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Spider-Woman, salute to Marvel’s past

Spider-Woman, salute to Marvel's past

In just one week, on June 14th, Marvel Knights Animation and Shout! Factory will team to release the latest comic book to DVD title in their lineup, Spider-Woman: Agent of S.W.O.R.D.. In honor of this event, we here at ToonBarn wanted to remind everyone that, even though this will be an awesome animated journey through the life of Spider-Woman, that our girl Jessica Drew actually has a long history of cartooning! In fact, over 30 years ago, Marvel Comics Animation teamed with DePatie-Freleng Enterprises to produce the Spider-Woman animated series on ABC. The series had a brief run (only about 4 months) but was is one of those iconic memories that we’re happy to share. Check out a clip and see if you can spot some of the differences between this Spider-Woman and the modern day take!

Jessica Drew (voiced by Joan Van Ark) was bitten by a poisonous spider as a child. Her father saved her life by injecting her with an experimental “spider serum”, which also granted her superhuman powers. As an adult, Jessica is editor of Justice Magazine, with two other employees featured; photographer Jeff and Jessica’s teenage nephew Billy. When trouble arises, Jessica slips away to change into her secret identity of Spider-Woman. (The Spider-Woman cartoon should not be confused with Web Woman, a Filmation superheroine cartoon launched at around the same time, which reportedly prompted Marvel Comics into creating a Spider-Woman character to secure the copyright.)

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  1. Mr. Alexander Simon Mr. Alexander Simon

    Tuesday, Dec-Ember-20-11!

    Mr. Alexander Simon,
    Sir William Place Building Block“C,”
    Apartment #305, 8820 – 85 Street,
    Edmonton, Alberta T6C 3C2

    Phone: (780) 466-9719

    Lady Sister of Mr. Peter Parker!

    In my hands I own a rare copy of Marvel Team-Up ; (Featuring) Spider-Man and Doctor Strange on the Sorcerer theme! The Marvel Comics Group in the Office of the Publication of Madison Avenue in the Department of 576 under the Authority of the New York, New York Approval of The Comics Code; raced as a Indiana Senator to guarantee no communist write or art would religion any Marvel Issue! On this Approved by the United States Congress (private and non descript) reads all American talent! The United States of America and the Provincial Coast of Kanada; (or Canada, then not in German): and suffice I welcome;!, began a Treasury to insure no degrading content would as with their power hung master of comics Direct Circuit; (D.C.) SUPER-MAN!; as one Democrat in race for liberation of all shrouded villains!; proves America is not a still on lousy print! The Comics Code Authority was a body created as part of the Comics Magazine Association of America, as a tool for the comics-publishing industry to self-regulate the content of comic books in the United States. Member publishers submitted comic books to the CCA, which screened them for adherence to its Comics Code, and authorized the use of their seal on the cover if the books complied. At the height of its influence, it was a de facto censor for the U.S. comic book industry. The last publishers discontinued their participation in 2011. (Why – communism?!!!!!)!!!!!

    The Comics Magazine Association of America (CMAA) was formed in September 1954 in response to a widespread public concern over gory and horrific comic-book content; says the “same;” right; and I as a Father; waiting to see my ‘special-needs;’ son (Mr. Evan A. Simon); and while my mother is “slowly-dying;” and my “celibate Wife;” Mrs Janet E.; and finally my only as my son of (NITRO-GYENE); ALL-BLOOD; I purchased from my own $ Abbott and Costello ‘golfing for fun read go green light and not sick commie pus ink! (at the age of 7!)!
    If and I am Catholic cannot lie; I was raised at 9317 – 118 Avenue for the ‘rare sale;” accepted by the Bureau of Care not allowing dirt to enter children (0 -100 + years minds)!!!!!!

    My point is I have read the vehicle of entertainment since; and bought my last retail $ with change when the greed of Social-Capitalism ate true change for a better deal! If a man called Mr. President Theodore Roosevelt raced Archie comics for the poor and orphans of America; did he lie on the microphone and say during the ‘Fire-Sat” oratory that all Patriot of all class is not entitled to a read of wonder as the American family caring?
    Friends or perhaps fiends … comics are clean as Canadian snow in Edmonton (Austin) today!
    The Authority is careful Editing and Art and Writing and Penciling and Inking and no lousy dirty ‘commie;’ will take as example the bold and brazing United States of America Stars from a lady who drew too Ms Betsy Ross and print vulgar ink!
    Who last removed the Authority is in opposition to Policing including a famed Federal Bureau of Investigation! If not; the tell me American Comrade did you as I am Holy Baptized and Holy Confirmed Roman Catholic; enter the Hall in search and find a; Efrem Zimbalist Jr; who, reportedly, owned the (1-st); “Mint;” SUPER-MAN;” and, that’s American SAVY!!!!!


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