Sunday, February 14, 2010

Marvel Super Heroes Project

Over the next thirteen weeks I'm a taking on a special project. I want to watch and review every episode of of the Grantray-Lawrence Marvel Super Heroes cartoon from 1966.

Webpages like Marvel Animation Age and World's Finest Online are a great resource for many current and classic superhero cartoons, but I can't seem to find any webpages that focus on this classic piece of superhero animation history. I want to make Animated Superheroes that source.

The series is made up of five segments, each focusing on a different hero. I will be watching it as it originally aired:

Mondays: Captain America
Tuesdays: Incredible Hulk
Wednesdays: Invincible Iron Man
Thursdays: Mighty Thor
Fridays: Prince Namor the Sub-Mariner

I think most of these episodes are on youtube, so please follow along and leave your comments!

Also, if anyone out there has any information on this series and can point me to webpages, books or other sources, please let me know. I am especially interested in voice actors and directors. (I've already checked the common places - Wikipedia, imdb, bcdb, etc.)

I am also interested if anyone can find the original airdates. The dates that I have listed on this site are incorrect as I have just looked up a 1966 calendar and it shows that September 1st as a Thursday, not a Monday. I would appreciate any help you can give me!


Jerimiah( said...

I know that the newer European DVD releases cut the recaps off the shows but I do believe they do have the cast listings on the box that they are shipped in.

Carnage89 said...

Good idea, man! But finding info about this "cartoon" is hard. If I come across something I'll hit you up.

James ( said...

In "The Invincible Iron", the Senator that has it in for Tony Stark/Iron (Senator Boyd, I believe is his name) was played by Paul Kligman.

Anonymous said...

If I were you I'd Watch the Batman, because there is nothing in them you have the series at your site you could add some of the episodes you think is cool.

andre said...

I'm truly enjoying you Marvel Project and want to thank you for your hard work

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Anonymous said...

In Baltimore, WBAL TV 11 also rotated a B&W Japanese animated cartoon named "8th Man" in with these. We hated 8th Man. WBAL had their own show beginning and ending made to reflect the addition of 8th Man. There was no pattern here of what day a superhero would be on.. They called it "Crazy Cartoons".