The BEST Episodes of Spider-Woman
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Dec 26, 2019
Network: ABC (US)
This animated series was produced by DePatie-Freleng Enterprises, with the character of Spider-Woman being specifically created in order for Marvel Comics to have a female counterpart to Spider-Man before any other comics company thought of the idea. For the TV show, only Spider-Woman's real name and powers were kept intact from the comicbook. Everything else about the show's setup was created specifically for the television series. Her origin for the TV show was that as a child she was bitten by a poisonous spider. Her father, Dr. Alexander Drew saved her life by using an untested spider serum that inadvertently gave her spider powers. And now, with Jessica as the head of Justice Magazine, she battles evil as Spider-Woman, with the help of photographer Jeff Hunt, and her nephew Billy Drew. Spider-Man also guest stars in two episodes of the series.
#1 - The Kingpin Strikes Again
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 20, 1979
Spider-woman confronts Kingpin and his henchmen as they rob a bank, but after taking out two of his men, one of Kingpin's minions manages to turn the tables and locked Spider-woman up, allowing Kingpin to get the loot. Humiliated, Spider-woman, as Jessica Drew tries to get back at the Kingpin by writing up a maligning news article about him Angered by her recent Justice Magazine article, the Kingpin steals an experimental invisibility ray and seeks revenge on its editor Jessica Drew. However, while invisible, he witnesses her transform into Spider-Woman, and opts for a blackmail plot instead.
#2 - Games of Doom
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 10, 1979
Athletes in the World Athletic Games in Moscow are being kidnapped and replaced by android doubles. Jessica Drew goes undercover as a Long Jumper to investigate.
#3 - Pyramids of Terror
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 22, 1979
Guest stars Spider-Man. The Justice Magazine crew investigate an alien invasion in Egypt led by the Mummy Khufu.
#4 - Shuttle to Disaster
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 17, 1979
The Justice Magazine team find themselves on a hijacked space shuttle, heading towards the moon, where the villain Steeljaw intends to enslave mankind and put it to work digging for valuable gems.
#5 - A Crime in Time
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 22, 1979
An experimental time machine unleashes an invasion of Wookiee-like creatures. Jessica is forced to reveal her secret identity to her fellow magazine crew, in order to save mankind.
#6 - The Lost Continent
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 27, 1979
After US Air Force planes vanish in the Bermuda Triangle, the team from Justice Magazine investigate. They soon find themselves thrown into a hidden dimension, where dinosaurs roam the Earth.
#7 - Realm of Darkness
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 29, 1979
The powerful demon Dormammu emerges on a Pacific island, threatening to enslave mankind.
#8 - The Kongo Spider
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 3, 1979
Guest stars Spider-Man. While covering the filming of a movie, the Justice Magazine team encounter a giant spider (in a plot inspired by King Kong).
#9 - The Great Magini
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 15, 1979
Magician, the Great Magini, attempts to steal the World's most famous landmarks.
#10 - A Deadly Dream
Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 5, 1980
An alien threatens the World with her sleep inducing powers.
#11 - The Amazon Adventure
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 6, 1979
Stolen gold from Fort Knox leads the Justice Magazine team into the Amazon, where they uncover a plot by the Amazon leader Shanna to take over the world.
#12 - The Ghost Vikings
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 13, 1979
A 'ghost' Viking ship emerges off the coast of Norway. The crew plan to steal the riches of the world, before returning to their own time. Spider-Woman travels back to 952 A.D. to defeat them.
#13 - Dracula's Revenge
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 24, 1979
The world's population are threatened with being turned into vampires, werewolves, and Frankenstein's Monster. Spider-Woman discovers that Dracula is behind this.
#14 - Return of the Spider Queen
Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Dec 29, 1979
Spider-Woman is brainwashed by an alien race of human spider creatures, who believe she is their long lost queen.
#15 - The Spider-Woman and the Fly
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 1, 1979
Jessica confronts a former research assistant to her father, who has been mutated into a human fly after a lab accident. Deducing her secret identity, he creates a formula which will rob Jessica of her spider powers.
#16 - Invasion of the Black Hole
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 8, 1979
A UFO attempts to swallow the Earth in a black hole, in readiness for an invasion by aliens from the planet Graviton.