Spider-Man TV (1981) Solo

Trying to re-activate interest for a TV version of Spidey, Marvel Productions created this solo Spider-Man cartoon in 1981. The NBC network was interested but believed the concept needed some added elements to make it more accessible for a larger audience. Hence Iceman and Firestar were added in the next year's follow-up show – Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends (TV).

But before his Friends arrived, the this solo cartoon ran for a year and recycled the formula of the 1967 show: Peter Parker lives with his Aunt May and is a photographer for J. Jonah Jameson at the Daily Bugle. His responsibility to be Spider-man causes problems with his work, his studies, and his romantic involvement with Betty Brant.

This solo show ran for a single season of 26 episodes (22 minutes each).

Cast Information

Creators and designs were shared between this 1981 solo show and the "Amazing Friends", but the voice cast was different.

The voices for the recurring Solo cast were:

      Peter Parker/Spider Man   - Ted Schwartz
      Aunt May                  - Linda Gary
      J. Jonah Jameson          - William Woodson
      Betty Brant               - Mona Marshall

Audio Files

MP3 format sound files.

  Spider-Man TV (1981) Solo - Season 1, Episode 1
Story: “Bubble, Bubble, Oil And Trouble”
Summary: Sep 12, 1981: Doctor Octopus plans to steal the world's oil with his new jewel-encrusted arms.
  Spider-Man TV (1981) Solo - Season 1, Episode 2
Story: “Dr. Doom, Master of the World”
Summary: Sep 19, 1981: Dr. Doom brainwashes the entire U.N. assembly, and is proclaimed ruler of the world.
  Spider-Man TV (1981) Solo - Season 1, Episode 3
Story: “Lizards, Lizards, Everywhere”
Summary: Sep 26, 1981: Spidey battles the Lizard, as he tries to turn New York into a reptile paradise.
  Spider-Man TV (1981) Solo - Season 1, Episode 4
Story: “Curiosity Killed The Spider-Man”
Summary: Oct 3, 1981: The Black Cat issues a challenge to Spidey, while plotting the theft of a valuable artifact.
  Spider-Man TV (1981) Solo - Season 1, Episode 5
Story: “The Sandman is Coming”
Summary: The Sandman becomes invincible after absorbing radioactive soil from Mars.
  Spider-Man TV (1981) Solo - Season 1, Episode 6
Story: “When Magneto Speaks... People Listen”
Summary: Magneto holds the Earth to ransom after stealing all the satellites in orbit.
  Spider-Man TV (1981) Solo - Season 1, Episode 7
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Story: “The Pied Piper Of New York Town”
Summary: Mysterio's disco music hypnotizes the youth of New York into becoming his army.
  Spider-Man TV (1981) Solo - Season 1, Episode 8
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Story: “The Doctor Prescibes Doom”
Summary: Dr. Doom is again elected master of the world, thanks to his android duplicates.
  Spider-Man TV (1981) Solo - Season 1, Episode 9
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Story: “Carnival Of Crime”
Summary: Spidey is framed for a series of robberies by the Ringmaster.
  Spider-Man TV (1981) Solo - Season 1, Episode 10
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Story: “Revenge of the Green Goblin”
Summary: The Green Goblin attacks while Spidey attends a Halloween costume party at ESU.
  Spider-Man TV (1981) Solo - Season 1, Episode 11
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Story: “Triangle Of Evil”
Summary: Spidey is conned into competing on a T.V. show against the Stuntman..
  Spider-Man TV (1981) Solo - Season 1, Episode 12
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Story: “The A-B-C's Of D-O-O-M”
Summary: Goron, Dr. Doom's new partner, attempts to launch every nuclear missile in the world.
  Spider-Man TV (1981) Solo - Season 1, Episode 13
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Story: “The Sidewinder Strikes”
Summary: Spidey vs. a high-tech cowboy at the in-town rodeo.
  Spider-Man TV (1981) Solo - Season 1, Episode 14
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Story: “The Hunter And The Hunted”
Summary: Ka-Zar comes to New York after Kraven kidnaps his companion Zabu.
  Spider-Man TV (1981) Solo - Season 1, Episode 15
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Story: “The Incredible Shrinking Spider-Man”
Summary: Spidey is cut down in size by the Gadgeteer.
  Spider-Man TV (1981) Solo - Season 1, Episode 16
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Story: “The Unfathomable Professor Gizmo”
Summary: Professor Gizmo lures Spidey into salvaging a sunken treasure ship.
  Spider-Man TV (1981) Solo - Season 1, Episode 17
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Story: “Canon Of Doom”
Summary: A new earthquake fault line is created by Dr. Doom's laser canon.
  Spider-Man TV (1981) Solo - Season 1, Episode 18
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Story: “The Capture of Captain America”
Summary: The Red Skull kidnaps Captain America. Spidey follows him to his lair.
  Spider-Man TV (1981) Solo - Season 1, Episode 19
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Story: “The Doom Report”
Summary: Spidey joins the Latverian resistance, attempting to overthrow Dr. Doom.
  Spider-Man TV (1981) Solo - Season 1, Episode 20
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Story: “The Web Of Nephilia”
Summary: Trying to duplicate Spidey's powers, a scientist turns into a half-man, half-spider.
  Spider-Man TV (1981) Solo - Season 1, Episode 21
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Story: “Countdown To Doom”
Summary: Dr. Doom finally controls the Earth after moving it out of orbit. Spidey tries to stop him.
  Spider-Man TV (1981) Solo - Season 1, Episode 22
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Story: “Arsenic and Aunt May”
Summary: The Chameleon poses as Uncle Ben's spirit in an effort to use Aunt May as Spider-Man's assassin.
  Spider-Man TV (1981) Solo - Season 1, Episode 23
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Story: “The Vulture has Landed”
Summary: The Vulture kidnaps a group of scientists to help him steal a precious space probe.
  Spider-Man TV (1981) Solo - Season 1, Episode 24
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Story: “Wrath Of The Sub-Mariner”
Summary: Pollution from the Kingpin angers the Sub-Mariner, who takes it out on the city.
  Spider-Man TV (1981) Solo - Season 1, Episode 25
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Story: “The Return Of The Kingpin”
Summary: The Kingpin sets Spidey up to steal valuable items.
  Spider-Man TV (1981) Solo - Season 1, Episode 26
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Story: “Under The Wizard's Spell”
Summary: Spidey tries to free Medusa from the Wizard's influence.