The BEST Episodes of The Spectacular Spider-Man

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 21, 2020

Network: The CW

The 10th television series about Spider-Man picks up the original web-slinger's mythology at the beginning of his hero's journey, as a not so typical 16-year-old entering his junior year of high school. Having spent the summer engaging common criminals with his new-found powers, Peter Parker must conceal his secret identity and battle super-villains in the real world.

Destructive Testing

#1 - Destructive Testing

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 22, 2009

Spider-Man faces off against Kraven the Hunter while Peter must decide between Liz Allen and Gwen Stacy.

star 8.72
139 votes
Directors: Kevin Altieri
Writers: Matt Wayne

#2 - Reinforcement

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 29, 2009

Mysterio and Kraven join the ranks of the Sinister Six (including Sandman, Rhino, Vulture and Electro) in an attempt to capture Spider-Man once and for all.

star 8.49
102 votes
Directors: Mike Goguen
Writers: Andrew R. Robinson
Nature vs. Nurture

#3 - Nature vs. Nurture

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 14, 2008

Peter must face off against his greatest enemy and friend, The Venom.

star 8.20
148 votes
Directors: Victor Cook
Writers: Kevin Hopps

#4 - Intervention

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 7, 2008

Spider-Man loses the black suit, accidentally creating the Venom.

star 8.17
199 votes
Directors: Dave Bullock
Writers: Greg Weisman
The Invisible Hand

#5 - The Invisible Hand

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 12, 2008

Peter Parker struggles to get a date for the Fall Formal, and to figure out a way to pay for it. Meanwhile, the unstoppable Rhino – the latest of the Big Man's creations – has sworn vengeance on Spider-Man. Spidey takes the battle directly to the source of his troubles, the previously invisible hand, who has been secretly conducting his villain-of-the-week attacks.

star 8.15
140 votes
Directors: David Bullock
Writers: Matt Wayne
Shear Strength

#6 - Shear Strength

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 6, 2009

As Peter Parker rings in the New Year, Spider-Man's newest villain, The Master Planner, plans to take over the world.

star 8.05
151 votes
Directors: Jennifer Coyle
Writers: Randy Jandt
First Steps

#7 - First Steps

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 13, 2009

Things seem to be going well for Peter Parker when he is invited to Flash Thompson's birthday party. Things change, however, when Sandman returns with a score to settle.

star 8.00
125 votes
Directors: Kevin Altieri
Writers: Kevin Hopps

#8 - Persona

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired May 17, 2008

The Chameleon is out to blacken Spider-Man's name. The master of disguise loots the city while borrowing Spidey's look, forcing Peter Parker to get help from Black Cat.

star 7.98
161 votes
Directors: Dave Fausett
Writers: Matt Wayne

#9 - Catalysts

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 26, 2008

Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson go to the Midtown High Fall Formal. Meanwhile, Norman Osborn conducts a new experiment on himself, thus becoming the Green Goblin. Then, Green Goblin tries to take down L. Thompson Lincoln.

star 7.93
138 votes
Directors: Vic Cook
Writers: Andrew R. Robinson
Opening Night

#10 - Opening Night

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 18, 2009

A new security cell at Ryker's, codenamed the Vault, opens and Spider-Man offers to be the first test subject. Unfortunately, Green Goblin traps him inside with several villains that he helped put away.

star 7.73
92 votes
Directors: Mike Goguen
Writers: Greg Weisman
Group Therapy

#11 - Group Therapy

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired May 31, 2008

Six of Spidey's toughest enemies band together to get revenge, as the Sinister Six!

star 7.72
195 votes
Directors: Dave Bullock
Writers: Andrew R. Robinson
Final Curtain

#12 - Final Curtain

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Nov 18, 2009

Both Peter Parker and Spider-Man make big decisions: Peter decides to break up with Liz and Spider-Man unmasks the Green Goblin. Unfortunately, nothing goes as planned.

star 7.71
93 votes
Directors: Victor Cook
Writers: Kevin Hopps
Identity Crisis

#13 - Identity Crisis

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 27, 2009

When Venom reveals Spider-Man's secret identity to the world, Peter Parker's family and friends are put in jeopardy.

star 7.70
125 votes
Directors: Jennifer Coyle
Writers: Andrew R. Robinson

#14 - Gangland

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 21, 2009

In order to become the new Big Man, Hammerhead betrays Tombstone, Doctor Octopus and Silvermane. Now, an all out gang war has erupted in New York City, and it's up to Spider-Man to stop it.

star 7.68
87 votes
Directors: Jennifer Coyle
Writers: Andrew R. Robinson
Survival of the Fittest

#15 - Survival of the Fittest

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 8, 2008

An elderly scientist named Adrian Toomes plans his revenge against Norman Osborn after accusing him of stealing his flying technology. Donning his own flying suit, Toomes takes to the skies to enact his revenge and it's up to Spider-Man to stop him. Peter is concerned that Aunt May is running out of money. He tries to make money for the two by making a deal with J. Jonas Jameson that if Peter can get pictures of Spider-Man in action, Jameson will pay Peter money.

star 7.68
300 votes
Directors: Vic Cook
Writers: Greg Weisman

#16 - Accomplices

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 7, 2009

Doctor Octopus, Hammerhead and Silver Sable fight over control of New York City's crime underworld.

star 7.55
91 votes
Directors: Kevin Altieri
Writers: Nicole Dubuc

#17 - Blueprints

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 22, 2009

In the Season 2 premiere, Spider-Man faces a new enemy named Mysterio. Meanwhile, Peter continues his search for Eddie.

star 7.54
200 votes
Directors: Jennifer Coyle
Writers: Kevin Hopps
The Uncertainty Principle

#18 - The Uncertainty Principle

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired May 10, 2008

Spider-Man is pitted against the Green Goblin, Hammerhead and Tombstone while Colonel John Jameson attempts to land a damaged space shuttle.

star 7.53
141 votes
Directors: David Bullock
Writers: Kevin Hopps

#19 - Reaction

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired May 3, 2008

Tired of constantly being pushed around by others, the timid Otto Octavius has his robotic arms permanently attached to his back and becomes the deadly Doctor Octopus.

star 7.51
136 votes
Directors: Jennifer Coyle
Writers: Randy Jandt, Randy Jandt
Market Forces

#20 - Market Forces

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 22, 2008

While Peter Parker resists taking on the responsibility of helping Aunt May pay the bills, Montana the Big Man's Enforcer - becomes the stunning Shocker to fulfill his responsibility: eliminating the Spectacular Spider-Man.

star 7.51
183 votes
Directors: Dan Fausett
Writers: Andrew R. Robinson
Natural Selection

#21 - Natural Selection

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 15, 2008

Peter Parker and Spider-Man both must learn to own their choices when decisions made by Dr. Curt Connors transforms Pete's mentor into The Lizard.

star 7.50
161 votes
Directors: Dave Bullock
Writers: Matt Wayne
Growing Pains

#22 - Growing Pains

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 20, 2009

When aliens infect John Jameson with toxic spores, he begins to increase in size and strength. Seeing this as a perfect opportunity to capture Spider-Man, J. Jonah Jameson manipulates his son into becoming a super-hero.

star 7.48
122 votes
Directors: Mike Goguen
Writers: Nicole Dubuc
Probable Cause

#23 - Probable Cause

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 14, 2009

Spider-Man encounters a group of super-villains, the New Enforcers, forcing him to battle Shocker, Ricohet and Ox. Meanwhile, Peter Parker's life isn't going much better.

star 7.41
111 votes
Directors: Mike Goguen
Writers: Kevin Hopps

#24 - Competition

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 29, 2008

Peter Parker and Harry Osborn try out for the football team -- and become a bit obsessed with going for the glory. Flint Marko, newly transformed into the Sandman, is out for glory too -- at the expense of our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.

star 7.41
149 votes
Directors: Troy Adomitis
Writers: Kevin Hopps

#25 - Subtext

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 4, 2009

Green Goblin returns and black-mails Liz Allen's brother, Mark. Spider-Man tries his best to stop him, but is it too late?

star 7.38
89 votes
Directors: Kevin Altieri
Writers: Nicole Dubuc