I Really, Really Hate Clones
(Spider-Wars, Part 1; Episode
Written by James Krieg, Mark Hoffmeier, and
Teleplay by John Semper
Originally Broadcast on January 31, 1998
Madame Web reveals to Spidey that she and
the Beyonder have been training 5 different Spider-Man, besides himself,
in order to save one of the Spidey's world. They are: a billionaire Peter
Parker who wears the Spider-Armor, a powerless Spider-Man, Six-Armed Spider-Man,
Octo-Spidey, Scarlet Spider, and Spider-Carnage. Anyway, Spider-Man finds
himself in yet another dimension, thanks to Madame Web, where he meets ....
himself, an exact duplicate of Peter Parker, or, better known as Spider-Man.
It seems that in this dimension, a Spider-Clone was created by Warren, but
he fled his lab. In this reality, the current Spidey found out about the
clone, and reason led himself to believe he was the clone. So, the real Spidey
of that dimension dyed his hair blond and called himself the Scarlet Spider.
The other Spidey, the clone, went to work for the Kingpin, and Smythe. Later,
the Spider-Clone used the Time Dimensional Accelerator to open a portal to
another world, but unfortunately became bonded with the carnage symbiote,
who was trying to escape Dormammu's world. Later, Spider-Carnage plunders
New York and destroys the Daily Bugle, with the other Spidey's right behind
him. All of the Spidey's, sans the powerless one, attack Crime Central, only
to be surprised by Green Goblin and Hobgoblin. A battle begins, in which
Six-Armed Spidey is transformed into Man-Spider, and he attacks the real
Spidey and Scarlet Spider, while Armor Spidey is transported back to Madame
Web's base. The episode ends with the Scarlet Spider and Spider-Man caught
in the grip of the Man-Spider.
This episode (and its conclusion) aired
on Saturday, January 31, 1998 as a one-hour special.
I assume that Christopher Daniel Barnes
got triple-pay since he voiced so many additional
Many of the various Spider-Men barely
appeared in the comic books. The majority only appeared for one storyline
There are many extended flashbacks in
this episode, particularly in the second act.
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