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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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1983   1982   1981  
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Series cast summary:
June Foray ...  Aunt May / ... 24 episodes, 1981-1983
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
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Storyline

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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Trivia

The character Videoman was created exclusively for this series. Initially, Videoman was a villain, but with the video game craze of the 1980's, Marvel thought the character had more potential as a hero instead of a villain and set him up to be included in the X-Men for their own series pilot. See more »

Quotes

Firestar: Where did you get your clothes? TRASH CITY?
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Alternate Versions

When aired on ABC Family, some scenes are removed. These include an Iron Man scene from the origin episode, a line Firestar saying "See, Spidey, he's smarter than he looks," and a Spider-Man scene from the episode "A Firestar is Born." He falls through a grate after the Juggernaut buries him. He lands in the subway tunnel and sticks to an incoming train. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Super Hero Squad Show: Too Many Wolverines! (2011) See more »

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Spider-friends, Go for it!
29 June 2004 | by Mr_GarakSee all my reviews

I loved this show as a kid, Spider-man, Iceman and Firestar all teaming up against the evil villains of new york city such as the Green Goblin, Kraven The Hunter and The Scorpion and many more.

I have a few of the episodes still on tape and I still love the show, even though the animation is seriously dated, the voice acting is superb for an 80's cartoon.

Frank Welker is easily recognisable as Bobby "Iceman" Drake in his Freddie "Scooby Doo" Jones voice as is Dan Gilvezan as Peter Parker/Spiderman voice as it's exactly the same voice he used for Bumblebee in Transformers.

I didn't recognize Linda Gary as Firestar though, guess that's what made her such a good voice actor.

But it was a classic show, alright it might not have the on-going storylines and spidey facing moral dilemmas as the 90's and MTV Spiderman shows have, but it was the 80's every kid back then who was a spider-fan loved these shows.

Bring on the DVD's of this show and the other Spider-man show of 1981 :)


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Release Date:

12 September 1981 (USA) See more »

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