SPIDER-MAN, ICEMAN, & FIRESTAR: THE SPIDER-FRIENDS! The animated television series Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends originally aired on the NBC network Saturday mornings beginning in 1981. Though originally proposed as a show similar to the Spider-Man comic books, the network felt that Spidey needed some additional elements to make him accessible to a wider audience. Iceman (from Marvel Comics' X-MEN) and an original character, Firestar, were added as well as <shudder> a cute little dog for comic relief. Despite the network's intervention, the creators pulled off a wonderfully charming show that is fondly remembered by children of the 1980s as a classic.

LAST UPDATED: 8/28/15
- Kathy Garver & Dan Gilvezan interview at Spider-Man Crawlspace!
- HAPPY 30th SM&HAF!  Interview with writer DON GLUT!!
- New interview with show designer RICK HOBERG!!
- THE COMPLETE SERIES on DVD from AMAZON.CO.UK!
- If you have 16MM copies of the show, please e-mail me!
- Please help to complete the STAN LEE NARRATION LIST!


1982 INCREDIBLE HULK CARTOON
A web site based on the 1982 Incredible Hulk cartoon!  The cartoon originally aired on the NBC network in the fall of '82 along with Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends.  The site includes a comprehensive episode guide, picture gallery and memorabilia!  Be sure to check it out at:
www.spider-friends.com/HULK1982!


THE 1981 SOLO SPIDER-MAN CARTOON
The amazing Jon Talpur has concocted a wonderful site based on the 1981 solo Spider-Man cartoon.  The solo cartoon shared many of the same designers and creators as Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends but the show is not as well known since it was not shown on a national TV network.  Be sure to check it out at www,spider-friends.com/SOLO1981/!


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