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How A Cheap Spider-Man Cartoon Became The Internet’s Favorite Meme

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Long before the internet laughed in unison at the genuinely horrific Spider-Man: Homecoming movie poster and the fact that a nerdy, white kid is no longer the underdog in America, the funniest thing about the fictional web slinger were the bizarre screenshots create from the 1967 animated television series.

Also known as “Retro Spider-Man,” the ’60s Spiderman meme spawned from the Spider-Man‘s amateurish animation style and blatant lifting of entire stills and scenes from other cartoons of the time.

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Chris Illuminati is a freelance writer and published author. Follow him on Twitter @chrisilluminati or email him at cilluminati [@] gmail.com.

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