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
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Did You Know?
Two season were originally commissioned by ABC, previous animated Marvel ventures were little more than basic animation of static images but ABC invested a lot of money in this series, the idea being that this would be akin to Johnny Quest in terms of limited animation. This proved to be too much to cope with as after making just one season the original animation studio, Grantray-Lawrence Animation, filed for bankruptcy. Krantz Films, the company who at the time was acting as distributor, fulfilled the rest of the contract by taking on the animation of the second season themselves, as cheaply as possible, using as many of the assets from their other animated show, rocket robin hood, as possible. A third season was then commissioned to bring the number of episodes up to the syndication standard of 52 episodes and get some of the lost money back from rerun packages. 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
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...
Referenced in Chairman of the Board
Opening and Closing Theme Song
Words by Paul Francis Webster
Music by Bob Harris
, Stu Phillips
and D. Kapross
Published by Buddah Music, Inc. See more