Welcome to the five hundred and third in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of the previous five hundred and two. This week, did the theme song to Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends have lyrics? Who really designed War Machine's armor? And in what strange way did Robert Kirkman kill off a major Walking Dead character in the lead up to Walking Dead #100?
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COMIC LEGEND: The theme song to Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends has lyrics!
I'm sure most of you are quite familiar with the theme song to the early 1980s animated series Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends...
However, did you know that there were LYRICS to that song?
Composer Johnny Dougas wrote the song and later in 1981 (when the series debuted), he released a disco single of the theme song to the series, only with LYRICS!
You have to listen to it to appreciate the madness of it all...
I imagine that the lyrics were coined AFTER the music, but I could be wrong.
Check out Johnny Douglas' Dulcima Records (Douglas passed away back in 2003, but his family is still running his company, Dulcima Records) for their page on the single, which includes a snippet of the B-SIDE of the song, which is the Firestar and Iceman theme (instrumental).
Thanks to David Gallaher for telling me about this!
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On the next page, just who designed the War Machine Iron Man armor?