I started to read superhero comics regularly in 1984. I had read superhero stuff in the past, but that was before my collecting days. When I started to buy comics for myself they were Marvel‘s Star Wars and Conan the Barbarian plus a few other fantasy, science fiction, and product tie-ins like Micronauts. In ’83 I met some fellow comics fans in school, and one guy was a big Spider-Man fan. I thought Spidey was for little kids until my friend gave me some comics to read. I liked them so much that I bought my first Amazing Spider-Man–#252! That lead to Secret Wars, Incredible Hulk, Thor, Uncanny X-Men, Crisis on Infinite Earths, Teen Titans…and the rest is history.
So I started reading Spider-Man when Roger Stern and Tom DeFalco were the writers. Now, with Spidey’s 50th Anniversary celebration, Marvel is putting out new one shots written by Stern, DeFalco and others. How could I resist? How can you? If the other one shots are anything like last week’s Peter Parker Spider-Man #156.1, we’re in for some good, solid done-in-one Spider-Man stories.
Marvel says: “The classic Spidey series returns for an untold tale of the web-slinger!”