Off My Mind: The Spider-Mobile

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#51 Posted by CATMANEXE (17052 posts) - - Show Bio
@G-Man: 
what they were thinking at the House Of ideas with that was to spoof the fact that many superhero related toys at the time would come out with lines
of vehicles related to the action hero that were usually rather goofy, and worse, the comics would sometimes represent these vehicles in order to
try and help increase the toy sales. thats exactly were your Spider-Mobile came from, it was making fun of, and rather brilliantly i must say things
like some of the more overbaked Bat vehicles, the Doom Chopper from the time, the Cap Cycle, ect.
#52 Posted by Crimson Eagle (1817 posts) - - Show Bio

I have the toy of the spider mobile with spiderman in it.
#53 Posted by Lovenuggets (64 posts) - - Show Bio

lololol wow really bad Idea...its like a supped up   speed buggy  lol

#54 Posted by Bluetorch (80 posts) - - Show Bio

If I remember correctly, it can drive vertically up buildings too!  Was that because of the Tinkerer's improvements or was that built in from the start?

#55 Posted by EganTheVile1 (6194 posts) - - Show Bio

I had the Micro-Machines toy of the Spider-Mobile :)

#56 Posted by Digifiend (577 posts) - - Show Bio
@comicbikerscott said:
" wqhy didn't he give the car to johny storm this gimmack sucked "
Like he needs a car either? The Human Torch can fly.
#57 Posted by Abnormally Warm Guy (1297 posts) - - Show Bio

TOY SALES!

#58 Posted by chalkshark (1182 posts) - - Show Bio

I think you have to trust the writers on this one. There may have been an editorial edict sent down to introduce the vehicle in the comic to tie into some toys, but the car was always used for humor in the series. Taken in that regard, it was a pretty good idea, in that it provided some genuinely comical moments in the series. I thought it was quite funny that Peter Parker agreed to  sponsor the engine, got his best friend to actually build the car for him, & then... & only then... did he bother to actually mention that he couldn't drive. That's comedy gold, & we have the spider-mobile to thank for it.

#59 Posted by cbishop (7094 posts) - - Show Bio

Spidey also revealed that he couldn't drive in Marvel Team-Up #88, when he was trying to help Sue Storm get her boy back from kidnappers.  He'd been swinging around on webs since highschool, so he never needed to learn.
    
I think the Spider-Mobile came about just so they could compare to Batman and the Batmobile, and maybe to get a Matchbox car.  Overall though, it doesn't make a lot of sense.

#60 Posted by difficlus (10679 posts) - - Show Bio
@Lovenuggets said:
" lololol wow really bad Idea...its like a supped up   speed buggy  lol "
second that...
#61 Posted by Herx (374 posts) - - Show Bio

So they gave the hero who can swing from roof top to roof top with no natural obstical a car...................... did the car come with inbuilt batteries, sound button and plastic missile projectiles to anoy parents and siblings? it just seems like a move made by marvel merchandising to sell more spidy toys. they should have left it as just a toy and not try to justify it's existence with comic continuity. bad move, bad move.
#62 Posted by zoist (60 posts) - - Show Bio

The Spider- Mobile was a hundred times better than the Spider- Clone saga. And besides, a dune buggy patterned after Spider-Mans costume is an awesome idea. I'm all for the Spider-Mobile. Bring that shit back Marvel!

#63 Posted by primepower53 (5686 posts) - - Show Bio

Worst. Idea. EVER.

#64 Posted by Yummylee (18 posts) - - Show Bio

Spidey did once have a spider-mobile?.. BITCH LIED TO ME IN MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE, THE CUR!

#65 Posted by Theworldbreaker (1642 posts) - - Show Bio

Not even half as awsome as the thanos-copter 

 


 

#66 Posted by MatKrenz (1233 posts) - - Show Bio

@Theworldbreaker:
I just love how Thanos,one of the biggest badasse's of the Marvel Univers, simply says drat when she drops the Cosmic Cube.Wich is one of the most pwerful items in existence. 

Simply priceless.

#67 Edited by MysterioMaximus (931 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm kind of at a loss...if you actually read the story, you should be aware that it's written as a very clever self aware satire joke on the overindulgence of shameless marketing the superhero genre regularly faces in the real world. The plot itself never takes it seriously. It's completely a social commentary on the over-saturating commercialism that undermines the morality and ethics of superheroes to impractical levels of "desperate to empty your wallet" I.E: a character that doesn't need wheels being given a self-themed vehicle. Spider-Man himself felt it was a bad idea. I'm...kind of disappointed that few people ever seemed to understand the whole shtick. It's supposed to be bad. That's what satire is. Kind of pathetic that people can't recognize it. It wasn't supposed to be taken seriously...that was the point.

#68 Posted by EganTheVile1 (6194 posts) - - Show Bio
@cbishop said:
" Spidey also revealed that he couldn't drive in Marvel Team-Up #88, when he was trying to help Sue Storm get her boy back from kidnappers.  He'd been swinging around on webs since highschool, so he never needed to learn.  
Kinda like me, only instead of swinging on webs since high school I've mastered the art of bumming rides since high school!
#69 Posted by Luthorcrow (178 posts) - - Show Bio

I am sure it was a failed attempt at a toy marketing but it was also the 70's and people were crazy for those kit-car buggys.  Hell look at Speed Buggy but a buggy in New York makes even less sense because Buggys were more of Summer time, beach vehicle best suited for beach towns of California and Florida than mean streets of Manhattan.

#70 Posted by cbishop (7094 posts) - - Show Bio
@primepower53 said:
"Worst. Idea. EVER. "

You've never seen NFL Superpro, have you?
#71 Posted by cbishop (7094 posts) - - Show Bio
@eganthevile1 said:
"Kinda like me, only instead of swinging on webs since high school I've mastered the art of bumming rides since high school!"

"Art" nothing - that's a bonafide superpower... I did a lot of walking and biking before I got my first car.
#72 Posted by Soldier zero (250 posts) - - Show Bio
Honestly I think this is a case of "so bad it's good", the idea was so flawed and out of place to begin with that it couldn't turn out anything but hilarious.
 
@Thunderscream said:

" In the spirit of this, when are we gonna see a Squirrel-Mobile for Squirrel Girl....or maybe the Squirrel-copter and, finally, the Squirrel-marine? "

Squirrel Girl already has a themed vehicle, it's motorcycle nicknamed the Squirrel-a-gig...
#73 Posted by lagoon_boy (10951 posts) - - Show Bio
It's like Superman riding on an airplane. It's useless. Why?!?!?!?
#74 Posted by Dr. Detfink (460 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm just jealous that Spidey can find a parking spot in Manhattan. How did he get through the BQE in time to save people?

#75 Posted by actionpacked247 (4 posts) - - Show Bio

I couldn't help but laugh at the fact that even Spider-Man was like why do I need this again??

#76 Posted by JonesDeini (3620 posts) - - Show Bio
@MatKrenz:  
Word, I love the fact that he has a Thanos copter lol
#77 Posted by Kenshiro28 (49 posts) - - Show Bio
@Hellos: that's what i always thought.
#78 Posted by SpidermanWins (3975 posts) - - Show Bio

I posted this idea first but yes, he unfortunately owned that piece of crap for a while. Thank god it's gone.

#79 Posted by EganTheVile1 (6194 posts) - - Show Bio
@cbishop said:
" @primepower53 said:
"Worst. Idea. EVER. "

You've never seen NFL Superpro, have you? "
LMAO, Spidey guest starred in issue 1 of that... had that comic, it was terribly cheesy!
#80 Posted by MOONGREY (320 posts) - - Show Bio

 So the story goes that Marvel was seeking more toy licenses back in the early seventies, and a company called Azrak-Hamway, or AHI was more than happy to oblige. The one stipulation they wanted was for Spider-man to have his own vehicle much like what Batman had. Stan Lee gave the go ahead in 1974, and AHI started manufacturing the “Spider-Buggy”, just as the buggy was making its first appearance in issue #130 of The Amazing Spider-man. The toy also had the significance of being the first Spider-man toy car to be remote controlled, and one of many toys in a long line of Spider-man AHI products that were produced.    

#81 Posted by Luthorcrow (178 posts) - - Show Bio
@MOONGREY said:
"  So the story goes that Marvel was seeking more toy licenses back in the early seventies, and a company called Azrak-Hamway, or AHI was more than happy to oblige. The one stipulation they wanted was for Spider-man to have his own vehicle much like what Batman had. Stan Lee gave the go ahead in 1974, and AHI started manufacturing the “Spider-Buggy”, just as the buggy was making its first appearance in issue #130 of The Amazing Spider-man. The toy also had the significance of being the first Spider-man toy car to be remote controlled, and one of many toys in a long line of Spider-man AHI products that were produced.     "
What's even crazier is apparently Marvel has not given up on this idea.  Checkout the new Web Crawler Buggy.
 


 
vs. the orginal. Yes this is an idea that didn't need to be reanimated.
 

#82 Posted by Harlekin (680 posts) - - Show Bio

Wasn't meant to be serious and thats why I like it.

#83 Posted by wordchallenge (151 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm so glad comics have evolved beyond this type of thing.

#84 Edited by etragedy (1050 posts) - - Show Bio
 All I've got to say is:
  
#85 Posted by knife (59 posts) - - Show Bio

The first appearance of the spidermobile was when  I was a early teenager and it was cool to think about cars and other things, it made the comics have a lighter note and I miss those days, comics are an escape from troubles and should have lighter notes to the battle of badguys.
#86 Posted by Eyz (3095 posts) - - Show Bio

The Spider-mobile is great...when Deadpool references it to mock Spidey :P
BWahahahaha!

#87 Posted by Overseer (404 posts) - - Show Bio

I never took the idea of the Spider Mobile seriously. It always was just a joke to lighten the mood (like a comidy filler episode) and it was a funny joke at that. Though I've never read the issues from what I do know, it was a funny little gag moment in Spidey's life that could have cause serious problems (he's driving a super-car and he has no license).
#88 Posted by halfpastwhenever (132 posts) - - Show Bio

Isn't Peter supposed to be a terrible driver anyway?!!

#89 Posted by Undeadpool (528 posts) - - Show Bio

Toy sales.

Staff
#90 Posted by Big (330 posts) - - Show Bio

I think it was to make fun of hero-themed vehicles; the  Batmobile, Supermobile, Invisible plane, etc. The Bat-thing, fine, he needs gadgets to keep up with his super-powered peers. But the rest of them, come on! Even Spidey  knocks the idea, so the fact that the handling of the car-concept is self-aware should clue readers in that this is made to poke fun at OTHER super-heroes. It's fun, and lets they never pull that junk again.
#91 Posted by blindcrimson (3 posts) - - Show Bio

Why?

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