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Jun 092010

The classic cartoon series from the early 80s called Spiderman and his Amazing Friends (1981-1986) was how I first heard about the witty iconic superhero Spiderman. On this show, Spiderman teams up with X-Men heroes Iceman and Fire Star to defend New York City against various evil forces.

On occasion other “Marvel” superheroes make appearances. Ones like Captain America, the X-Men, and others I haven’t heard of before like Submariner, Dr. Strange, and Shanna the jungle queen.

Sometimes even Stan Lee himself provides some commentary in an episode. I recognize the voice. I also recognize Iceman’s voice as Frank Welker, the voice of Fred on Scooby-Doo.

This was a creative series about the adventures of Spiderman. I still prefer it to the three movie versions because it has plenty of excitement and less repetitive morals and drama. I know that Iceman was part of the X-Men movies, but does anyone know what happened to Fire Star?

There was also a Spiderman ride at Universal Studios Islands of Adventure theme park, which was also an exciting adventure that I prefer over the movie versions. It’s a combination of a thrill ride and 3-D action. This ride can be a little rough around the edges, but it’s not like a roller coaster at all. That’s another reason why I enjoy it.

You get to be in the thick of the action in a SCOOP vehicle as Spiderman takes on Doctor Octopus, Venom, Electro, Hobgoblin, and Hydro Man. He gets everyone wet. And the rock music that plays in the background, awesome. Was that Iron Man on a billboard?

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