The Iron Cross Army has kidnapped three nosey kids and promises their
return only if a whole neighbourhood remains mum about their
disappearance. Everybody accepts the terms, only the Youth Detective Club
decides to fight the Army no matter what. Sthey are soon joined by
Spider-Man (Shinji Todou), who just knows the Iron Cross Army is up to no
good, and he's right, too: The Army actually wants to destroy the whole
neighbourhood it has blackmailed into remaining mum via an artificial
earthquake, an earthquake that will also kill the kidnapped children.
course, Spidey ultimately not only prevents the earthquake and saves the
children, he also fights and defeats one of the Army's giant monsters - a
particularly funny creation based on a catfish crossed with a tank - using
his own giant robot Marveller/Leopardon.
Not as cheesy as some
of the other Spider-Man episodes involving children, this is
still no more than a rather mediocre story - but it at least features a
hilarious giant monster, which unfortunately remains unused during much of