Spider-Man (1967)

Season 1 Episode 17

The Terrible Triumph of Doctor Octopus / Magic Malice

Aired Unknown Dec 30, 1967 on ABC
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The Terrible Triumph of Doctor Octopus / Magic Malice
The Terrible Triumph of Doctor Octopus: Doctor Octopus imposes upon Dr. Smartyr's Nullifier rocket test and steals the ultra-powerful destructor missile, with possession thereof Octopus plans to force all nations to bow to his will. Magic Malice: While Blackwell the Magician is entertaining at the Castle Theatre, his house is invaded by the Green Goblin, who swipes some of Blackwell's props and peruses Blackwell's book of magic spells and incantations.moreless

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  • Spider-man takes on The Green Goblin and Dr. Octopus in two great episodes.

    This is classic Spider-man at it's best. I was a big fan of the show. Spider-man in "Magic Malice" takes on the Green Goblin (Osborne) whose stealing magic tricks from a local magician to commit robberies. A lot of pretty well done

    animated scenes. This is a classic episode.

    In the other episode "The Terrible Triumph of Dr. Octopus",

    Dr. Octopus steals a mysterious looking rocket. This is like Spider-man 2 but without the 2 hr movie. This one is also classic. I liked the way Octopus and Spidey battle. The ending is a bit cheesy but that's expected. Both episodes are great to watch especially as Jamison has to eat his words about Spider-Man.moreless
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

Len Carlson

Len Carlson

Green Goblin/Parafino/Bolton/Jan Caldwell/Captain Ned Stacy/Vegio (voice) (uncredited)

Recurring Role

Tom Harvey

Tom Harvey

Electro/Director/Dr. Stilwell/Sandman/Dr. Octopus/Master Technician/Mugs Riley/Master Vine/Clive/Baron Von Rantenraven/Dr. Atlan

Recurring Role

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    • This episode is available on the VHS Marvel Comics Video Library Volume 10: "Doctor Octopus: The Power Of Doctor Octopus".

      It was also released on the VHS and DVD Spider-Man: Return Of The Green Goblin.

    • "The Terrible Triumph of Doctor Octopus" is a loose adaptation of a storyline running in The Amazing Spider-Man starting with issue #53.

      In the original story Dr. Octopus uses the Nullifier (which doesn't look like a missle) to erase Spider-man's memory and eventually convinces Spidey to join him. Also noteworthy in this story is that Dr. Octopus is boarding at Aunt May's house after Peter had moved out. The Dr. Octopus story finished in The Amazing Spider-Man #56 but Peter did not regain his memory until Issues #58.

    • Blackwell's career has apparently revived nicely after the "demonstration" he provided Spider-Man in "Farewell Performance" a few episodes earlier...