The super-elastic Mr. Fantastic, the force field-wielding Invisible Girl, the orange rock-covered Thing and the data-crammed robot Herbie make up a team of superheroes dedicated to thwarting would-be world-dominating villains.
Just as teenage mutant Kitty Pryde is welcomed to the X-Men, the team of mutant heroes are called into battle to prevent Magneto and his Brotherhood of Evil Mutants from crashing a comet into the Earth.
This cartoon series, characterized by extremely limited animation, features five of the most popular super-powered heroes from Marvel Comics: the Incredible Hulk, the Mighty Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, and the Sub-Mariner, each of whom is the star of 13 episodes, adding to a total of 65. All episodes are divided into three seven-minute segments separated by a short description of one of the other four heroes featured in the series. The Incredible Hulk, into whom scientist Bruce Banner changes whenever excited, angered, or bombarded by gamma rays from a machine, frequently combats the Leader, a villainous genius with a gamma-ray-mutated brain. Captain America's foe, the Red Skull, opposes him in World War II Europe, where Captain America's original self, Captain Steve Rogers, is stationed as a soldier. Thunder-God Mighty Thor's evil brother, Loki, concocts nature-twisting schemes in his vain effort to vanquish Thor, Thor's human half, Dr. Donald Blake, and Thor/Blake's love, Nurse... Written by
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Owing to the short production schedule, this series is primarily animated through xerography using the actual comic book stories and artwork published by Marvel Comics with minimal animation. See more »
Man, I so recall watching this cartoon that I can still recite the words for all the heroes' songs (with the exception of Thor, for some reason it eludes me...). My friends were laughing then, BUT WHO'S LAUGHING NOW?? (wait, I think they're still laughing at me...) I loved it how they'd waste so much time recycling bits over and over, using still frame with the exception of the mouths for dialogue, and after the commercial break they'd discuss the origin and powers of other heroes and recap what had happened the previous several minutes. I swear in the entire half-hour they would have probably shown around 5 minutes of actual new material. AND I LOVED IT!! Where can I get a copy of that now? "you belong, you belong, you belong to the merry marvel marching society..."
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