16Spider-Man And His Amazing Friends (1981-1983)

Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends

Unashamedly camp, Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends saw the famous wall-crawler team up with Iceman of the X-Men and Firestar, a new character created for the show. Originally, The Human Torch of the Fantastic Four was supposed to be in the show, but licensing issues prevented this and led

to the creation of Firestar. Firestar would later join the comic books as a Hellion, New Warrior, Avenger, X-Man, and yes, an ally of Spider-Man, too. A full decade ahead of Harley Quinn, Marvel had an animated cartoon character take their place within the pages of the comic books.

While it featured often hilarious plots, including a Scooby Doo-style search for Aunt May’s lost dog, the show did feature some more serious pieces from time to time. While lacking the sophistication of many of the other cartoons on this list, Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends remains an important part of the history of the wall-crawler as well as a milestone in animation.

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