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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeMay 27th 2008
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    That...that was brilliant.
    • CommentAuthorSRT
    • CommentTimeMay 27th 2008
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    I've seen this before and it's wonderful. The theme song is so damn catchy.
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      CommentAuthorkaolin
    • CommentTimeMay 27th 2008
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    ...

    ...

    ...


    ?? :)

    huh.
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeMay 27th 2008
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    Man, Italian Spider-Man sure knows how to party!
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    I'd rather see that than any of the last three Spider-Man films.
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      CommentAuthorskeets
    • CommentTimeMay 27th 2008
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    huh
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    I knew he'd crop up here eventually. It's kinda glorious.
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      CommentAuthorAdlai
    • CommentTimeMay 29th 2008
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    I know what I want be when I grow up. Franco. Franchetti.
    • CommentAuthor___________
    • CommentTimeMay 29th 2008 edited
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    oh, they were on the old xyz cosomonaut blog before it moved to cosomobells
    It does, however, have this
    turkish  madness
    the text says it all - From 1973, here is the notoriously bizarre, brilliant and utterly hilarious Turkish cult-classic 3 Dev Adam (aka Three Mighty Men) starring Aytekin Akkaya as Captain America up against that friendly neighbourhood homicidal maniac and rapist... Spiderman! Mexican wrestling superhero Santo pops in to help out, of course!

    The plot: Istanbul is being terrorized by a crime wave, and the police call in American superhero Captain America and Mexican wrestler Santo to put a stop to it.

    This is a must-watch with a few mates, beers, snacks, and whatever else you might want to take for the weird and wonderful journey that is 3 Dev Adam...
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    oh, and it has this
    more turkish madness
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      CommentAuthorphil.lunt
    • CommentTimeMay 29th 2008 edited
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    and then there's always the Japanese Spidey series; Spidey kicks ass...

    thanks to this we had Power Rangers etc if Wiki is to be believed....
    • CommentAuthorIsaacSher
    • CommentTimeMay 29th 2008
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    thanks to this we had Power Rangers etc if Wiki is to be believed....


    In a sense. What we call Power Rangers, the Japanese call "Super Sentai". Sentai means "Task Force", basically. Anyway, the whole Sentai thing started as a sort of cultural exchange Japanese companies were doing with Marvel at the time. They did a take on Superheroes, we got Godzilla and Shogun Warriors comics.

    In 1975, Japan's first Sentai, "Go-Ranger", was a team of five costumed heroes fighting bad guys -- but they didn't yet have the Giant Robot that is such a staple of Sentai now. After GoRanger ended, there was another sentai show, JAKQ, which was also robot-less, but gave the heroes special powers, to be more like American superheroes.

    After JAKQ, they made "Supaida-Man" (Spider-Man), which had the novelty of the hero summoning a giant robot to help him. This was a first for live-action shows. It proved to be so ridiculously popular, that the next Sentai show, "Battle Fever J", made use of the idea as well. Battle Fever J, it should be noted, originally started out as an attempt to make a "Captain Japan" as a counterpart to Steve Rogers, Captain America. This was changed in pre-production to having it be another team of heroes, each one representing a different country. The hero in red was "Battle Japan", and the token female, "Battle Pink", was ostensibly American, a Japanese woman in a blonde wig and throwing lots of grenades. The other three members represented other nations, I forget which at the moment. Anyway, Battle Fever J is when the Sentai franchise REALLY sunk its teeth into Japanese culture, and most of the tropes we see in current sentai shows can be traced to BF-J, which can trace its roots to Spider-Man.

    So yeah, the concept of "I'll summon my giant robot who will use its big sword to destroy the Monster Of The Week" came from Spider-Man. Japanese Spider-Man also had a flying car, which he would dock into the robot to form the robot's control room. I don't THINK that the Spider-Robot ever got any mention in any american comics, sadly, not even as a sight gag or inside reference.
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      CommentAuthororwellseyes
    • CommentTimeMay 29th 2008 edited
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    Italian Spider-Man is ten times the super hero of that waif boy in the Raimi movies.

    Cause he SMOKES.
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      CommentAuthorWaxPoetic
    • CommentTimeMay 30th 2008
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    y-yes...
    i love this.

    oh, god, i love this...