Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends

Season 2 Episode 3

A Firestar Is Born

Aired Saturday 10:30 PM Sep 25, 1982 on NBC

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  • Firestar and Iceman go to a X-men reunion, while Spider-Man makes an uncessful attempt to prevent the Juggernaunt from getting to the X-men mansion. Plently of cool, "new" X-men guest stars. Limited to what network tv would allow.

    Ok, Marvel was clearly trying to get an X-men animated series going. Aside from Firestar and Iceman, two mutants, several Spider-Friends episodes had mutants as guest stars and or camoes.

    Their efforts would eventually pay off, with a decent 1989 pilot and a much better 1990s X-men animated series. Yet, back in the 1980s this was all that we had and it was pretty good. Season 2 of Spider-Friends was short lived but had some of the best animation and serious-action packed stories that were possible. The problem was that American network television was much more prohibitive about what such a 'childrens' show could do. This is why Wolverine is quickly and rather oddly defeated by the Juggernaunt. His claws were just to violent. Compare fight sequences from the 1990s X-men and Spider-Man to this 1980s series and you will get a sense of how restrictive things were.
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