Review And Media by Amazing Spidey
Episode #56 - Secrets Of The Six
Music Composed By: Shuki Levy and Kussa Mahchi
Animation Services By: Toyko Movie Shinsha (TMS)
Guest Starring: Christopher Daniel Barnes as Spider-Man, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. as Doctor Octopus, Jack Angel as Nick Fury, Jim Cummings as The Shocker, Richard Moll as The Scorpion), Don Stark as The Rhino, Alan Johnson as The Vulture, Roy Dotrice as Keene Marlow and Mira Furlan as Silver Sable
Review:This episode is where the arc really started to pick up. Now we’re back in good ol’ New York, the real story can actually begin. It starts off well enough, with Omar Mosely telling Peter the story of the Six Forgotten Warriors. I thought it was a pretty cool segment, and it really ties in with Captain America’s origin sequence. This scene was greatly helped by the actor who portrayed Mosely, Paul Winfield. He has a great, natural storytelling voice. He also provided a similar role in Batman: The Animated Series’ “The Mechanic” episode. He truly is a fine voice actor.
I actually find that to be the most entertaining aspect of the episode. The rest of it is still entertaining stuff however. The fight scene in Parker’s house was pretty cool. It’s unfortunate they chose to have The Scorpion go, because we must have seen Spidey Vs Scorpion a dozen times, and none ever surpassed their fights in Scorpion’s origin episode. Amusingly enough, despite the fact they thought for a good 3, 4 minutes, The Shocker never actually spoke in the episode. Obviously, Jim Cummings wasn’t brought in to voice the character.
Keane becoming one of the warriors was a given at this point, but it was great to see why he stopped. The whole with great power comes great responsibility really came through. I’ve always liked it when the phrase is used, and it’s nice to see where it originated from, at least in this cartoon.
The scene on the plan was also a great little bit for Peter. At this point, you could tell he was question why he continues to be Spider-Man. Hell, it was hinted at a lot of times that he wanted to quite after MJ’s first appearance. I would’ve loved to see a great Spider-Man No More translation in this show. Unfortunately, the one big “I’m not being Spider-Man anymore” turned out to be pretty lame, and in every other occasion he thought about it, he forgot seconds later.
As with the previous 2 parts, the next episode is better than this one.