WHAT IS IT?
It's an episode from the WEIRD AS HELL (and very trippy) 1970s Japanese Spidey TV show. Never heard of it? Well that's not surprising as it had almost nothing to do with the Spider-man that you're familiar with and watching an episode will cause you to consider suicide. This isn't a flippant remark. Just try watching it. If you can get through 25 minutes without throwing yourself through a plate glass window then congratulations. Oh and just to clarify things; The Comics Code does not recommend you ever throw yourself through a plate glass window. Do you know how much they cost to replace?
This particular epsiode, with the snappy title 'The Time Of Revenge Has Come! Beat Down Iron Cross Group', was the first episode of the series (the show ran 41 episodes in total) and told the origin of Spider-man. This time around it wasn't freelance photographer Peter Parker that became the awesome arachnid, but motorcyclist Takuya Yamashiro. Over the course of the show Spidey met a number of monsters, robots and strange Japanese citizens and looked as if he was smacked off his tits for most of his adventures.
To be honest if he wasn't smacked off his tits then presumably audiences must have been for it to get any viewers at all.
The show originated from a deal that was made between Marvel and the Toei Company and it was clearly a deal that should never have been made.
Takuya is a motorcyclist, who meets an old man in a cave. It's probably best not to question why he meets an old man in a cave, he just does, OK?
The old man tells Takuya that he's from the planet Spider, which Takuya accepts at face value because the old man looks very trustworthy. The old man then gives him the powers of Spider-man and promptly dies (the selfish old git).
Takuya then goes home and talks to a spider, who tells him to stop dicking around and start doing heroic deeds. So Takuya puts on the 'Spider Protector', a wrist-mounted device that enables him to turn into Spider-man! He then climbs a few walls, beats up some bad guys who look like ducks and rides around in a flying car.