the Marvel Comics creation of Stan Lee, was brought to life for this limited
run CBS series.
Parker was a young college science major and a part-time news photographer
for the Daily Bugle. When he was accidentally bitten by a radioactive spider,
he suddenly found himself endowed with super-human abilities. He could sense the presence
of danger and possessed strength far superior to ordinary men; he could
scale sheer walls without ropes and had a magic web concealed in a wrist band
that helped him to "fly" and to subdue attackers.
the transformation to Spider-Man was a mixed blessing for young Peter.
He was, by nature, a rather simple, non-violent man who found himself forced to
lead a double life, possessing powers he didn't quite understand and didn't
really want. Peter's boss at the Daily Bugle was publisher J. Jonah Jameson.
Jameson's secretary, Rita, was Peter's good friend and protector.
to the air in the fall of 1978, but as a number of specials rather than as a
regular series. For these seven new episodes, the last of which aired on July 6,
1979, Ellen Bry was added to the cast as free-lance photographer Julie
series ran on ABC's Saturday morning lineup from September 1967 to
August 1969, and on its Sunday morning lineup from March to September 1970. Spider-Man then resurfaced in animation as part of NBC's Saturday morning
lineup for five seasons beginning in September 1981. Another new animated
version of Spider-Man premiered on Fox's Saturday morning lineup in
February 1995 and on Fox's weekday afternoon lineup in November 1996. The
weekday telecasts ran until September 1999 and the Saturday morning telecasts
until August 2001.