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Spider-Man: The Animated Series

Spider-Man: The Animated Series

Fox Kids 1994

Imagine being able to sense danger, crawl any wall, be strong enough to bend steel, and have more agility than any other human? For Peter Parker, this is a fact. Except he doesn't think of it as a gift. In his final year of High School, Peter Parker was bitten by an irradiated spider. After brief hallucinations, Peter wakes up with incredible powers--much like that of a spider. Thus, to make some extra cash, Peter takes on the persona of Spider-Man, and tries to pursue a career as a pro wrestler. When he witnesses a robbery, he lets the criminal escape, simply because "it's not his problem". Then, when his dear Uncle Ben is killed, Peter finds that the murderer is none other than the criminal he failed to stop before. Now, Peter uses his powers to stop crime, as he learns that "With great power, comes great responsibility".

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The 10 Best Episodes of Spider-Man: The Animated Series

Spider-Man: The Animated Series - S5E13

#1 - Spider Wars (2): Farewell, Spider-Man


Season 5 - Episode 13

Spider-Man is sent through several dimensions trying to fix time and seal away Spider-Carnage. Peter meets his would be girlfriend Gwen Stacey and Stan Lee.

The episode was rated from 68 votes.

Spider-Man: The Animated Series - S3E11

#2 - Sins of the Fathers (11): Carnage


Season 3 - Episode 11

Spider-Man and Venom must put aside their differences and help Iron Man stop Carnage and Baron Mordo from releasing Dormammu.

The episode was rated from 73 votes.

Spider-Man: The Animated Series - S3E14

#3 - Sins of the Fathers (14): Turning Point


Season 3 - Episode 14

Peter Parker and Mary Jane are finally a couple, but there happiness is short-lived as the Green Goblin, armed with a time distorter and the true identity of Spider-Man, seeks to destroy Spidey, by any means necessary.

The episode was rated from 59 votes.

Spider-Man: The Animated Series - S5E6

#4 - Six Forgotten Warriors (5): The Price of Heroism


Season 5 - Episode 6

Red Skull reveals his Doomsday Weapon, the powerful Electro. Can Spidey and the Six American Warriors stop Electro and his battle robots?

The episode was rated from 50 votes.

Spider-Man: The Animated Series - S5E12

#5 - Spider Wars (1): I Really, Really Hate Clones


Season 5 - Episode 12

Spider-Man finds himself in yet another dimension, where he meets .... himself!

The episode was rated from 64 votes.

Spider-Man: The Animated Series - S3E7
#6 - Sins of the Fathers (7): The Man Without Fear
Season 3 - Episode 7

Spidey and Daredevil manage to recover the disk that can clear Peter Parker's name. However when Matt Murdock hands the disk over to the FBI, Det. Terry Lee discovers Agent Choi may not be working for the right side when she hands it over to Richard Fisk. After learning that Aunt May is in the hospital, Peter risks his life to go visit her, but he and Mary Jane are kidnapped when the Chameleon disguises himself as Anna Watson. With Peter and the disk in the hands of the Kingpin, Daredevil must stop the criminal mastermind and clear Peter's name.

The episode was rated from 60 votes.
Spider-Man: The Animated Series - S1E8
#7 - The Alien Costume (1)
Season 1 - Episode 8

A space shuttle piloted by J.J.'s son, John Jameson, crash lands on the Tri-Borough Bridge carrying two strange meteors -- One that could provide a new nuclear fuel and one that contains an alien substance. The first is stolen by the Kingpin's henchman, the Rhino, just as Spider-Man arrives to save Jameson and the co-pilots. When the Rhino sends the aircraft off the bridge, Spider-Man emerges from the water with a dark stain covering his costume. Exhausted, he heads for home, only to awaken hanging from a skyscraper, now clothed in a black version of his costume.

The episode was rated from 145 votes.
Spider-Man: The Animated Series - S5E8
#8 - The Return of Hydro-Man (2)
Season 5 - Episode 8

Peter is shocked by MJ's new powers so they seek Curt Conners' help in figuring everything out. MJ tells them about a dream she's been having, which may be a clue to her disappearance. But Hydro-Man finds them and kidnaps MJ again. Will Spidey be able to find her by following the clues from her dream?

The episode was rated from 50 votes.
Spider-Man: The Animated Series - S3E13
#9 - Sins of the Fathers (13): Goblin War!
Season 3 - Episode 13

When Dr. Ohn's Time Dilation Accelerator falls into the wrong hands all the criminal minds of the city vie for the portal technology. Peter and Mary Jane are celebrating Felicia Hardy's engagement to Jason Macendale when they overhear plans for a major heist!

The episode was rated from 62 votes.
Spider-Man: The Animated Series - S2E13
#10 - Neogenic Nightmare (13): Shriek of the Vulture
Season 2 - Episode 13

Adrian Toomes wants revenge when Norman Osborn attempts to take over his company, Toomes Aeronautical. He becomes the Vulture and immediately kidnaps Norman's son, Harry. Will Spidey be able to rescue Harry from the Vulture's youth stealing talons?

The episode was rated from 70 votes.

Last updated: jul 26, 2021



A tad bit dated today. The animation may not be the best, but that's just the way things were, and it doesn't hold back from the good stories and very strong characterization in the show. Too many Morbius episodes for my tastes, but they did a great job focusing on Peter's life as both a photographer and a superhero. Worth the watch for any Spidey fan.


I agree with shanytc and RealPetChicken. It is awesome!


Ah, so many fond memories of watching this as a kid and just getting into superhero stuff.


This was probably the best Spider-Man cartoon series ever. I wish the movies were this good.


imho, the best spider-man cartoon of its times. no new stuff even come close! 1994 rocked!


A spectacular Spider-Man series. Peter Parker was too big and buff. That was my only problem, ever. With this well written and great fun series.


This and X-men were awesome.


Agreed with shanytc here. The series was very well done.

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