The third season of Spider-Man: The Animated Series, titled The Sins of the Fathers, aired on Fox Kids from April 1996 to to November 1996.


This season Spider-Man meets a mysterious woman named Madame Web. Madame Web sends Spider-Man on missions to teach him various lessons as preparation for a big battle.

Later this season, Peter Parker is framed by Kingpin and Richard Fisk for treason. Peter, as Spider-Man, must work with Daredevil to clear his name and bring Richard and Kingpin to justice.

Peter and Mary Jane begin to date.

Spider-Man also meets his greatest enemy, the Green Goblin. When Green Goblin learns that Spider-Man is really Peter Parker, Green Goblin begins to tourment Peter both in and out of costume. This leads to Green Goblin and Spider-Man's final battle. A battle that comes at a great cost to Spider-Man.


Main cast

Actor Role
Christopher Daniel Barnes Spider-Man / Peter Parker
Ed Asner J. Jonah Jameson
Rodney Saulsberry Joseph Robertson
Linda Gary May Parker
Jennifer Hale Felicia Hardy
Sara Ballantine Mary Jane Watson
Gary Imhoff Harry Osborn

Guest cast

Actor Role
John Vernon Doctor Strange / Stephen Strange
George Takei Wong
Tony Jay Baron Mordo
Ed Gilbert Dormammu
Majel Barrett Anna Watson
Peter Mark Richman Additional voices
Stephanie Eustase Maria Taina Elizando
Efrem Zimbalist Jr. Doctor Octopus / Otto Octavius
Joan Lee Madame Web
Dimitra Arliss Anastasia Hardy
Scott Cleverdon Carnage / Cletus Kasady
Michael Pingree
Roscoe Lee Browne Kingpin / Wilson Fisk
Marla Rubinoff Liz Allen
Patrick Labyorteaux Flash Thompson
Bob Richardson Bernard O'Brien
Anne-Marie Johnson Mousie
Nick Jameson Additional voices
Anthony Marciona Additional voices
James Krieg James Krieg
Neil Ross Green Goblin / Norman Osborn
Dawnn Lewis Terri Lee
Philip Abbott Wardell Stromm
Billy 'Pop' Atmore Rocket Racer / Robert Farrell
(Teenage) Lonnie Lincoln
Michael Des Barres Big Wheel / Jackson Weele
Telma Hopkins Ms. Farrell
Mark Hamill Hobgoblin / Jason Philip Macendale
Alan Johnson Additional voices
Jonathan Michael Additional voices
Edward Albert Daredevil / Matt Murdock
Amy Hill Susan Choi
Michael Horton Additional voices
Ken Chandler Additional voices
Maxwell Caulfield Alistair Smythe
Gregory Alan Williams Additional voices
David Warner Herbert Landon
Dorian Harewood Tombstone / Lonnie Lincoln
Alfonso Ribeiro (Teenage) Joseph Robertson
Leigh-Allyn Baker Alisa Silvermane
Iona Morris Martha Robertson
Joshua Gibran Mayweather (Child) Joseph Robertson
Phillip Attmore Additional voices
Oliver Muirhead Spot / Jonathan Ohnn
Wanda De Jesus Sylvia Lopez
Joseph Campanella Curt Connors
Hank Azaria Venom / Eddie Brock
Scott Cleverdon Carnage / Cletus Kasady
Michael Pingree
James Avery War Machine / James Rhodes
Robert Hays Iron Man / Tony Stark
Barbara Goodson Ashley Kafka
Liz Georges Debra Whitman
John F. Beard Newscaster
Rebecca Kyler Downs Additional voices
Carl Ballantine Lenny Luntz


Title Directed by Written by Produced by Air date
Doctor Strange Bob Richardson John Semper
Mark Hoffmeier
John Semper April 27, 1996
Now that Spider-Man is free from the Man-Spider's curse, his new problem is finding Mary Jane, who has received a mysterious letter from her father. When Spider-Man discovers that Mary Jane has been brainwashed into joining a cult bent on releasing a demonic being named Dormammu on Earth, he joins forces with a sorceror named Doctor Strange to stop him.
Make a Wish Bob Richardson John Semper
Mark Hoffmeier
Elliot S. Maggin
Meg McLaughlin
John Semeper May 4, 1996
Peter is beginning to give up. He is tired of Spider-Man being called a menace when he tries to help. But when he receives a letter letter from Taina, his #1 fan, he decides to give Spider-Man one last swing.
Attack of the Octobot Bob Richardson John Semper
Meg McLaughlin
John Semper May 11, 1996
Doctor Octopus has captured Spider-Man and erases his memory. Now, it's up to Taina to save him.
Enter the Green Goblin Bob Richardson John Semper
Marty Isenberg
Robert N. Skir
John Semper May 18, 1996
After an explosion at OsCorpNorman Osborn has gone missing. Soon after, a menace called the Green Goblin appears and starts kidnapping the chair members of OsCorp's board. After some investigating Spider-Man begins to suspect that Harry Osborn has become the Green Goblin to take revenge against the OsCorp board, whom he believes to be responsible for his father's disappearance.
Rocket Racer Bob Richardson John Semper
Doug Booth
Mark Hoffmeier
John Semper September 14, 1996
Robert Farrell, a former troublemaker, has been trying to help his mother with her business and her illness. But when a new gang, lead by Big Wheel, threaten them, Robert takes metters into his own hands.
Framed Bob Richardson John Semper
Mark Hoffmeier
Brooks Wachtel
Cynthia Harrison
John Semper September 21, 1996
When Peter Parker is framed for treason, the only help he has is from Matt Murdock, both as his lawyer and as the superhero, Daredevil.
The Man Without Fear Bob Richardson John Semper
Mark Hoffmeier
Sean Catherine Derek
John Semper September 28, 1996
Satisfied that Spider-Man is on his side, Daredevil joins forces with him to clear Peter's name and to bring Kingpin and Richard Fisk to justice.
The Ultimate Slayer Bob Richardson John Semper
Doug Booth
Mark Hoffmeier
John Semper October 5, 1996
Alistair Smythe is planning on betraying Kingpin. But when Kingpin finds out, he hires Herbert Landon to expose Smythe to his mutation formula. Now Smythe has become the Ultimate Spider Slayer, under the control of Kingpin. However, when Smythe learns that Kingpin has been hiding a dark secret from him he betrays his former employer.
Tombstone Bob Richardson John Semper
Larry Brody
Robert N. Skir
Marty Isenberg
John Semper October 12, 1996
Tombstone, one of Silvermane's former henchmen, has returned and is threatening to ruin the life of childhood pal, Robbie Robertson, if he doesn't kill the story he is about to print about Alisa Silvermane.
The Spot Bob Richardson James Krieg John Semper October 26, 1996
After Tony Stark eliminates Dr. Jonathan Ohnn's reacher into inner-dimensional travel, Ohnn makes a deal with the Kingpin. After a malfunction in his new lab, Ohnn is sucked into another dimension and becomes a powerful being, known as The Spot.
Venom Returns Bob Richardson John Semper
Len Wein
Stan Berkowitz
John Semper November 2, 1996
Baron Mordo is back. He is planning to steal Tony Stark's Inter-Dimensional Probe so he can bring Dormammu to Earth. But he will also need the help of Spider-Man's greatest enemy: Venom.
Carnage Bob Richardson John Semper
Stan Berkowitz
James Krieg
John Semper November 9, 1996
The Venom symbiote has produced a new symbiote, attaching itself to Cletus Kasady to give birth to Carnage. As Venom's replacement, Carnage helps Baron Mordo with his plans. Now, Spider-Man must team up with Venom and Iron Man to defeat them.
Goblin War! Bob Richardson John Semper
Mark Hoffmeier
Robert N. Skir
Marty Isenberg
John Semper November 16, 1996
The Hobgoblin returns, this time with the Time Dilation Accelerator. The Kingpin turns to Norman Osborn, who created the Hobgoblin, for help. But when the Green Goblin takes over, it's war.
Turning Point Bob Richardson John Semper
James Krieg
Robert N. Skir
Marty Isenberg
John Semper November 23, 1996
The Green Goblin has found out Spider-Man's true identity. Now he's after Mary Jane, Peter's girlfriend. Spider-Man must face Green Goblin one last time, but at a great cost.
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