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?
Smythe, the inventor who J. Jonah Jameson funded to create a robot to capture Spider-Man, is given the first name Henry in this cartoon. At the time of production the character was only referred to as Smythe in the comics. It wasn't until subsequent appearances in the comics the character's full name, Spencer Smyth, was revealed. See more
In "The Origin of Spider-Man," one of the bikers calls Peter a "four-eyed fouler" even though he does not wear glasses throughout the entire series. 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