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Spider-Woman, salute to Marvel's past
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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!

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.)

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