17. SPIDER-MAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES (FOX, 1994-1996)

Despite living in the shadow of X-Men: The Animated Series and Batman: The Animated Series, Spider-Man managed to gather a loyal audience during its run thanks to its offbeat humor and inclusion of '90s icons Venom and Carnage. And though it muddled the original comic book continuity to a disturbing degree, the show kept the spirit of Spider-Man intact and treated audiences to a host of memorable stories and villains.

Unfortunately, the series’ cost-cutting measures led to a lot of recycled animation in the later seasons, and the plots eventually went completely off the rails after outer-space adventures and bizarre clone sagas were introduced. But in its early days, Spider-Man was a perfect love letter to all fans of the Wall Crawler.