31 May 2012 7:36 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The astronomical success of The Avengers and its $200 Million worth of state-of-the-art CGI effects shows how far the Marvel Universe has evolved. Marvel Comics first foray into film was a 1966 syndicated package of cartoons called Marvel Superheroes that ran on local TV stations. Marvel comics announced the upcoming series in the “Marvel Bullpen Bulletins” of the November 1966 issues, stating “It won’t be long before our swingin’ super-heroes make their star-studded debut on TV, appearing five nights a week – that’s right, five – count ‘em -five nights a week, for a half-hour each night. So you’ve just got time to make sure your set’s in good working order – check your local paper for time and station – and prepare to have a ball!”

Featured in Marvel Superheroes were Iron Man, The Hulk, Sub-Mariner, Captain America, and Thor. The show was a collaboration between two TV companies: Krantz Films was »

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