Wednesday, January 23, 2019

My Life in Spider-Man Movies


I first met Spider-Man in March of 1986 when I was three-years-old.  Mom bought me Web Of Spider-Man #12 from one of those old spinny racks that used to hold comic books in grocery stores and gas stations.  I would meet a lot of costumed crusaders in this fashion but I’d never fall in love with any of them the way I fell in love with Spider-Man.  He’s still my all-time favorite fictional character!  For over thirty years I’ve read his comics and story books; played with his toys; worn his t-shirts, pajamas, gloves, and hats; and watched his cartoons.  But, while the modern age of superhero cinema makes it easy to forget, the ‘80s and ‘90s were a barren wasteland for Spider-Movies.  All I had was Christopher Reeve as Superman to rent and dumb Batman movies to see at the theatre.  I watched them all, as a lover of superheroes, but you can imagine my joy when all this began to change.