This article is written from the Real World perspective Stan Lee
Series Spider-Man
Release Date January 31, 1998
Episode Number 65
Writer John Semper, Jr.
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Spider-Man must face Spider-Carnage alone in a world where Spider-Man is beloved by everyone. When he's outmatched Spider-Man must seek help from the unlikeliest of people. (Spider Wars Saga, Part Two; Series Finale)


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"You can't do something this horrible it just isn't in you because it isn't in me. And you are me."


"I'm more you than you would ever admit."




  • Spider-Man uncharacteristically acts as though armored Spider-Man's Mary Jane is from his universe. While it's understandable that he is overwhelmed by seeing another version of his recently deceased wife, he pushes it for longer than it should take to remember that he is in an alternate reality where everything and everyone is different.




At sixty-five episodes Spider-Man has the third most episodes of any Marvel animated series. X-Men has seventy-six while Ultimate Spider-Man is currently slated for ninety-five. While Ultimate Spider-Man has more episodes, it did so in just four seasons so this is still the second longest running Marvel animated series.

Stan Lee previously provided his voice on Fantastic Four.

Stan Lee calls Madame Web an exotic woman, while she says that he is very special. That is because they are played by married couple Stan and Joan Lee.

The series was cancelled after this episode but not because of low ratings. According to John Semper, Jr., Margaret Loesch hated Avi Arad and wanted to bankrupt him so she did not commission any more episodes.


Over the years, many fans became upset with what they felt was a cliffhanger ending. At Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo to talk about the show's twentieth anniversary Semper said of the finale:

"I knew that we were finished with sixty-five episodes, but I thought maybe we'd have a little bit longer. I thought I made it very clear at at the very end that he was going to get to Mary Jane, but apparently I traumatized all of you. So I apologize for that. I was leaving that door open in case by some miracle they said we were going to do a few more." [1]

Comic Book Resources ranked this episode and its follow up as the greatest episode of the series. They felt that the best part of the series finale was that it showed Spider-Man overcoming the worst of himself with the best of himself. They also praised the cameo by Stan Lee. They enjoyed how it brought together the long story with Madame Web and how that training made him a better person worthy to lead his alternate universe counterparts. They felt that it showed the audience that everything can be used when facing anything the world throws at us as well as the struggles we face within ourselves.[2]

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