When I was a kid, I could have easily
and with no hesitation told you what my favorite cartoon was -
“X-Men.” I wasn’t always as good at catching the
episodes (it was a lot harder in the pre-Internet dark ages), but to
my 12-year-old self, there was no better TV than “The Phoenix Saga”
(although that really does hold up).
I was such an “X-Men” nut that when
they were going to appear on “Spider-man,” I gleefully made the
time to check out that other Marvel kids show. Lucky for me, I kept
watching that show about a wall-crawling wisecracker.
After a while, I had to admit that
while my heart will always be with the “X-Men,” “Spider-man”
was the better show. And now that they are both on Instant Watch,
it’s time to look back at both these kiddie shows that left a lasting
impression on this young geek.