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Review By Krankyboy, Media By Stu

Episode #54 - Thunder Rumble

During a fierce series of storms, Spider-Man finds himself battling not only a small band of criminals using the weather as cover for their robberies - but also runs afoul of the god Vulcan himself! Wallopin' websnappers!


Just when you thought it was safe to open your book of mythology, our favorite hero is placed in another bizarre match-up against one of the inhabitants of Mars - the god Vulcan -- who is trying to plunder the planet of its supply of gold. Needless to say, his matching of wits against a pair of petty criminals using nitroglycerin to break into bank vaults is tame by comparison. But there's no question that throwing a mythological god from Greek (and Roman) mythology into Spider-Man's adventures feels out of place, and the episode suffers as a result.

The animation is serviceable, although it still doesn't match the first season in terms of production values or quality (and that's quite a knock against it). Small children and fans of the series will dig it. But otherwise, it's one of the weaker entries.