Holy crapola! Back in the late 70’s, Toei produced a Spiderman series that literally had nothing to do with the American Spider-Man, other than a similar costume and the same name. It was about Takuya Yamashiro, who was a motorcycle racer that became Spiderman after seeing a UFO falling to Earth called the “Marveller”. Takuya’s father, Dr. Hiroshi Yamashiro, a space archaeologist, investigates the ship, but so does Professor Monster and his evil Iron Cross Army, an alien group hoping to use the UFO to to rule the universe!
For years fans (myself included) have tried to get our hands on this series, despite how ludicrously bad it is. Thanks to Marvel.com, we don’t have to dish out the bucks though – they are streaming episodes every Thursday on Marvel.com! Check out the first episode below!
For more info, check out Wikipedia too.