Spider-Man: The Animated Series

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Name: Spider-Man: The Animated Series
Abbreviation(s): SMTAS
Creator: John Semper
Based on The Amazing Spider-Man by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko
Date(s): November 19, 1994 – January 31, 1998
Medium: animated series
Country of Origin: United States
External Links: Wikipedia, Official website
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Spider-Man: The Animated Series, also known as just simply Spider-Man is a 90s Fox animated series. It shares the same universe as X-Men: The Animated Series.

For many years, the series was the second longest-running Marvel show created, after X-Men, as well as the longest-running series based on Spider-Man until Ultimate Spider-Man in 2015.


The Marvel Universe ID for this universe is Earth-92131.

The series focuses on Spider-Man and his alter ego Peter Parker during his college years at Empire State University. As the story begins, Peter has already gained his superpowers and is a part-time freelance photographer for the Daily Bugle. The show features most of Spider-Man's classic villains. Over the course of the series the single Peter contends with the romantic love interests of Mary Jane Watson, Felicia Hardy/Black Cat. The show also features appearances from various other Marvel superheroes[1].

Spiritual Successor

In 2014, John Semper Jr. started a website (cartoonspiderman.com) that features behind-the-scenes content, podcasts about the show in the 20th anniversary of the series. On April 16, 2016, Semper's YouTube account posted a video in which he revealed that he had written a short story following up on the series, detailing Peter finding Mary Jane, referring to the story as "an autobiographical fan-fiction" detailing how Peter and Mary Jane would have been reunited, and the video featured the returning voices of Christopher Daniel Barnes and Sara Ballantine as Spider-Man/Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson. Semper explained that he would be releasing this as a perk on a crowd-funding campaign for War of the Rocket Men, which would be voiced by the Spider-Man TAS voice actors.[2][3]


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The series is often a fan-favorite with the Spider-Man fans, and often praised because of how close most of the storylines matched the comicverse.

Peter/Mary Jane and Peter/Felicia pairings, which are canon in the series, have appeared within the Spider-Man: The Animated Series fandom. The slash pairings Peter Parker/Wade Wilson, Eddie Brock/Flash Thompson, and Eddie Brock/Peter Parker have appeared on Archive of Our Own.


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  1. ^ Synopsis at Wikipedia
  2. ^ 'Spider-Man: The Animated Series' Cast Reunites and Reveals New Project. November 01, 2014.
  3. ^ Video of Spider-Man: The Animated Series 20th Anniversary Reunion.