‘RETURN OF THE SPIDER SLAYERS’
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This episode is a follow-up to the previous episode, ‘The Spider Slayer’. In this episode, Spider-Man comes up against three Spider Slayers designed by Alistair Smythe who wants to kill him. I really enjoyed this ‘Spidey’ episode, especially as it continues on from where it left off with Alistair Symthe.
Smythe is working for the Kingpin and is in his employment until he has finished off Spider-Man. As well as Spider-Man, Smythe settles a score of revenge on others who have ruined his life in the previous episode. This includes J. Jonah Jameson, Norman Osborn, Flash Thompson and Eddie Brock.
The Kingpin told Smythe that Spider-Man was responsible for his father’s death. Smythe uses his new Spider-Slayers to capture Spidey and attaches a bomb onto both him and Jameson when he has them both captured. Spider-Man has to find a way to stop the bomb exploding and to free himself.
Flash Thompson is also trying to hit on with Felicia Hardy and ask her out on a date. Harry Osborn also appears in this episode to check on how Flash is doing, which gets on his nerves. Eddie Brock also gets fired from a newspaper job in an instant when Spidey turns up, and he’s not happy about it.
This episode also features the first appearance of Mary Jane Watson in the ‘Spider-Man’ animated series. I really like how Mary Jane makes her first appearance as he’s a blind date for Peter Parker. At the end she says, “Face it, tiger! You just hit the jackpot!”, exactly as this was featured in the comics.
‘Return of the Spider Slayers’ rating – 8/10
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