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: 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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Title:The Crime of All Centuries
Well true believers, if you were impressed when Steven Spielberg brought dinosaurs back to life in Jurassic Park, that’s nothing compared to what Kraven the Hunter does in this week’s episode. Brace yourselves for “The Crime of All Centuries.”
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Episode Title: The Triumph of the Green Goblin
Original Airdate: 9-12-81
Greetings true believers! It’s time to take a look at the debut episode for Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends. What better way to start than an encounter with one of Spidey’s most dangerous enemies…the Green Goblin.
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Greetings true believers! It’s time to prepare yourselves for a journey into the realm of Saturday morning superhero television! After all, if we’re going to have a site all about comic book related tv shows, we’ve got to show some love for some of the classic animated shows. For my contribution to the site, I have decided to begin with an early 80’s classic, Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends. But before we start going through the episodes, I wanted to give a quick introduction for those who are, perhaps, too young to remember it.
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