Spider-Man: The Animated Series

Season 2 Episode 5

Neogenic Nightmare (5): Mutants Revenge (2)

Aired Saturday 10:00 AM Oct 07, 1995 on FOX
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Neogenic Nightmare (5): Mutants Revenge (2)

Wolverine joins Spider-man in the search for Beast. Landon is about to make Beast the first test subject of his new formula, one that could destroy every mutant. Will Wolverine and Spider-Man make it in time to save their blue friend, or will a newly mutated Landon destroy them all?


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  • Title

    You gotta love mark hamill. And I think I am using the review function not right.
  • Spidey teams up with Wolverine in order to save the Beast.

    Continuing directly from where the last episode left off, Spidey finds himself attacked by Wolverine, who just won't believe Spidey is telling the truth about Beast. Not only that, but the Hobgoblin is hovering above them on his glider, finding the entire situation amusing, and to make sure he will be the winner of the fight (even though he isn't really fighting), launches one of his bombs towards Spidey and Wolerine. This helps him get away, and Spidey and Wolverine decide to join forces to search for Beast. The team up between Spidey and Wolverine was definitely one of the best this show ever had, and not only one of my personal favorites. Obviously the highlight of this episode was seeing them work together.The chemistry between them was presented really well, with all their sarcastic lines about each other, and another strong point for this episode was the fact they kept the same voice actor who voiced Wolverine on the X-Men animated series. Except for Wolverine, the other X-Men didn't do too much here, but it certainly was nice to see them again. Also, the Beast had quite an impressive role in this episode as well, even if he was locked in a cage for most of the episode. They actually explained his origin in this episode (more or less, but definitely more than it was ever explained on the X-Men animated series). A little surprising seeing how this was Spidey's show, but it worked really well with the theme of the episode, and Landon's obsession of destroying all the mutants in the world.

    The ending was a little weird, but still a good one. It was rather silly and unexpected to see Landon turn into an energy eating mutant (but it was still decent, as Beast mentions the irony of the fact that Landon is now what he hated the most: a mutant). The fight against Landon was well done, and each of the other X-Men got a chance to hit the monster at least once. Landon remains a half-mutant, half-human being, and will appear later on the show as one of the Kingpin's men.

    The final scenes were superb, as Spidey learns he can always count on the X-Men, they are his friends. That is what he needed to hear, that he has friends. The ending is once again a cliffhanger as usually. Spidey decides to take Doctor Crawford's antidote for his disease. This will lead up to yet another story arc.

    Overall a superb episode, and enjoyable as well as exciting too. One of the best, if not the best, crossover episode this show ever had.moreless
Catherine Disher

Catherine Disher

Jean Grey

Guest Star

Cal Dodd

Cal Dodd


Guest Star

Alyson Court

Alyson Court


Guest Star

David Warner

David Warner

Herbert Landon

Recurring Role

Mark Hamill

Mark Hamill


Recurring Role

Susan Beaubian

Susan Beaubian

Dr. Mariah Crawford

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • At the climax of the episode, Spider-man says they have to get the antenna to the right frequency, at 28 micro Farad. But frequency is never measured in Farad, but Hertz.

  • QUOTES (31)

    • Cyclops: Something has taken control of the ship. We're leveling off.
      Spider-Man: You mean they won't be picking us up with blotters? I like it!

    • Wolverine: (To Spider-Man) Just remember, no matter what problems ya got, or mistakes you've made, ya don't have to carry the load by yourself. Ya got friends if you need 'em.

    • Cyclops: Be careful.
      Rogue: Don't worry about me suga. Once bitten, twice shy.

    • Jubilee: (Using her powers to attack the mutant Landon) This ought to make him see spots.
      Gambit: Gambit gonna deal you a real fine hand. (Throws his energy cards at Landon)

    • Beast: (About Landon, as he mutates) Landon was so anxious to create something toxic to mutants, that he failed to determine its effect on normal human cells.
      Genevieve: Do something. You're mutants, use your powers!
      Beast: There's nothing we can do. How ironic, he is becoming what he hated most, a mutant.

    • Hobgoblin: (To Landon, Spider-Man, and the others) The chance of profit is gone and, therefore, so am I. So long, suckers. Be seeing you.

    • Hobgoblin: (After Landon falls into his tank of mutant destroying chemicals) You scientists always get too immersed in your work.

    • Wolverine: (Wakes up) Any calls while I was out?

    • Landon: Come back with that disc!
      Hobgoblin: Sorry, finders keepers, losers weepers.

    • Smythe: I told you not to trust Landon.
      Kingpin: Mind yourself, Smythe, or I may take out my frustration on you. Do you understand?
      Smythe: Quite.

    • Hobgoblin: Why does my business with you keep getting interrupted, Landon?
      Landon: Ever heard of karma? (Pulls out a laser gun and starts to shoot at him)

    • Landon: Perfect, two mutants with one stone. (Lowers Beast and Wolverine into the chemicals, but Spider-Man stops him)
      Spider-Man: Ah, ah, ah. Back off Frankenstein.

    • Wolverine: (To Landon, about Beast hanging in a cage above the dangerous chemicals) What is this, a mutant cook off?
      Beast: I am only a bird in a gilded cage.
      Wolverine: Then it's time to fly the coop.

    • Soldier: (Aims laser gun) You can kiss your webs goodnight, wall crawler.
      Spider-Man: (Throws door onto soldiers) Next time, don't barge in without knocking.

    • Genevieve: I'm sorry. It's not my fault.
      Beast: We each bare responsibility for the fate of our brothers and sisters. (Looks down at the mutant destroying chemical below him) This is not the way I would have chosen to leave my mark on the world of science.

    • Spider-Man: Nice tracking, Wolvy. Only problem is, there's no exit.
      Wolverine: Then I'll just have to make one.
      Spider-Man: (Seeing Wolverine claw a hole in the wall) Cool.

    • Wolverine: (After they both got rid of two soldiers by throwing them up high) Nice moves, kid.
      Spider-Man: You're not too bad yourself, for an old guy.
      Soldiers: Hey, let us down.
      Wolverine: Don't hang around waiting for us.

    • Hobgoblin: (Sees master computer) Wonderful! Now I'll go play trick or treat. (Reads screen) Mutant Genetic Research. Computer, open wide. (Inserts a CD-ROM) Tell me all your secrets.
      Computer: All data on mutant genetic code has been transferred to CD-Rom.
      Hobgoblin: (Removes CD-ROM) Nice treat, now for the trick.
      Computer: Greetings. Your computer's data has just been deleted by the Hobgoblin computer virus.
      Hobgoblin: Oh, I'm such a bad hacker.

    • Spider-Man: You're the one with the nose, where to next?
      Wolverine: (Sniffs) What I smell, is trouble.
      Spider-Man: (Sees soldiers approaching them) Good nose.

    • Beast: I was wrong. Being a mutant has brought great joy into my life.
      Genevieve: No, there's nothing good about being a mutant. Mutants are freaks!

    • Spider-Man: (About Wolverine's healing ability) Mutant heal thy self, I'm impressed.
      Wolverine: I'm not here to impress you. Where's Beast?

    • Spider-Man: (To Wolverine, as he swings him out of the way of an incoming missile) Come on, we'll finish our tap-dance somewhere else.

    • Hobgoblin: (To Wolverine and Spider-Man as they fight) You boys are having so much fun. I hate to bust up the party, but I will anyway. (Throws pumpkin bomb at them)
      Spider-Man: (To Wolverine, about the Hobgoblin) We'll finish our conversation after I take care of laughing boy.

    • Wolverine: (After getting up from the Hobgoblin's pumpkin bomb blast) I'm tired of being diplomatic. What have you done with Beast?
      Spider-Man: I don't know what you're talking about. (Dodges one of Wolverine's attacks) Aren't you at all interested in that clown who just through a bomb at us?

    • Spider-Man: Subtlety's not your strong point, is it?
      Wolverine: Hey, can't even spell the word.

    • Wolverine: (To mutant Landon, who has captured Genevieve) That's no way to treat a lady, pal. (Gets smacked down as he attempts to free her)
      Spider-Man: You sure showed him.
      Wolverine: Shut up, you puny, little geek!

    • Spider-Man: (after Wolverine makes a hole in the wall) Yep, claws are definitely more fun than doors.

    • Beast: Spiderman, keep us still or Wolverine is lost to us.
      Spider-Man: No problem, but whatever you do just don't make me laugh.

    • Wolverine: If you're lying, your fillet a spider pal. (Unsheathes his claws)
      Spider-Man: I get the picture Wolvy, but have you ever thought about seeing a manicurist about those things?

    • Spider-Man: (After catching Rogue while she was falling) Gotcha!
      Rogue: I bet you say that to all the gals.

    • Beast: So, there appears to be a keen scientific mind behind that garish mask, eh my friend?
      Spider-Man: Takes one to know one, blue boy.

  • NOTES (2)

    • The character Lewald is named after the story editor on the X-Men cartoon (Eric Lewald).

    • In the comics, Hank McCoy's experiments at the Brand Corporation led to his mutating from a human-appearing form with large hands & feet to his current blue-furred form in Amazing Adventures #11 (March 1972). Initially, his fur was gray, and later turned blue.