Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends

Season 2 Episode 3

A Firestar Is Born

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Aired Saturday 10:30 PM Sep 25, 1982 on NBC
9.4
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The X-Men have a reunion. Ice Man and Firstar are also there because they where once a part of the X-Men. Spider-Man is soon attacked by an X-Men foe, the Juggernaunt. Spider-Man tries to keep him away from the X-Men. It didn’t work at all. As the X-Men talk to each other, Firestar decides to tell her origin. Juggernaunt soon interferes the reunion. The X-Men fight against Juggernaunt in order to keep Professor Xaviar safe because Juggernaunt is after him. As Spider-Man joins them, he attacks Jugernaunt. He then removes his helmet. This made it easy for Professor X to use his mutant power to defeat Juggernaunt.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Firestar and Iceman go to a X-men reunion, while Spider-Man makes an uncessful attempt to prevent the Juggernaunt from getting to the X-men mansion. Plently of cool, "new" X-men guest stars. Limited to what network tv would allow.moreless

    8.5
    Ok, Marvel was clearly trying to get an X-men animated series going. Aside from Firestar and Iceman, two mutants, several Spider-Friends episodes had mutants as guest stars and or camoes.



    Their efforts would eventually pay off, with a decent 1989 pilot and a much better 1990s X-men animated series. Yet, back in the 1980s this was all that we had and it was pretty good. Season 2 of Spider-Friends was short lived but had some of the best animation and serious-action packed stories that were possible. The problem was that American network television was much more prohibitive about what such a 'childrens' show could do. This is why Wolverine is quickly and rather oddly defeated by the Juggernaunt. His claws were just to violent. Compare fight sequences from the 1990s X-men and Spider-Man to this 1980s series and you will get a sense of how restrictive things were.moreless
  • We get Firestar's secret superhero origin, just in time for the show to end.

    4.8
    This episode really had two stories. One was okay, if generic, and the other was just generic. The first one was Juggernaut appearing and attacking the X-Men, who then need the Spider-Friends' help to fight him off. The other is how Firestar became a superhero by catching a stuck-up cheerleader who'd stolen a trophy. Not exactly an explosive break into the hero business. I liked it when I was three, but twenty years later, a lot of the charm has worn off.moreless
Frank Welker

Frank Welker

Bobby Drake/Ice-Man, Flash Thompson, Ms. Lion

Kathy Garver

Kathy Garver

Angelica Jones/Firestar

Dan Gilvezan

Dan Gilvezan

Peter Parker/Spider-Man

Stan Lee

Stan Lee

Narrator (Season 2)

Frank Welker

Frank Welker

Angelica's Dad

Guest Star

Stanley Jones

Stanley Jones

Professor Charles Xaviar/Professor X

Guest Star

Anne Lockhart

Anne Lockhart

Storm

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • (cut from ABC Family)
      Juggernaut: You can't stop me, Spider-Man, but I can stop you!

    • Spider-Man: (about the Juggernaut) One thing's for sure: he'll never sneak up on you.

    • Professor Xaviar (to Iceman and Firestar): We are happy to have you back, even for a short visit.
      Firestar (to Professor Xaviar): It's wonderful to see you again Professor.
      Cyclops (to Firestar): Firestar, over here.
      Firestar (to Cyclops): Coming Cyclops.
      Cyclops (to Firestar): This is our other new member, Wolverine.
      Wolverine (to Firestar): Hiya doll (sticks his adamantium claws into an apple), wanna piece of fruit.
      Storm (to Firestar): I've heard so much about you, but I'd like to hear more. What was it like to grow up with your fantastic powers?
      Firestar (to Storm): Oh it wasn't easy. (thinking) Mostly because of a girl named Bonnie.

    • Juggernaut (to Spider-Man): I am the one who discovered the lost city of Cyttorak. It's mystic gem transformed me into the human Juggernaut, the only one who could destroy the X-Men.

  • NOTES (4)

    • The reason why Wolverine was disposed of quickly by The Juggernaut is because his trademark adamantium claws weren't suitable for younger Saturday Morning cartoons in the 1980's, might not be good for younger veiwers. That's a disappointment to comic fans at the time. He didn't appear in the episode "The X-Men Adventure."

    • ABC Family version removes Spider-Man's second appearance in this episode, when he escapes the massive rock pile the Juggernaut buried him under and lands in a subway tunnel.

    • The X-men featured in this episode are Storm, Cyclops, Wolverine, Professor X, and Angel.

    • Magneto and a Sentinal are seen in a flashback when Firestar was with the X-Men.

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