Dr. Donovan has invented Cyclops, the most powerful computer on Earth to safeguard the entire military defenses of the United States. But Cyclops soon begins to think of itself as superior to human ...
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 particular animated incarnation of Dr. Octopus first appeared in the solo Spider-Man (1981) series voiced by Stan Jones. After his appearance in this cartoon, he next appeared in the third season of Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (1981) and to reinforce continuity, he was again voiced by Michael Bell. See more »
Despite that this cartoon is in no way meant to follow the comic book format, as well as having a very short span of time to tell the story, the viewer is still left asking a great many questions about a lot of episodes.
For one, motivations are not explained. In "Tomb Of The Unknown Hulk," Doctor Octopus wants to steal the Perium 99 to turn humans in monsters. Why? How will that be of benefit to him?
In "The Origin Of The Hulk," is very loosely based on the comic, but here it is never explained what Banner wants to accomplish with his gamma bomb. Also, what do outer space aliens want with his formula?
In "Punks On Wheels," The Leader wants the element known as Vibranium (the substance used in Captain America's shield, although not mentioned in the cartoon.) It's said to be an explosive, but it is not.
Again, what does he want with it?
Even if the reason is flimsy, considering the nature of the show, a single line of dialogue to explain things would've been helpful. See more »