The Style Evolution of Spider-Man

Spider-Man (1978 Toei TV series)

Portrayed By: Shinji Todō

Sometime in the '70s, Marvel and Japanese company Toei entered a licensing agreement in which the they could use Marvel's characters as they saw fit. What ensued was Spider-Man becoming a Power Rangers-like super hero given alien powers. His secret identity was a motocross racer named Takuya Yamashiro and he had a giant robot named Leopardon and fought all sorts of giant monsters. He also hung out with fellow bug-eyed hero Kamen Rider. You can't make this shit up. His appearance is actually pretty accurate to the comic, save for the big bracelet that he fires webbing from and calls on his many vehicles. That's where the similarities end though.

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