|This article is written from the Real World perspective|
|Beginning date||September 9, 1967|
|End date||September 6, 1970|
|Number of Episodes|| 52|
|Producers|| Robert L. Lawrence|
|Previous Series||The Marvel Super Heroes|
|Next Series||Fantastic Four|
Spider-Man was the first series based on Spider-Man and the first Marvel animated series to focus on one character. The series ran between September 9, 1967 and September 6, 1970 alongside Fantastic Four.
To keep costs down, Spider-Man was only given his web design over his face, hands, and feet. Much of the animation was reused, usually Peter changing outfits and webslinging across the city. Bakshi was given an even smaller budget. Towards the end of the run, many earlier episodes were simply recycled so the plots were essentially the same.
The episodes "Phantom From the Depths of Time" and "Revolt in the Fifth Dimension" largely reused footage and sound from Bakshi's earlier series Rocket Robin Hood. The animators simply replaced the animation cels of Rocket Robin Hood with Spider-Man.
Bernard Cowan was also the dialogue director.
Perhaps more famous than the series itself was the theme song, written by Academy Award winner Paul Francis Webster and composed by Bob Harris. The lyrics have been referenced in numerous comics, films, games, and television series since.
Joe Perry referenced the theme song while making the main theme for Spider-Man. Perry's band Aerosmith also covered a version of the song for the first Spider-Man film. Part of the song can be heard in the theme song for Ultimate Spider-Man.
Like The Marvel Super Heroes before it, the series featured many episodes with two segments. Though unlike the previous series, it also featured several episodes with one segment.
Newsarama ranked the series as the fourth best animated comic book show ever calling it a cultural icon. They sited the theme song as one of reasons it was so high. 
|Pre-MAU||Spider-Man • Spider-Woman • Spider-Man • Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends|
|MAU||Spider-Man • Spider-Man Unlimited|
|Post-MAU||Spider-Man: The New Animated Series • The Spectacular Spider-Man • Ultimate Spider-Man|