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The Alien Costume, Part Two
Review And Media by Amazing Spidey

Episode #8 - The Alien Costume, Part Two
Original Airdate May 6th, 1995

With his new costume taking over his emotions, Spider-Man continues to clear his name whilst Smythe hires a shocking new villain to take out Eddie Brock!

Story By: John Semper and Brynne Chandler Reaves
Written By: Brynne Chandler Reavesr
Music Composed By: Shuki Levy and Kussa Mahchi
Animation Services By: Toyko Movie Shinsha (TMS)
Guest Starring: Christopher Daniel Barnes as Spider-Man/ Peter Parker, Ed Asner as J. Jonah Jameson, Roscoe Lee Browne as The Kingpin, Maxwell Caulfield as Alistair Smythe, Michael Horton as John Jameson, Jim Cummings as The Shocker.

Review: Another outstanding episode, often praised as the best the series ever did. This is truly an example of how to do a 3 part episode; it never felt like you where just waiting for it to get to the climax as I feel most animated 3 parters are guilty of.

As part 1 did, this episode once again had stunning animation, the highlight of which was the fight in the cathedral between Spider-Man and the villain who was introduced in this episode, The Shocker, fabulously voiced by Jim Cummings.

The fugitive angle kicked into higher gear here, as did the arrogance Spider-Man was displaying throughout the whole time he was wearing the costume, particularly whilst fighting the bounty hunters. Not forgetting about its supporting cast, Jameson and Brock played big roles, and the friendship between Spidey and Dr. Connors was expanded on, this time, Spidey came to Connors in his hour of need.

Overall, as a big fan of the whole symbiote saga in the comics, I was surprised to learn that I liked the animated version even more. The first 2 parts featured the best animation the show had to offer, which at times, was spectacular. The crew always handled mulit-parters well, and this is the pinnacle of them.