We've been eagerly anticipating the second season of "The Spectacular Spider-Man" animated series, and wondering what we can look forward to in terms of characters and adventures. Luckily for us -- and just in time for the holiday season to boot! -- the good folks at Marvel Animation Age released an episode guide which looks to be a treat for any true Webhead.
While our neighbors to the north will get to see the second season debut on January 11, 2009, we Stateside will have to wait until March to see the season debut premiere on the Disney XD channel. After the jump, we've got the full episode guide for you to check out (courtesy of the Canadian television animation network Teletoon).
Blueprints: It’s early December, and the first snow is falling. PETER PARKER has a long “To Do” list – leading off with talking to GWEN STACY about their surprise first kiss. But before he gets the chance, SPIDER-MAN has a run in with the sorcerer MYSTERIO.
Destructive Testing: Both GWEN STACY and LIZ ALLAN like PETER PARKER. So whom should Pete pursue? Meanwhile, KRAVEN THE HUNTER has come to New York to make SPIDER-MAN his prey!
Reinforcement: As Christmas approaches, the SINISTER SIX reconstitutes with SANDMAN, RHINO, VULTURE, ELECTRO and new members MYSTERIO and KRAVEN. All they want for Christmas is SPIDER-MAN – dead. Meanwhile, PETER PARKER finds his wandering eye prevents him from being with GWEN STACY. He’ll have to learn to focus if he wants to get the girl… and if he wants to stay alive.
Shear Strength: It’s New Year’s Eve, and all is not right with world. The MASTER PLANNER and his henchmen are literally planning to take over the world! A highly motivated SPIDER-MAN takes the fight to the Planner’s secret lair. But once he gets there, can he survive?
First Steps: School’s back in session, and things have changed. PETER PARKER’s actually invited to FLASH THOMPSON’s birthday bash. Meanwhile, SPIDER-MAN has to party with SANDMAN, who’s once again looking to make his Big Score. And is that VENOM disappearing into the night?
Growing Pains: VENOM is back and framing SPIDER-MAN. Meanwhile, alien spores infect JOHN JAMESON, increasing his size, strength and mass. J. JONAH JAMESON convinces his son to become a super-hero to capture Spidey…
Identity Crisis: PETER PARKER’s secret identity as SPIDER-MAN has been outted by VENOM, leaving Pete and his loved ones vulnerable to all of Spidey’s enemies.
Accomplices: A gang war looms as SILVER SABLE, HAMMERHEAD and DOCTOR OCTOPUS vie for a prize that could change the balance of power in the New York Underworld…
Probable Cause: Some days, PETER PARKER just can’t win… especially when he winds up on a MIDTOWN HIGH police car ride-along with SALLY AVRIL. As SPIDER-MAN, his luck isn’t any better, facing off against SHOCKER, RICOCHET and OX, i.e. the NEW ENFORCERS.
Gangland: On Valentine’s Day, PETER PARKER jeopardizes his relationship with girlfriend LIZ ALLAN, when TOMBSTONE , DOCTOR OCTOPUS and SILVERMANE call a Valentine’s Day Summit . But when HAMMERHEAD betrays them all in an attempt to become the new Big Man, the summit erupts into a gang war – one only SPIDER-MAN can stop!
Subtext: Determined to be a better boyfriend to LIZ ALLAN, PETER PARKER wishes he could help her brother MARK ALLAN. But when GREEN GOBLIN blackmails Mark into doing his bidding, neither Liz, MARY JANE WATSON nor SPIDER-MAN may be able to save him!
Opening Night: To test security at the VAULT, SPIDER-MAN volunteers to try to escape. But the GREEN GOBLIN has other ideas, trapping Spidey inside RYKER’S amid a sea of felons he put away.
Final Curtain: When PETER PARKER breaks up with LIZ ALLAN to finally be with GWEN STACY, nothing goes as planned. Likewise for SPIDER-MAN, who finally unmasks the GREEN GOBLIN, revealing him to be--No, wait! Stop! I promise I won’t tell a soul!
Looking forward to season two of "The Spectacular Spider-Man?" Any episodes in particular you'll definitely be checking out? Talk to us in the comments.