Spider-Man (1967–1970)

TV Series  |  TV-Y7  |  Animation, Adventure, Family
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A teenage boy with the powers of a spider fights crime as the Webslinging Wonder.


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Series cast summary:
Paul Kligman ...
 J. Jonah Jameson / ... (52 episodes, 1967-1970)
Paul Soles ...
 Spider-Man / ... (52 episodes, 1967-1970)
Peg Dixon ...
 Betty Brant / ... (52 episodes, 1967-1970)
Bernard Cowan ...
 Police officer / ... (51 episodes, 1967-1970)


Student Peter Parker is bitten by a spider while witnessing an experiment in radiology and finds that the radiation has transferred the properties of the spider (ability to scale walls and swing on webs) to him with a strength proportional to his body. Peter now has super spider powers and is so preoccupied with their possibilities that he fails to help the police stop a thief, who later robs the house of Peter's guardians, Aunt May and Uncle Ben, and kills Ben. Furious, Peter tracks down the culprit at a warehouse, and, on seeing the man's face, Peter realizes that if he had acted earlier to help stop the crook, Ben would be alive now. So, Peter vows to use his new powers to fight crime, as the super-heroic Spider-Man. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Release Date:

9 September 1967 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


The Human Fly Twins ("The Spider and the Fly" and "Trick or Treachery") are named "Stan" and "Lee" after Spider-Man's creator Stan Lee. See more »


In the opening title sequence of the show, Spider-Man is shown, "in the chill of night", looking out of a window at a jewelry store. The store's sign displays the words "FINE JEWLERY". When Spider-Man swings down and kicks the door open, the sign has become "FINE JEWELRY". See more »


[repeated line]
Spider-Man: Wallopin' websnappers!
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Referenced in Cinematic Titanic: The Oozing Skull (2007) See more »


Opening and Closing Theme Song
Words by Paul Francis Webster
Music by Bob Harris
Music by Stu Phillips
Music by and D. Kapross
Published by Buddah Music, Inc.
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Animation? What animation?
23 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

When I was a very small boy in the 1970s I used to love this show. That is because I had no taste. I recently purchased the box set because of nostalgia and it is really off-putting how bad the material is. In each 20 minutes or so of the program there are perhaps forty-five seconds of original animation. The vast majority of the show is stock animation repeated over and over, and, in the later episodes, stills that are manipulated (spun around, zoomed in on, etc.) In the earlier episodes the backgrounds are at least colorful, but in later episodes they get dark and inexplicably expressionistic. And why do the episodes introduce only three characters: Peter Parker, J. Jonah Jameson, and Betty Brant? What about Flash Thompson? Aunt May? -- There are dozens of potential characters that should have been introduced.

Okay, now I have that out of my system...

The music score is pretty cool, and while the show has its flaws, it captures something of the swinging attitude that "Smilin' Stan Lee" and "Jazzy Johnny Romita" brought to the early Spider-Man comics. --> NOT MUCH, but something.

The "Spider Man and His Amazing Friends" show from the 80s is far superior, as are the cartoon shows from the 90s. It's too bad Marvel animation couldn't have come up with something of the quality and intelligence of the Batman Animated Series and its several spin- offs.

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