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"Night of the Lizard"

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"Night of the Lizard"
Avi Arad, Stan Lee
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Quote1 New York City. If only everything down there was really as peaceful as it looks from up here. Quote2
-- Spider-Man

Appearing in "Night of the Lizard"

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  • Subway repairmen's van
  • Traffic
  • Police cars
  • Public bus

Synopsis for "Night of the Lizard"

Subway repairmen Sam and Bud are attacked by a reptilian creature. Sam is kidnapped, while a terrified Bud flees, driving dangerously on the road until Spider-Man saves him when his van plunges into the water.

At the Daily Bugle, Robbie Robertson tells Peter of a giant lizard terrorizing New York City, and J. Jonah Jameson informs Peter and Eddie Brock that he is offering $1000 to anyone who can get a picture of the creature. Initially dismissing the Lizard's existence, and believing it to be an urban myth, Spider-Man is surprised to find large reptilian footprints in the subway.

Peter decides to take the photos of the footprints for analysis by Dr. Curt Connors, but he and Debra Whitman find the reptilian creature fleeing Curt's office, with Connors nowhere to be found. Spider-Man visits Curt's wife, Margaret. However, he is distracted by Eddie Brock getting attacked by the Lizard outside. Spider-Man subdues the creature, causing it to flee. Margaret then tells him that Curt is the Lizard; he was transformed after attempting to re-grow his lost arm with the 'Neogenic Recombinator'. Meanwhile, Brock is eavesdropping in the background. He takes off to produce his story, but Spider-Man chases him and webs him to a lamppost to prevent him from ruining Connors' life.

Spider-Man returns to find that Mrs. Connors has been kidnapped and taken into the sewer by the Lizard. He follows them and finds the missing subway worker trapped. Curt tells Margaret that he plans to use the Neogenic Recombinator to transform everyone in New York into reptilian creatures like him, in order to create a new super race where everyone would be able to heal any wound or replace any lost limb. Having overheard his plan, Spider-Man attacks the Lizard. As they fight, Spider-Man steals the Recombinator, but the Lizard causes them to plunge into the water. In the ensuing struggle, Spider-Man manages to use the Recombinator to transform Curt safely back to his human form.

The following morning, after Peter has already handed in photos of the Lizard, Eddie Brock tells Jameson that the Lizard is Curt Connors, but the idea is dismissed after they knock on his door to be answered by Connors in human form. Meanwhile, Peter gives his $1000 bonus to Aunt May to help pay the bills.

Notes


Trivia

  • During the episode, Spider-Man comments on how his missions often involve him entering the sewer, and he remarks that it would never happen to the Fantastic Four, Avengers, or the Defenders (but maybe the Hulk).
  • The newspaper article detailing Spider-Man's fight with the Lizard is credited to Ned Leeds.
  • The Connors' family name is given as "Conners" on the plaque outside their home and in the episode's voice actor credits, whereas the former spelling is only present on Curt's office door at the university (although an earlier scene shows the door labelled "CONNeRS" instead).


See Also

Cast

Character Actor
Peter Parker/Spider-ManChristopher Daniel Barnes
J. Jonah JamesonEdward Asner
Aunt MayLinda Gary
Joe "Robbie" RobertsonRodney Saulsberry
Debra WhitmanLiz Georges
Eddie BrockHank Azaria
Dr. Curt Conners/LizardJoseph Campanella
Margaret ConnersGiselle Achecar
Billy ConnersToby Ganger
SamKen Chandler
BudHank Azaria

Recommended Media

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Footnotes

  1. First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks