Spider-Man: The Animated Series

The BEST episodes of Spider-Man: The Animated Series

Every episode of Spider-Man: The Animated Series ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Spider-Man: The Animated Series!

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".

Last Updated: 8/3/2022Network: FOX
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The Black Cat
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8.28
195 votes

#1 - The Black Cat

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/15/1997

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

Directors: Bob Richardson
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Return of the Green Goblin
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8.23
165 votes

#2 - The Return of the Green Goblin

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/12/1997

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?!

Directors: Bob Richardson
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Turning Point
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8.21
224 votes

#3 - Turning Point

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired 11/23/1996

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.

Directors: Bob Richardson
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Carnage
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8.20
239 votes

#4 - Carnage

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/2/1996

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

Directors: Bob Richardson
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Six Forgotten Warriors (2): Unclaimed Legacy
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8.19
188 votes

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

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/26/1997

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!

Directors: Bob Richardson
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Enter the Green Goblin
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8.17
238 votes

#6 - Enter the Green Goblin

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/18/1996

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!

Directors: Bob Richardson
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Six Forgotten Warriors (5): The Price of Heroism
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8.12
181 votes

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

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/17/1997

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

Directors: Bob Richardson
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Six Forgotten Warriors (3): Secrets of the Six
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8.05
186 votes

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

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/3/1997

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

Directors: Bob Richardson
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The Man Without Fear
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8.01
221 votes

#9 - The Man Without Fear

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 9/28/1996

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.

Directors: Bob Richardson
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Spider Wars (2): Farewell, Spider-Man
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8.00
201 votes

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

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/31/1998

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.

Directors: Bob Richardson
Watch Now:iTunes
Venom Returns
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8.00
236 votes

#11 - Venom Returns

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 10/26/1996

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.

Directors: Bob Richardson
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Duel of the Hunters
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7.95
242 votes

#12 - Duel of the Hunters

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/11/1995

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?

Directors: Bob Richardson
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Prowler
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7.93
151 votes

#13 - The Prowler

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 8/2/1997

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?

Directors: Bob Richardson
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Alien Costume (1)
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7.92
359 votes

#14 - The Alien Costume (1)

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/29/1995

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.

Directors: Bob Richardson
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Six Forgotten Warriors (4): The Six Fight Again
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7.89
190 votes

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

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/10/1997

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

Directors: Bob Richardson
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Battle of the Insidious Six
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7.87
317 votes

#16 - Battle of the Insidious Six

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/16/1995

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?

Directors: Bob Richardson
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Attack of the Octobot
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7.87
239 votes

#17 - Attack of the Octobot

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/11/1996

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

Directors: Bob Richardson
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Goblin War!
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7.85
226 votes

#18 - Goblin War!

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 11/16/1996

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!

Directors: Bob Richardson
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Alien Costume (2)
star
7.84
367 votes

#19 - The Alien Costume (2)

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 5/6/1995

Spider-Man goes after Eddie Brock for labeling him as he is now being stalked by bounty hunters at every turn. After being reassured by Mary Jane that he has changed, he seeks help from Dr. Curt Connors who discovers that the suit is alive!! And Peter is the host organism!

Directors: Bob Richardson
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Alien Costume (3)
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7.83
308 votes

#20 - The Alien Costume (3)

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 5/13/1995

The Kingpin is furious at Spidey and sends the Shocker and later the Rhino out to finish him off with the aid of another new invention of Alistair Smythe. Meanwhile, Eddie Brock, as the symbiote creature Venom, is busy playing cat and mouse with Spider-Man, intruding on Peter's private life and making it clear he knows the web-slinger's secret identity. Peter soon realizes that the pumped-up Eddie as Venom is stronger than he is. Worse than that: Spidey's spider-sense doesn't work around him!

Directors: Bob Richardson
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Ultimate Slayer
star
7.82
219 votes

#21 - The Ultimate Slayer

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/5/1996

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!

Directors: Bob Richardson
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Tablet of Time
star
7.79
255 votes

#22 - Tablet of Time

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 2/3/1996

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.

Directors: Bob Richardson
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Shriek of the Vulture
star
7.78
234 votes

#23 - Shriek of the Vulture

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/17/1996

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?

Directors: Bob Richardson
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Enter the Punisher
star
7.76
278 votes

#24 - Enter the Punisher

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/4/1995

The Punisher comes to New York to deal with the mutating Spider-Man, who has just grown four extra arms, and is in search for also mutated Morbius who is killing (eating) innocent people, and the people of New York blame Spider-Man for all that is happening.

Directors: Bob Richardson
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Menace of Mysterio
star
7.75
301 votes

#25 - The Menace of Mysterio

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/25/1995

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.

Directors: Bob Richardson
Watch Now:iTunes

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