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I’ve always rather liked Doctor Octopus.

I’ve always rather liked Doctor Octopus. December 30, 2006

I’m sure there are other bits of footage out there like this, but I was still tickled to see this ad, which I took from a VHS cassette released in 1999. It depicts a live-action, mid-air fight between Spider-Man and Doctor Octopus — three years before the first Spider-Man movie, and five years before Tobey Maguire’s Spidey was pitted against Alfred Molina’s Doc Ock in Spider-Man 2:

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