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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Spider-Verse: Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends

Spider-Verse is a currently running event in the Spider-Man comics that will involve every* Spider-Man we've ever met, including several Spider-Women and Spider-Girls (not to mention Scarlet Spiders and Spider-Hams and whatnot), and several brand-new versions. The premise is simple: there's a group of people trying to wipe out every Spider character across the multiverse, so all the Spider characters will team up to stop them. This is, of course, a massive event - multimedia even, since it will also feature in the Spider-Man Unlimited video game and the animated series Ultimate Spider-Man - and given the premise, it's only natural that it will add a few entries to this catalog.

*I say "every" because Marvel says "every", but there are a few that won't be showing up, such as Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield.

Today's entry is Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends.

Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends is a 1981 animated series about a team called the Spider-Friends, consisting of Spider-Man, Iceman, and cartoon original Firestar. You can read a little more about Firestar, as well as fellow immigrants Ms. Lion and Videoman, here. From what I've seen, the show was standard '80s Saturday morning cartoon fare, but people seem to love it.

The Spider-Friends were recently seen in Amazing Spider-Man #7 (October 2014) as the latest victims of the multiversal rampage. The villain noted the world as a "kinder and gentler universe". There's a bright spot, though: these Spider-Friends are from Earth-1983, while the ones in the show are from Earth-8107. So as far as we know, the real Spider-Friends are still out there somewhere.

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