This TV animated series follows the adventures of Mr. Fantastic, The Invisible Woman, The Human Torch and The Thing, otherwise known as Marvel's most famous family, the Fantastic Four. ... See full summary »
At the New York State University, one of Peter Parker's tutors has accidentally given three students all the materials they need to create an atomic bomb. While Peter Parker tries to find ... See full summary »
Robert F. Simon,
In this series, Spider-Man forms a close friendship and alliance with two superheroes, Iceman and Firestar. Together, the group, informally known as "The Spider Friends", battle crime in New York City. Along the way, they not only face Spider-Man's own enemies, but also other major Marvel Comics villians like the Red Skull and Doctor Doom while also meeting other heroes of the Marvel Universe. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm <email@example.com>
Originally, the Human Torch was going to be in the series with Spider-Man and Iceman. Licensing issues at the time prevented the use of the Human Torch and so Firestar was created to fill the open spot. Firestar has similar powers as Human Torch, but doesn't have the appearance of being on fire. See more »
[Peter, Bobby and Angelica are hurrying home]
I know. Let's have a race.
[the three of them stop running]
I'll even give you a head start.
[in a brilliant flash of yellow light Angelica changes into Firestar. Bobby freezes himself in a human-size ice block and becomes Iceman. Iceman turns to Peter, who is only half-changed into his Spider-Man costume, not even wearing his mask]
[pulling his shoes off]
Excuse me, but I've got to do it the *hard* way.
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Excellent Series-- Best action cartoon of the 1980's!!
This is my personal favorite TV show of all time-- and my favorite action cartoon of the 1980's.. I still remember the great fun I had watching new adventure of Spider-man with the "new" heroes Iceman and Firestar (the latter of course, being totally new). It introduced me to X-Men and other aspects of the Marvel Universe. It had great writing and funny, witty exchanges between all three characters. For whatever reason, nowadays certain people look down on it-- usually because of the animation quality-- Most of it wasn't groundbreaking, but it wasn't "Rocky & Bullwinkle" either... Overall, it was very satisfying for me. I wish I could get the show on a DVD boxed set. I even emailed Disney/Buena Vista, who currently own the video rights. They sent me a nice disclaimer/rejection letter, along with my original missive..
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