Spiderman- by Toybiz
Extras:
Boss Hogg (The Dukes of Hazard), Unamed Cops (Corps), Painters and builders (The Corps), Carmen Cortez (Spy Kids), Jonnie (Battlefield: Earth), Scarlet (GI Joes),
The missile is from a vintage Star Wars Y Wing Fighter
Mayor Dixon- Donnagon (Spy Kids)
The Assassin- Terrorist (Cops & Robbers)
Cops- Unnamed (Cops & Robbers)

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August 2007: This is the first time the story has been posted on the web and a new section for the AFT. Although a Superheroes section had been planned and two stories filmed and edited the original AFT closed before they could be posted.
 

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Takara's Supergirl speeds into action.

As a kid I loved Spiderman. There was a live action TV series and my Friday nights were spent watching the TV show and then playing with either my mego 8" superhero figures (including the Hulk, Spiderman, Captain America, Batman and Robin) or my pocket superheroes which included Batman, the Joker and Wonder Woman. I had no real concept of the comic book versions of these characters only the figures and any TV or film versions that were spawned and I happily played out superhero adventures. Although I've since encountered the various characters in their comic forms the inspiration behind this story is those childhood games: a basic one off crimefighting story full of colour and action.
So why now? Basically I'm a complete sucker for 3.75in figures. When Toybiz made their Legends/Superhero Showdown figures I was hooked. Coupled with the Takara Microman figures of DC characters it was inevitable that they would find their way onto the AFT at some point.

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This story was almost filmed twice. Initially the action shots were pictures of the Spiderman figure against a yellow screen and then pasted onto a real background of New York. In April 2006 I made a set of 'New York' buildings in order to film this story and a Batgirl adventure and so reshot the 'yellow screen' images again.

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The original edit comprised six full page images as with the original AFT format. Since the story had been fully storyboarded, it was possible to fill out some of the boxes as and when they were filmed. For the second edit, the story was broken down into individual images (as was then the AFT custom)

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I make no apologies for the lack of continuity in this story. I'm not as knowledgeable about comic book continuity as with something like Doctor Who. Some might say that I shouldn't really be dabbling with something I don't understand. That's a fair point and I'm not trying to tread on anyone's toes by doing this. But I say it's possible to have a fun comic book story that doesn't have to fit in with any kind of back story.
Additionally having figures of the superheroes, but not their alter-egos makes it difficult to include character's backstories.

The copy of The Daily Bugle held by Spiderman at the end contains a headline at the bottom of the page referring to a diamond theft in Gotham City. This refers to a Catwoman story that has been filmed and will hopefully appear here one day.


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