The BEST Episodes of The Spectacular Spider-Man

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 20, 2019

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.

Group Therapy

#1 - Group Therapy

Season 1 - Episode 11

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

star 8.28
82 votes
Directors: Dave Bullock
Writers: Andrew Robinson
Identity Crisis

#2 - Identity Crisis

Season 2 - Episode 7

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

star 8.26
68 votes
Directors: Jennifer Coyle
Writers: Andrew Robinson

#3 - Persona

Season 1 - Episode 10

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 8.26
103 votes
Directors: Dave Fausett
Writers: Matt Wayne
Shear Strength

#4 - Shear Strength

Season 2 - Episode 4

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

star 8.15
65 votes
Directors: Jennifer Coyle
Writers: Randy Jandt
Opening Night

#5 - Opening Night

Season 2 - Episode 12

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 8.05
63 votes
Directors: Mike Goguen
Writers: Greg Weisman
Nature vs. Nurture

#6 - Nature vs. Nurture

Season 1 - Episode 13

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

star 8.02
90 votes
Directors: Victor Cook
Writers: Kevin Hopps
First Steps

#7 - First Steps

Season 2 - Episode 5

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 8.01
67 votes
Directors: Kevin Altieri
Writers: Kevin Hopps

#8 - Intervention

Season 1 - Episode 12

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

star 8.01
85 votes
Directors: Dave Bullock
Writers: Greg Weisman

#9 - Gangland

Season 2 - Episode 10

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 8.00
58 votes
Directors: Jennifer Coyle
Writers: Andrew Robinson
Final Curtain

#10 - Final Curtain

Season 2 - Episode 13

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 7.98
63 votes
Directors: Victor Cook
Writers: Kevin Hopps
The Invisible Hand

#11 - The Invisible Hand

Season 1 - Episode 6

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 7.94
81 votes
Directors: David Bullock
Writers: Matt Wayne

#12 - Reinforcement

Season 2 - Episode 3

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 7.92
72 votes
Directors: Mike Goguen
Writers: Andrew Robinson

#13 - Catalysts

Season 1 - Episode 7

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 7.90
80 votes
Directors: Vic Cook
Writers: Andrew Robinson
Growing Pains

#14 - Growing Pains

Season 2 - Episode 6

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 7.89
65 votes
Directors: Mike Goguen
Writers: Nicole Dubuc
The Uncertainty Principle

#15 - The Uncertainty Principle

Season 1 - Episode 9

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

star 7.88
83 votes
Directors: David Bullock
Writers: Kevin Hopps
Destructive Testing

#16 - Destructive Testing

Season 2 - Episode 2

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

star 7.88
81 votes
Directors: Kevin Altieri
Writers: Matt Wayne

#17 - Reaction

Season 1 - Episode 8

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 7.87
78 votes
Directors: Jennifer Coyle
Writers: Randy Jandt, Randy Jandt
Probable Cause

#18 - Probable Cause

Season 2 - Episode 9

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 7.87
54 votes
Directors: Mike Goguen
Writers: Kevin Hopps

#19 - Accomplices

Season 2 - Episode 8

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

star 7.82
62 votes
Directors: Kevin Altieri
Writers: Nicole Dubuc
Survival of the Fittest

#20 - Survival of the Fittest

Season 1 - Episode 1

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 7.79
154 votes
Directors: Vic Cook
Writers: Greg Weisman
Natural Selection

#21 - Natural Selection

Season 1 - Episode 3

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 7.76
102 votes
Directors: Dave Bullock
Writers: Matt Wayne
Market Forces

#22 - Market Forces

Season 1 - Episode 4

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 7.70
96 votes
Directors: Dan Fausett
Writers: Andrew Robinson

#23 - Competition

Season 1 - Episode 5

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 7.69
89 votes
Directors: Troy Adomitis
Writers: Kevin Hopps

#24 - Interactions

Season 1 - Episode 2

An electrician named Max Dillon becomes the supervillain known as Electro after a freak accident and it's up to the Spectacular Spider-Man to stop his rampage. Meanwhile, Peter tries to tutor the popular Liz Allen.

star 7.68
101 votes
Directors: Troy Adomitis
Writers: Kevin Hopps

#25 - Blueprints

Season 2 - Episode 1

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

star 7.60
86 votes
Directors: Jennifer Coyle
Writers: Kevin Hopps