Episode Title: Pawns of the Kingpin
Well, Marvel’s new Daredevil series on Netflix has been a big hit in the week since it debuted. I guess it’s only fitting that this week’s episode of Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends puts the wall crawler up against the big baddie of that series, Wilson Fisk…the Kingpin. For a villain this big, and he is BIG, it also helps to have Captain America join in the fight. Continue reading Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends S:01 E:12
Episode Title: Knights and Demons
A few episodes ago, the Spider Friends battled a creature called Video Man to respond to the rise in popularity of videogames. But Pac-Man and Space Invaders weren’t the only entertainment for up-and-coming nerd children of the 80’s. There was a little something called Dungeons & Dragons. So, in our episode today, our heroes battle an evil wizard and his gang of demons, enlisting the help of Marvel’s Black Knight along the way. It’s time for Knights and Demons.
It seems that the evil wizard Mordred was long-ago imprisoned in the Land of Shades by the Black Knight and his ebony blade. However, a demon slave of Mordred’s encased in stone has recently been unearthed in modern times. When the beast awakens, it can steal the ebony blade (conveniently on display in a New York museum) and Mordred can take over the world. With this danger on the horizon, The Black Knight is summoned on his winged horse. His first job is to get back his ebony blade. Continue reading Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends S:01 E:11
Episode Title: The Vengeance of Loki
So far, the most iconic villain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been Thor’s brother, that God of Mischief himself, Loki. Today, he brings his brand of troublemaking to the animated world of Spider-Man and His Amazing friends. Of course, his heroic brother Thor comes along to help stop him in today’s episode The Vengeance of Loki.
Our story begins in the arctic where a ship has suddenly encountered a strange iceberg that shifts position every time they try to move out of the way. Of course, a collision happens and the ship starts to sink into the icy water. Meanwhile, back in New York, Iceman receives the ship’s distress call so he, Spidey and Firestar head north to help. Iceman creates an ice platform to push the ship back to the surface, however the Spider Friends get more than they bargained for since the iceberg is one of Loki’s tricks. It is an attempt by him to lure his enemy Thor into a trap. Loki is also after a magical diamond which is attached to an ancient viking ship which is frozen under the ice. He already has a duplicate jewel which, when combined with the other, will grant him great powers. Continue reading Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends S:01 E:10
Episode Title: Spidey Goes to Hollywood
Right now, many of my friends from the world of film blogging are in Hollywood at the Turner Classic Movies Film Festival. While I, on the other hand, get to watch them tweet about the festival from the comfort of my own home and office. I am jealous, to say the least. Now, as if to pour salt on the wound, even Spider-Man, Iceman and Firestar get to head off to tinsel town in this week’s episode, Spidey Goes to Hollywood. Continue reading Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends S:1 E:9
Episode Title: The Prison Plot
Of all the villains in the Marvel Universe, one that is often listed as one of the most powerful is that master of metal…Magneto. This evil mutant is usually pitted against fellow mutants The X-Men. But remember, in this series Spidey’s got a few mutants in his corner. So it’s up to them to stop Magneto in The Prison Plot.
As our story begins, dozens of police officers are attending the National Police Chief and Warden Convention, which for some strange reason is being held at a prison. Peter, Bobby, and Angelica are working as gophers for the convention in an attempt to earn money to buy a present for Aunt May’s birthday. The entertainment for the convention is an escape artist called Proton the Great. Spidey, however, quickly recognizes him as Magneto. When Spidey confronts him, Magneto promptly seals the wall crawler in a giant hourglass with sand pouring down on him. Continue reading Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends S:1 E:8
Episode Title: Video Man
The greatest Christmas present I ever received was the Atari 2600. Laugh if you must, but we didn’t care about the low-res graphics…we could play Missile Command in our own homes and that was enough. When Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends debuted, the video game craze was in full swing. The Pac-Man Fever album was less than a year away. So leave it to Electro to cause trouble for the Spider Friends by bringing a video game character to life. Get ready, true believers, for Video Man. Continue reading Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends S:1 E:7
Episode Title: Seven Little Superheroes
Greetings once again, true believers! This week’s episode of Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends is about to give you more heroes than you can handle. We have not one, not two, not even a mere three superheroes. Get ready for Seven Little Superheroes.
This time, a mysterious supervillain known as The Chameleon is on the loose. This villain can change his appearance to perfectly copy anyone and he has plans to make life difficult for Spidey, Iceman and Firestar. But that’s not enough for him. He also has his eye set on four other heroes, both famous and obscure: The Submariner, Doctor Strange, Shanna the Jungle Queen, and none other than Captain America himself. Each of the heroes gets a strange letter summoning them to Wolf Island Mansion for a “most unusual get together.” There’s one problem, though. Since Aunt May is visiting a friend with cats for the weekend, the Spider Friends have no choice but to bring the dog, Miss Lion, along for the trip. Continue reading Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends S:1 E:6
Episode Title: Swarm
I remember one of the biggest fears of childhood was the fear of being stung by a bee. The memory of the first time I was ever stung by a bee, on the school playground, is still extremely vivid in my mind. So this week’s episode of Spider-Man and His Amazing friends would’ve been exceptionally freaky for youngsters like me. Get ready for Swarm.
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Episode Title: Sunfire
Greetings once again true believers. It’s time to check in once again with the Spider Friends. This time a new super-powered hunk joins in the fun, and catches Firestar’s eye. It’s a character on loan from the X-men, and he has pretty much the same powers as Firestar. Get ready for Sunfire!
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Episode Title: The Fantastic Mr. Frump
Greetings once again true believers. Well, we’re all used to seeing the Fantastic Four battling the evil Dr. Doom. But in this week’s Spider Friends adventure, old tin can head teams up with The Fantastic Mr. Frump.
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