A Monster Among Us!A Monster Among Us! (1978) by Dave Koch
This page has been viewed 24 times this month, and 691 times total.
- DePatie-Freleng Enterprises, Marvel Entertainment
- Animated Characters: Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Ben Grimm/The Thing, Sue Storm-Richards/The Invisible Girl, H.E.R.B.I.E.
- Originally Released in 1978.
- Production Number: 101
- Running Time: 30 minutes.
- Season: 1
- Color (DeLuxe)
Cartoon Production Information:
With their new found powers and abilities they protect the Earth from intergalactic villains.
Though it is true that Johnny Storm/The Human Torch was not in this series, rumors that the reason was that the network was worried kids might light themselves on fire to imitate him is not factual. In 1997, Marvel licensed a number of their characters to Universal Studios to be developed as live-action TV-movies and series. A pilot of a Captain America show and the Bill Bixby/Lou Ferrigno live-action The Incredible Hulk series were results of this license.
In 1978, when NBC decided to green light The Fantastic Four animated series, Universal still controlled the rights to The Human Torch character, but the remaining three characters were free. Universal would not sub-license The Human Torch to NBC, so a new character- H.E.R.B.I.E.- was developed for the show.
H.E.R.B.I.E. was conceived and named by Stan Lee and designed by Jack Kirby.
It is worth noting that The Fantastic Four cartoon series was produced out of the DePatie-Freleng studio on Van Nuys Boulevard in Van Nuys, California... a building that burned to the ground a year or so later.
Additional Information: Mark Evanier, POVOnline
Submit Additional Information:
Do you have anything to add to this page? Have we made any mistakes... or do you ahve any additional information about A Monster Among Us!? If so, we would love to hear from you. Please send us a quick note with your additions or corrections to this page, and we will make the corrections as soon as possible!Report Errors / Submit Additional Information