12. Spider-Man: The New Animated Series (2003, NBC)

Spider-Man has been the focus of more disgraceful animated shows then we'd like to remember, but in 2003, MTV decided to capitalize on the success of the Wall Crawler’s big screen debut by creating Spider-Man: The New Animated Series. Taking place in the same universe as director Sam Raimi's movies (with Tobey Maguire), the series picked up plot points from the first Spider-Man film and actually expanded on storylines that would come to fruition in 2004's excellent Spider-Man 2.

Featuring the voice of Neil Patrick Harris as Spidey, Spider-Man: The Animated Series perfectly captured the comics' humor and featured CGI animation that was completely stunning at the time. Classic Spidey villains such as the Kingpin, Kraven the Hunter, and the Lizard all made appearances, as well as some foes created just for the show. Unfortunately, MTV wasn’t the best channel to air a superhero show, and the ratings soon declined. This led to premature cancellation, ending the show with an unresolved cliffhanger.