With all this talk of Iron Man 2, I thought now would be a good time to look back at how Marvel realised their superhero characters in the late 1960s. I remember seeing all of these on television as a kid. I think these introductions make it clear that the cartoons that followed weren’t particularly good.
These are nothing like the X-Men Saturday morning cartoons of the 1990s. I was never a comics fan, but years after seeing these and forgetting anything about the stories, I can still remember these introductions vividly. I remember playing Spidey, of course.
Back in the 70s, If you were 8 and under, these crudely animated cartoons were excellent fun. Naturally the technical limitations make these seem hilarious now. (see below). One thing I can say about these animated intros however – the theme songs are snappy and still very entertaining.
See Iron Man 2 review here.