Spider-Man (1967)

Season 1 Episode 4

The Sky is Falling / Captured By J. Jonah Jameson

Aired Unknown Sep 30, 1967 on ABC
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The Sky is Falling / Captured By J. Jonah Jameson
The Sky is Falling: Spider-Man comes face-to-face with the Vulture, and some of his friends: birds under his control. Captured by J. Jonah Jameson: Professor Henry Smythe demonstrates his new invention, the Spider-Slayer, which almost succeeds in capturing Spider-Man.

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    Paul Soles

    Paul Soles

    Spider-Man/Peter Parker

    Peg Dixon

    Peg Dixon

    Mary Jane Watson/Betty Brant/Polly/Sue J. Jonah

    Paul Kligman

    Paul Kligman

    J. Jonah Jameson/Jake/Additional Voices

    Bernard Cowan

    Bernard Cowan

    Narrator/Additional Voices/Dr. Magneto/Cowboy

    Henry Ramer

    Henry Ramer

    Henry Smythe/Grandini the Mystic/Dr. Noah Boddy/Mr. Flintridge/Lee Patterson (voice) (uncredited)

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      • This is the first and only time the Vulture is voiced by non-credited series regular Gillie Fenwick. Series star Paul Soles voiced all other Vulture appearances.

      • The Vulture's costume is actually that of the second Vulture in the comic book, incorporating a helmet with a radio. It's not surprising that this Vulture costume was used since it was desinged by then-current Amazing Spider-man artist John Romita, who also served as the art director for the 1967 animated series.

      • "Captured by J. Jonah Jameson" features the longest change from Peter Parker into Spider-Man (and formed the foundation of the stock footage of Peter changing to his costume which would be used in subsequent episodes). Realizing the robot is following him and that he needs to discard his Peter Parker identity, the teenage photographer enters and alley and starts slipping off his suit jacket. After a brief cutaway to the robot, Peter is seen slipping off his white button down shirt to reveal his costume and pulling on his mask to become Spider-Man. His suit jacket and undone necktie and seen strewn over the crates in front of him.

      • First appearance of The Vulture.

      • Inspired by Amazing Spider-Man #2 and Amazing Spider-Man #25

      • Henry Smythe owes his last name to both Spencer and Alistair Smythe in which each of them were the inventors of different Spider-Slayers in the comics.

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