Spider-Man and His Amazing Friend Vs. A Massive Man-Wolf
I confess that I don’t watch cartoons much anymore. I still love the stuff from my youth (like SPIDER-MAN AND HIS AMAZING FRIENDS), and always will, but I despise, and I do mean DESPISE, the animation you see in such contemporary programs as PHINEAS AND FERB. It makes me want to smash the television screen, I hate it so much. I was pleasantly surprised recently to discover that they do still make cartoons the way they used to, after all. Disney XD’s SPIDER-MAN cartoon is refreshingly old-school in terms of the animation, and the writing isn’t dumbed-down like you too often see with such programs. It wasn’t with that particular episode, anyway.
The episode I watched involved Spider-Man and the Hulk fighting the Man-Wolf. The latter character was rendered much bigger than he appears in the comics, and John Jamison was returned to his teenage years. He wasn’t an astronaut anymore, just a high school Science nerd, and his transformations were powered not by a moon rock but by a stone infused with gamma radiation, like the Hulk. Yes, the Hulk got scratched, and then turned into a werewolf himself, so Spidey sure had his hands full. The werewolves were surprisingly savage, considering it was a kid’s show. Hulk-Wolf smash!