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 »
Fun, Silly, Barely animated but the stories are right from the comic books!
If you love the 60's Marvel comics and have a sense of humor, you must see these!!! If you want high quality production values, look elsewhere. They look like someone cut the figures out of the comics and moved those around the page (almost literally). I mean the animation is really bad (it makes "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?" look like Disney). The voices are pretty silly, too (the most depressing part about watching these as a child is that I still picture these voices for the characters :). Unlike most other Marvel cartoons they actually attempted drama, and I think the voices actually fit the silly over-dramatized classic Stan Lee stories. Watching the now hard to find and out of print video releases, these are still really fun. Most of the episodes follow the original stories better than any medium outside comic books has ever done (or probably ever will do). They had individual features and theme music for Thor, Hulk, Captain America, Iron Man, and Sub-Mariner. Occasionally guesting on the Captain America shows they also had some classic stories with The Avengers.
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