Air Date: October 17, 1981
Magneto attacks all of America’s satellites and launches a plan to take over the world! Spider-Man has to stop him before he can carry out his evil plan.
Being that magneto was the headliner of the show I’m more than a bit disappointed they downgraded him to a generic evil guy. No one mentions that he’s a mutant, or that he has a very heavy handed political agenda. Just some dude with magnet powers trying to rule the world, pretty every day stuff for ol’ Spidey, but not a very good inclusion of one of the best villains of all time. Also, just making up space science, and power stuff for both Magneto and Spider-Man, but I should just be used to that for this show by now…
I like that the quips are actually funny again, so that’s something. I was a little worried after the last episode they might have fired all the comedy writers off the team, or something. But it wasn’t anything to turn your head.
+5: For the most part, I didn’t like it, but it had a few moments that I thought were okay
-1: Totally blew it on their Magneto cameo
-1: Deus Ex WTF
+0.5: Had a couple moments that made me laugh, though I’m not sure all of those were intentional