Spider-Man: The Animated Series

Season 3 Episode 14

Sins of the Fathers (14): Turning Point (2)

Aired Saturday 10:00 AM Nov 23, 1996 on FOX

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  • When the Beast with Two heads rises from the netherworld and discovers the true identity of Spiderman, nothing will ever be quite the same...

    Spiderman has some of the most well remembered and bizarre rogues of any superhero. Doc Ock with his 4 mechanical arms, Sandman the living man of sand, Mysterio the supervillain with a fishbowl for a head. But only one was ever able to truly attack Spiderman beyond any other. Not even Venom was able to claim that prize, though he did come pretty close on quite a few occasions.

    Even though Venom also knew almost everything about Parker, he never succeeded being actually able to use it to deal critical damage to Parkers life. No, it would be the Green Goblin who would find out who Spiderman really was, then succeed in attacking his heart.

    This episode is based on three comic book stories, Amazing Spiderman #39-#40, Spectacular Spiderman #2 and Amazing Spiderman #121-122.

    The first is where the Green Goblin discovers Parkers true identity. The second is when Norman invites Parker to a dinner party and nearly reveals his secret identity to the guests. The third is when the Green Goblin takes his girlfriend hostage at the top of a Bridge, then Peter vows vengeance on him for a final battle between the two.

    The actual adaption is extremely well done, even if they had to use giant dimensional holes as an alternative for plain old death. If the Censors loosened themselves up a little, they could of done even more. But as it stands, its still one of the best episodes in this series.