The BEST episodes of Spider-Man (1967)

Every episode of Spider-Man (1967) ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Spider-Man (1967)!

Marvel Comics' most memorable character, Spider-Man (Spidey for short), got the star treatment in animation in 1967. This cartoon premiered at around the same time as The Fantastic Four and the Marvel Superheroes Hour. The theme song is one of the most memorable television theme songs ever, and has been re-recorded plenty of times. When high school student Peter Parker is bitten by a radioactive spider at a lab demonstration, he finds himself owner of some new powers, namely the proportionate strength, speed, and agility of a natural spider, plus a sixth "spider"-sense that enables him to sense danger, and the ability to climb on walls.

Last Updated: 11/14/2022Network:ABC (US)
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Double Identity
star
7.57
7 votes

#1 - Double Identity

Season 1 - Episode 36 - Aired 1/13/1968

Art robberies are committed by an old enemy of Spiderman, actor Charles Cameo, who can utilize masks and make-up to usurp any identity, including those of J. Jonah Jameson and Spiderman!

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The Madness of Mysterio
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7.40
5 votes

#2 - The Madness of Mysterio

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired 5/17/1970

Spiderman tussles once more with master-of-illusion Mysterio. This time, Mysterio causes Spidey to think that he has shrunk the web-swinger and placed him in a miniature amusement park.

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Knight Must Fall
star
7.25
4 votes

#3 - Knight Must Fall

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 4/26/1970

Spidey jousts with a motorcycle-riding knight in armor who is robbing theatre box offices, armored trucks, and museum officials receiving a medieval artifact.

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To Catch a Spider
star
7.10
31 votes

#4 - To Catch a Spider

Season 1 - Episode 35 - Aired 1/13/1968

Under the guidance of Dr. Noah Boddy, the Green Goblin, Electro, and the Vulture join forces for revenge on Spiderman. In a confrontation with Noah Boddy's three stooges, Spidey practices ventriloquism to cause each of the three miscreants to think that he is being insulted by the others, and the excitable trio of villains begin fighting each other.

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The Menace of Mysterio
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7.02
54 votes

#5 - The Menace of Mysterio

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/23/1967

Spider-man has robbed a bank! But Peter Parker doesn't remember robbing a bank. He figures it must be an impostor. Meanwhile, J Jonah Jameson has being recieving calls from a mysterious Mysterio. He claims that he could defeat Spider-man and bets with Jonah on it. Jonah puts Mysterio's challenge on the front page of the Daily Bugle though Spider-man is in trouble with the law. Spider-man arrives at Mysterio's meeting place (a bridge) and they battle there. Mysterio hits Spider-man into the water and Mysterio thinks he won! When really Spidey survived and swam underwater. Peter Parker was in Jonah's office when Mysterio came, wanting his money. Jonah says they haven't proved Spider-man's dead but will only give half of it. As Mysterio exits the office, Peter puts a Spider-tracter on his cloak. Spidey follows him to a TV studio where he meets him. They battle there and Spider-man managed to make Mysterio confess that the Spider-man that robbed the bank is fake and reveal that he

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The Big Brainwasher
star
7.00
6 votes

#6 - The Big Brainwasher

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/5/1970

The Kingpin's latest scheme to control New York involves a machine that brainwashes city officials into doing as the commands. Peter's girl-friend, Mary Jane, invites Peter to watch her dance on opening night at the Gloom Room A-Go-Go, a night club secretly owned by the Kingpin.

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Where Crawls the Lizard
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6.98
57 votes

#7 - Where Crawls the Lizard

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/16/1967

Reports of a lizard-man terrorizing the Everglades bring Spiderman to Florida, where he finds that a Doctor Conner, by testing a swamp fever serum upon himself, has changed into an intelligent lizard. The lizard that Conner has become intends to use a beaker containing the serum, which it confiscates from Conner's laboratory, to convert alligators into reptiles that share its level of intelligence, to follow it in conquest of humanity. Spidey applies his knowledge of science to conceive an antidote to the serum and confronts Conner's lizard alter-ego at an old, Spanish fort, webbing the bipedal reptile before it can release the serum into the Florida swamps, and forcing it to drink the antidote that changes it back to Conner, who does not remember any of his acts as the Lizard but is immensely grateful for Spidey's help, as are his wife and son.

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Never Step on a Scorpion
star
6.95
44 votes

#8 - Never Step on a Scorpion

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/7/1967

Jameson's latest Spiderman-catching scheme involves a genetically mutated humanoid scorpion created by a scientist named Dr. Stillwell, but the Scorpion's allegiances are fickle, the monster soon declares Jameson as his number one enemy, and Spiderman must rescue his newspaper-publishing nemesis from the beast's murderous clutches. Fortunately, the Scorpion is vulnerable to Spidey's webbing, and Spidey captures the Scorpion for police capture, not once but twice, after the Scorpion escapes prison and attempts again to kill Jameson.

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To Cage a Spider
star
6.83
6 votes

#9 - To Cage a Spider

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired 1/18/1969

Two robbers dynamite a bank safe and abscond in their car with millions of stolen dollars. Spidey chases them. The villains throw a "Vibrator" device at the web-swinger, and it explodes in Spidey's face! Spidey falls more than 20 building stories to strike a Manhattan street's pavement..

Directors: Ralph Bakshi
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The Power of Dr. Octopus
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6.82
98 votes

#10 - The Power of Dr. Octopus

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/9/1967

Peter Parker is on assignment for J. Jonah Jameson, investigating mystery lights outside of the New York City limits for possible Daily Bugle pictures, when a rock avalanche forces his car off of a road and onto a tree part-way down a cliff. Peter changes to Spiderman and uses webbing to gently bring his car to a landing at the base of the cliff, where he notices light emanating from an opening in the rock, revealing a gadget-filled cave wherein the multi-mechanical-armed Doctor Octopus is scheming to trigger a series of underground explosions in Manhattan. Octopus surprises Spidey by dropping an entangling chain around the super-hero, then confines Spidey behind a descending set of jail cell bars. When Peter is overdue at the Bugle, Betty Brant drives her car to the same location and is also captured by Octopus. With his back turned from Spidey and Brant, Octopus initiates his diabolical plan as proof of his power to devastate New York. Spidey sprays his webbing into the jail cell locks that imprison himself and Betty, the webbing serves as a key, and Betty is free to run for help, while Spidey fights Octopus, shooting webbing at Octopus' glasses and blinding the villain so that he can be webbed to a wooden beam in the cave. The police, summoned to the scene by Betty, arrest Octopus, and Betty is reunited with Peter, who tells to her that he has been looking for a mechanic to repair his car.

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The Vanishing Doctor Vespasian
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6.57
7 votes

#11 - The Vanishing Doctor Vespasian

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/12/1970

Dr. Vespasian, a green-skinned, wrinkled scientist, concocts a drinkable invisibility formula and uses it on himself and his dog, Brutus.

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Menace from the Bottom of the World
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6.56
9 votes

#12 - Menace from the Bottom of the World

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/12/1968

Investigating the disappearance of banks (which have been mechanically submerged to deep inside the Earth), Spidey finds a hole that leads to a maze of underground tunnels, through which Spidey undertakes a perilous journey in search of the lost occupants of the submerged banks, and he comes upon a bizarre city populated by group of Molemen led by a maniac intent on conquest of the "surface people", some of whom- the occupants of the banks-the Molemen are holding prisoner.

Directors: Ralph Bakshi
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Sub-Zero for Spidey
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6.53
34 votes

#13 - Sub-Zero for Spidey

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/9/1967

A group of giant ice creatures situate in New York Harbor in their damaged, diamond-like spaceship and abduct Dr. Smartyr, a noted scientist. Spidey boards the alien space vessel, passes through a maze of perilous, icy tunnels, and finds the aliens' control room, where Smartyr, an expert in propulsion, is helping the creatures, friendly Plutonians who were forced to land on Earth for repairs to their spaceship. With his new invention, a space warp control device, Smartyr assists the Plutonians to launch their spacecraft out of New York Harbor, leave Earth, and return to Pluto. But neither Smartyr nor Spidey will tell anyone about their encounter with aliens.

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The Origin of Spider-Man
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6.53
40 votes

#14 - The Origin of Spider-Man

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/14/1968

Student Peter Parker is labeled a "bookworm" by his peers when he declines their offer of a triple-date in favor of viewing a radiology experiment. Bit by a spider, turning into a superhero, his uncle killed by a thief that Peter let go.. fights crime now in Manhattan.

Directors: Ralph Bakshi
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Down to Earth
star
6.50
6 votes

#15 - Down to Earth

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired 6/7/1970

Jameson orders Peter to fly in an airplane with Daily Bugle pilot Osa Olsen to the North Pole to locate a fallen meteor with bizarre antennae, but a thunder-snowstorm cripples Parker and Olsen's airplane, and it crashes in a wasteland populated by a tribe of savages, who have appropriated the meteor and are planning to drop it into a volcano as an offering to their fire god in return for warmth.

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Trip to Tomorrow
star
6.50
8 votes

#16 - Trip to Tomorrow

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired 6/14/1970

A bolt of lightning breaks Spidey's web, causing him to fall into a boxcar at a rail yard. In the boxcar, Spidey meets a young runaway who plans to ride a freight train out of New York City and become "the Caped Protector of Podunk".

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Vine
star
6.43
7 votes

#17 - Vine

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/16/1968

A giant plant escapes from storage in a house belonging to Prof. Smithers, a missing scientist. Spidey goes through a portal (located in the scientist's home) to prehistoric times to find some defense against the plant and meets Smithers, who tells to him that two radium gems in an idol in a nearby city, if ingested by the plant in New York, will disintegrate it.

Directors: Ralph Bakshi
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King Pinned
star
6.40
10 votes

#18 - King Pinned

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/21/1968

On his first night at work at the Daily Bugle, Peter overhears talk of a fake medicine racket engineered by a rotund mobster called the Kingpin, whose thugs have a laboratory somewhere where they produce cheap, imitation pharmaceuticals, which are then peddled at gunpoint to druggists, who are subsequently frightened into selling the fake medicine and not signing a complaint for the police.

Directors: Ralph Bakshi
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Revolt in the Fifth Dimension
star
6.40
5 votes

#19 - Revolt in the Fifth Dimension

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired 5/24/1970

A dying scientist from the destroyed planet Goth in the deceased galaxy of Kamosah must land his crippled spaceship on Earth and, before expiring, entrusts Spiderman with a tiny but encyclopedic library of information, including the secrets of a dimension of living thought, whose one-eyed, skeletal ruler, Infinata, wants this information destroyed.

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Home
star
6.40
5 votes

#20 - Home

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 12/14/1968

At a coffee house, Peter meets Carol, a girl with whom he has much in common; he does not realize to what extent that they are alike until he, as Spiderman, catches Carol in the act of robbing electrical equipment and finds that she has powers identical to his!

Directors: Ralph Bakshi
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The Vulture's Prey
star
6.25
4 votes

#21 - The Vulture's Prey

Season 1 - Episode 29 - Aired 12/23/1967

The nefarious Vulture traps Jameson inside of a tower-clock and uses the well-informed Daily Bugle publisher as a source of information on the whereabouts of a visiting diamond merchant and the testing of military equipment- two prospective heists for the greedy bird-man.

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Sky Harbor
star
6.25
8 votes

#22 - Sky Harbor

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/5/1970

A German Baron utilizes a flying aircraft carrier to launch an attack on New York City with World War One-style fighter airplanes.

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The Terrible Triumph of Dr. Octopus
star
6.19
32 votes

#23 - The Terrible Triumph of Dr. Octopus

Season 1 - Episode 31 - Aired 12/30/1967

Doctor Octopus imposes upon Dr. Smartyr's Nullifier rocket test and steals the ultra-powerful destructor missile, with possession thereof Octopus plans to force all nations to bow to his will.

Sting of the Scorpion
star
6.13
31 votes

#24 - Sting of the Scorpion

Season 1 - Episode 37 - Aired 1/20/1968

When the Scorpion, intent on vengeance upon Spiderman and Jameson, escapes prison, he visits the laboratory of his creator, Dr. Stillwell, and drinks a potion that vastly increases his size.

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Electro the Human Lightning Bolt
star
6.12
49 votes

#25 - Electro the Human Lightning Bolt

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/16/1967

Electro, a villain capable of emitting energy bolts from his hands, robs J. Jonah Jameson's wall safe as the beginning of a crime wave which is investigated by Spiderman and ends in a confrontation with Electro in an amusement park. By his reflections, Spidey draws Electro's fire in a hall of mirrors, then startles Electro with an electricity-negating, asbestos-laced webbing dropped from above onto the villain. Spidey gives the webbed Electro to Jameson for the New York Police Department (the NYPD) to apprehend.

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