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Spider-Woman
Spider-Woman title
Beginning date September 22, 1979
End date January 3, 1980
Number of Episodes 16
Episodes
Producers David H. DePatie
Friz Freleng
Lee Gunther
Original Channel ABC
Previous Series Fantastic Four
Next Series Fred and Barney Meet the Thing

Spider-Woman is a series that aired between September 22, 1970 and January 3, 1980. It is currently the only series based on Spider-Woman. The series was produced by DePatie-Freleng Enterprises, the last for the company before being incorporated into Marvel Productions.

BackgroundEdit

The series was rushed into production so as to acquire the copyright before NBC could release their own Spider-Woman cartoon. However, that series eventually became Web Woman so there was no problem.[1]

The series changed Spider-Woman's origin from an alienated spy to magazine editor who got her powers after being injected with a spider-serum as a child. The series did not feature her superhuman strength, instead giving her a Spider-Man-like Spider-Sense, spider-telepathy, and the ability to fly. The comics would eventually include the ability to fly.

CastEdit

Actor Role(s)
Joan Van Ark Spider-Woman/Jessica Drew
Larry Carroll Detective Miller
Lou Krugman Police Chief Cooper
Bruce Miller Jeff Hunt
Bryan Scott Billy Drew
Paul Soles Spider-Man
Ilene Latter
Karen Machon
John H. Mayer
John Milford
Vic Perrin
Dick Tufeld
Tony Young
Additional Voices

Paul Soles reprised the role of Spider-Man from Spider-Man, though there is no apparent connection between the two.

Billy Drew and Jeff Hunt were both original to the series.

EpisodesEdit

The series featured sixteen episodes.

Home VideoEdit

Liberation Entertainment had planned to release the entire series on Region 2 DVD in 2008, but the company went bankrupt. Clear Vision Ltd. released the Region 2 DVD on July 20, 2009.

ReceptionEdit

Rotten Tomatoes ranked the series among its top one-hundred superhero series with this series at eighty-nine ranking above Big Hero 6 at one-hundred and below Iron Man: Armored Adventures at eighty-six, Ultimate Spider-Man at eighty-three, Spider-Man Unlimited at seventy-three, The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes at sixty-nine, The Super Hero Squad Show at sixty-eight, X-Men: Evolution at sixty-six, Fantastic Four at sixty-four, Avengers Assemble at fifty-eight, Guardians of the Galaxy at fifty-five, The Marvel Super Heroes at fifty-one, Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends at forty-eight, The Spectacular Spider-Man at forty-six, Spider-Man at forty, Spider-Man at nineteen, and X-Men at five.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 100 Best Superhero TV Shows of All Time at Rotten Tomatoes

External LinksEdit


Spider-Man series
Pre-MAU Spider-ManSpider-WomanSpider-ManSpider-Man and His Amazing Friends
MAU Spider-ManSpider-Man Unlimited
Post-MAU Spider-Man: The New Animated SeriesThe Spectacular Spider-ManUltimate Spider-ManSpider-Man