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The Prowler
Review And Media by Amazing Spidey

Episode #52 - The Prowler
Original Airdate August 2, 1997

Upon returning to his new apartment, Peter is confronted by the Prowler. Revealing himself to be Hobie Brown, he tells Peter that he knows about Peter's connection to Spiderman! And what does the Kingpin have to do with it all?

Story By: John Semper
Written By: Terence Taylor
Music Composed By: Shuki Levy and Kussa Mahchi
Animation Services By: Toyko Movie Shinsha (TMS)
Guest Starring: Christopher Daniel Barnes as Spider-Man/Peter Parker, Saragota Ballantine as Mary Jane Watson, Roscoe Lee Brown as The Kingpin and Tim Russ as The Prowler/Hobie Brown

Review: There comes a time in a reviewers life when he has absolutely no idea what to say about how he feels about it. This usually happens when;

A) Itís hard to explain how utterly awesome the episodes is
B) The story was a little confusing or so full of plot holes you arenít entirely sure whatís going on
C) Itís too damn boring and itís almost depressing to talk about

The Prowler falls firmly under the C category. The new character was a little too corny for my liking, he had a whiny voice, a pretty bad design (what is it with this show and bad 70ís afro?) and he came across as a guy blaming his problems on everyone else.

This isnít the main problem with the episode though. Its main problem is that the plot is really boring. The animation wasnít too bad, but the script had some of the cheesiest lines of the season mixed in with some pretty good ones.

For a season finale, I expected a little more. The episode was pretty close to the comics, except for the inclusion of The Kingpin, but man, he was in dire need of an update for the 90ís. Todd McFarlane managed it (by making him look like Spawn no less) but everything about Prowler seemed a little lacking.

To top it all off, the ending completely sucked. I mean, as in, the worst ending this show did. It never even explained if Prowler got out the suit or not, nor did anything with The Fisk angle. They literally just left. Lame.

Lame. Itís very good way to describe the episode. A mediocre ending to a mediocre season.