A two-fisted and electrically-transistored superhero
An exotically neurotic and aquatic superhero,
The Marvel Super Heroes have arrived!
Super-powered from their forehead to their toes...
Watch 'em change their very shape before your nose!
See a cane-striking superhero change to Viking superhero
A hum-dingin', real swingin', shield-flingin' superhero
They're the latest, they're the greatest, ultimate-est superheroes,
The Marvel Super Heroes have arrIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVED!
This cartoon provides examples of:
- The Abridged Series: Some Marvel Mash-Up segments feature Gag Dubs of this show.
- Adaptation Dye-Job:
- The episode adapting Hulk's origin story portrays him as green instead of gray, to match later comics.
- Iron Man's Mark II armor gets colored red and gold in one of Hulk's episodes, when originally it was entirely gold-colored. While this makes it look a little closer to Iron Man's other suits, it also creates an inconsistency with the episode adapting the first appearances of Pepper Potts and Happy Hogan, which shows the armor in its accurate color.
- Adaptational Attractiveness: Pepper Potts has no freckles or bun in the episode adapting the first comic in which she appeared.
- Angst: Every hero had some: The Hulk for being hunted, Captain America for outliving his loved ones, Thor for being forbidden to love a mortal, and Iron Man for always being near death. (Prince Namor the Submariner also complained a lot but he really had few reasons to.)
- Bragging Theme Tune
- Clip Art Animation: The series basically took the artwork from the comics, and added moving mouths and limbs, spoken dialogue and sound effects. Still, considering the artwork was from people such as Jack Kirby, it was still impressive to see.
- Ending Theme: "You belong, you belong, you belong, you belong to the Merry Marvel Marching Society..." Heard only in prints that retain a full end credit reel.
- Expository Theme Tune: The Hulk's theme contains two or three lines about the accident that gave Banner his powers.
- Family-Unfriendly Violence: Not that much, but when compared to many other western superhero cartoons (such as He-Man) definitely.
- Lawyer-Friendly Cameo: The studio apparently could not secure the rights to any Fantastic Four characters, other than Doctor Doom. Because of this, a Sub-Mariner vignette featuring Doom replaced Reed and his companions with the first five X-Men, albeit with their team's name changed to, "The Allies For Peace."
- Narrating the Obvious: Like most Silver Age comics, most of the exposition gets delivered through narration and dialogue, and the characters have a tendency to narrate their own actions.
- Not Even Bothering with the Accent: The Grey Gargoyle doesn't sound French.
- Origins Episodes: Among the main heroes, played straight only for Captain America and Hulk. Namor's origin story, instead of getting adapted directly, became told in flashback. Iron Man and Thor each started their series with episodes that did not retell their origins at all.
- Spiritual Successor: Motion Comics.
- Vocal Dissonance: Especially if viewers come in expecting voice-acting reminiscent of modern Marvel cartoons and movies.