The BEST Episodes of Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 31, 2020
Originally run as an NBC Saturday morning cartoon in 1981. Peter Parker (Spider-Man), Bobby Drake (Iceman), and Angelica Jones (Firestar) are all college students at Empire State University. After working together to defeat the Beetle and recovering the "Power Booster" he stole from Tony Stark (a.k.a. Iron Man) the trio decide to team-up permanently as the Spider-Friends.
#1 - Along Came Spidey
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 2, 1982
Shocker injures Aunt May, and Spider-Man recounts how he acquired his powers.
#2 - A Fire-Star is Born
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 25, 1982
Iceman and Firestar attend an X-Men reunion featuring Cyclops, Angel, and its latest members Storm and Wolverine (who oddly speaks with an Australian accent). Firestar recalls her origins (cameos by Magneto and a Sentinel). After that, the Juggernaut crashes the party in an effort to destroy his stepbrother Professor X.
#3 - Spidey Meets the Girl from Tomorrow
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 22, 1983
Spidey falls in love with a stranded girl from the future, a girl named Ariel, whose spaceship has been stolen by Doctor Octopus. After Doctor Octopus is defeated, Iceman and Firestar learn that Ariel and her brother, Bartow are sick. In the hospital, it is revealed that they lack immune systems. Spider-man helps them return to the future, but Ariel's and Bartow's father returns Spider-man to the present because he carries germs from "Old Earth."
#4 - Mission: Save the Guardstar
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 4, 1983
Buzz Mason of S.H.I.E.L.D. hires the Spider-Friends to stop a mutant named Lightwave, who has the power to control and manipulate light energy. She turns out to be Iceman's half-sister, Aurora Dante (who was not mentioned in "The Origin of Ice Man"). Though it is said that she has turned traitor and is targeting the GuardStar satellite, someone is actually mind-controlling her.
#5 - The Vengeance of Loki
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 14, 1981
Loki masquerades as his half-brother, Thor, and attacks New York City.
#6 - 7 Little Superheroes
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 17, 1981
The Chameleon schemes to destroy his most hated enemies: the Spider-Friends, Captain America, Doctor Strange, Sub-Mariner and Shanna the Jungle Queen, by summoning them to his castle and taking them down one by one.
#7 - Swarm
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 10, 1981
An irradiated meteor turns a group of bees into the villain Swarm, who turns Iceman, Firestar, and the rest of the city into bees. Only Spider-Man is immune. Can he find a way to stop Swarm from taking over the world?
#8 - The X-Men Adventure
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 29, 1983
The Spider-Friends visit the X-Mansion, teaming with the X-Men (Cyclops, Colossus, Storm, Nightcrawler, Thunderbird, Sprite and Professor X) and battle Cyberiad (formerly Nathan Price), Firestar's old boyfriend.
#9 - Pawns of the Kingpin
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 28, 1981
The Kingpin and Doctor Faustus use a mind control device to force Captain America to commit crimes, who convinces Iceman to follow him.
#10 - The Origin of the Iceman
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 18, 1982
Videoman returns, and Iceman retells his origin as he fears he is losing his mutant powers. In a brief flashback clip, Iceman recalls meeting Professor Xavier and the original members of the X-Men (Angel, Beast, Marvel-Girl, Cyclops).
#11 - The Triumph of the Green Goblin
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 12, 1981
A plane crash turns Norman Osborn back into the Green Goblin, who plans to turn the entire city into goblins.
#12 - The Quest of the Red Skull
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 5, 1981
The Red Skull kidnaps Hiawatha Smith and the Spider-Friends so that they will not interfere in his plot to start World War III.
#13 - Video-Man
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 24, 1981
Electro creates a villain called Videoman from an arcade machine.
#14 - The Education of a Superhero
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 1, 1983
Videoman merges with a game addict, who decides to be a superhero while the Gamesman seeks world domination by electronically hypnotizing the public.
#15 - Spider-Man Unmasked!
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 17, 1983
The Sandman learns that Spider-Man is Peter Parker. Bobby and Angelica figure out how to make his identity a secret again.
#16 - The Bride of Dracula!
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 24, 1983
Firestar is kidnapped by Dracula. Spider-Man and Iceman go to Transylvania to rescue her, fighting both Wolfman and the Frankenstein monster.
#17 - Attack of the Arachnoid
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 8, 1983
After the Spider-Friends thwart the Scorpion, a chemical scientist named Zoltan Amadeus recreates Spider-Man's powers with a spider serum. He frames Spider-Man for his crimes. (Daredevil (Matt Murdock) guest stars as Spider-Man's lawyer). When Spider-Man ends up on Rikers Island, the Scorpion stages a jailbreak to take out Spider-Man, but is defeated. After Zoltan mutates into the Arachnoid, Iceman and Firestar cleared Spider-Man's name and are given the antidote to return Zoltan to normal.
#18 - The Crime of All Centuries
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 19, 1981
Kraven the Hunter plans to unleash a dinosaur army. Too make matters worse, Kraven also captures Firestar.
#19 - The Origin of the Spider-Friends
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 15, 1983
Stan Lee explains how the superheroes teamed-up to fight the Beetle. Tony Stark makes a cameo.
#20 - The Fantastic Mr. Frump!
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 26, 1981
Aunt May's unlucky friend is given the power to change reality, which Doctor Doom uses to his advantage.
#21 - The Prison Plot
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 31, 1981
Magneto holds the visitors of an abandoned prison hostage, demanding the release of his Brotherhood of Mutants (Blob, Toad and Mastermind).
#22 - Knights and Demons
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 21, 1981
Spider-Man and the Black Knight team up to battle Mordred.
#23 - Sunfire
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 3, 1981
Firestar falls in love with Sunfire.
#24 - Spidey Goes Hollywood
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 7, 1981
Mysterio forces a movie director to con Spider-Man into starring in a movie. Bruce Banner appears and ends up turning into the Hulk when it came to a part where Mysterio uses a robot version of Hulk in a scene.