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Cult Cartoon Essentials: Spiderman and his Amazing Friends

Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends is an American animated television series produced by Marvel Productions starring established Marvel Comics characters Spider-Man and Iceman and an original character, Firestar – The Spider-Friends, they fought against various villains. It ran for three seasons of twenty-four episodes.

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CAST

  • Dan Gilvezan – Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Zoltan Amadeus/Arachnoid
  • Frank Welker – Bobby Drake/Iceman, Angelica’s Dad, Flash Thompson, Francis Byte/Videoman, Matthew Murdock, Ms. Lion, Uncle Ben
  • Kathy Garver – Angelica Jones/Firestar
  • June Foray – Aunt May
  • Dick Tufeld – Announcer (Season 1)
  • Stan Lee – Narrator (Seasons 2 & 3 and added to re-reruns of Season 1)
  • William Woodson – J. Jonah Jameson

Peter Parker (Spider-Man), Bobby Drake (Iceman), and Angelica Jones (Firestar) are all college students at Empire State University. After working together to defeat the Beetle and recovering the “Power Booster” he stole from Tony Stark (a.k.a. Iron Man) the trio decide to team-up permanently as the “Spider-Friends”.

They live together in Peter’s Aunt May’s home with her and a pet dog, Ms. Lion, (adopted from Firestar) a Lhasa Apso. Together, the superheroes battle various supervillains.

Some stories featured team-ups with other characters from the Marvel Universe, including Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Sunfire, and the mid-1970s X-Men.

 

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