The main reason I'm asking this is because I plan to start watching the Japanese Spider-Man with my fiancee, and while doing research, I found that there was apparently another Marvel inspired Super Sentai show, Battle Fever J, partially inspired by Captain America.

Also, I saw that on the Wikipedia for Kamen Rider, there is an episode titled "The Mysterious Spider-Man."

Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.

  • The Mysterious Spider Man is a humanoid spider. :)
    – FuzzyBoots
    Dec 19 '20 at 1:44
  • Ok, any other information? If you have any more info, I would gladly accept an answer Dec 19 '20 at 1:49
  • Truthfully, that's all that I know, that it's a "spider man" there, not "Spider-Man". I'll see if I come up with anything else.
    – FuzzyBoots
    Dec 19 '20 at 3:11

Huh, as I posted above, the episode you note, "The Mysterious Spider Man", involves Kamen Rider fighting a spider man rather than Spider-Man. However, Kamen Rider V3 vs Spider-Man is an actual crossover comic from the two TOEI series.

Front cover of Kamen Rider V3 vs Spider-Man

One of the pages of the issue

Prior to that, he showed up in Spider-Verse #6, which isn't really a cross-over.


Likely predating the Kamen Rider V3 crossover, there is a Battle Fever J stage show at Korakuen Amusement Park, which has Kamen Rider Stronger, Japanese Spider-Man, Ultraman Jonias, and Doraemon show up to help Battle Fever J out.

Image showing Ultraman Jonias, Japanese Spider-Man, Kamen Rider Stronger, and Doraemon posing with Battle Fever J

Battle Fever J aired between 1979 to 1980, but I haven't found when the stage show started (or if there was a time when Japanese Spider-Man was added).

  • With Ultraman Jonias being introduced in 1980, that dates this show to around that date or later (the other shows predating that). This collection of commercials starting in 1983 don't seem to feature this stage show, so I'm guessing that it probably operated somewhere in the 1980-1982 time period.
    – FuzzyBoots
    Dec 19 '20 at 3:58

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