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Spider-Man: The Ralph Bakshi Sessions (1968-1970)

"Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever a spider can..." Oh how I fondly remembered that jingle from the animated series featuring the iconic Webslinger whose titular series  appeared on syndicated networks during the mid to late 70's. (Despite having  originally making its debut during 1967 on ABC Saturday Morning.) What's  amusing about the Spider-Man series was the unintentionally hilarious seasons (Two and three, respectively.) courtesy of production animator Ralph Bakshi Fritz the Cat, Heavy Traffic, American Pop, just to name a few. and Krantz Films. Krantz had taken over production of the series after the previous animation studio, Grantway-Lawrence,  went bankrupt. And with them, Stan Lee and John Romita's input was gone. This would explain the lack of quality when it came to animation, generic villains and background music that occurred when Krantz Films had taken control of the series. It was apparent that Spidey's show had ta