The Merry Marvel Marching Society

Seeing Iron Man 2 this weekend reminded of all the Marvel comic books I used to read as a kid. It also reminded me of the exceedingly cheesy Marvel TV cartoons of the ’60s, which I saw as re-runs in the late ’70s and early ’80s.

What I remember most were the catchy little jingles that preceded each hero’s TV adventure. Every one of them had their own little theme song. And even as a kid I knew they were lame.

Iron Man’s was, in fact, one of the least annoying:

Captain America had a fairly decent theme:

Thor’s wasn’t anything special, though:

The Sub-Mariner’s is just sort of limp:

The Hulk’s theme is perhaps the goofiest:

The theme for the Merry Marvel Marching Society – that was the name of Marvel’s ’60s fan club – is pretty wretched:

It’s a scientific fact that the greatest Marvel TV cartoon theme of the era belonged to a superhero who had his own standalone show: Spider-Man.

It was so cool that The Ramones covered it:


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