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?
This version of the Green Goblin is more like Stan Lee's original idea for the character. Lee's original synopsis for the Green Goblin had a movie crew, on location, finding an Egyptian-like sarcophagus. Inside was an ancient mythological demon, the Green Goblin who naturally came to life. This was not used in the comics because Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko changed Lee's idea and made the Green Goblin a human villain. Ditko was not involved with this cartoon, but Stan Lee was a story consultant. See more
Due to the low quality animation, Spider-Man can be regularly seen swinging off webs that appear to be connected to nothing but the sky. This mistake has been the subject of a fair few memes. See more
Referenced in Return of the Living Dead II
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