|This article is written from the Real World perspective|
|Beginning date||September 22, 1979|
|End date||January 3, 1980|
|Number of Episodes||16|
|Producers||David H. DePatie|
|Previous Series||Fantastic Four|
|Next Series||Fred and Barney Meet the Thing|
Spider-Woman is a series that aired between September 22, 1979 and January 3, 1980. It is currently the only series based on Spider-Woman. The series was produced by DePatie-Freleng Enterprises, the last for the company before being incorporated into Marvel Productions.
The series was rushed into production so as to acquire the copyright before NBC could release their own Spider-Woman cartoon. However, that series eventually became Web Woman so there was no problem.
The series changed Spider-Woman's origin from an alienated spy to magazine editor who got her powers after being injected with a spider-serum as a child. The series did not feature her superhuman strength, instead giving her a Spider-Man-like Spider-Sense, spider-telepathy, and the ability to fly. The comics would eventually include the ability to fly.
Actor Role(s) Joan Van Ark Spider-Woman/Jessica Drew Larry Carroll Detective Miller Lou Krugman Chief Cooper Bruce Miller Jeff Hunt Bryan Scott Billy Drew Paul Soles Spider-Man Ilene Latter
John H. Mayer
The series featured sixteen episodes.
Liberation Entertainment had planned to release the entire series on Region 2 DVD in 2008, but the company went bankrupt. Clear Vision Ltd. released the Region 2 DVD on July 20, 2009.
Rotten Tomatoes ranked the series among its top one-hundred superhero series with this series at eighty-nine ranking above Big Hero 6 at one-hundred and below Iron Man: Armored Adventures at eighty-six, Ultimate Spider-Man at eighty-three, Spider-Man Unlimited at seventy-three, The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes at sixty-nine, The Super Hero Squad Show at sixty-eight, X-Men: Evolution at sixty-six, Fantastic Four at sixty-four, Avengers Assemble at fifty-eight, Guardians of the Galaxy at fifty-five, The Marvel Super Heroes at fifty-one, Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends at forty-eight, The Spectacular Spider-Man at forty-six, Spider-Man at forty, Spider-Man at nineteen, and X-Men at five.
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