The Worst Episodes of Spider-Man: A web of disappointment.

Hey there fellow web-slingers and superhero fans! As a die-hard Spider-Man fanatic, I have to admit that not every episode of the beloved animated series hits the mark. While Spidey’s witty one-liners and acrobatic fight scenes never get old, some storylines just fall flat. So, I’ve taken it upon myself to compile a list of the worst episodes of Spider-Man to save you the trouble of enduring these lackluster adventures. From cringe-worthy villains to confusing plotlines, get ready to discover which episodes to avoid like the Green Goblin’s pumpkin bombs. Let’s swing into action and dive into the worst of the worst!
Partners in Danger: The Return of the Green Goblin

Partners in Danger: The Return of the Green Goblin

Season 4 – Episode 8

Air Date: 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?!

Partners in Danger: The Haunting of Mary Jane Watson

Partners in Danger: The Haunting of Mary Jane Watson

Season 4 – Episode 9

Air Date: 1997-07-19

Mary Jane is back, and has got the lead role in a major film. But when filming starts, all hell breaks lose, and Mary Jane vanishes from the studio. Spidey must fight to ensure that he doesn’t lose Mary Jane again, even if it means teaming up with Mysterio. And when it’s all over, Peter has a secret to tell…

The Wedding

The Wedding

Season 5 – Episode 1

Air Date: 1997-09-12

Peter and MJ’s big day arrives, but things aren’t going to go to plan if Harry Osborn gets his way. With guests including Flash Thompson, Liz, Aunt May, Anna Watson, Felicia Hardy, J. Jonah Jameson, Robbie Robertson and Wilson Fisk!? Along with gate crashers including the Green Goblin, the Kingpin, Alistair Smythe, the Scorpion, the Black Cat, Herbert Landon, the Mega-Slayer, Norman Osborn, and an army of robot Goblin Warriors, it’ll certainly be a day to remember!

Return of the Spider Slayers (2)

Return of the Spider Slayers (2)

Season 1 – Episode 3

Air Date: 1995-02-11

With Spencer Smythe dead, his son Alistair turns to the Kingpin to help seek his revenge on Spider-Man and others he deems responsible for his father’s death. He captures, Eddie Brock, J. Jonah Jameson, Norman Osborn, and Flash Thompson. He then turns his sights on Spidey and sends three slayers after him. Spidey only manages to hold his ground while fighting them individually. However, he is not so lucky when they combine into a super slayer and carry him off to Smythe.

The Menace of Mysterio

The Menace of Mysterio

Season 1 – Episode 5

Air Date: 1995-02-25

The Master of Illusion, Mysterio has fooled the city and J. Jonah Jameson into thinking Spidey has turned to crime. However Spidey manages to find Mysterio only to be brought to a trap of special effects.

Neogenic Nightmare: Morbius

Neogenic Nightmare: Morbius

Season 2 – Episode 6

Air Date: 1995-10-28

Dr. Mariah Crawford has developed a cure for Spidey’s disease, but she’s reluctant to give an untested serum to Spider-Man that may result in permanent loss of his powers or worse. But after an angry outburst from Spider-Man, she hands it over. Peter, at the ESU lab, is secretly observed by Michael Morbius, who then swipes the infected blood sample after Peter leaves for the night. Working alone in the campus bell tower with borrowed equipment, Morbius has an accident which will change him forever…

Neogenic Nightmare: Enter the Punisher

Neogenic Nightmare: Enter the Punisher

Season 2 – Episode 7

Air Date: 1995-11-04

The Punisher comes to New York to deal with the mutating Spider-Man, who has just grown four extra arms, and is in search for also mutated Morbius who is killing (eating) innocent people, and the people of New York blame Spider-Man for all that is happening.

Neogenic Nightmare: Blade the Vampire Hunter

Neogenic Nightmare: Blade the Vampire Hunter

Season 2 – Episode 9

Air Date: 1995-11-18

The vampire hunter Blade arrives in New York to destroy Morbius, but Spider-Man wants to revert Morbius back into his human form.

Neogenic Nightmare: Ravages of Time

Neogenic Nightmare: Ravages of Time

Season 2 – Episode 12

Air Date: 1996-02-10

With the Tablet of Time, Silvermane’s youth is restored, but he continues to grow younger until he finally becomes an infant.

The Sins of the Fathers: Doctor Strange

The Sins of the Fathers: Doctor Strange

Season 3 – Episode 1

Air Date: 1996-04-27

Peter discovers that Mary-Jane is working with a mysterious cult. Baron Mordo, head of the cult, wants them to steal the Wand of Watoom to free his master, Dormammu. And when Mordo manages to get his hands on the wand, Spider-Man must team up with Doctor Strange and his sidekick Wong, to stop them!

The Sins of the Fathers: Make a Wish (1)

The Sins of the Fathers: Make a Wish (1)

Season 3 – Episode 2

Air Date: 1996-05-04

Tired of Jameson giving Spider-Man the rap for all the crime in New York, Peter decides to give up the superhero business once and for all, until he meets his biggest fan, a little girl named Tyina. Can she get Spidey to change his mind?

The Sins of the Fathers: Attack of the Octobot (2)

The Sins of the Fathers: Attack of the Octobot (2)

Season 3 – Episode 3

Air Date: 1996-05-11

Spider-Man loses his memory and becomes partners in crime with Dr. Octopus. Can a little girl and a cabbie save him?

The Sins of the Fathers: Rocket Racer

The Sins of the Fathers: Rocket Racer

Season 3 – Episode 5

Air Date: 1996-09-14

While a gang of jet-pack wearing thieves run by Jackson Weele, an ex-pilot in a rampaging gyro-wheel plunder the city, Peter tries to deal with his alter-ego giving him competition with Felicia. Meanwhile, a good kid with a criminal record, Robert Farrell, tries to help his ailing mother by using his science-savvy and the gang’s technology to arm himself as The Rocket Racer. Will the Rocket Racer return to his criminal past, or will he be an ally to Spidey? While Spidey’s fighting crime, the mysterious “Jason Phillips” starts to make moves on Felicia…

The Sins of the Fathers: Tombstone

The Sins of the Fathers: Tombstone

Season 3 – Episode 9

Air Date: 1996-10-12

Robbie Robertson is losing his son, Randy, to a gang of thugs lead by Tombstone. When this harder-than-stone hit man tries to use his history with Robbie to kill a story about his new boss, Alicia Silvermane, he runs afoul of Spider-Man. Both discover Robbie’s bond with his child and his ethical resolve is mightier.

The Sins of the Fathers: The Spot

The Sins of the Fathers: The Spot

Season 3 – Episode 12

Air Date: 1996-11-09

Ex-employee of Stark Industries, Dr. Jonathan Ohn, invents a portable interdimensional technology that accidentally makes him the living embodiment of a portal. Calling himself the Spot, he tries to steal money to fund his research. But his unstable invention has created a vortex that threatens to engulf New York. How can Spider-Man fight that?

Partners in Danger: The Awakening (1)

Partners in Danger: The Awakening (1)

Season 4 – Episode 6

Air Date: 1997-05-10

Deborah Whitman has located Morbius, the Living Vampire, and brings him back to ESU to work on a cure. Just before leaving town, Felicia hears of this and uses the trip as an excuse to stay behind as the Black Cat. Together with Spidey and Whistler, she has to take on Herbert Landon and the Shocker in order to save Morbius from himself.

Six Forgotten Warriors (3): Secrets of the Six

Six Forgotten Warriors (3): Secrets of the Six

Season 5 – Episode 4

Air Date: 1997-10-03

Robbie and Peter encounter an old professor who knows about the Six Forgotten Warriors.

Six Forgotten Warriors (4): The Six Fight Again

Six Forgotten Warriors (4): The Six Fight Again

Season 5 – Episode 5

Air Date: 1997-10-10

Spider-Man and the Warriors join forces to stop the Kingpin from activating the doomsday device.

The Return of Hydro-Man (2)

The Return of Hydro-Man (2)

Season 5 – Episode 8

Air Date: 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?

Secret Wars (1): Arrival

Secret Wars (1): Arrival

Season 5 – Episode 9

Air Date: 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.