'm having flashbacks to that horrible Spider-Man ripoff of "The Dark Knight Returns" where an elderly Peter Parker is mourning the loss of Mary Jane, to whom he inadvertently gave cancer through years of exposure to his radioactive semen. So much dumb. 
Back to Top profile | search
 
Robbie Parry
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 17 June 2007
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 7770
Posted: 13 September 2017 at 9:26am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Now I'm having flashbacks to that horrible Spider-Man ripoff of "The Dark Knight Returns" where an elderly Peter Parker is mourning the loss of Mary Jane, to whom he inadvertently gave cancer through years of exposure to his radioactive semen. So much dumb. 

***

What the hell? What is this?!
Back to Top profile | search
 
Michael Roberts
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 20 April 2004
Location: United States
Posts: 11270
Posted: 13 September 2017 at 9:44am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

It was a mini-series called Spider-Man: Reign. 
Back to Top profile | search
 
Andrew Saxon
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 19 June 2016
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 148
Posted: 13 September 2017 at 10:03am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

"At it's lowest point, two episodes from Krantz's Rocket Robin Hood were recycled into Spider-man episodes to buff up the episode count."

Ah, Rocket Robin Hood, another childhood favourite. I haven't seen it in decades ... in fact, to be honest, I thought I might only have imagined it even existed!
Back to Top profile | search e-mail
 
Robbie Parry
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 17 June 2007
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 7770
Posted: 13 September 2017 at 11:00am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

It was a mini-series called Spider-Man: Reign. 

***

Jesus! Sounds bleak. Who on earth lobbied for that?
Back to Top profile | search
 
Bill Collins
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 26 May 2005
Location: England
Posts: 8884
Posted: 13 September 2017 at 3:15pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Nobody,but as Stan said,never give the fans what they
think they want!
Back to Top profile | search e-mail
 
Shaun Barry
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 08 December 2008
Location: United States
Posts: 5270
Posted: 14 September 2017 at 5:24pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply


Started watching these episodes again myself, within the past week or two...

They're too crude, and I'm too old, for them to hold my entire attention, so I tend to run the eps as TV background noise, while I'm working at home (only 2 days during the week)... though I've long outgrown this series, and they may even be deemed as "kids' stuff" by my 7-year old son, I have to admit, that first season (at least) is fairly faithful to the comics... and even cleverly written at times.

I found myself laughing out loud (in a good way) at some of the dialogue more than once!



Back to Top profile | search
 
Robbie Parry
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 17 June 2007
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 7770
Posted: 14 September 2017 at 6:23pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

I just had a thought: New York was as much a "character" in this series as Spider-Man, Jameson, others, etc. 
Back to Top profile | search
 

If you wish to post a reply to this topic you must first login
If you are not already registered you must first register

<< Prev Page of 2
  Post ReplyPost New Topic
Printable version Printable version

Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot create polls in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

 Active Topics | Member List | Search | Help | Register | Login