I’m a Marvel Comics fangirl. I like spending my free time watching Marvel shows and movies...
and let let me tell you, the first time they licensed thier characters for TV... I’m surprised anyone did it in the future.
”The Marvel Super Heroes” aired in first run syndication from September 1st to December 1st, 1966. (One year before the Hanna Barbera produced “Fantastic Four” debuted”
Each episode featured 3 seven minute stories from a rotating cast of heroes, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Captain America and Namor the Submariner.
To call the show’s animation low budget is an understatement. Much of it is animated facial features on the original comic panels.
they seem to like having close ups of the Hulk’s face and I swear it’s gonna give me nightmares.
Interestingly... Marvel’s first cartoon was also the first time they had an issue with rights.
Unable to use the Fantastic Four, one Namor story featured the original Anti-hero himself dealing with Doctor Doom fighting the dictator’s archenemies...
the Allies for Peace!
What’s that? You don’t remember the Allies for Peace?
It was the X-Men.
no, seriously, they moved the X-men into a skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan, renamed them (for no reason I can possibly figure out) and just went ahead with the story.