Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends

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Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends
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Premiere September 12, 1981
Finale 1983
Creator Stan Lee
Steve Ditko (characters)
Network/Provider NBC
Style 30-minute animated superhero action
Company Marvel Television
Seasons 3
Episodes 24
Origin USA

Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends is an animated superhero action that aired on NBC. It is the third animated series based on the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man. After the first season, it ran as a package show with The Incredible Hulk as The Incredible Hulk and the Amazing Spider-Man for the second season and The Amazing Spider-Man and the Incredible Hulk for the third season. The show was later syndicated with the Marvel Action Universe package.

The show follows Peter Parker and his friends Bobby Drake and Angelica Jones who all go to college together at Empire State University. They also work together as the Spider-Friends, a superhero team, under their alter-egos Spider-Man, Ice Man and Firestar. Spider-Man and Ice Man both hail from Marvel Comics, but Firestar was created for the show, though she did end up appearing in Marvel Comics as well. Additionally, the show is ripe with references and appearances by other Marvel comics characters.



Actor Character Duration
Main Cast 1 2 3
Dan Gilvezan Peter Parker / Spider-Man * * *
Kathy Garver Angelica Jones / Firestar * * *
Frank Welker Bobby Drake / Iceman * * *
Ms. Lyon * * *
Supporting/Recurring Cast 1 2 3
June Foray Aunt May * * *
Stan Lee Narrator * * *
Duck Tufeld Opening Announcer *
William Marshall *
Ron Feinberg *


Season  Premiere Finale #
Season One September 12, 1981 1981 13
Season Two September 18, 1982 October 2, 1982 3
Season Three September 17, 1983 1983 8


DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Season Sets: Region 2
Complete Series Box Set December 4, 2008 4


Season Sets: Region 2
Complete Season 1 September 29, 2008 2


Complete Seasons 2 & 3 December 20, 2008 2


Episode Collections : Region 2
The Triumph of the Green Goblin
Woolworths exclusive
September 29, 2008 1

External Sites

The Spider-Man Franchise
Animated TV Shows

Spider-Man (1967)Spider-WomanSpider-Man (1981)Spider-Man and His Amazing FriendsSpider-Man: The Animated SeriesSpider-Man UnlimitedSpider-Man: The New Animated SeriesThe Spectacular Spider-ManUltimate Spider-ManMarvel's Spider-ManMarvel's Spidey and His Amazing Friends

Live Action TV Shows

The Electric Company (Spidey Super Stories segments) • The Amazing Spider-ManSupaidā-Man