Spider-Man: The Animated Series

10 Best Episodes of Spider-Man: The Animated Series

Bitten by a radioactive spider, Peter Parker develops spider-like superpowers. He uses these to fight crime while trying to balance it with the struggles of his personal life.

Written by Sophie and last updated on jan 20, 2023.

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Spider-Man: The Animated Series - S2E2

#15 - Neogenic Nightmare (2): Battle of the Insidious Six (Season 2 - Episode 2)

The six supervillains can't believe their eyes when Spider-Man walks into their trap at the warehouse. But it's obvious why, when they easily overcome and unmask the fraud. Meanwhile, Silvermane and the Crime Lords grow more disenchanted with The Kingpin and want to put him out of business. Kingpin beats them to the punch, kidnapping Silvermane. Can Spider-Man save the day?

The episode was rated 7.70 from 93 votes.

Spider-Man: The Animated Series - S3E4

#14 - Sins of the Fathers (4): Enter the Green Goblin (Season 3 - Episode 4)


Harry's father Norman Osborn disappears after an explosion at his chemical plant. Spidey's search for his friend's father one way or another meets with complications. Namely an airborne fiend who calls himself the Green Goblin!

The episode was rated 7.72 from 74 votes.

Spider-Man: The Animated Series - S1E10

#13 - The Alien Costume (3) (Season 1 - Episode 10)

The Kingpin is furious at Spidey and sends the Shocker and later the Rhino out to finish him off with the aid of another new invention of Alistair Smythe. Meanwhile, Eddie Brock, as the symbiote creature Venom, is busy playing cat and mouse with Spider-Man, intruding on Peter's private life and making it clear he knows the web-slinger's secret identity. Peter soon realizes that the pumped-up Eddie as Venom is stronger than he is. Worse than that: Spidey's spider-sense doesn't work around him!

The episode was rated 7.73 from 127 votes.

Spider-Man: The Animated Series - S3E10

#12 - Sins of the Fathers (10): Venom Returns (Season 3 - Episode 10)


Under the psychiatric care of Dr. Kafka, Eddie Brock has come to believe that Venom is a figment of his imagination. Then Baron Mordo tempts Eddie -- reunification with the alien symbote that makes him as powerful as Venom.

The episode was rated 7.74 from 70 votes.

Spider-Man: The Animated Series - S1E9

#11 - The Alien Costume (2) (Season 1 - Episode 9)

Spider-Man goes after Eddie Brock for labeling him as he is now being stalked by bounty hunters at every turn. After being reassured by Mary Jane that he has changed, he seeks help from Dr. Curt Connors who discovers that the suit is alive!! And Peter is the host organism!

The episode was rated 7.75 from 128 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 7.77 from 70 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 7.77 from 62 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 7.78 from 50 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 7.83 from 145 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 7.85 from 60 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 7.89 from 64 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 8.00 from 50 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 8.17 from 59 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 8.25 from 73 votes.

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 8.46 from 68 votes.

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