Friday, July 31, 2009

Spider-Man's 8 Most Insane Non-Comic Book Moments


From toplessrobot, Since Stan Lee and Steve Ditko created Spider-Man in 1962, the character's amazing powers, endless wise-cracks and relatable vulnerability have rightfully earned him a place in the hearts of true believers everywhere. But with great power comes...endless ancillary spin-offs. Off of the comic pages, Spidey has become a media juggernaut on the big and small screens. His merchandise rakes in billions annually and Spider-Man Day has displaced Christmas to become the most popular holiday of the year! Hyperbole and blatant lies aside, it's fair to say that the web-head is really awesome. The same isn't true for all of his non-comic book exploits. It's a good thing that Spidey Sense doesn't detect absurdity, otherwise there wouldn't be the head-scratching (and sometimes toe-tapping) wonders that await on this list. Prepare yourself for the biggest WTF? moments in Spidey's career that didn't occur on the printed page.

See them here

7 comments:

Dana's Brain said...

"endless wise-cracks"?? Really?

Johnny Sweatpants said...

That was awesome. I love Supaida-man and I'm so glad they put Blotto at #1. JPX will you PLEASE burn me a copy of that? (I've only been politely asking for like 4 years.)

Johnny Sweatpants said...

Toby Maguire is a terrible Spiderman.

Jordan said...

You know, I've said this before: I just love the theme music to The Electric Company's version of "Spider-Man."

What I love about it is, is totally captures the lingua franca of 1974. The question is, "Spider-Man...Where are you coming from?" Like, not literally what spatial direction, but where is he coming from, man? (As in "I can dig where you're coming from" etc.) It's a fact that "nobody knows who" he is, which is, I think, the main reason that people are going to have trouble "getting behind" Spider-Man or determining where he's "coming from," whether he can be trusted etc.

Also, I love the sheer relentlessness of that background music track in the Electric Company clip. I think the drummer must have succumbed to carpal tunnel syndrome (although it's probably a tape loop). But, halfway through, by the time we get to Morgan Freeman, I was like, "Jesus Christ, guys! Can you give it a rest?"

JPX said...

I've always loved the Spider-Man theme from the Electric Company as well, I was just to embarrassed to admit it!

Dana's Brain said...

Does anyone else find it odd that in order to keep cold the Yeti has to shove icy things up his ass?

Just sayin.

Jordan said...

I had exactly the same thought. The Yeti's got some issues.

I call bullshit on all the residents of "the city"...they're all enablers! Pointedly looking the other way as the Yeti indulges its anal fixations...