Peter Parker. We all had a particular cartoon that we fondly remember. I had a few favourites when I was growing up, like Digimon and Ben 10. There was always one particular cartoon that I enjoyed more than any other. It was a show that would become my favourite superhero. It's the world's favourite friendly-neighbourhood Spider-Man! Why do I like Spider-Man: The Animated Series so much? Well, lots of reasons...
My One Big Highlight
My favourite part of the show without a shadow of a doubt is Venom. Venom is the reason why I liked Spider-Man even more as a character. Here is a villain that has Spider-Man's powers and is stronger and faster. Yet, Spider-Man still manages to beat him! It was that episode that I decided that Spider-Man is my favourite superhero, and he continues to be to this day.
Elephant In the Room
As much as I love Spider-Man: The Animated Series, there is one glaring issue I (and many others) have with it – the animation. The series overall has aged well, but the animation sadly hasn't quite as much. Recent series like Spectacular Spider-Man and Ultimate Spider-Man have shown that using only traditional animation ages a lot better.