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Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends 

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Spider-Man battles crime in New York City with the help of Iceman and Firestar.




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Series cast summary:
Dan Gilvezan ...  Spider-Man / ... 24 episodes, 1981-1983
Kathy Garver ...  Angelica Jones / ... 24 episodes, 1981-1983
Frank Welker ...  Iceman / ... 24 episodes, 1981-1983
Stan Lee ...  Narrator 17 episodes, 1981-1983
Dick Tufeld ...  Opening announcer 13 episodes, 1981
June Foray ...  Aunt May Parker 10 episodes, 1981-1983


In this series, Spider-Man forms a close friendship and alliance with two superheroes, Iceman and Firestar. Together, the group, informally known as "The Spider Friends", battle crime in New York City. Along the way, they not only face Spider-Man's own enemies, but also other major Marvel Comics villians like the Red Skull and Doctor Doom while also meeting other heroes of the Marvel Universe. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Release Date:

12 September 1981 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Firestar was created exclusively for the show, however her looks as Angelica Jones were based on Mary Jane Watson from the Spider-Man comics. See more »


Iceman: Firestar, honey, I lava you.
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Alternate Versions

Stan Lee provided narration in the original airings. Lee's narrations have been removed from most of the episodes on the DVD releases. See more »


Edited into Muppet Babies: Comic Capers (1989) See more »

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Definitely worth checking out!
3 November 2001 | by Nic_hseSee all my reviews

This was and is one of best Spider-Man cartoons ever made. Previous Spider-Man cartoons (there were two) didn't explain the origins of Spider-Man or his enemies. Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends does this for Spider-Man, Ice-Man, Firestar and several of the villains. There were however some differences between the comics and the TV series. I must add that these differences will likely only be noticeable to Marvel comics fans.

First in the comics, Spider-Man and Ice-Man are much older than Firestar(10 years at least), so the idea of them all going to school together doesn't make any sense. Second the way Bobby Drake transforms into Ice-Man is way overblown, in the comics he merely wills the transformation and a coating of ice forms around his body. Lastly Ice-Man and Firestar were not members of the X-Men at the same time as shown in Firestar's origin story; when Firestar became a member of the X-Men, Ice-Man had long left the team.

Anyway these differences were probably done on purpose, the emphasis being on entertainment rather than realism. I enjoyed watching Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends twenty years ago and is definitely worth checking out!

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