Spider-Man (TV Series 1981–1982)

Season 1


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1Bubble, Bubble, Oil and TroubleBubble, Bubble, Oil and Trouble (12 Sep. 1981)
Spider-Man must prevent Dr. Octopus from hijacking oil tankers in the criminal's bid to master Earth's oil supply.
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2Dr. Doom, Master of the WorldDr. Doom, Master of the World (19 Sep. 1981)
Air Force One is temporarily captured by Doctor Doom in his airship base, who attaches a mind control device onto the President. With the plane overdue, and journalists waiting at the airport, Peter changes to Spider-Man and rents a plane to the President's last known location. Spidey manages to climb on board Doom's blimp, but Doom jettisons both Spidey and Air Force One, which continues on its journey with Spidey not knowing of Doom's mind controller. Doom continues to kidnap all of the members of the U.N. assembly, attaching mind controllers to each of them. To ...
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3Lizards, Lizards, EverywhereLizards, Lizards, Everywhere (26 Sep. 1981)
The Lizard releases all reptiles in Central Park Zoo and goes on a rampage. Spider-Man saves everybody, but the Lizard uses a gorilla to distract Spider-Man so he can make his getaway. The Lizard derails two subway cars to make a breeding ground for his reptile army. The Lizard then decides to turn New York into a massive jungle to perfect his reptile army, and Spider-Man must stop him.
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4Curiosity Killed the Spider-ManCuriosity Killed the Spider-Man (3 Oct. 1981)
The Black Cat crashes a New Years' party at the Daily Bugle, stealing party goers' jewelry. Spider-Man follows her and returns the jewels to Jameson's guests, but loses track of the Cat. The next day, the Black Cat visits the Bugle again, and asks Jameson to issue a challenge to Spider-Man, stating that she will steal the famous Maltese Mouse artifact. Spidey manages to stop the Cat from stealing the Mouse from the cargo ship carrying it, and is offered the job of guarding the artifact on the televised Johnny Griffon Show. That night, the Black Cat appears on schedule...
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5The Sandman Is ComingThe Sandman Is Coming (10 Oct. 1981)
Peter and Sally-Ann Beaumont are invited by NASA to witness Explorer One, a space probe, landing back on Earth after collecting radioactive soil samples. The Sandman steals the radiation to make himself more powerful. Spider-Man is unable to beat him, and Peter is blamed by Sally-Ann by not being around while Spider-Man was fighting the Sandman. He now faces explosion from the college, and the Sandman starts to rip off banks. Peter must expose his identity to the school board to safe face if he wishes to stay in college. But he must also stop the Sandman.
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6When Magneto Speaks... People ListenWhen Magneto Speaks... People Listen (17 Oct. 1981)
Communication satellites and power generators start to disappear, and a mysterious individual, Mr. M, broadcasts that it was him who caused the blackouts and thefts of the satellites. He will return the satellites and power for a million dollars. Spider-Man uses the Insternational Communications satellite to find out that Magneto is responsible, and he attaches Spidey onto the satellite. Spider-Man then uses the satellite like a space shuttle, and flies to Easter Island to face off against Magneto in hope to reclaim the communication methods.
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7The Pied Piper of New York TownThe Pied Piper of New York Town (24 Oct. 1981)
Spider-Man is invited to Mysterio's Disco Palace and finds out that Mysterio is hypnotizing everyone, and created an army. Mysterio does the same thing at E.S.U. the next day, and Peter is not affected. Mysterio increases his army and travels to the First City Bank to commit a robbery, but Spider-Man is easily outnumbered and gets locked in the bank vault. After escaping, Mysterio plots to steal a nuclear missile. Spider-Man must free the people and then stop Mysterio.
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8The Doctor Prescibes DoomThe Doctor Prescibes Doom (31 Oct. 1981)
Across New York, delegates from the U.N. Security Council are kidnapped and replaced by android duplicates. Meanwhile, in the distant kingdom of Latveria a peasant, known as Johan, frees his father from captivity, vowing to also free his country from Doctor Doom, who is the one responsible for the replacement of the U.N. members. Soon, Doom is invited to the U.N. assembly to make a speech, where he claims that the true answer to the world's problems is to have a single leader in charge of the world. Since he replaced the U.N. members with android duplicates, Doom is ...
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9Carnival of CrimeCarnival of Crime (7 Nov. 1981)
Spider-Man has been accused of three robberies, the latest at a downtown jewelry store. Spidey sets out to prove himself innocent of these crimes, but is sidetracked when Aunt May reminds him of their trip to the carnival. At the carnival, Peter senses that something is wrong, and finds out that the Ringmaster, who is at the carnival, is using a hypnotic gas and skilled acrobatic performers to fool people into thinking that Spider-Man is committing crimes. Spidey does battle with the Ringmaster and his goons, but is forced to leave the scene when the Ringmaster ...
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10Revenge of the Green GoblinRevenge of the Green Goblin (14 Nov. 1981)
Norman Osborn's memory of the Green Goblin is restored in a train wreck. He then seeks revenge against Spider-Man. On Holloween night at an E.S.U. party, Peter Parker is trapped by the Green Goblin. The Goblin then steals an memory amplifier device to reveal Spider-Man's identity to the public. The Goblin then terrorizes Jameson by destroying the Daily Bugle issue that day with a disintegrating compound, and kidnaps Jameson. Spider-Man must save Jameson before the Goblin reveals his identity to him.
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11Triangle of EvilTriangle of Evil (21 Nov. 1981)
Peter Parker considers about appearing on the Beyond Belief show to win a cash prize by doing stunts. Jameson, meanwhile, reveals that his company has been sent a threat that a diamond and urn will be stolen by a Triangle of Evil that night. Spider-Man stops the burglaries, but pays for the damage caused by fighting with the Triangle. The Triangle's leader, Stuntman, offers to appear with Spider-Man on the Beyond Belief Show to pay his damages. The Stuntman is really Jack Riven, a stuntman struck by lightning and wants revenge. Spider-Man must defeat Stuntman on the ...
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12The A-B-C's of D-O-O-MThe A-B-C's of D-O-O-M (28 Nov. 1981)
Dr. Doom battles Goron, a being that can shoot multi-property beams from his eyes. Doom proposes a partnership with Goron to take over the world. Doom invites the world leaders to give them a demonstration of Goron's powers. Doom uses Goron to take over their minds. Spider-Man then runs into Goron when Doom sends him to New York to uses his growth beams. Goron then goes to Cape Canaveral where Goron is to use his beam on a space platform to feed the world; instead he traps the scientists and steals the guidance systems for the country's missile guidance system. ...
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13The Sidewinder Strikes!The Sidewinder Strikes! (5 Dec. 1981)
Peter's assignment from Jameson is to report on how valuables can be transported publicly be camouflage. However, the convoy is attacked by a masked cowboy, the Sidewinder. Spider-Man follows Sidewinder with the stolen goods to his diabolical base of operations - the local rodeo. To get the property back, he must defeat the Sidewinder's monstrous mechanical bull.
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14The Hunter and the HuntedThe Hunter and the Hunted (12 Dec. 1981)
J. Jonah Jameson decides to hire Kraven the Hunter to capture the last known sabretooth tiger as a mascot for the Daily Bugle. The large cat in question is actually Zabu, Ka-Zar of the prehistoric Savage Land's companion. When Ka-Zar learns of Kraven's involvement in his pet's disappearance, he follows him to New York. Just after landing Zabu escapes from his cage, with both Kraven and Spider-Man trying to subdue the beast. After Zabu has been restrained, Ka-Zar manages to get to New York and after causing chaos in his search for Zabu, he meets up with Spider-Man. ...
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15The Incredible Shrinking Spider-ManThe Incredible Shrinking Spider-Man (19 Dec. 1981)
A new criminal dubbed 'the Gadgeteer' steals a shrinking ray. Attempting to stop him, Spider-Man is exposed to the device and swiftly begins shrinking in size.
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16The Unfathomable Professor GizmoThe Unfathomable Professor Gizmo (26 Dec. 1981)
Professor Gizmo, a master criminal, devises a plan to use Spider-Man to attach an antenna to a sunken treasure ship, the El Conquistador, since only he can withstand the pressure at that depth. Peter, meanwhile, has been invited to a charity cruise on board Jameson's yacht. Gizmo attacks the yacht and demands that all the diamond donations be surrendered to him, using the old ship, the Monitor. Failing to draw out Spider-Man with the theft at sea, Gizmo then attempts to steal the Spirit of St. Louis from the Smithsonian Museum. This time, Spidey shows up save the ...
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17Canon of DoomCanon of Doom (2 Jan. 1982)
Dr. Doom has enslaved most men of Latveria, regardless of his assistant Boris's complaints. Doom then has his people construct a satellite tracking station and hooks the guidance system Goron brought him. He causes two explosions, creating a fault line in New York. Jameson then invites Doom to New York. Doom brings a laser with him that will produce mass heat that Jameson can sell. Meanwhile, Boris frees a slave named Johan and tells of how Doom's father was killed by European dictators and used his scientific knowledge to gain an American scholarship. He ...
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18The Capture of Captain AmericaThe Capture of Captain America (9 Jan. 1982)
Spider-Man witnesses the capture of Captain America, as orchestrated by the Red Skull. Now Spider-Man must rescue the star-spangled hero before the Red Skull can project his consciousness into Captain America's body.
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19The Doom ReportThe Doom Report (16 Jan. 1982)
The Latverian peasant Johan has managed to escape thanks to help from Dr. Doom's assistant Boris. Doom punishes Boris by imprisoning him in his dungeon. Johan meanwhile, has made it to New York, where he meets a group of underground Latverian resistance fighters. Afterwards, he wishes to tell the world about the terrible conditions for the people of Latveria thanks to Doom. The resistance leader tells Johan to go specifically to the Daily Bugle, but when he gets there, his story is immediately dismissed by Jameson, who still thinks that Doom is a great man. However, ...
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20The Web of NephiliaThe Web of Nephilia (23 Jan. 1982)
Dr. Bradley Shaw and his manipulative assistant Penny study Spider-Man and his powers carefully, with the intent to duplicate them for their own purposes. After obtaining a sample of Spider-Man's blood, they discover that the catalyst for his powers was radiation. In the meantime, Peter uses any excuse possible to avoid giving blood at the Bugle, since his blood contains the aforementioned radioactive elements. Penny forces Shaw to experiment on himself, to give him the powers of Spider-Man. She allows him to receive an overdose of radiation in addition to an ...
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21Countdown to DoomCountdown to Doom (30 Jan. 1982)
As N.A.S.A. prepares to launch a space platform containing a canon created by Dr. Doom, there is an accident with a liquid nitrogen leak, trapping some gantry workers. Spidey quickly intervenes and saves both the workers, and the rocket, little realizing that he has ensured that Dr. Doom's final master plan can go ahead. Doom watches the rocket's launch from his new castle, unaware of Johan and his comrade's escape from the dungeons. Doom takes control of the rocket using his satellite tracking station, and help from Dr. Zoltan at N.A.S.A. Doom uses the laser canon on...
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22Arsenic and Aunt MayArsenic and Aunt May (6 Feb. 1982)
At night, Spider-Man helps the police catch a cat burglar. When he is put in jail, he ends up as a cellmate of the Chameleon. He tells the Chameleon of how he is related to the man partly responsible for a lot of the inmates being imprisoned in the first place. The Chameleon is told of how, when Spider-Man first appeared, all he wanted was fame and fortune, but after his cousin murdered Ben Parker, Spider-Man turned into a crime fighter. The Chameleon remembers how Peter Parker always gets the best pictures of Spider-Man and decides to visit May Parker to find a way ...
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23The Vulture Has LandedThe Vulture Has Landed (13 Feb. 1982)
Spidey encounters the Vulture attempting to kidnap a scientist from his apartment, but is unable to stop him. The Vulture has kidnapped a number of scientists recently, and Peter is sent to contact Harry Osborn by Jameson to get a good quote. After losing his clothes as Spidey, Peter borrows some of Harry's clothes from his apartment, and is soon mistaken for Osborn by the Vulture, who kidnaps him. The Vulture takes Peter to his airship base, where he finds the other kidnapped scientists being forced to work for the Vulture. He forces Peter to develop enough ...
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24Wrath of the Sub-MarinerWrath of the Sub-Mariner (20 Feb. 1982)
The crime boss Silvermane comes to New York to call a truce with the Kingpin. The Kingpin himself has had his scientist, Dr. Everett, create a new and powerful dis-solvent fluid, capable of eating through anything. The resultant toxic waste from production of the fluid is dumped in the river, where the pollution poisons Namorita, Namor the Sub-Mariner's cousin. Namor takes her to a surface hospital, where she is treated for the poisoning. Namor then goes on a rampage, creating chaos in the city, while destroying anything that produces pollution. Spidey turns up to ...
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25The Return of KingpinThe Return of Kingpin (27 Feb. 1982)
After saving a gem courier from a couple of muggers, Spider-Man is contacted by a talent scout called Hal Hunter. In reality, Hunter works for the Kingpin, and uses his offer of money to lure Spidey into taking photographs of an art exhibit at the Graham Arts Museum. Unbeknownst to Spidey, the camera he used contained infra-red film that the Kingpin's goons use to find the location of the sensor-beams guarding the statue, and manage to steal it. The next day, with Spidey blamed for the statue's theft, the Bank Bonanza quiz show offers a grand prize of a million ...
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26Under the Wizard's SpellUnder the Wizard's Spell (6 Mar. 1982)
A couple of roller-bladers terrorize vendors in Central Park, with Spidey showing up to quickly deal with them. Medusa appears and confirms to the police that Spidey had nothing to do with the trouble. She claims to be just visiting New York, but has in fact been invited there by the Wizard, her old partner in crime. She refuses his offer of joining forces with him, so the Wizard gives Medusa an unremoveable collar forcing her to work for him. Together, they steal cylinders of the rare metal element Niobium, so that the Wizard can construct an anti-gravity weapon. ...
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