The BEST Episodes of Spider-Man: The New Animated Series

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 21, 2021

Network: MTV

Spider-Man, the animated series, continues where the successful live action feature film of the same name left off. The series follows the adventures of superhero Peter Parker and his friends, Harry Osborne and Mary Jane Watson, during their first year of college at Empire State University. Parker must juggle academics, a job as a Web designer/photographer for the Daily Bugle and an on-again, off-again relationship with the love of his life, all while fighting to protect the world from super-villains. Neil Patrick Harris (Doogie Howser, MD), Ian Ziering (Beverly Hills 90210) and Lisa Loeb (folk-pop singer) show off their vocal talents in this new, thrilling computer-animated series.

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Royal Scam

#1 - Royal Scam

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 15, 2003

Spider-Man is approached by FBI agents to steal the TX-1 chip, which can allow access to private bank account transfers and be very damaging to the world economy. He succeeds in stealing the chip and hands it over to them, only to learn later that the whole thing was a ruse set up by the criminal mastermind, the Kingpin. Spider-Man now has to stop the Kingpin before he uses the chip to steal billions from the world's major banks. None of this helps Peter's social life, though, as he keeps missing Mary Jane's latest acting gig.

star 8.06
64 votes
Directors: Vincent Edwards
Writers: Rick Suvalle
Flash Memory

#2 - Flash Memory

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 29, 2003

Peter Parker's high school nemesis, Flash Thompson, is used in an illegal experiment to increase intelligence. Now, the usually thick-headed jock has an intelligence to rival Peter's! While this is happening, Spider-Man has to deal with two thugs that show similar signs of intelligence.

star 8.02
59 votes
Directors: Tim Eldred
Writers: Scott Lipsey, Whip Lipsey
Sword of Shikata

#3 - Sword of Shikata

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 11, 2003

Richard Damien has an interest in rare animals and hires the infamous Shikata to capture the next addition to his collection: Spider-Man. But Shikata makes different plans for the webslinger after their first confrontation and plans for a fight to the finish.

star 7.61
71 votes
Directors: Brandon Vietti
Writers: Morgan Gendel, Todd Felderstein
Head Over Heels

#4 - Head Over Heels

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 25, 2003

Peter winds up getting partnered with the intelligent, but weird, Christina for a class experiment and it turns out she has a big interest in Spider-Man. She's also managed to create a mind reading device, but it short circuits and badly affects her mind. She now thinks Spider-Man is communicating with her and is bent on doing whatever it takes to be with him.

star 7.52
65 votes
Directors: Brandon Vietti
Writers: Tracy Forbes
Tight Squeeze

#5 - Tight Squeeze

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 25, 2003

A high tech group of criminals calling themselves Pterodax attempt to steal a powerful type of diamonds, but Spider-Man stops them. Peter then manages to sell a video of the attempted robbery to the Empire 1 channel with the help of a researcher named Indy. Later, Pterodax take hostages at Empire 1, demanding Spider-Man come within two hours or everyone dies. Unfortunately, Peter is a hostage himself.

star 7.33
72 votes
Directors: Audu Paden
Writers: Morgan Gendel
Keeping Secrets

#6 - Keeping Secrets

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 18, 2003

Spider-Man encounters a thief called the Talon during her latest crime. Though she gets away, he manages to get a look at her actual face. This complicates things for Peter, however, when he learns that her real name is Cheyenne Tate and that she just became Harry's girlfriend.

star 7.25
96 votes
Directors: Alan Caldwell
Writers: Marsha F. Griffin
Mind Games (1)

#7 - Mind Games (1)

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 5, 2003

Spider-Man thwarts the escape of two twins with mind control powers who are freed during a transfer. Shortly afterward, other Spider-Man foes -- Pterodax, Kraven and Sable -- break out and go after Spider-Man. Peter reveals his identity to MJ just before Kraven kills her. Then a man offers Peter the chance for revenge ... and it turns out the whole thing is a mind game being played by the twins to control Spider-Man and get revenge on Kraven.

star 7.14
65 votes
Writers: Morgan Gendel
Spider-Man Dis-Sabled

#8 - Spider-Man Dis-Sabled

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 8, 2003

After filming a press conference, Spider-Man saves the mayor and a European Union guest from an attempted assassination. Peter also unknowingly filmed the assassin, Silver Sable, and she knows it. She wants the tape since it's evidence against her and goes as far as holding Peter's friends hostage to get it. But Peter learns things aren't exactly what they seem after he discovers her true mission.

star 7.10
63 votes
Directors: Alan Caldwell
Writers: Morgan Gendel, Rick Suvalle
The Party

#9 - The Party

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 11, 2003

An old friend of Peter's, Max Dillon, is trying to get into a fraternity, but the members don't plan on letting him in. When they reject and embarrass him at a party, he runs out into a storm and gets struck by lightning, transforming him into Electro. Now Spider-Man will have to stop him from exacting revenge.

star 7.03
117 votes
Writers: Brian Michael Bendis, Marsha F. Griffin, Morgan Gendel
Mind Games (2)

#10 - Mind Games (2)

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 12, 2003

Spider-Man attacks Kraven at his hideout and almost kills him, but he realizes he's being tricked soon after before he really does end Kraven's life. Spider-Man eventually locates the twins and saves Mary Jane, but while fighting them, they use their mental powers to trick him into knocking "Indy" off a roof. Indy is hospitalized, and Spider-Man tracks the twins down again, this time defeating them. \With them in custody, and upset at what's happened, Peter takes his Spider-Man costume and tosses it into the ocean, possibly meaning that this could be the series' final episode -- not just a season finale.

star 7.03
63 votes
Writers: Steven Kriozere
Law of the Jungle

#11 - Law of the Jungle

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 18, 2003

Peter has a new and busy job working for Doctor Connors, who is in the middle of an experiment involving reptile DNA. Hoping it will restore his lost right arm, Connors performs the experiment on himself, but the unforeseen side effects transform him into the Lizard. Meanwhile, Harry faces the approaching anniversary of his father's death and begins looking through his things.

star 7.00
70 votes
Directors: Audu Paden
Writers: Greg Johnson
When Sparks Fly

#12 - When Sparks Fly

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 1, 2003

Long after his last battle with Spider-Man, Max Dillon/Electro resurfaces and makes contact with Sally, a girl he fell in love with before his transformation. He wants to be with Sally and decides the only way to do that is to make her undergo a similar transformation.

star 6.91
66 votes
Directors: Vincent Edwards
Writers: Morgan Gendel
Heroes and Villains

#13 - Heroes and Villains

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 22, 2003

Protests break out at ESU after it's announced Villeroy Towers will be torn down, leaving the residents homeless. However, the residents begin getting a lot of money to support their cause. Someone called Turbo Jet is responsible for this and is seen as a hero by the residents and protesters for what he's doing. The only problem is that Turbo Jet is accomplishing all this by committing crimes and he refuses to let anyone stop him, even Spider-Man.

star 5.05
61 votes
Directors: Tim Eldred
Writers: Morgan Gendel