Spider-Man (1967)

The WORST episodes of Spider-Man (1967)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

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: 5/28/2022Network: ABC (US)
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#1 - Rollarama

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired 5/10/1970

A remake of Season 2's "Vine", virtually identical in plot; the only difference is that instead of a giant plant threatening New York, the menace is a series of enormous, rolling pods that grow from boxes in a missing scientist's house. The scientist has used a time portal located in his house to journey into another dimension, and the rolling pods have come from that dimension, the Land of Crystal Creation.

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Farewell Performance
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2.45
31 votes

#2 - Farewell Performance

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired 12/2/1967

When a Jekyll-and-Hyde poster comes to life at the soon-to-be-demolished Castle Theatre, Spidey visits the theatre and encounters a mischievous Blackwell the Magician, who is trying to attract public attention to the theatre in hope of preventing its demolition.

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The Dark Terrors
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3.52
31 votes

#3 - The Dark Terrors

Season 1 - Episode 30 - Aired 12/23/1967

Life-like and substantial shadows of beasts are projected in various locations in New York City by the Phantom's new Shadow-Scope glasses to cause panic and enable the Phantom to effect unconstrained bank and jewelry store robberies.

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Specialists and Slaves
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4.00
2 votes

#4 - Specialists and Slaves

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired 5/31/1970

An old enemy of Spidey's, a radiation specialist who once lifted Manhattan into the sky, has been released from jail and promptly revisits Manhattan's nuclear power plant, stuns the outdoor guards with his ray gun, and again commandeers the reactor.

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The Fantastic Fakir
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4.20
35 votes

#5 - The Fantastic Fakir

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 11/25/1967

Spiderman battles an Arabian jewel thief, whose magical flute induces animals into attacking Spidey.

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Blueprint for Crime
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4.25
32 votes

#6 - Blueprint for Crime

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired 12/9/1967

A bald-headed mastermind named the Plotter employs two ridiculous criminals, Cowboy and Ox, to steal a blueprint to a missile.

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Fiddler on the Loose
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4.27
30 votes

#7 - Fiddler on the Loose

Season 1 - Episode 34 - Aired 1/6/1968

Because he hates rock-and-roll for its having replaced classical music in the tastes of the masses, a fiddler with a deadly, sonic violin seeks revenge upon pop-music sponsor Cyrus Flintridge.

Magic Malice
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4.32
31 votes

#8 - Magic Malice

Season 1 - Episode 32 - Aired 12/30/1967

While Blackwell the Magician is entertaining at the Castle Theatre, his house is invaded by the Green Goblin, who swipes some of Blackwell's props and peruses Blackwell's book of magic spells and incantations.

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Spider-Man Meets Doctor Noah Boddy
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4.39
36 votes

#9 - Spider-Man Meets Doctor Noah Boddy

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 11/25/1967

A scientist, Dr. Noah Boddy, renders himself invisible by means of a machine, then acts to avenge himself upon Jameson, who publically maligned his theory of invisibility.

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Diet of Destruction
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4.45
38 votes

#10 - Diet of Destruction

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 10/14/1967

A gigantic, walking blast furnace that feasts on metal from lampposts, cars, and power transformers, is loose in New York City. Spidey webs its two legs, ties a rope around its middle, and pilots a tugboat to pull it into the water of New York Harbor. Water douses its fire.

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Horn of the Rhino
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4.47
40 votes

#11 - Horn of the Rhino

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 10/28/1967

Sick with a cold, Spiderman must battle the Rhino, a powerful, horned villain capable of ramming through trains, trucks, and submarines. Though Peter's Aunt May forbids her ailing nephew to procure pictures for Jameson of the Rhino's wrath, Peter leaves his bed to become Spiderman each time that a component to a top-secret military weapon is due to arrive in New York City, because the Rhino wants the weapon and will stop at nothing to steal the components, three in total, coming to New York by train, airplane, and submarine. But the sneezing Spidey is unable to stop the Rhino from snatching the components. Finally, as the Rhino is assembling the weapon from the three heisted components, Spidey obtains a can of pepper from Aunt May's cupboard, finds the Rhino's hideout, a cave at the New York City Zoo, and webs the can of pepper onto the Rhino's horn, which punctures the can, and pepper drops in the Rhino's face so that the Rhino now too has a sneezing handicap. An avalanche of mud falls upon the Rhino, and Spidey bakes the mud with a heat ray to trap the horned criminal, then gains possession of the weapon to return it to the military. The Rhino is apprehended by the NYPD, and Peter confines himself to bed to allow Aunt May to fully treat his cold.

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The Golden Rhino
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4.48
31 votes

#12 - The Golden Rhino

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired 12/9/1967

Spiderman's old enemy, the rampaging Rhino, is stealing gold bullion to mold an auric likeness of himself.

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The Vulture's Prey
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4.67
3 votes

#13 - 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.

Here Comes Trubble
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4.89
9 votes

#14 - Here Comes Trubble

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 11/18/1967

Miss Trubble, a book dealer obsessed with mythology, is owner of a magical chest from which she summons a succession of mythological figures, from centaurs to the Cyclops to Diana the Hunter-Goddess, to commit robberies of ancient artifacts on her behalf.

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Thunder Rumble
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5.00
4 votes

#15 - Thunder Rumble

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 12/28/1968

A giant Martian warrior, who throws lightning bolts, comes to Earth to rob the planet of its gold. Spiderman's effort to stop the behemoth alien is thwarted by a thieving bomber whom Spidey was about to capture before the Martian appeared on Earth.

Directors: Ralph Bakshi
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The Revenge of Dr. Magneto
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5.09
11 votes

#16 - The Revenge of Dr. Magneto

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 11/11/1967

Dr. Magneto, a scientist with a gun capable of magnetizing and demagnetizing various objects, plans revenge upon the world for ridiculing his theories. He causes a rail bridge to collapse, then lifts and drops a statue from high altitude, but Spidey arrives on the scene and prevents Magneto's schemes from causing loss of life. Then, Spidey confronts Magneto in a museum and, with a dense, anti-magnetic webbing, smashes Magneto's magnetizing gun. He then webs Magneto in the usual manner and places the disgraced scientist on a pedestal in the museum for police to apprehend.

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Kilowatt Kaper
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5.12
41 votes

#17 - Kilowatt Kaper

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 10/21/1967

Electro exploits an electrical storm to recharge his energy powers and escape jail. He hijacks the New York City power station and intends to blackmail the city into accepting his demand of total rule. Spiderman confronts Electro first at the power station and then in Times Square. In Times Square, Spidey spins his special, electricity-resistant webbing formula to form a large net, then webs a personal shield to deflect one of Electro's bolts so that the bolt blasts a hole through a wooden ledge. Electro, walking confidently toward Spidey, falls through the hole and into the net, where Spidey's electricity-resistant webbing traps Electro for police to recapture him.

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The Peril of Parafino
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5.14
14 votes

#18 - The Peril of Parafino

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 10/21/1967

A convict named Red Dog Melvin escapes jail and is granted asylum at Parafino's Wax Museum, where Red Dog is put in suspended animation and coated with wax by fanatical wax artist Parafino, whose advertised exhibit of Red Dog lures Spidey to the museum for a nighttime visit. Planning to turn the web-swinger into a wax-covered exhibit, Parafino throws an ultra-sticky wax at Spidey's hands and feet, pinning Spidey on a pedestal. Betty Brant arrives at the museum in search for Peter, who told to her that he was going to investigate the museum, and Parafino captures her too. However, Spidey uses heat to his advantage, first from a lamp above his pedestal to melt the wax on his hands (thus enabling him to pull his feet free from the wax bonding them to the pedestal), then by hitting with his webbing a wax temperature control that increases heat to cause Parafino to melt! The real Parafino emerges to continue the work of his melted wax self-image, but Red Dog reanimates and grabs Parafino, and Spidey webs them both.

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The Spider and the Fly
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5.17
30 votes

#19 - The Spider and the Fly

Season 1 - Episode 27 - Aired 12/16/1967

Spidey chases the culprit in an attempted theft of jewels from a countess and is surprised to find that his opponent, dressed in a black "Human Fly" costume, also has the ability to scale walls and can cross thin wires between buildings.

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The Slippery Doctor Von Schlick
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5.17
30 votes

#20 - The Slippery Doctor Von Schlick

Season 1 - Episode 28 - Aired 12/16/1967

Oil is being stolen in huge quantities by Dr. Von Schlick, a chemist villain garbed in a rubber, non-stick suit and armed with petroleum-based bubbles that he fires from his fingers to envelope Spidey.

The Witching Hour
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5.22
36 votes

#21 - The Witching Hour

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 10/14/1967

A ghoulish villain, the Green Goblin, plans to conjure demons of the spirit world to do his bidding and to this end uses J. Jonah Jameson as a hypnotized medium to the evil realm. Spidey trails the Goblin and Jameson to a cemetery to battle the green-skinned ghoul. He webs and tips the Goblin's cauldron from which the evil spirits are emerging. The spirits disappear as the cauldron's liquid contents seep into the ground, and Spidey webs the Goblin. The recuperating Jameson has no memory of any of these events.

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Spider-Man Meets Skyboy
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5.25
4 votes

#22 - Spider-Man Meets Skyboy

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired 1/4/1969

Dr. Irving Caldwell has devised a helmet capable of levitating its wearer and is kidnaped by a villainous scientist- the Chinese genius, Dr. Zap, who wants Caldwell's helmet to duplicate for his own evil use.

Directors: Ralph Bakshi
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Trick or Treachery
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5.25
32 votes

#23 - Trick or Treachery

Season 1 - Episode 38 - Aired 1/20/1968

Paroled from prison, the Human Fly Twins rob diamonds from an importing company, and one of them does this deed in a Spiderman costume so that the guard, before being hit on the head from behind by the second twin, believes that Spidey is the culprit.

Criminals in the Clouds
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5.37
8 votes

#24 - Criminals in the Clouds

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/5/1968

Roy Robinson, star football player, campus ladies' man, son of a wealthy chemical industrialist, is envied by Peter, who decides to use his spider-power to play football and outperform Robinson.

Directors: Ralph Bakshi
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Swing City
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5.40
10 votes

#25 - Swing City

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/28/1968

A twisted radiation specialist gains illicit dominion over Manhattan's new and only nuclear power plant and uses a special ray to lift Manhattan into the clouds, and unless he is amply paid, granted amnesty from arrest, and permitted to build his own nuclear reactor, he will deactivate the ray and plunge the island by force of gravity back down to Earth.

Directors: Ralph Bakshi
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