Monster of the Day #1641

There are several delightfully cheesy 70s and 80s superhero cartoon shows that featured an appearance by monster, most prominently Dracula. Thankfully, at least for the moment, most of the appear on Dailymotion, so I’d so check them out.

Here’s a great one, the Bride of Dracula episode of Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends. That’s the one where he roomed in Aunt May’s house with Iceman and Firestorm, and they had a secret high tech headquarters there somehow. Anyway, Firestorm goes to prom or something and as you’d expect, draws the romantic attentions of Count Dracula. It’s really great.

  • Acethepug

    And both the Wolfman and Frankenstein’s Monster make an appearance, if I remember.

    Love this series, even if it was silly.

  • Gamera977

    For some reason this version of Drac reminds me of Richard Rawlings…

  • I don’t want to say I watched this series a lot as a kid, but in many ways I still ship Firestar/Spider-man, even though they were never an item in the comics.

    Oh, and the whole computer set up they have was a gift from Iron Man after they helped him out with some problem or another.

  • bgbear_rnh

    Firestorm? Too soon.

  • Flangepart

    Ya know, with those fingernails, he could peal the label off any beer bottle…any label…

  • Eric Hinkle

    That one was just plain bizarre even by the standards of 70’s Saturday morning cartoons. So gloriously bizarre!

  • Eric Hinkle

    Beg pardon? What, did Marvel brutalize her recently or something?

  • bgbear_rnh

    Just a poor reference to current events.

  • Marsden

    Silly you say? At least the Vampire didn’t run around in the day time and “sparkle”.

  • Beckoning Chasm

    Dracula probably showed up more often because, of all the Universal monsters, he’s the only one who could hold an intelligent conversation and be expected to draw plans. The others–Frankenstein’s monster, the Wolf-man, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, and the non-Karloff Mummy–were basically animals driven by instinct rather than a goal.

  • Eric Hinkle

    Wait — ah, California?

  • bgbear_rnh

    Si. It was funny, I had seen the term firestorm twice within a few seconds on the internet (here and something political) and neither one referred to an actual firestorm.

  • bgbear_rnh

    I watched “Dracula vs. Billy the Kid” the other night and noticed Dracula spent too much time in the daylight. Either that or they messed up their day for night. No sparkles.