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The Best Episodes of Spider-Man

Every episode of Spider-Man ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Spider-Man!

Bitten by a radioactive spider, Peter Parker develops spider-like superpowers. He uses these to fight crime while trying to balance it with the struggles of his personal life.

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The best episode of "Spider-Man" is "Spider Wars (2): Farewell, Spider-Man", rated 9.1/10 from 1357 user votes. It was directed by Bob Richardson and written by John Semper Jr.. "Spider Wars (2): Farewell, Spider-Man" aired on 1/31/1998 and is rated 0.2 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "The Alien Costume (2)".

  • Spider Wars (2): Farewell, Spider-Man
    9.1/10 1,357 votes

    #1 - Spider Wars (2): Farewell, Spider-Man

    Season 5 Episode 13 - Aired 1998-01-31

    Spider-Man is sent through several dimensions trying to fix time and seal away Spider-Carnage. Peter meets his would be girlfriend Gwen Stacey and Stan Lee.

    Director: Bob Richardson

    Writer: John Semper Jr.

  • The Alien Costume (2)
    8.9/10 1,078 votes

    #2 - The Alien Costume (2)

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 1995-05-06

    Spider-Man goes after Eddie Brock for labeling him as he is now being stalked by bounty hunters at every turn. After being reassured by Mary Jane that he has changed, he seeks help from Dr. Curt Connors who discovers that the suit is alive!! And Peter is the host organism!

    Director: Bob Richardson

    Writer: John Semper Jr., Brynne Chandler Reaves

  • The Alien Costume (3)
    8.9/10 964 votes

    #3 - The Alien Costume (3)

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 1995-05-13

    The Kingpin is furious at Spidey and sends the Shocker and later the Rhino out to finish him off with the aid of another new invention of Alistair Smythe. Meanwhile, Eddie Brock, as the symbiote creature Venom, is busy playing cat and mouse with Spider-Man, intruding on Peter's private life and making it clear he knows the web-slinger's secret identity. Peter soon realizes that the pumped-up Eddie as Venom is stronger than he is. Worse than that: Spidey's spider-sense doesn't work around him!

    Director: Bob Richardson

    Writer: Brynne Stephens, Mark Hoffmeier, John Semper Jr.

  • The Sins of the Fathers: Carnage
    8.9/10 1,493 votes

    #4 - The Sins of the Fathers: Carnage

    Season 3 Episode 11 - Aired 1996-11-02

    Spider-Man and Venom must put aside their differences and help Iron Man stop Carnage and Baron Mordo from releasing Dormammu.

    Director: Bob Richardson

    Writer: James Krieg, John Semper Jr., Stan Berkowitz

  • The Sins of the Fathers: Turning Point (2)
    8.9/10 717 votes

    #5 - The Sins of the Fathers: Turning Point (2)

    Season 3 Episode 14 - Aired 1996-11-23

    Peter Parker and Mary Jane are finally a couple, but there happiness is short-lived as the Green Goblin, armed with a time distorter and the true identity of Spider-Man, seeks to destroy Spidey, by any means necessary.

    Director: Bob Richardson

    Writer: Robert N. Skir, James Krieg, John Semper Jr., Marty Isenberg

  • The Alien Costume (1)
    8.8/10 974 votes

    #6 - The Alien Costume (1)

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 1995-04-29

    A space shuttle piloted by J.J.'s son, John Jameson, crash lands on the Tri-Borough Bridge carrying two strange meteors -- One that could provide a new nuclear fuel and one that contains an alien substance. The first is stolen by the Kingpin's henchman, the Rhino, just as Spider-Man arrives to save Jameson and the co-pilots. When the Rhino sends the aircraft off the bridge, Spider-Man emerges from the water with a dark stain covering his costume. Exhausted, he heads for home, only to awaken hanging from a skyscraper, now clothed in a black version of his costume.

    Director: Bob Richardson

    Writer: Len Wein, Stan Lee, Stan Berkowitz, Avi Arad, John Semper Jr., Meg McLaughlin

  • The Sins of the Fathers: Venom Returns
    8.8/10 1,319 votes

    #7 - The Sins of the Fathers: Venom Returns

    Season 3 Episode 10 - Aired 1996-10-26

    Under the psychiatric care of Dr. Kafka, Eddie Brock has come to believe that Venom is a figment of his imagination. Then Baron Mordo tempts Eddie -- reunification with the alien symbote that makes him as powerful as Venom.

    Director: Bob Richardson

    Writer: John Semper Jr., Len Wein, Stan Berkowitz

  • Spider Wars (1): I Really, Really Hate Clones
    8.7/10 1,207 votes

    #8 - Spider Wars (1): I Really, Really Hate Clones

    Season 5 Episode 12 - Aired 1998-01-31

    Spider-Man finds himself in yet another dimension, where he meets .... himself!

    Director: Bob Richardson

    Writer: Mark Hoffmeier, James Krieg, John Semper Jr.

  • The Sins of the Fathers: Enter the Green Goblin
    8.5/10 727 votes

    #9 - The Sins of the Fathers: Enter the Green Goblin

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 1996-05-18

    Harry's father Norman Osborn disappears after an explosion at his chemical plant. Spidey's search for his friend's father one way or another meets with complications. Namely an airborne fiend who calls himself the Green Goblin!

    Director: Bob Richardson

    Writer: Robert N. Skir, John Semper Jr., Marty Isenberg

  • Neogenic Nightmare: The Mutant Agenda
    8.4/10 775 votes

    #10 - Neogenic Nightmare: The Mutant Agenda

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 1995-09-30

    Spider-Man's progressing neogenic mutation is making him ill and he seeks the aid of a man known to help all mutants...Dr. Charles Xavier. In doing so he meets the X-Men but is disappointed to learn that Xavier does not 'cure' mutancy, only helps those born that way to accept and control their abilities. In the process of this endeavor though he becomes involved in a plot to destroy mutants everywhere. Will he be able to stop this hideous plan with the help of the X-Men?

    Director: Bob Richardson

    Writer: J. M. DeMatteis, John Semper Jr., Michael Edens

  • The Sins of the Fathers: The Man Without Fear
    8.4/10 695 votes

    #11 - The Sins of the Fathers: The Man Without Fear

    Season 3 Episode 7 - Aired 1996-09-28

    Spidey and Daredevil manage to recover the disk that can clear Peter Parker's name. However when Matt Murdock hands the disk over to the FBI, Det. Terry Lee discovers Agent Choi may not be working for the right side when she hands it over to Richard Fisk. After learning that Aunt May is in the hospital, Peter risks his life to go visit her, but he and Mary Jane are kidnapped when the Chameleon disguises himself as Anna Watson. With Peter and the disk in the hands of the Kingpin, Daredevil must stop the criminal mastermind and clear Peter's name.

    Director: Bob Richardson

    Writer: Mark Hoffmeier, John Semper Jr., Sean Catherine Derek

  • The Sins of the Fathers: Goblin War! (1)
    8.4/10 667 votes

    #12 - The Sins of the Fathers: Goblin War! (1)

    Season 3 Episode 13 - Aired 1996-11-16

    When Dr. Ohn's Time Dilation Accelerator falls into the wrong hands all the criminal minds of the city vie for the portal technology. Peter and Mary Jane are celebrating Felicia Hardy's engagement to Jason Macendale when they overhear plans for a major heist!

    Director: Bob Richardson

    Writer: Robert N. Skir, Mark Hoffmeier, John Semper Jr., Marty Isenberg

  • Neogenic Nightmare: The Insidious Six
    8.3/10 782 votes

    #13 - Neogenic Nightmare: The Insidious Six

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 1995-09-09

    The Crime Lords, led by Silvermane, are holding The Kingpin accountable for his failure to eliminate Spider-Man. So six of the Wall-Crawler's greatest enemies are called together to do the job: Doctor Octopus, Mysterio, The Scorpion, The Rhino, The Shocker and The Chameleon. Unfortunately, Spidey's powers have been on the blink due to the changes in his blood chemistry.

    Director: Bob Richardson

    Writer: John Semper Jr.

  • Neogenic Nightmare: Battle of the Insidious Six
    8.3/10 769 votes

    #14 - Neogenic Nightmare: Battle of the Insidious Six

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 1995-09-16

    The six supervillains can't believe their eyes when Spider-Man walks into their trap at the warehouse. But it's obvious why, when they easily overcome and unmask the fraud. Meanwhile, Silvermane and the Crime Lords grow more disenchanted with The Kingpin and want to put him out of business. Kingpin beats them to the punch, kidnapping Silvermane. Can Spider-Man save the day?

    Director: Bob Richardson

    Writer: Doug Booth, John Semper Jr.

  • The Hobgoblin (2)
    8.2/10 825 votes

    #15 - The Hobgoblin (2)

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 1995-05-27

    When Aunt May is slightly injured by one of the Hobgoblin's pumpkin bombs during the kidnapping of Harry, Spider-Man enters the fray with a vengeance. After several battles, the trail leads Peter to Oscorp and Harry's own father. For Peter, rescuing his friend is easy compared to explaining to Harry that his own father is involved.

    Director: Bob Richardson

    Writer: Stan Berkowitz

  • The Sins of the Fathers: Framed
    8.2/10 685 votes

    #16 - The Sins of the Fathers: Framed

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Aired 1996-09-21

    Peter is framed for a crime he didn't commit and it's up to blind lawyer Matt Murdock to prove his innocence, who is also known as the Man without Fear, Daredevil.

    Director: Bob Richardson

    Writer: Cynthia Harrison, Mark Hoffmeier, John Semper Jr., Brooks Wachtel

  • The Return of Hydro-Man (2)
    8.2/10 594 votes

    #17 - The Return of Hydro-Man (2)

    Season 5 Episode 8 - Aired 1997-10-31

    Peter is shocked by MJ's new powers so they seek Curt Conners' help in figuring everything out. MJ tells them about a dream she's been having, which may be a clue to her disappearance. But Hydro-Man finds them and kidnaps MJ again. Will Spidey be able to find her by following the clues from her dream?

    Director: Bob Richardson

    Writer: John Semper Jr., Meg McLaughlin

  • The Hobgoblin (1)
    8.1/10 843 votes

    #18 - The Hobgoblin (1)

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 1995-05-20

    Norman Osborn hires hitman and thief, the Hobgoblin, to take out Osborn's "silent" partner, Wilson Fisk (the Kingpin). When he fails in the attempt, the Hobgoblin changes sides, kidnapping Norman's son, Harry. Harry just happens to be best friends with Peter Parker.

    Director: Bob Richardson

    Writer: John Semper Jr., Larry Brody

  • Partners in Danger: The Return of the Green Goblin
    8.1/10 621 votes

    #19 - Partners in Danger: The Return of the Green Goblin

    Season 4 Episode 8 - Aired 1997-07-12

    Harry Osborn is haunted by dreams of his father, the Green Goblin, and Spider-Man. The Goblin visits him and guides him to the Goblin formula and weapons. Meanwhile, the Punisher promises Anna Watson that he will find Mary Jane, and top of his list of suspects is...Peter Parker?!

    Director: Bob Richardson

    Writer: Mark Hoffmeier

  • Secret Wars (1): Arrival
    8.1/10 602 votes

    #20 - Secret Wars (1): Arrival

    Season 5 Episode 9 - Aired 1997-11-07

    Spider-Man is transported to an alien world, where he meets the Beyonder, a being who wants to see if good is stronger then evil. He then summons a group of the greatest villains from Earth to this world and tells Spider-Man to put together a group of heroes to fight them, and save the planet.

    Director: Bob Richardson

    Writer: John Semper Jr., Karen Milovich

  • Neogenic Nightmare: Mutants' Revenge
    8.0/10 744 votes

    #21 - Neogenic Nightmare: Mutants' Revenge

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 1995-10-07

    Wolverine catches up with Spider-Man, hot on the trail of the missing Hank McCoy. Discovering his location and the plot to destroy all mutantkind the two team up and rescue Beast in the nick of time just as he was about to become the first test subject of Landon's horrendous plan. But when Landon accidentally falls victim to his own experiment he is changed into a giant monster that feeds on electrical energy. Can Spider-Man and the X-Men succeed in stopping this 50-foot tall, ohm-eating monster?

    Director: Bob Richardson

    Writer: Francis Moss, John Semper Jr., Ted Pedersen, Michael Edens

  • Secret Wars (2): The Gauntlet of the Red Skull
    8.0/10 589 votes

    #22 - Secret Wars (2): The Gauntlet of the Red Skull

    Season 5 Episode 10 - Aired 1997-11-14

    Spider-Man summons the Black Cat from earth, who despite her anger at being kidnapped, decides to help him fight the villains on the alien planet. The heroes must defeat the Red Skull, Doctor Octopus, and Allistair Smythe's robots while protecting a group of rebels, who are trying to take their planet back.

    Director: Bob Richardson

    Writer: Virginia Roth

  • Secret Wars (3): Doom
    8.0/10 592 votes

    #23 - Secret Wars (3): Doom

    Season 5 Episode 11 - Aired 1997-11-21

    Dr. Doom reverts The Thing to his human form and holds the other heroes prisoner. In an attempt to free his friends, The Thing tells Dr. Doom about the Beyonder. Doom then steals the Beyonder's powers, but they begin manifesting themself in the form of creatures from Dr. Doom's dreams.

    Director: Bob Richardson

    Writer: Mark Hoffmeier, John Semper Jr., Ernie Altbacker

  • Night of the Lizard
    7.9/10 1,249 votes

    #24 - Night of the Lizard

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 1994-11-19

    Peter Parker and his college science professor Dr. Curt Conners explore neogenics as a method of limb regeneration. But while experimenting on himself, Connors accidentally becomes the Lizard, a half-man, half-reptile monstrosity that terrorizes Manhattan and subsequently kidnaps his own wife. Spider-Man's task is doubly difficult because he doesn't want to hurt the good friend he knows is trapped inside...but he must stop the inhuman beast who is out of control.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Stan Berkowitz, John Semper Jr., Gerry Conway

  • Doctor Octopus: Armed and Dangerous
    7.9/10 937 votes

    #25 - Doctor Octopus: Armed and Dangerous

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 1995-02-18

    Dr. Otto Octavius becomes the mad Dr. Octopus when his robotic arms become fused to him in a laboratory accident. He then seeks revenge for the humiliation the Hardy Foundation has caused him. He kidnaps Felicia and holds her ransom. So it is once again, Spidey to the rescue.

    Director: Bob Richardson

    Writer: Brooks Wachtel, Cynthia Harrison