Chapter 22: Old Heroes

So, I remember being about 8 years old, sitting in my nan and grandads living room as they hand me a VHS tape of Spider-man the 1967 animated TV show, and getting so excited to get to watch it. I don’t remember what episodes were on it, although I do remember getting to watch the Spider-woman animated show, and I remember a house with a bunch of traps in it.

Anyway, I’ll always remember those times fondly and they’ve influenced my life. Granted, I’m not doing anything particularly heroic but I’m now a huge comic book /superhero fan. Even with other games I play I generally prefer playing as the hero, like in Dungeons & Dragons or Marvel Legendary.

Does anyone remember the TV show Monkey Magic? Based on the book Journey to the West? I loved staying up late at night and joining in on Monkeys adventures. I loved the character Monkey, almost every movie I’ve stumbled across based on that story I’ve watched. I even have the audiobook of the original book. I actually ended up getting a Monkey King tattoo last year. I should probably get a Spider-man tattoo too at some point.

Oh man, what about the 1960s Batman with the late great Adam West? One of the greatest (personally) depictions of Batman. Okay, yeah it was campy and silly but that’s great as a kid, even more so with the WHAM! and BAM! signs that appear. That show actually leads me onto finding out who Ralph Garmen is and now I listen to him talk on a weekly basis on Hollywood Babble-On.

I know this might seem like a word file kind of post but these shows, these actors playing my childhood heroes meant and still mean a lot to me. I’ll absolutely be showing these shows to my daughter when she’s slightly older and if recommend you giving them a viewing too.

Until next time!

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