Life Is a Great Big Bang-Up

I just happened to be scrolling through Marvel's website, and it looks like they're streaming the X-Men and Spider-Man cartoons from the '90s. I think these are probably my two favorite adaptations of Marvel. In terms of comic books overall, Justice League murders all. And while X-Men tends to be gratingly melodramatic ("Scott!!") and Spider-Man ended on a cliff-hanger (Where was the real Mary Jane) both were pretty good considering the time. 


I'm also a fan of Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, which is probably the sole reason I started reading comic books. Of course the old school Spider-Man has the greatest theme song ever. I used to have to get up as six in the morning on Saturday to see this...

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Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.

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