It’s hard to believe now, but Marvel limped DC in the adaptation game until the 21st century. Yes, the classic Spider Man, Fantastic fourand Iron Man series were massive hits in the 60s, but DC dominated the small screen. Children could have loved to sing Spider Man theme, but everyone danced Batusi. And with the arrival of Superman movie franchise in the 70s, DC only widened the gap. While the same could not be said about sales on the comic book front, Marvel could not compete with DC in the multimedia field.
As the 80s rolled around, X men was Marvel’s hottest book, paving the way for the mutant sales force that still exists today. Before the success of their 90s adaptation, Marvel tried to make the X-Men a household name in the 80s. In the video linked to above, I present the only episode ever produced by the failed 1980s cartoon X men: Ornament from the X-Menwhich precedes the success X-Men: The Animated Series In many years. There’s also a creepy ad at the beginning where Spider-Man tells you to vote. So yes, there it is.