The Marvel Super Heroes 1966: A Personal Favorite

The Marvel Super Heroes is an American animated television series starring Captain America, Thor, The Hulk, Iron-Man and the Sub Mariner from Marvel Comics. The first TV series based on Marvel characters, it debuted in 1966, and there are appearances by the Avengers and the Uncanny X-Men. The show gets a lot of shade thrown at it, and to be honest I can understand why but I adore this anachronistic offering from Marvel. While the animation is quite limited, the art is a direct lift from issues from the time. The theme songs are catchy and the voice acting is over the top and fun. I didn’t get to see this stable of cartoons until I was in the sixth grade and they ushered me into the summer of 1981. There is a certain charm to these episodes and I will always remember them fondly. Some are more re-watchable than others. I still watch The Sub-Mariner episodes from time-to-time.

This parody piece is so accurate that it was pure joy to watch.

Marvel Masterworks The Sub-Mariner Vol. 1

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