Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends

Season 3 Episode 4

Attack Of The Arachnoid

Aired Saturday 10:30 PM Unknown on NBC
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Episode Summary

Attack Of The Arachnoid
After viewing a triumphant fight between the Spider-Friends and The Scorpion, a man name Zoltan Amadaeus and his female assistant Monica do an experiment that will make him have Spider-Man's powers and use them to frame Spider-Man in crimes. When that succeeds, Spider-Man has trouble with The Scorpion who's in the cell. Meanwhile Zoltan's powers causes him to change into a half-man half spider character called The Arachnoid.moreless

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  • A scientist plans a formula using Spider-Man's blood that will give super powers.

    Enjoyable episode. This series while it was aimed for kids still was enjoyable for the story lines.

    A scientist plans to use Spider-Man's blood to give him super powers. The formula his using though ends up having disastrous effects on him. Eventually he becomes the Arachnoid, a formidable spider-monster for Spider-Man.

    The quality is a bit higher than other episodes. The Arachnoid is a different looking villain. The notes say the 81 show used a same storyline. However, this series incorporates IceMan and Firestar for added attraction to viewers. There's also a cameo by Scorpio who ends up fighting Spider-MAN.

    At one point even the Spider friends think Spider-Man is the one committing crimes when it's the Arachnoid.

    Episode is well done. I will say it's maybe at the top of my list for enjoyable episodes from the series.moreless
June Foray

June Foray

Aunt May

Dick Tufeld

Dick Tufeld

Narrator (Season 1)

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)

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • While in prison, spidey comments the guards took his web shooters. Thats strange, considering the Scorpion, nevermind the Human fly were let in their cells in full armor

    • When Zoltan turned back to human he is wearing black pants. yet when he turned he was wearing his fake Spidey costume.

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  • NOTES (3)

    • Matt Murdock AKA Daredevil acts as Spider-Man's defense attorney.

    • Before the Scorpion breaks into Spider-Man's cell to take his revenge, other villains seen in their individual maximum security cells are Human Fly, Electro, Blastaar, and Klaw. Human Fly is one of Spider-Man's enemies while Blastaar and Klaw are one the Fantasic Four's enemies besides Dr. Doom.

    • Zoltan's plot is taken from the Spider-Man (1981) episode entitled "The Web of Nephilia" where a scientist named Dr. Bradley Shaw obtains a blood sample from Spider-Man in order to duplicate his powers, but instead transformed him into a half-human, half-spider monster called Nephilia.