The Spider-Man animated series has many stories remembered by fans, it’s time to find out which were its best episodes
If we have to talk about a before and after in the history of Spider-Man, we have to talk about the animated series from the 90s. With 65 episodes divided into 5 seasons, this is one of the most complete adaptations of the arachnid, as it covers stories from the comics that had not been brought to television before.
From the dangers of the Green Goblin, to raising the multiverse. These are some of the best chapters that the animated series presented.
10 | THE RETURN OF VENOM S3:E11
After an encounter with Spider-Man, the hero separated Eddie Brock from the Symbiote, the alien creature was sent into space. Some time later, Baron Mordo visits Brock in prison on orders of Dormammu to offer him power again.
This also meant the appearance of Carnagewhich inevitably spawns a feud with Spider-Man and venomwho must unite to prevent the return of Dormammu.
9 | THE RETURN OF HYDRO-MAN S5:E8
The water-powered villain Hydro-Man returns to ruin Peter and Mary Jane’s honeymoon. This had disappeared in the past, so his appearance is a surprise for the arachnid. This takes you to Miles Warrena scientist tasked with researching cloning.
It turns out that both this Hydro Man as mary jane they are clones created by Warren (the real redhead has been lost in the multiverse since season 3). The ending is tragic, seeing how the hero’s wife evaporates, discovering that he married a false woman.
8 | The Insidious Six
spider-man faces a great battle, king pin brings together 6 villains who have pending accounts with the arachnid, the adaptation of the Sinister Six.
The only detail is that the hero has problems with his powers. Curiously, he plays in his favor, since when the doctor octopus He unmasks him, everyone thinks he is an impostor because of his clumsiness in fighting.
7 | DUEL OF THE HUNTERS S2:E8
The entire arc of Spider-Man suffering with his powers concludes with his transformation into a monster. Calypso calls Kraven the Hunter to help stop the beast, he is joined by the Punisher and together they try to help him return to normal.
6 | THE WEDDING S5:E1
After meeting Mary Jane whom he thought was missing (he would later discover that she was a clone), Peter Parker proposes to her. Unfortunately harry osborn He did not take the news with the best face. He decides to fall before the madness of the Green Goblin again to stop the wedding.
In the end, Peter manages to stop the villain and marry Mary Jane (he later finds out she was a clone). Harry agrees to turn from the path of evil, leaving the Green Goblin to wander in limbo.
5 | Daredevil S3:E6-7
Peter Parker is accused of a crime he did not commit, his only legal defense is Matt Murdock. Meanwhile, their secret identities, Spider-Man and Daredevil, come together to gather evidence against the King of Crime.
The two-episode story takes us through the origins of the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen and the Kingpin. Not forgetting the final twist that reveals that the one who hires Murdock to defend Parker turns out to be Jameson, showing a bit of that kind heart that characterizes the editor of the Daily Bugle.
4 | SEE YOU LATER S5:E13
The end of the series concludes the multiversal meeting of different versions of spider-man. The SAsk-Verse is facing spider carnagean alternate version consumed by the red symbiote that attempts to destroy all dimensions of reality.
The perfect closure is the cameo of Stan Lee, whom the protagonist thanks for allowing him to exist. The series ends with the arachnid and Madame Web traveling through limbo in search of the real Mary Jane.
3 | MAKE A WISH S3:E2-3
Spider-Man meets Madame Web, and she commissions him to visit a little fan of the Nethead’s exploits with whom he will live a crazy adventure against Doctor Octopus. First we have a retelling of Spidey’s comic-inspired origins. Amazing Fantasy #15.
In the end, the little girl asks the protagonist to remove his mask, he agrees and reveals himself as Peter Parker. Later we find out that the girl is a patient at a foundation for homeless children. As an extra piece of information, this chapter is inspired by the story of The guy who collects Spider-Man.
2 | Change of view S3:E14
The return of the Green Goblin becomes complicated when Norman Osborn discovers Spider-Man’s secret identity. Their rivalry is pushed to the limit when the villain, in possession of a dimensional portal device, kidnaps Mary Jane.
In the middle of the battle, the girl falls into a portal without Peter noticing, believing her to be dead. The idea was to adapt the death of Gwen Stacy, although with slight changes due to censorship. The final we never knew if the hero managed to find her in her limbo.
1 | THE ALIEN SUIT S1: E8-10
Also known as the Venom saga, the appearance of the symbiote left its mark on the series. The idea of astronauts bringing the alien from space is first brought up (later taken up in The Spectacular Spider-Man series and the Venom movie).
By joining Spider-Man, the black suit causes changes in the protagonist’s personality, and when he takes it off he falls into a vengeful Eddie Brock, creating Venom.
There is no doubt that the Spider-Man animated series marked the hero’s story, inspiring other animations and film adaptations.
Spider-Man the animated series is available on Disney + in Mexico.