As Spider-Man tries to stop the Shocker from escaping an attempted robbery, Aunt May gets harmed in the effort. That night while May is in the hospital, Peter tells Bobby and Angelica how he feels responsible for the accident because Aunt May (who thinks Spider-Man is bad) was fleeing from him. He thinks he should give up being Spider-Man. But when asked why he became Spider-Man in the first place, Peter reaffirms his original principle for becoming a crime-fighter. So the Spider-Friends set out to stop the Shocker's crime spree. The villain seems unstoppable until Spidey realizes that the Shocker's power comes from his costume. The Spider-Friends destroy the costume and Spider-Man ends up saving the day, even in the opinion of Aunt May.
xIn flashback: Uncle Ben, Flash
x x1. NBC wanted an episode dealing with Spider-Man's origin but did not want Uncle Ben's death included as part of it. Writer Donald F. Glut said that Stan Lee "stuck to his guns" and insisted that it be part of the episode. All finally agreed that it would be acceptable for Uncle Ben's death to be implied instead of stated. 2. Japanese cartoon fans will recognize 'Joe' from Gatchaman (wearing his familiar 'No. 2' t-shirt) during Peter's wrestling match. Also note another fan wearing the 'Gatchaman' symbol on his shirt in the same crowd.
PRODUCTION TITLE: Along came a Spider-Man!