|This article is written from the Real World perspective|
|Release Date||November 11, 1995|
|Writer||John Semper, Jr.|
Spider-Man has become the Man-Spider! Punisher continues his quest to take down the wallcrawler. Is the only hope for Peter in his old foe Kraven the Hunter?
"I looked in the devil square in the eyes...and I blinked."
- In this episode Spider-Man has the smallest amount of spoken dialogue.
- Punisher leaves his coat behind in warehouse when he flees from Man-Spider. But later, when he fights Man-Spider on the roofs, he still has his coat. It is possible that he had more than one coat.
- The shot of Man-Spider approaching Mary Jane's house is exactly the same shot as him approaching Aunt May's house.
- Man-Spider is referenced in "Blade the Vampire Hunter" and next appears in a nightmare in episode "The Return of the Green Goblin".
- Spider-Man once again mutates into Man-Spider in the Spider-Man Unlimited episode "Matters of the Heart".
The bombing that Kraven refers to is the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. After the September 11 attacks in 2001 this reference was edited out of syndication, making Kraven's methods unknown and it any general parking garage.
Comic Book Resources ranked this as the eighth greatest episode of the series. They felt this episode particularly showed Kraven's humanity. They noted how, with Peter not giving his thoughts, the episode focused on the show's side character and their relationships such as developing Debra and Flash. They liked how it depicted Punisher's crusade maturely in a children's show, with Kraven and Mariah showing him the error of his vengeance-driven ways. They liked the message that some monsters are a victim of their world.