The BEST Episodes of Spider-Man: The Animated Series

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 28, 2020

Network: FOX

Imagine being able to sense danger, crawl any wall, be strong enough to bend steel, and have more agility than any other human? For Peter Parker, this is a fact. Except he doesn't think of it as a gift. In his final year of High School, Peter Parker was bitten by an irradiated spider. After brief hallucinations, Peter wakes up with incredible powers--much like that of a spider. Thus, to make some extra cash, Peter takes on the persona of Spider-Man, and tries to pursue a career as a pro wrestler. When he witnesses a robbery, he lets the criminal escape, simply because "it's not his problem". Then, when his dear Uncle Ben is killed, Peter finds that the murderer is none other than the criminal he failed to stop before. Now, Peter uses his powers to stop crime, as he learns that "With great power, comes great responsibility".

Partners in Danger (3): The Black Cat

#1 - Partners in Danger (3): The Black Cat

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 15, 1997

Felicia Hardy, now transformed into the Black Cat, is blackmailed into working for Kingpin, until he can replicate more of the "Super Soldier" serum.

star 8.35
168 votes
Directors: Bob Richardson
Writers: Marty Isenberg, Sean Catherine Derek, Stan Lee
Partners in Danger (8): The Return of the Green Goblin

#2 - Partners in Danger (8): The Return of the Green Goblin

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 12, 1997

Harry Osborn is haunted by dreams of his father, the Green Goblin, and Spider-Man. The Goblin visits him and guides him to the Goblin formula and weapons. Meanwhile, the Punisher promises Anna Watson that he will find Mary Jane, and top of his list of suspects is...Peter Parker?!

star 8.24
137 votes
Directors: Bob Richardson
Writers: Mark Hoffmeier, Stan Lee
Six Forgotten Warriors (2): Unclaimed Legacy

#3 - Six Forgotten Warriors (2): Unclaimed Legacy

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 26, 1997

Still in Russia, Peter discovers that searching for clues to his family past isn't easy when he has to battle the Insidious Six and Red Skull!

star 8.22
162 votes
Directors: Bob Richardson
Writers: John Semper
Sins of the Fathers (14): Turning Point

#4 - Sins of the Fathers (14): Turning Point

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Nov 23, 1996

Peter Parker and Mary Jane are finally a couple, but there happiness is short-lived as the Green Goblin, armed with a time distorter and the true identity of Spider-Man, seeks to destroy Spidey, by any means necessary.

star 8.19
195 votes
Directors: Bob Richardson
Writers: James Krieg, John Semper, Marty Isenberg, Robert N. Skir
Sins of the Fathers (4): Enter the Green Goblin

#5 - Sins of the Fathers (4): Enter the Green Goblin

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired May 18, 1996

Harry's father Norman Osborn disappears after an explosion at his chemical plant. Spidey's search for his friend's father one way or another meets with complications. Namely an airborne fiend who calls himself the Green Goblin!

star 8.16
206 votes
Directors: Bob Richardson
Writers: Marty Isenberg, Stan Lee
Six Forgotten Warriors (5): The Price of Heroism

#6 - Six Forgotten Warriors (5): The Price of Heroism

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 17, 1997

Red Skull reveals his Doomsday Weapon, the powerful Electro. Can Spidey and the Six American Warriors stop Electro and his battle robots?

star 8.15
154 votes
Directors: Bob Richardson
Writers: John Semper
Sins of the Fathers (11): Carnage

#7 - Sins of the Fathers (11): Carnage

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 2, 1996

Spider-Man and Venom must put aside their differences and help Iron Man stop Carnage and Baron Mordo from releasing Dormammu.

star 8.11
205 votes
Directors: Bob Richardson
Writers: James Krieg, John Semper, Stan Berkowitz
Sins of the Fathers (3): Attack of the Octobot

#8 - Sins of the Fathers (3): Attack of the Octobot

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired May 11, 1996

Spider-Man loses his memory and becomes partners in crime with Dr. Octopus. Can a little girl and a cabbie save him?

star 8.09
205 votes
Directors: Bob Richardson
Writers: Megeen McLaughlin, Stan Lee
Six Forgotten Warriors (3): Secrets of the Six

#9 - Six Forgotten Warriors (3): Secrets of the Six

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 3, 1997

Robbie and Peter encounter an old professor who knows about the Six Forgotten Warriors.

star 8.09
160 votes
Directors: Bob Richardson
Writers: John Semper
Partners in Danger (11): The Prowler

#10 - Partners in Danger (11): The Prowler

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 2, 1997

Upon returning to his new apartment, Peter is confronted by the Prowler. Revealing himself to be Hobie Brown, he tells Peter that he knows about Peter's connection to Spider-Man! And what does the Kingpin have to do with it all?

star 8.01
126 votes
Directors: Bob Richardson
Writers: Stan Lee, Terence Taylor
Neogenic Nightmare (8): Duel of the Hunters

#11 - Neogenic Nightmare (8): Duel of the Hunters

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 11, 1995

After Spider-Man mutates into the Man-Spider, Dr. Mariah Crawford summons Sergi Kravenoff, better known as Kraven The Hunter, to help her track down Spider-Man and cure him of his mutation with a newly developed antidote. Unfortunately, the Punisher is hot on Spidey's heels. Will the Punisher succeed in destroying Spider-Man in his new mutated form or will Kraven and Dr. Crawford reach him first?

star 8.00
206 votes
Directors: Bob Richardson
Writers: John Semper
Sins of the Fathers (7): The Man Without Fear

#12 - Sins of the Fathers (7): The Man Without Fear

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 28, 1996

Spidey and Daredevil manage to recover the disk that can clear Peter Parker's name. However when Matt Murdock hands the disk over to the FBI, Det. Terry Lee discovers Agent Choi may not be working for the right side when she hands it over to Richard Fisk. After learning that Aunt May is in the hospital, Peter risks his life to go visit her, but he and Mary Jane are kidnapped when the Chameleon disguises himself as Anna Watson. With Peter and the disk in the hands of the Kingpin, Daredevil must stop the criminal mastermind and clear Peter's name.

star 7.98
194 votes
Directors: Bob Richardson
Writers: Mark Hoffmeier, Sean Catherine Derek, Stan Lee
Six Forgotten Warriors (4): The Six Fight Again

#13 - Six Forgotten Warriors (4): The Six Fight Again

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 10, 1997

Spider-Man and the Warriors join forces to stop the Kingpin from activating the doomsday device.

star 7.96
164 votes
Directors: Bob Richardson
Writers: John Semper
Sins of the Fathers (10): Venom Returns

#14 - Sins of the Fathers (10): Venom Returns

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 26, 1996

Under the psychiatric care of Dr. Kafka, Eddie Brock has come to believe that Venom is a figment of his imagination. Then Baron Mordo tempts Eddie -- reunification with the alien symbote that makes him as powerful as Venom.

star 7.95
202 votes
Directors: Bob Richardson
Writers: Len Wein, Stan Berkowitz, Stan Lee
Sins of the Fathers (13): Goblin War!

#15 - Sins of the Fathers (13): Goblin War!

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Nov 16, 1996

When Dr. Ohn's Time Dilation Accelerator falls into the wrong hands all the criminal minds of the city vie for the portal technology. Peter and Mary Jane are celebrating Felicia Hardy's engagement to Jason Macendale when they overhear plans for a major heist!

star 7.91
197 votes
Directors: Bob Richardson
Writers: John Semper, Mark Hoffmeier, Marty Isenberg, Robert N. Skir
Spider Wars (2): Farewell, Spider-Man

#16 - Spider Wars (2): Farewell, Spider-Man

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 31, 1998

Spider-Man is sent through several dimensions trying to fix time and seal away Spider-Carnage. Peter meets his would be girlfriend Gwen Stacey and Stan Lee.

star 7.88
171 votes
Directors: Bob Richardson
Writers: John Semper
Neogenic Nightmare (13): Shriek of the Vulture

#17 - Neogenic Nightmare (13): Shriek of the Vulture

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 17, 1996

Adrian Toomes wants revenge when Norman Osborn attempts to take over his company, Toomes Aeronautical. He becomes the Vulture and immediately kidnaps Norman's son, Harry. Will Spidey be able to rescue Harry from the Vulture's youth stealing talons?

star 7.88
201 votes
Directors: Bob Richardson
Writers: Eyelyn A. R. Gabai, Gilles Wheeler, John Semper
Sins of the Fathers (8): The Ultimate Slayer

#18 - Sins of the Fathers (8): The Ultimate Slayer

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 5, 1996

Worried that Kingpin is going to eliminate him after the botched framing of Peter Parker, Alistair Smythe arranges a meeting with Spider-Man to give him information about Kingpin. However, when Spidey arrives, he discovers Smythe has been turned into a cyborg. Part man, part machine, he is now the ultimate spider-slayer! However, when his programming malfunctions, he goes after the man he feels responsible for his father's death...Norman Osborn! Peter must fight a crazed Smythe, as well as his feelings when he discovers Mary Jane, the woman he loves, and Harry, his best friend, are engaged!

star 7.87
190 votes
Directors: Bob Richardson
Writers: Doug Booth, John Semper, Mark Hoffmeier, Stan Lee
The Menace of Mysterio

#19 - The Menace of Mysterio

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 25, 1995

The Master of Illusion, Mysterio has fooled the city and J. Jonah Jameson into thinking Spidey has turned to crime. However Spidey manages to find Mysterio only to be brought to a trap of special effects.

star 7.85
247 votes
Directors: Bob Richardson
Writers: John Semper, Marv Wolfman, Stan Berkowitz
Neogenic Nightmare (11): Tablet of Time

#20 - Neogenic Nightmare (11): Tablet of Time

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Feb 3, 1996

Dr. Curt Connors is set to study the Tablet of Time, a recently discovered ancient artifact that is said to restore a person’s youth. Dr. Connors believes that it can cure Spider-Man’s mutagenic transformations with the tablet.

star 7.83
226 votes
Directors: Bob Richardson
Writers: John Semper, Mark Hoffmeier, Stan Berkowitz
Neogenic Nightmare (2): Battle of the Insidious Six

#21 - Neogenic Nightmare (2): Battle of the Insidious Six

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 16, 1995

The six supervillains can't believe their eyes when Spider-Man walks into their trap at the warehouse. But it's obvious why, when they easily overcome and unmask the fraud. Meanwhile, Silvermane and the Crime Lords grow more disenchanted with The Kingpin and want to put him out of business. Kingpin beats them to the punch, kidnapping Silvermane. Can Spider-Man save the day?

star 7.82
276 votes
Directors: Bob Richardson
Writers: Doug Booth, John Semper
Partners in Danger (6): The Awakening

#22 - Partners in Danger (6): The Awakening

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired May 10, 1997

Deborah Whitman has located Morbius, the Living Vampire, and brings him back to ESU to work on a cure. Just before leaving town, Felicia hears of this and uses the trip as an excuse to stay behind as the Black Cat. Together with Spidey and Whistler, she has to take on Herbert Landon and the Shocker in order to save Morbius from himself.

star 7.81
132 votes
Directors: Bob Richardson
Writers: Sean Catherine Derek, Stan Lee
The Alien Costume (1)

#23 - The Alien Costume (1)

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 29, 1995

A space shuttle piloted by J.J.'s son, John Jameson, crash lands on the Tri-Borough Bridge carrying two strange meteors -- One that could provide a new nuclear fuel and one that contains an alien substance. The first is stolen by the Kingpin's henchman, the Rhino, just as Spider-Man arrives to save Jameson and the co-pilots. When the Rhino sends the aircraft off the bridge, Spider-Man emerges from the water with a dark stain covering his costume. Exhausted, he heads for home, only to awaken hanging from a skyscraper, now clothed in a black version of his costume.

star 7.81
301 votes
Directors: Bob Richardson
Writers: Avi Arad, John Semper, Len Wein, Meg McLaughlin, Stan Berkowitz, Stan Lee
Neogenic Nightmare (6): Morbius

#24 - Neogenic Nightmare (6): Morbius

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 28, 1995

Dr. Mariah Crawford has developed a cure for Spidey's disease, but she's reluctant to give an untested serum to Spider-Man that may result in permanent loss of his powers or worse. But after an angry outburst from Spider-Man, she hands it over. Peter, at the ESU lab, is secretly observed by Michael Morbius, who then swipes the infected blood sample after Peter leaves for the night. Working alone in the campus bell tower with borrowed equipment, Morbius has an accident which will change him forever...

star 7.80
241 votes
Directors: Bob Richardson
Writers: Brynne Stephens, John Semper, Lydia Marano
Partners in Danger (7): The Vampire Queen

#25 - Partners in Danger (7): The Vampire Queen

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired May 17, 1997

There's a new Vampire in town, but Morbius is getting all the blame. Just as Spidey, Black Cat, Whistler and Morbius have the Vampire Queen trapped, Blade bursts in and prevents her destruction. His revelation sets the others against him, while the queen attempts to create an army of vampires. Meanwhile, Harry Osborn discovers Peter's spare Spider-Man mask!

star 7.78
128 votes
Directors: Bob Richardson
Writers: Megeen McLaughlin, Stan Lee