background img

The New Stuff

Spider-Woman, salute to Marvel's past
1831 Views

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!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJw8j_074N0
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.)

The following two tabs change content below.
um… the ToonBarn guy, of course! but you can call me Rob

Recently Published

7b6a09609e7ab4014ec228a163ef03911463944933_full
»

Yo-Kai Watch Returning to Universal Studios Japan

The mega popular Yo-Kai Watch franchise will be returning to ...

DragonQuestHeroes2-17
»

New Dragon Quest Heroes II Footage Revealed

Square Enix has recently unveiled the opening cinematic for the ...

danger-mouse-post7-620x368
»

Danger Mouse Returns for 2nd Season

Fremantle Media Kids & Family and CBBC have jointly announced ...

sausage-party-post2-620x348
»

New Green Band Trailer for Mature CG Movie Sausage Party

A new trailer for the R-rated CG comedy film Sausage Party has just ...

MICKEY-MOUSE-CLUBHOUSE-SPORT-Y-THON-Dvd
»

Giveaway: Mickey’s Sport-y-Thon Kit

This coming Tuesday, May 24th, Disney Junior’s hit series Mickey ...

giveaway-chuggington
»

ALL ABOARD: Anchor Bay Giving Away Chuggington Prize Packs

If you’re a big fan of the CG-animated, train-themed kids’ series ...

Transformers-The-Last-Knight-post-620x348
»

Transformers 5 Gets Official Name: The Last Knight

Paramount Pictures has officially named the 5th instalment of its hit ...

The-BFG-post-620x310
»

Take a Peek at the Second Trailer of BFG

Walt Disney Pictures has revealed a second trailer for The BFG. The ...

Pokemon-GO
»

Pokemon GO ARG Opens Field Tests in NA

It’s safe to assume that like any Pokemon-branded app, people will ...

Skip to toolbar