10 Best Spider-Man: The Animated Series Episodes

From The Sins of the Fathers to Neogenic Nightmare, these chapters were among the best episodes.

Spider-Man Secret Wars

Since 1967, there have been nine different Spider-Man cartoons, but one that many fans hold dear in their hearts is 1994's Spider-Man: The Animated Series. Airing on the Fox network alongside other nineties gems like Bobby's World, X-Men: The Animated Series, and The Tick , Fox Kids was the place to be on Saturday mornings.

While other Marvel cartoons would air throughout the 1990s, Spider-Man: TAS continues to be a standout almost 30 years later. It was faithful enough to the source material to reward loyal readers yet different enough to offer fans brand-new stories of featuring our favorite characters.

Dozens of heroes and villains outside of Spider-Man's world made cameos in a series that juggled an unspeakable number of characters and did most of them justice. The theme song featured Joe Perry shredding and the voice over cast included Mark Hamill.

This show rocked in so many ways.

Spanning five seasons and 65 episodes, it's tough to narrow down the best of the series. With fantastic team-ups, shocking cliffhangers, and more than enough wisecracks to go around, let's look at ten of the greatest episodes.

10. Spider Wars Part 2: Farewell, Spider-Man (S5:13)

Spider-Man Secret Wars

With 64 other episodes packed with action and compelling stories, one may scratch their head seeing the finale of Spider-Man: TAS make a top-ten list. While it may not be one of the most remembered, it is certainly one of the best.

In Spider Wars Part 1: I Really, Really Hate Clones, our Spider-Man is transported to another dimension with a group of other Spider-Men to stop Spider-Carnage from destroying the multiverse. This comes hot off the heals of Peter Parker losing Mary Jane (again) and participating in the Beyonder's Secret Wars.

It is pretty awesome to see all of these Spider-Men, giving us our first cartoon Spider-Verse, but the episode makes this list for one thing it delivers in spades: Hope.

When the Spider-Men follow Spider-Carnage to yet another dimension, our Peter Parker encounters a world in which that Peter Parker is rich, engaged to Gwen Stacy, and both Mary Jane and Uncle Ben are still alive.

We've watched Peter Parker struggle to do what was right for 64 episodes, losing friends and loved ones along the way. To see a world in which he receives the happiness he deserves gives us hope that our Peter Parker will find the same one day.


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