When I think of the early Marvel tv shows from the 70’s and 80’s, I always think of CBS’ The Incredible Hulk & The Amazing Spider-Man that ran from 1977 to 1982. For what they were, on a tv budget, the shows were quite entertaining, but something was missing.
Enter the Toei Company, and their zany spin on Spiderman. Keeping the costume and some of the gadgets, this Spidey was Takuya Yamashiro, a motorcross racer who got his powers from an alien from Planet Spider. Now, he’s got spider powers, special bracelets that shoot webs, and a spaceship that turns into a giant battle robot called “Leopardon.”
Now, this, is the kind of shit I want to see in the MCU moving forward. Barring that, if they do a sequel to Into the Spiderverse, I want to see Takuya and his insanity.