A teenage boy with the powers of a spider fights crime as the Webslinging Wonder.

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Paul Soles ...
 Spider-Man / ... (52 episodes, 1967-1970)
Peg Dixon ...
 Betty Brant / ... (52 episodes, 1967-1970)
Paul Kligman ...
 J. Jonah Jameson / ... (52 episodes, 1967-1970)
Bernard Cowan ...
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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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Trivia

Two episodes of the series ("Phantom from the Depths of Time" and "Revolt in the Fifth Dimension") heavily recycle animation from episodes "From Menace to Menace" and "Dimentia Five" of the earlier series Rocket Robin Hood (1966) by simply substituting Spider-Man for Rocket Robin Hood on the animated cels. See more »

Goofs

Through out the series the Spider emblem on Spider-Man's suit switches between having 6 legs to having the correct 8. Noticable from season 2 onwards when the episodes start reusing more footage. See more »

Quotes

[theme song]
Chorus: Spider-Man, Spider-Man, / Does whatever a spider can / Spins a web, any size / Catches thieves just like flies / Look out! Here comes the Spider-Man! / Is he strong? Listen, bud, / He's got radioactive blood / Can he swing from a thread? / Take a look overhead! / Hey there! There goes the Spider-Man! / In the chill of the night, at the scene of the crime, / like a streak of light, he arrives just in time! / Spider-Man, Spider-Man, / Friendly neighborhood Spider-Man / Wealth and fame...
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Referenced in American Pickers: Buddy's Booby Trap (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Spider-Man
Opening and Closing Theme Song
Words by Paul Francis Webster
Music by Bob Harris, Stu Phillips and D. Kapross
Published by Buddah Music, Inc.
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An original animation
27 July 2006 | by (Philadelphia, PA United States) – See all my reviews

Although I was born the same year that Spider-man went off the air in 1970, it ran in syndication, which I watched all the episodes when it aired. Compared with the contemporary cartoons of my childhood such as Speed Racer, The Superfriends, Most of Filmation Studios animation, etc., the original Spider-Man cartoon, by far, had better graphics, music, etc. than the subsequent "Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends" among other recent Spider-Man episodes, although they were more advanced, consistent, and greater story lines. Spider-Man had an original animation theme, such as the original Lone ranger Cartoon of the 1960s (Format Films). This Spider-Man will always remain a classic to me.


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