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In Spider-Man: The Animated Series season 5 during Spider Wars, we learn about parallel universes with different versions of Spider-Man and they fight a common evil. This arc seems quite similar to Spider-Verse storyline from the comics.

So, was the Spider-Verse storyline inspired by Spider-Man: The Animated Series?

  • According to wikipedia, the comic story-line was in fact based on Spider-Man: TAS (specifically the last two episodes). Unfortunately, the only source provided is fandom.com. – Raj Apr 18 at 15:35
  • @Raj noticed that but I was looking for some proof if we can get – Steve Harrington Apr 19 at 5:38
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The idea of multiple dimensions has been around long before Spider-Man. Peter had also crossed paths with alternate realities in the past. I doubt that it was based on, but it was probably at least slightly inspired by the show.

  • But in the show a bunch ( 5 or 6) of Spider-Man come to same place similar to spider-verse rather then one or two spider-man version corssover – Steve Harrington Sep 21 '16 at 13:41
  • The show was trying to do an adaptation, albeit a very loose one of the clone saga, which was very big in the 90's. – Sky Lord Sep 21 '16 at 17:26
  • The Clone Saga in Other Media In Spider-Man: The Animated Series, Miles Warren creates clones of Hydro-Man and Watson in "The Return of Hydro-Man" (episodes 59-60), but they degenerate in the end. A more cosmic Clone Saga takes place in "Spider Wars" (episodes 64-65), when Spider-Carnage tries to destroy the Multiverse. marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Clone_Saga – Sky Lord Sep 21 '16 at 17:26

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