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 cartoon features the first full appearance of Electro, after he had a very brief cameo on "The Marvel Super Heroes" (1966). This is also the first time Electro sports his yellow and green costume, but the lighting bolts on the chest were removed to make the animation smoother. 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
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