Spider-Man: The Animated Series

Season 1 Episode 5

The Menace Of Mysterio

Aired Saturday 10:00 AM Feb 25, 1995 on FOX

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  • The old Mysterio is back and updated for this series.

    Peter Parker's origin is finally revealed and pretty much faithful to the Stan Lee origin. The show seems almost desperate to have a happy feel to it. The episode feels a bit forced and the producers are still finding their way in the world of Spiderman. Peter gives up being spidey after the updated Mysterio frames him. He returns to the scene of action thanks to a convenient flashback reminding him of his responsibilities. Action sequences are decent and the pace is fast enough to keep our attention. In the comics, Lee never used Mysterio much and its obvious why. Mysterio can actually be a great villain if you focus on the darkness of it. Mysterio would work well as a Batman character but in Spiderman it feels misplaced.