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
- Episodes available for purchase on Amazon Instant Video!

- 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 now 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 !


HERE'S WHAT THE FANS WANT ON A DVD RELEASE:  
- All episodes in chronological (production) order
- All episodes uncut (including the Stan Lee narrations that are
  partially missing from the current masters)
- The "making of" special called Spider-Man: On the move  
- The 15 second teasers that originally aired before each episode
- Storyboards for at least one episode per disc
- A script for at least one episode per disc
- Audio commentary from the writers or any creators
- Cover art APPROPRIATE for the show (See pic at right)
- The three different intros for the show
CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAIL / INFORMATION
   

1982 INCREDIBLE HULK CARTOON- http://hulk.toonzone.net
The creators of Spider-Friends.com and the 1981 solo Spidey website have created 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 with more to come!  Be sure to check it out at hulk.toonzone.net!


1981 SOLO SPIDER-MAN CARTOON - http://spider-man.toonzone.net
The amazing Jon Talpur has concocted a wonderful site based on the 1981 solo Spider-Man cartoon.  For those who don't already know, the solo cartoon shared many of the same designs and creators of The Incredible Hulk as well 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 spider-man.toonzone.net!



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