Every Spider-Man animated series ranked

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Image Courtesy of Disney-ABC Domestic Television and Marvel Animation for Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (1981)

4. Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (1981-1983)

People get nostalgic when it comes to this 1980s team-up series, and it’s kind of hard not to. It teamed the hero with two X-Men, which created a level of superhero camaraderie that was rarely seen in cartoons at the time — aside from Super Friends.

Enough can’t be said about the inclusions of Iceman and Firestar (an original creation at the time), who helped make the show exciting, lighthearted and refreshing. Their presence was vital to its success and definitely put it above its 1981 counterpart. And if you’re someone like me who first watched the show at a young age (via ABC Family in the early 2000s), this might have been your introduction to them.

On top of this, it also brought in some other fan-favorite heroes, which led to fun episodes like “7 Little Superheroes” and “The X-Men Adventure.” A few notable Big Bads like Loki and Red Skull even snuck their way into some stories.

It may seem dated now, but there’s still enough action and old school charm to justify revisiting this classic series.