Jun is a young man only weeks away from his graduation from Senior High
- but somehow he has lost his lust for life and considers himself an
insignificant piece of nothing ... exactly the trait the Iron Cross Army
is looking for.
Because they want to make him their Spider-Man,
or rather sell him off to the press as Spider-Man's secret identity - and
it works, too!
Now why would the Iron Cross Army, sworn enemy of the
real Spider-Man (Shinji Todou), want to do that?
They want to build up
Jun the Spider-Man as some kind of superstar to then involve him in a
scandal and make him impossible in the public's eye, which in turn will
lure the real Spider-Man into a trap - right?
Anyways, eventually, the
Iron Cross Army manages to involve Jun in a DUI/hit-and-run accident, and
yes, Spidey seems to be walking into their carefully set up trap. But
Spidey has known it was a trap all along, so he managed to turn the tables
on the army ...
In the end, even Jun finds his lust for life once again.
plot of this episode is so far-fetched that ... it's absolute fun to
watch. Basically it's a conspiracy story with no ties to reality, and in a
world where a guy in a red-and-blue spider costume fights baddies and
robot monsters helped by a giant robot, this actually works. Now don't get
me wrong, this episode is no masterpiece, not by a longshot, but it's one
of the better episodes of the series which by this time had run a tad