Part of the show's villain-centric nature was its initial design as a merchandising vehicle.
Spider-Man, also known as simply Spider-Man: The Animated Series or New Spider-Man, is the fourth animated television series in the Marvel Animated Universe.
My first grade teacher started me on my career path when she told me I would grow up to be an artist.
I loved to draw Reo trucks, and filled many pieces of paper with them when I should have been working on reading, writing, and arithmetic. While they spent their free time playing with their dolls, I rode my bike, listened to the radio, and drew pictures.
Answer: The series most closely resembled the early years of the Amazing Spider-Man comic (post the Gwen Stacey years) with Parker struggling to pay his bills, handle a job with the Daily Bugle and dating Mary Jane.