Spider-Man s1e20: The Web of Nephilia

Air Date: January 23, 1982

Rating: 5/10

Two mad scientists obsessed with Spider-Man manage to take secretly take some of his blood. And then one of them transforms into a Man-Spider.

I feel like I fell into a strange animated soap opera for most of this one until it was a 1950s monster movie. Also, a weird advertisement about giving blood. Oh, this is another probably-written-on-cocaine episodes. isn’t it? Yeah, keeps jumping between storylines, can’t seem to find a consistent tone, also, in a very odd way, Spider-Man is mostly a side-character in this one until over halfway through the episode and instead focuses on these scientists in multiple dialogue-heavy scenes so they can tell us their entire(ly boring) backstory.

Oddly enough as well, there actually is a Man-Spider in the comics (though I don’t think he was invented when this was made but I’m not sure), this one has nothing to do with that one and, again, is just made up for this series.

SCORING:

+6: Eventually becomes a better episode

-1: Too many dialogue-heavy scenes with this couple we’ve never seen before and we’re never going to see again

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