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Along Came a Spider... is the 13th episode of Season Two of Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes and the 39th of the overall series.

Summary[]

Everyone is mad at the real Captain America, because the Skrull posing as him made him look like a traitor. Spider-Man also has public relations issues because of J. Jonah Jameson's Spider-Man hate campaign. Captain America and Spider-Man save many civilians from the Serpent Society, and Cap regains some of his reputation.

Synopsis[]

A mob has severely damaged the Captain America and Bucky statue at Ellis Island in the wake of the Skrull Invasion; the seeming betrayal of humanity by the Captain America Skrull impostor has turned the public against the real Captain America.

The Daily Bugle, in spite of Iron Man having told them the truth, is running a headline that reads "Captain America - Traitor". J. Jonah Jameson doesn't believe Stark's account. Jameson rants how the powered heroes like the Avengers and the Fantastic Four aren't real heroes, like police officers or fire fighters or reporters, but just willful vigilantes. Stark offers an interview with the real Captain America, and Jameson assigns Betty Brant to do the interview, along with Peter Parker to take pictures.

There are protests against Captain America ongoing as Betty Brant and Peter Parker arrive where Captain America is overseeing a prisoner transfer of Viper, King Cobra, and Lyle Getz from S.H.I.E.L.D. custody to the Baxter Building.

The convoy - and the interview - begin, unaware that they are being watched by the Serpent Society. Captain America is non-responsive to the interview, just before the convoy is attacked. Hawkeye and Captain America face off against Death Adder and Rattler as Parker runs to change into his Spider-Man uniform.

Anaconda, Bushmaster, and the Constrictor join the attack, and Spider-Man joins in on the Avengers' side. Stray power bolts from the Rattler damage the street enough that it collapses to the subway underneath, taking Captain America, Spider-Man, and the convoy vehicle with it.

Captain America pulls Spider-Man from the rubble, and the two of them help the civilians from the damaged subway cars, Madame Viper, Cobra, and Clay Quartermain, who was driving the convoy vehicle. The civilians are spooked by Spider-Man, and hostile to Captain America. Spider-Man starts to defend Captain America against the angry accusations, but Cap stops him - they have little time to get to safety, as the tunnel is not particularly stable.

Spider-Man leads the way down the tunnel, followed by the civilians, prisoners, Quartermain, and Captain America. Viper taunts Captain America about how quickly people will turn on their heroes. Spider-Man detects danger ahead, and goes to warn Captain America. Spider-Man asks Captain America again why he won't defend himself, and Captain America replies that Cap has talked to firemen, policemen, and others that Spider-Man has helped; that the deeds Spider-Man has done defines him, not the public opinion or glory. Captain America is confident that the truth will come out, but until it does he has work to do.

Meanwhile, the Serpent Society has surrounded them. Madame Viper demands her release. The battle is joined, with Clay Quartermain leading the civilians to safety while Captain America and Spider-Man fight a rearguard action. A collapse traps them, while Spider-Man stops the ceiling from collapsing, Captain America takes on the entire Serpent Society to protect the civilians. Cap is pinioned, and Death Adder poised to strike.

The civilians distract the Serpent Society by pelting them with rocks and debris. Captain America breaks free. As the tunnel becomes worse, Madame Viper orders the Serpent Society to withdraw, and Captain America inspires Spider-Man to keep pushing against the collapse. The other Avengers arrive in time to evacuate everyone before the final collapse.

Latter, although pleased to know Cap's named has been cleared away from his Skull counterpart's crimes, Spider-Man feels upset to find that Jameson had, once again, made him out to be a menace, with the Daily Bugle front page reading: "Captain America Saves NY from Spider-Man and the Serpent Society". After he bids Captain America farewell, Spider-Man mentions that he is going to web J. Jonah's mouth to shut for that and will learn the lesson that no other heroes can be a menace.

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Trivia[]

  • Spider-Man was originally voiced by Josh Keaton but was dubbed by Drake Bell. This caused a controversy among fans who wanted Keaton to reprise his role. It is unknown why this decision was made, but it is possible that it was done to help promote the new 2012 series Ultimate Spider-Man.
    • Josh Keaton's voice is still heard in the episode however. When the villains are being taken by shield, A line from Josh Keaton I said "Is this safe?". making it the only Josh Keaton line to still be in the episode and heard.
  • The speech Captain America gives to Spider-Man is similar to the one he gave Spider-Man during the Marvel Comics Super Hero Civil War story arc.
  • Spider-Man's question to Anaconda about how many arms she has may be a subtle reference to his frequent opponent Dr. Octopus.
  • One of the newspaper cut outs within John Jameson's office depicts Spider-Man saving someone that appears to be Gwen Stacy, whose attire and overall body position matches that during the night she died.
  • Captain America uses his own triangle shield that's not made of vibranium to battle. Although his classic triangle shield could have used in the battle of World War II, but it was retired.

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