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2014: A Comics-Geek Odyssey, Part 2

Seaside Heights, New Jersey; summer of ‘74. This was when I first bought comics off the racks. My father would buy them for me, I’m guessing, because he wanted to give me something to keep me entertained (i.e., relatively quiet) back at the bungalow in the evening after a day of playing on the beach. Continue reading 2014: A Comics-Geek Odyssey, Part 2

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Spidey B.C. (Before Comics)

After the TV show, my next encounter with Spidey came in toy form—specifically the Ben Cooper “Wiggler Jiggler.” This was a rubber figure with a loop of string attached to the head. It was a fairly cheap construction, and before long the figure started to break at the neck. Continue reading Spidey B.C. (Before Comics)

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