|Developed by||Kevin Shinick|
|Creative director||Philip Pignotti|
|Theme music composer||Kevin Manthei|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||58 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||21 minutes (seasons 1–2)|
44 minutes (season 3)
|Production company||Marvel Animation|
|Distributor||Disney–ABC Domestic Television|
|Original network||Disney XD|
|Original release||August 19, 2017 –|
October 25, 2020
|Preceded by||Ultimate Spider-Man|
|Followed by||Spider-Man: Freshman Year|
Spider-Man (also known as Marvel's Spider-Man) is an American animated television series, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. A replacement for the previous series Ultimate Spider-Man, the first season premiered on August 19, 2017, on Disney XD. The show was subtitled Spider-Man: Maximum Venom for its third season, which premiered on April 19, 2020.
Gifted teenager Peter Parker is given superpowers when he is bitten by a radioactive spider during a school field trip to Oscorp Industries. After the death of his Uncle Ben by a burglar that he hesitated to stop at a wrestling arena, Peter comes to his own terms of being the superhero Spider-Man. Sometime later, Peter begins learning how to balance his crime-fighting career with his new enrollment at Horizon High, a school for students with genius-level intellect run by headmaster Max Modell. Joining Peter in his ordeals against Norman Osborn, Jackal, and numerous other villains are his classmates Gwen Stacy, Miles Morales (who develops powers similar to Peter's and becomes the Ultimate Spider-Man), and Anya Corazon, as well as his best friend Harry Osborn (who eventually becomes the superhero Hobgoblin).
Besides Norman and Jackal, other villains introduced this season include Doctor Octopus, Vulture, Venom, Rhino, the Smythes (Spencer and Alistair), Hammerhead, Kraven the Hunter, Black Cat, A.I.M., Curt Connors, Sand Girl, Scorpion, and Crossbones. Other characters introduced in this season include May Parker, Flash Thompson, Liz Allan, Randy Robertson, Iron Man, Hulk, Black Widow, and Sandman.
Taking place a few months after the previous season, Peter navigates through his sophomore year while contending with Doctor Octopus' plot of becoming the Superior Spider-Man by possessing his body. Convinced by Peter's memories of Uncle Ben into seeing the error of his ways, Otto Octavious eventually reverses the body-swap and works to restore Peter's relationships with his peers while reforming himself as an ally to Spider-Man. Towards the end of the season, Spider-Man and company discover the existence of a cult-like organization led by Adrian Toomes called themselves the Goblin Nation, armed with the same kind of Goblin technology used by Norman.
During this season, Peter gains a career at the Daily Bugle, Anya becomes Spider-Girl alias when her Spider Powers from the "Spider-Island" incident resurface, Gwen becomes Ghost-Spider after her Spider Powers are awakened by the Blood Gem relic, and Spider-Man forms a "Spider Team" with his inner circle.
This season introduces more villains, including Chameleon, Electro, Silvermane, Regent, Beetle, Silver Sable, Tinkerer, Monica Rappaccini, MODOK, Slyde, and Eddie Brock. It also features the Goblin King, who is not Osborn but Adrian Toomes. Other characters introduced in this season include Anna Maria Marconi, Cloak, Dagger, Ms. Marvel, Yuri Watanabe, Prowler, Abraham Brown, Captain America, J. Jonah Jameson, Grady Scraps, and Captain Marvel.
Taking place two weeks after the previous season, Spider-Man uncovers two separate plots centered on Venom. The most prominent is helping Max Modell save the Earth from an invasion of Klyntar summoned by Venom. The secondary plot is a conspiracy helmed by Dr. Connors to frame Max for Venom's actions. It is eventually discovered that Norman Osborn has been pulling the strings behind both Connors and Venom's actions following his near-death during the first season finale. Backed up by Hobgoblin, the Spider Team is able to expose Norman's conspiracy, resulting in Max regaining his job from Connors. Though they are able to permanently vanquish Venom and his fellow Klyntar, the Spider Team's victory comes at the cost of demolishing Horizon High. To keep the spirit of their former school alive, they convince Iron Man to help them fund a tech laboratory called Worldwide Engineering Brigade "W.E.B." at an abandoned warehouse, with Peter believing that a bright future is ahead of them.
During this season, Max admits to being aware of Spider-Man's identity since the downfall of the Goblin Nation, Gwen and Anya become aware of Spider-Man's identity and vice versa thanks to Connors' manipulations, Norman is temporarily resurrected as the Dark Goblin (a hybrid of Venom and Jackal's DNA inspired by the Green Goblin) before being reverted moments later, and Peter befriends Mary Jane Watson.
Besides Dark Goblin, other villains introduced in this season includes Scream, Scorn, Mania, Swarm, Tarantula and Baron Mordo. Other characters introduced in this season include Ironheart, Totally Awesome Hulk, Doctor Strange, Star-Lord, Groot, Marc Spector, Anti-Venom and Thor.
Main article: List of Spider-Man (2017 TV series) episodes
|First aired||Last aired|
|Origin Shorts||6||June 28, 2017||July 29, 2017|
|1||26||August 19, 2017||February 18, 2018|
|2||26||June 18, 2018||December 1, 2019|
|3||6||April 19, 2020||October 25, 2020|
In October 2016, the series was announced by Cort Lane, senior vice president of Marvel Animation, as a replacement for the series' predecessor, Ultimate Spider-Man, which ended its run in early January 2017. Spider-Man premiered on August 19, 2017, on Disney XD.
The show was renewed for a second season, which premiered on June 18, 2018. The show was subtitled Spider-Man: Maximum Venom for its third season. Production on "Maximum Venom" started from around February 2019 and ended in October 2019.
The show premiered on August 19, 2017, on Disney XD in the United States. It premiered on August 28 on Disney XD in India, and had a simulcast premiere October 14 on Disney Channel and Disney XD in Southeast Asia.
The second season premiered June 18, 2018 in the United States, and concluded on December 1, 2019. The third season premiered on April 19, 2020, and concluded on October 25, 2020.
Dave Trumbore of Collider.com reviewed the series premiere, and praised the series for basing the story around Peter Parker's scientific genius, saying "it pays off in fantastic ways". Trumbore was positive about the animation saying he liked the new look, and also how "strong the writing and performances are".