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Review and Media By Stu

Episode #5 - Swarm

Spider-Man is forced to battle Firestar and Iceman as a mysterious rock from outer space creates Swarm - a man made of bees.

Written By: Dennis Marx
Music Composed By: John Douglas
Guest Starring: Al Fann as Swarm


Thereís some pretty weird stuff going on in this episode, gentle readers. If this was any decade but the 80ís, Iíd imagine a story about your heroes fighting a man made of bees who controls other bees wouldíve been immediately dismissed, but nope, itís all good here. Swarm is probably one of the showís most baffling episodes and is filled with illogical storytelling and daft scenarios. This isnít the problem, however. The problem is that the episode is really, really tedious.

The thing I found most interesting about the episode was Spider-Man fighting his friends. Itís always cool to see the heroes battle each other, even if itís not exactly an original idea anymore. There was no doubt that Spider-Man is the undisputed star of the show but they never really deliberately put down either Firestar or Iceman in an attempt to prove Spideyís superiority.

Swarm was an utterly retarded villain, with a really silly origin. The fact he did little other than shout his own name over and over again, and was eventually foiled by a nonsensical conclusion made this character one worth forgetting. The jokes here arenít really worth a full paragraph either. Swarm isnít anything worth setting the VCR for, there are a lot better episodes to be found in this show.