Does whatever a spider can
Spins a web any size
Catches thieves just like flies
And there have been plenty of places to look out for that iconic friendly neighborhood Spider-Man in both television and film since his 1967 animated television series began his onscreen career. While he first appeared in the Amazing Fantasy anthology comic book in 1962, it was the cartoon series five years later that truly kickstarted his long, illustrious, and sometimes strange tenure in the moving picture business.
In the newest edition of Burger Fiction‘s series examining the evolution of comic book characters through film and television, we get to see just how many different times Peter Parker and his witty one-liners have helped save the day. With Spidey set to make his live-action big screen Avengers debut in Captain America: Civil War, it’s as good a time as any to see just how long he has had to remember that with great power comes great responsibility.
There’s a lot of obscure representations of the amazing one here, but the foreign entries might be the most fascinating. The 1973 Turkish Spider-Man (3 Dev Adam) should just be shown on American television. As is, right now.
It’s also a testament to just how fun Peter Parker‘s alter ego is when the LEGO versions of him feel like genuine representations, considering LEGO superheroes are usually ridiculous caricatures. See, you can save the day and have a good time doing it. Looking at you Batman.
We’ll have a whole new entry for this video when Spider-Man: Homecoming comes out in 2017. As these past 50 years have shown, it surely won’t be the last.
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