(Spider-Wars, Part 2; Episode
Written by John Semper
Originally Broadcast on January 31, 1998
Spider-Carnage does not destroy the current
world, but he escapes via the Accelerator. Madam Web brings back Spider-Man
and the Scarlet Spider to her base and informs the Spider-Men that Spider-Carnage
is now in a different dimension. She says she can only send one of them there,
and the real Spider-Man says he will go. It seems this time, Spidey winds
up in the billionaire Peter Parker's world. It seems in this dimension, the
Spidey is engaged to Gwen Stacy, Jonah Jameson is his godfather, Wilson Fisk
is his lawyer, and Uncle Ben is still alive. Not to mention the fact that
he owns the Peter Parker Science Foundation and his identity is public. Moments
later, Spider-Carnage kidnapps Gwen and Armor-Spidey tells the boys that
he has asecret weapon since Spider-Carnage is obviously too insane to be
reasoned with by him or any of the Spideys. The weapon turns out to be Uncle
Ben, since Spider-Carnage lost his Uncle Ben, similar to the way the real
Spidey did. Uncle Ben tells Spider-Carnage the rule of power and responsibility,
which convinces him to try his hardest to seperate from the Carnage symbiote,
but it does no good. So, Spider-Carnage does the only thing he can. He used
the TDA to create a disintegration portal and kills himself. Then, the powerless
Spidey, from the real world, like the one you and me live in, takes Spidey
to see a very special man, which is Stan Lee. The real Peter thanks him for
creating him and when Stan sees Madam Web, he says "Who is that exotic woman?"
The series ends with Madame Web promsing Spidey that they will find the real
Mary Jane Watson. End of story. For now.
This episode (and its conclusion) aired
on Saturday, January 31, 1998 as a one-hour special.
At the time this episode was in production,
the producers believed that they would be coming back for another season
or two. Therefore, they left the ending open so they could deal with the
search for Mary Jane in the next season. However, FOX decided to cancel the
show since they wanted their future animation projects to only be done with
SABAN Animation. Consequently, Marvel Films was shut down, and it was way
too late to alter the ending of this episode so it wouldn't end without Peter
finding Mary Jane. See my
INTERVIEW WITH JOHN
SEMPER for what would have happened if the show continued, including
how Mary Jane was going to be found.
The Uncle Ben scene was recently adapted
in the comics in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN # 500.
Stan Lee's real-life wife Joan B. Lee
provides the voice of Madame Web, so his comment at the end about her being
an "exotic woman" is an in-joke.
Stan Lee is on the phone talking about
creating the Incredible Hulk with Jack Kirby before Spider-Man arrives.
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