Spider-Man (1981)

Season 1 Episode 25

The Return of Kingpin

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Aired Unknown Jan 01, 2007 on
3.0
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The Return of Kingpin
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After saving a gem courier from a couple of muggers, Spider-Man is contacted by a talent scout called Hal Hunter. In reality, Hunter works for the Kingpin, and uses his offer of money to lure Spidey into taking photographs of an art exhibit at the Graham Arts Museum. Unbeknownst to Spidey, the camera he used contained infra-red film that the Kingpin's goons use to find the location of the sensor-beams guarding the statue, and manage to steal it. The next day, with Spidey blamed for the statue's theft, the Bank Bonanza quiz show offers a grand prize of a million dollars. Hunter offers Spidey the job of "courier" to transport the money to the show, but the real money was stolen, with Spidey giving the studio a case full of counterfeit bills. With Spidey now blamed for the theft of the money as well, he figures out that Hunter set him up, and after visiting him, is offered one last job to fix the Hapsburg Clock above the International Diamond Exchange. With Spidey now knowing that Hunter has been using him on behalf of the Kingpin, he prepares to prevent the Kingpin from stealing diamonds from the exchange and then, to clear his name.moreless

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  • The Kingpin fools Spider-Man into committing a series of crimes for him.

    4.0
    This is one of the worst episodes in the entire solo Spider-Man series. The animation seems pretty bad, with the manner in which Spider-Man is tricked looking laughably silly.



    Peter Parker is suppose to be a gifted student, but his IQ seems to have drastically dropped in this particular episode. If the Kingpin really wanted to frame Spider-Man, why not hire someone like the Chamelon? The low quality of this episode -- storywise -- is suprising given that the previous episode with the Kingpin -- guest starring Sub Mariner -- is probably one of the best episodes in the solo series.moreless

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