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.
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Did You Know?
After Season 2 ended, the series continued to air on ABC's Saturday morning line up until August 30, 1969 when it was dropped by the network after 39 episodes aired. For the show to have a successful run in syndicated reruns, a minimum of 52 episodes was needed. After a year hiatus, a 3rd Season of 13 episodes was commissioned for production and slated to air in first run syndication, but Krantz films was running low on money and had the budget slashed even more than in was in Season 2. As a result, many of the episodes in Season 3 had heavily recycled animation footage from Season 1 & 2 episodes and just added new dialogue to make a new episode. 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
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