Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends is an American animated television series produced by Marvel Productions starring established Marvel Comics characters Spider-Man and Iceman and an original character, Firestar. As a trio called the Spider-Friends, they fought against various villains.
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Season 1Rent or Buy
S01 E01Sep 12, 1981
Triumph of the Green Goblin Sep 12, 1981 Norman Osborne's plane crashes, causing him to change once again into the Green Goblin. He decides his new evil plan will be to pollute the resevoir with the same formula used to create him, thereby making an entire city of goblins. Unfortunately, he can't remember where the formula is, so he decides that his niece Mona Osbourne must know, and kidnaps her from a school costume party, attended also by the Spider-Friends, in their secret identities. Spidey and crew manage to rescue Mona and freeze the portion of the resevoir tainted by the Green Goblin's rediscovered formula. During his struggle with Spider-Man, the Goblin accidently electricutes himself, reverting once again to a confused Norman Osborne, who has no memory of the recent events.
S01 E02Sep 19, 1981
The Crime of All Centuries Sep 19, 1981 Kraven the Hunter is in New York to unveil his recently captured prehistoric animals. While at the Natural History museum where the presentation is taking place, the dinosaurs escape and as the Spider- Friends attempt to recapture them, Kraven’s real motive is revealed. The villain is planning to seize control of New York by hatching a dinosaur army under his command. In order to succeed, Kraven steals the Eye of India, a precious ruby on display in the museum, and captures Firestar. Only her power alone, combined with the ruby can fuel his Growth Energizer, a machine that will turn his unhatched dinosaur eggs into an unstoppable dinosaur army. Spidey and Iceman manage to locate Kraven’s lair where Firestar is being held prisoner, but the duo are swiftly captured themselves, forcing Firestar to do Kraven’s bidding. A dinosaur egg is transformed into an enormous Tyrannosaurus Rex. Luckily the team manages to break free and lures the dinosaur into a tar pit. Firestar uses the growth energizer to revert the creature’s size and Kraven is handed over to the police.
S01 E03Sep 26, 1981
The Fantastic Mr. Frump! Sep 26, 1981 Doctor Doom gathers together four pieces of an ancient amulet in order to perform a ritual that will grant him unlimited universal power. Just as the ritual is nearing completion, Spider-Man knocks the amulet from Doom's hands. It falls from the top of the villain's New York mansion and onto the street below. Mr. Frump, a down trodden pessimistic old man, retrieves the amulet and unwittingly gains all of its power. On realizing his newly acquired abilities, Frump begins to use them to his advantage. He starts by radically changing the city to suit his own tastes. Doom, desperate to regain the amulet and claim the power for himself, leads Frump into believing that he is the reason the old man has power, and coaxes him into doing his bidding. During the course of events, the Spider-Friends are turned into stone, robbed of all power and pitted against Ghengis Khan. Doom meanwhile, realizing that his current plan is not achieving the desired result, decides to change his tactics. He teams up with the Spider-Friends and together they convince Frump that he must reenact the ritual in order to keep his power indefinitely. Doom deceives everyone by giving Frump a fake amulet and keeping the real one for himself, thereby ensuring the power will be transferred over to him. Luckily Firestar manages to throw the amulet into the cosmic ray that would ignite it. The amulet is destroyed reverting everything back to normal.
S01 E04Oct 3, 1981
Sunfire Oct 3, 1981 Firestar encounters another mutant with powers identical to her own. His name is Sunfire and as the pair develop a relationship he reveals to her that his uncle Genju needs their assistance in igniting his Fusion Reactor; a machine which Sunfire believes will supply energy to the entire world and benefit all of humanity. Unbeknown to Sunfire, his uncle’s true motivation is far more sinister. Genju plans to use the couple's combined powers to release his fire monster, a creature of mass destruction under his control. Iceman meanwhile has misgivings about Firestar becoming emotionally involved with Sunfire due to a bad confrontation he had with him in the past. Spider-Man and Iceman decide to investigate Genju’s company Ichi-Ban Electronics. Robots capture the duo as Sunfire and Firestar, unaware of the true situation, ignite the fusion reactor. The fire monster is released as the couple is drained of their power. Firestar and Sunfire manage to free their friends who help them regain their powers by using the residue energy in the fusion reactor. The four heroes then attempt to stop the monster from destroying the city. Firestar drains a nearby water source and Iceman freezes the water. Spider-Man lures the creature towards them as Firestar and Sunfire melt the ice. The monster is extinguished in a torrent of water. The lovers say an emotional farewell as Sunfire departs to ensure his uncle receives the best possible help.
S01 E05Oct 10, 1981
Swarm Oct 10, 1981 A meteor falls and releases a strange being that begins using bees to form his physical appearance. This creature, relentlessly calling himself "Swarm," creates a giant beehive to house the meteor which radiates his power. Swarm begins zapping people with his eyes, turning them into Bee-people and making them his personal drones. The Spider-Friends show up to stop him, but Swarm uses his blue peepers to zap the gang also. Due to the radiation in his blood stream, the zap has no effect on Spidey, but Iceman and Firestar don't fare so well. Spidey leads the two, now Bee-people, into a lead lined room to break the radiation effect and transform them back to normal. The team then heads back to the hive disguised as Bee-people. They grab the meteor, run with it to the ESU science lab, and use a rocket to send it into space. Without the source of his power, Swarm disappears and everyone returns to normal.
S01 E06Oct 17, 1981
7 Little Superheroes Oct 17, 1981 A mysterious stranger invites the Spider-Friends for a weekend retreat to Wolf Island. At Aunt May's request they take Ms Lion along with them. On arrival at the island’s mansion, the trio discover that four other superheroes were also invited: The Sub-Mariner, Shanna the She-Devil, Captain America and Doctor Strange. The mystery surrounding the absence of their host is soon solved when a sinister voice threatens the group with their ultimate destruction. The gathered heroes attempt to escape, only to discover that a force field has been placed around the island. Having recognized the voice to be that of the Chameleon, a mutual enemy, who possess the ability to alter his appearance to match that of anyone he chooses, the group reaches an unnerving conclusion; the villain could pose as any one of them at any time. Unable to know whom to trust, they separate and begin to search the island. The Chameleon, using an elaborate array of traps, targets the heroes one by one. The uncaptured members eventually re-group and soon discover that they have an unexpected advantage; Ms Lion's keen sense of smell reveals the Chameleon each time he attempts to impersonate one of them. Although hindered, the villain succeeds in keeping one step ahead until all the heroes have been trapped. Spider-Man manages to escape, and discovers that the island has been rigged to explode. With only seconds to spare he rescues his friends and then apprehends the Chameleon. All escape thanks to the help of Ms. Lion, who is affectionately deemed the eighth little superhero.
S01 E07Oct 24, 1981
Video-Man Oct 24, 1981 Electro attempts to gain control of New York by robbing the city of it’s electrical power. In order to accomplish his scheme, he must gather together the components needed for the completion of his Ultra- Transformer, a machine that will enable him to harness an immense amount of electricity and channel it at will. He transports ‘Videoman’ out of an arcade game and instructs the creature to steal the necessary materials. Videoman materializes at a local arcade and attacks Flash Thompson. Angelica, hearing the commotion, arrives at the scene to offer her assistance. A double misfortune occurs when Flash inadvertently discovers that she is in fact Firestar moments before Videoman traps him inside a computer game. Having managed to escape, Firestar enlists the aid of Spider-Man and Iceman. Peter soon reaches the conclusion that Electro is ultimately responsible and the trio set out to bring the villain to justice. During Videoman's subsequent raids, both Iceman and Firestar are incarcerated inside a computer game where they are forced to pit their wits against deadly computer graphics. Meanwhile Spider-Man locates Electro's lair and arrives just in time to witness the villain activate his transformer. A struggle ensues and Spidey defeats both Videoman and Electro before releasing Iceman, Firestar and Flash from the computer system. Flash suffers from partial amnesia, hence Angelica's secret identity is safe.
Season 2Rent or Buy
S02 E01Sep 18, 1982
The Origin of the Iceman Sep 18, 1982 During a rescue attempt to put out a blazing building, Iceman discovers that he is losing his powers. The gang goes to the E.S.U. science lab to use a memory probe to find out why. Iceman's life is witnessed by Peter and Angelica and they watch him as he first develops his powers, when he joined the X-Men, and how he met Spidey, but nothing leads to an answer of why he is losing his powers. As the Spider-Friends travel through the city, they find that Videoman is on the loose again. The villain has been draining the city's electrical power. A battle ensues and Iceman completely loses his power and all of a sudden Firestar seems to be losing hers. Videoman escapes and captures J. Jonah Jameson, trapping him inside a Videoman arcade game. Spidey and Firestar search for Videoman as Bobby tries to locate Jameson with the gang's super crime lab. Spidey figures out that Videoman is responsible for the two mutants loss of powers in that he must be draining the electrical energy from their brain waves. So Bobby allows himself to be 'zapped' by Videoman to see if he can get his powers back, but instead he ends up trapped in the computer with Jameson. Videoman creates two more arcade creatures that end up turning on him and the three destroy each other. Jameson is free and Bobby and Angelica's powers are returned.
S02 E02Oct 2, 1982
Along Came Spidey Oct 2, 1982 As Spider-Man tries to stop the Shocker from escaping an attempted robbery, Aunt May gets harmed in the effort. That night while May is in the hospital, Peter tells Bobby and Angelica how he feels responsible for the accident because Aunt May (who thinks Spider-Man is bad) was fleeing from him. He thinks he should give up being Spider-Man. But when asked why he became Spider-Man in the first place, Peter reaffirms his original principle for becoming a crime-fighter. So the Spider-Friends set out to stop the Shocker's crime spree. The villain seems unstoppable until Spidey realizes that the Shocker's power comes from his costume. The Spider-Friends destroy the costume and Spider-Man ends up saving the day, even in the opinion of Aunt May.
S02 E03Sep 25, 1982
A Fire-Star is Born Sep 25, 1982 Firestar and Iceman attend an X-Men reunion, as Spider-Man encounters the Juggernaut who is headed in his friend's direction, to crush his half brother, Charles Xavier. While talking with the new members of the X-Men, Firestar is asked what it was like to grow up with her powers. She talks of how her inability to control her powers earned her the nickname "Ms. Angelica Jinx" by her childhood rival, Bonnie. But one day after saving her father's life in a construction accident she realizes that she should use her powers to help people. She talks how she joined the X-Men and is about to go into detail about her days in college when the Juggernaut breaks into the X-Mansion (with no Spider-Man to be seen and apparently defeated). The X-Men fight the Juggernaut but to no avail. He works his way through their defense one by one. Just as he is about to reach Xavier, Spidey shows up to pull Xavier from the Juggernaut's reach. Given time to regroup, the Spider-Friends manage to remove the Juggernaut's helmet, leaving him defenseless to Xavier's mental powers.
Season 3Rent or Buy
S03 E01Sep 17, 1983
Spider-Man: Unmasked! Sep 17, 1983 While The Spider-Friends are vacationing, The Sandman shows up and discovers Spider-Man's true identity, but the Spider-Friends try to convince him that he's wrong.
S03 E02Sep 24, 1983
The Bride of Dracula! Sep 24, 1983 While at a dance, Angelica is lured outside by a stranger and hypnotized. The stranger takes her aboard his plane and they go to Transylvania, but not without Iceman and Spider-Man right behind them. The stranger is revealed to be Dracula. They get Angelica free, but still have to fight against Frankenstein and a werewolf.
S03 E03Oct 1, 1983
The Education of a Superhero Oct 1, 1983 The Gamesman has developed a machine that will hypnotize young people through video arcade machines. Through a glitch, caused by Gamesman's machine, in the arcade machine a young, nerdy teenager named Francis Byte was playing, Franis developed the ability to turn himself into a self proclaimed hero called Video Man. Unfortunately he doesn't know how to be a superhero. While battling Thee Gamesman, the Spider-Friends help Video Man out. But in the end, the best help is found at the mansion of Professor Charles Xavier.
S03 E04Oct 8, 1983
Attack of the Arachnoid Oct 8, 1983 A woman named Monica video taped a successful fight between the Spider-Friends and The Scorpion. Zoltan Amadaeus is collecting data on Spider-Man and plans to retain the powers of Spider-Man and use them for his own gain and framing the real Spider-Man. But problem's arise when the Zoltan's powers change him into a half man/half spider creature called The Arachnoid.
S03 E05Oct 15, 1983
Origin of the Spider-Friends Oct 15, 1983 Stan Lee narrates how Spider-Man, Iceman and Firestar first joined forces to battle the Beetle, and become known as the Spider-Friends.
S03 E06Oct 22, 1983
Spidey Meets the Girl from Tomorrow Oct 22, 1983 Spider-Man meets whom he believes is the love of his life - an alien from the future named Ariel, whose spaceship crash-lands on earth. As Spidey tries to nurture his relationship with Ariel, Doctor Octopus steals the spaceship to carry out a plan to kidnap well-armed criminals from the future.
S03 E07Oct 29, 1983
The X-Men Adventure Oct 29, 1983 When Spider-Man is trying out the X-Men's Danger Room, things start to go wrong when a strange intruder named Cyberiad shows up. It turns out that he is Firestar's former boyfriend and he blames her for his current state. Since Cyberiad has control of the X-Men's mansion, can the X-Men succeed in defeating him?