I remember around the tile this episode aired he started to appear off and on in the Spider-Man comics, like this episode was responsible for him getting some screentime in the comics.
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Episode #52 - The Prowler
Original Airdate - September 11, 1997
Hobbie, a man with a troubled past, is released from prison with the help of Wilson Fisk and seeks to get revenge on his former boss, Iceberg. Fisk allows Hobbie to use a special suit to give him super-human powers as the Prowler, but with one caveat: that if he removes the suit, it will detonate!
I usually like to think before I reply in these talkback threads but The Prowler simply isn't worth it. Boring as church.
It served no purpose, it made Spidey look like an amateur, and had a crap ending. With episodes like this and The Lizard King, I wondered what the hell was going on. That, and the Prowler reminds me too much of Spawn, not in a good way...
I really disliked the episode, but I sort of liked the character. When this episode premiered, one of the comics were doing this great new arc with The Prowler. Even though he's a c-level character at best, I always liked him. The episode didn't do him much justice, unfortunately. The ice puns were terrible and the plot wasn't all that great, either.
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The one thing i did like about this ep was its non-linear layout. It gave more of a mature complexity to the episode.
Although i'd have much preferred to see the sandman. Not really a dramatic ending to the season. As most of season 4, it was sub standard to season 3 and 5 which were by far the best.
overall = 7/10
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Ick, very boring episode. I missed it when it aired this Sunday, but going by memory, it wasn't the most exciting episode when I saw it last. I think Prowler has the most putrid color scheme for a character ever: green, yellow/lime, purple, and whatever his gloves are. He could've used a good revamp...
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The episode is one of my least favorites but not the worst. "The Lizard King" and "Rocket Racer" are by far the worst episodes in the series and "The Return of Hydro-Man" close behind.
The character of the Prowler was kind of cool and I liked his power suit. The Prowler character gets an extra thumbs up for being voiced by Tim Russ, who went on to play Lieutenant Tuvok in "Star Trek: Voyager."
I had never heard of the villain, Iceberg, before I saw this episode. From what I saw, he's basically a low level crime lord, whom the Kingpin never liked. Does anyone know if this character existed in the comics?
No idea if icebrg existed in the comics he seems like a bad guy verison of iceman I liked prowler , he intersing character and was last seen being arrested in marvel civvl war
Dude, there's really no need to be bumping these talkbacks. All you're doing is pushing the current topics down the page.
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Yeah, you've bumped like half of the topics off the front page....
Not my favorite episode...at all.
I didn't like how they changed Prowler's origin so drastically and made him a criminal from the jump.
I didn't like the Iceberg character. Saw no real purpose.
I just did not like this episode.
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Hobbie Brown AKA The Prowler who try to robbed Peter Parker girl before needs Peter Parker help to find Spider-Man to take on Kingpin so he can take off the bomb from his suit.
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Batman: I suppose it's useless to tell you to leave.
Superman: I wouldn't miss this for anything.
Batman: Your funeral.
Superman: Already had one.
Tuvak from Star Trek Voyager was the voice of the Prowler, right?
NEELIX: Hello Mr. Prowler! You look like you could use some cheering up!
PROWLER: Aww Hell.
The Prowler was the 1st Spider-Man's helper in Spider-Man: Friend Or Foe (unfortunately he didn't have his cape).
This episode could be considered as "the filler", but It's not the worst episode.
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