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  • Ended
  • NBC, UPN
  • 1981-09-12T12:30:00Z
  • 25 mins
  • 9 hours, 37 mins (24 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Family, Superhero
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Originally run as an NBC Saturday morning cartoon in 1981. Peter Parker (Spider-Man), Bobby Drake (Iceman), and Angelica Jones (Firestar) are all college students at Empire State University. After working together to defeat the Beetle and recovering the "Power Booster" he stole from Tony Stark (a.k.a. Iron Man) the trio decide to team-up permanently as the Spider-Friends.
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28 episodes

DVD extra. A short clip showing a glimpse of the restoration process and a side-by-side comparison of the original and digitally restored footage,

A making of Spider-man and His Amazing Friends special hosted by Stan Lee.

1x01 The Triumph of the Green Goblin

  • Series Premiere

    1981-09-12T12:30:00Z — 24 mins

A plane crash turns Norman Osborn back into the Green Goblin, who plans to turn the entire city into goblins.

1x02 The Crime of All Centuries

  • 1981-09-19T12:30:00Z — 24 mins

Kraven the Hunter plans to unleash a dinosaur army. Too make matters worse, Kraven also captures Firestar.

1x03 The Fantastic Mr. Frump!

  • 1981-09-26T12:30:00Z — 24 mins

Aunt May's unlucky friend is given the power to change reality, which Doctor Doom uses to his advantage.

1x04 Sunfire

  • 1981-10-03T12:30:00Z — 24 mins

Firestar falls in love with Sunfire.

1x05 Swarm

  • 1981-10-10T12:30:00Z — 24 mins

An irradiated meteor turns a group of bees into the villain Swarm, who turns Iceman, Firestar, and the rest of the city into bees. Only Spider-Man is immune. Can he find a way to stop Swarm from taking over the world?

1x06 7 Little Superheroes

  • 1981-10-17T12:30:00Z — 24 mins

The Chameleon schemes to destroy his most hated enemies: the Spider-Friends, Captain America, Doctor Strange, Sub-Mariner and Shanna the Jungle Queen, by summoning them to his castle and taking them down one by one.

1x07 Video-Man

  • 1981-10-24T12:30:00Z — 24 mins

Electro creates a villain called Videoman from an arcade machine.

1x08 The Prison Plot

  • 1981-10-31T13:30:00Z — 25 mins

Magneto holds the visitors of an abandoned prison hostage, demanding the release of his Brotherhood of Mutants (Blob, Toad and Mastermind).

1x09 Spidey Goes Hollywood

  • 1981-11-07T13:30:00Z — 24 mins

Mysterio forces a movie director to con Spider-Man into starring in a movie. Bruce Banner appears and ends up turning into the Hulk when it came to a part where Mysterio uses a robot version of Hulk in a scene.

1x10 The Vengeance of Loki

  • 1981-11-14T13:30:00Z — 24 mins

Loki masquerades as his half-brother, Thor, and attacks New York City.

1x11 Knights and Demons

  • 1981-11-21T13:30:00Z — 24 mins

Spider-Man and the Black Knight team up to battle Mordred.

1x12 Pawns of the Kingpin

  • 1981-11-28T13:30:00Z — 24 mins

The Kingpin and Doctor Faustus use a mind control device to force Captain America to commit crimes, who convinces Iceman to follow him.

1x13 The Quest of the Red Skull

  • 1981-12-05T13:30:00Z — 24 mins

The Red Skull kidnaps Hiawatha Smith and the Spider-Friends so that they will not interfere in his plot to start World War III.

2x01 The Origin of the Iceman

  • Season Premiere

    1982-09-18T12:30:00Z — 24 mins

Videoman returns, and Iceman retells his origin as he fears he is losing his mutant powers. In a brief flashback clip, Iceman recalls meeting Professor Xavier and the original members of the X-Men (Angel, Beast, Marvel-Girl, Cyclops).

2x02 A Fire-Star is Born

  • 1982-09-25T12:30:00Z — 24 mins

Iceman and Firestar attend an X-Men reunion featuring Cyclops, Angel, and its latest members Storm and Wolverine (who oddly speaks with an Australian accent). Firestar recalls her origins (cameos by Magneto and a Sentinel). After that, the Juggernaut crashes the party in an effort to destroy his stepbrother Professor X.

2x03 Along Came Spidey

  • 1982-10-02T12:30:00Z — 24 mins

Shocker injures Aunt May, and Spider-Man recounts how he acquired his powers.

3x01 Spider-Man Unmasked!

  • Season Premiere

    1983-09-17T12:30:00Z — 24 mins

The Sandman learns that Spider-Man is Peter Parker. Bobby and Angelica figure out how to make his identity a secret again.

3x02 The Bride of Dracula!

  • 1983-09-24T12:30:00Z — 24 mins

Firestar is kidnapped by Dracula. Spider-Man and Iceman go to Transylvania to rescue her, fighting both Wolfman and the Frankenstein monster.

3x03 The Education of a Superhero

  • 1983-10-01T12:30:00Z — 24 mins

Videoman merges with a game addict, who decides to be a superhero while the Gamesman seeks world domination by electronically hypnotizing the public.

3x04 Attack of the Arachnoid

  • 1983-10-08T12:30:00Z — 24 mins

After the Spider-Friends thwart the Scorpion, a chemical scientist named Zoltan Amadeus recreates Spider-Man's powers with a spider serum. He frames Spider-Man for his crimes. (Daredevil (Matt Murdock) guest stars as Spider-Man's lawyer). When Spider-Man ends up on Rikers Island, the Scorpion stages a jailbreak to take out Spider-Man, but is defeated. After Zoltan mutates into the Arachnoid, Iceman and Firestar cleared Spider-Man's name and are given the antidote to return Zoltan to normal.

Stan Lee explains how the superheroes teamed-up to fight the Beetle. Tony Stark makes a cameo.

Spidey falls in love with a stranded girl from the future, a girl named Ariel, whose spaceship has been stolen by Doctor Octopus. After Doctor Octopus is defeated, Iceman and Firestar learn that Ariel and her brother, Bartow are sick. In the hospital, it is revealed that they lack immune systems. Spider-man helps them return to the future, but Ariel's and Bartow's father returns Spider-man to the present because he carries germs from "Old Earth."

3x07 The X-Men Adventure

  • 1983-10-29T12:30:00Z — 24 mins

The Spider-Friends visit the X-Mansion, teaming with the X-Men (Cyclops, Colossus, Storm, Nightcrawler, Thunderbird, Sprite and Professor X) and battle Cyberiad (formerly Nathan Price), Firestar's old boyfriend.

3x08 Mission: Save the Guardstar

  • 1983-11-04T13:30:00Z — 24 mins

Buzz Mason of S.H.I.E.L.D. hires the Spider-Friends to stop a mutant named Lightwave, who has the power to control and manipulate light energy. She turns out to be Iceman's half-sister, Aurora Dante (who was not mentioned in "The Origin of Ice Man"). Though it is said that she has turned traitor and is targeting the GuardStar satellite, someone is actually mind-controlling her.

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