At this point, anyone who follows me knows I work in a comic shop. Or, at the very least, you know that I’m a comic fanatic. I feel like sharing this anecdote that happened today, which took a very crappy day and made it one of the best…
The importance of the original version of Spider-man in my own life can scarcely be understated for all of the reasons addressed above. I was (and still am) small and insecure and spent most of my childhood without much in the way of friends, besides those very very few close to me. Being able to grow up and see myself in Peter Parker, I can now look back and see, was immeasurably important.
So many children have not had this benefit in their lives. I’m so happy someone else is getting a chance now.