The adventures of Peter Parker unfold in his college years after a radioactive spider bite transforms him into the caring crime fighter, Spider-Man. His fearsome battles against the forces of evil sit uncomfortably alongside a job as freelance photographer at the Daily Bugle, romantic encounters with the editor’s secretary Betty Brant and caring for his elderly Aunt May Parker.
The 1980s syndicated sequel to the original animated series elevates Marvel’s® most famous character, Spider-Man, from comic books to the television screen. Adapted from the newspaper sketches of John Romita Sr., this DVD release features the first seven spine-tingling episodes of the series.
A tidal wave of crime engulfs New York as the webbed wonder Spider-Man swings in to protect the city from an amazing ensemble of classic villains including Doctor Octopus, the Lizard, Sandman, Magneto and Mysterio. Meanwhile a six-part story arc kicks off with his battles against Doctor Doom.
Episode #1 Bubble, Bubble, Oil and Trouble
The mechanical mastermind Doctor Octopus launches a spate of diamond thefts in a slick plot to steal the world’s oil supplies. Can Spider-Man put the skids on his priceless plan?
Episode #2 Doctor Doom, Master of the World
World stability is undermined as would-be-ruler Doctor Doom brainwashes the President and the entire United Nations assembly. Only Spider-Man can prevent a robot invasion leading to diplomatic destruction.
Episode #3 Lizards, Lizards, Everywhere
Jungle madness descends on the city as reptiles from Central Park Zoo go on the rampage. With the Lizard planning to turn New York into a swamp land, Spider-Man has to hunt down the amphibian aggressor.
Episode #4 Curiosity Killed the Spider-Man
New Year arrives with a bang when the jewel thief Black Cat creates bedlam at the Bugle. Spider-Man gets caught up in a game of cat and mouse as she sets her beady eyes on a famous artifact.
Episode #5 The Sandman is Coming
Sandman steals radioactive soil samples from space to unleash a wave of bank robberies. Hopes of a happy ending are sinking fast as the villain slips Spider-Man’s grasp and Peter Parker faces expulsion from college.
Episode #6 When Magneto Speaks....People Listen
The Earth is held to ransom when Magneto hijacks power supplies by satellite. Spider-Man engineers a hi-tech showdown with the manipulative mutant in a bid to shield the nation from a communications disaster.
Episode #7 The Pied Piper of New York Town
The youth of New York are entranced by disco music at the hands of nightclub owner and master hypnotist Mysterio. Spider-Man will have to record his greatest hit to escape an explosive ending.
Due to the fact that this is archive footage there may be some imperfections in the picture quality.