A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments - Day 5

Here is the latest cool comic book moment in our year-long look at one cool comic book moment a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here's the archive of the moments posted so far!

Today we look at a moment (of likely more than a few) from Roger Stern's Amazing Spider-Man run!


I don’t know how many folks I have to tell about “The Kid Who Collected Spider-Man,” but just in case, “The Kid Who Collected Spider-Man” was the second story in an issue of Amazing Spider-Man, number 248.

The first story, with art by regular artist John Romita, Jr., was a fairly standard fight between Spider-Man and Thunderball. The second story (both written by Roger Stern) was about Spider-Man visiting a young boy, while occasionally, the story cuts to pieces of a newspaper column from the Daily Bugle about the young boy, “The Kid Who Collected Spider-Man.” The young boy is a huge fan of Spidey.

Ron Frenz, who would soon take over the artwork for Amazing Spider-Man, did the art on the story.

Spider-Man and the boy talk, and we get some really interesting reactions from Timmy about Spider-Man’s life (like “Don’t be so hard on yourself, Spidey”), and eventually, as Spidey is leaving, the boy asks if he can tell him who he really is.

Spidey hesitates, but eventually, we get this awesome comic moment…

Timmy’s reaction is great (he gets a kick out of how Peter has been putting one over on J. Jonah Jameson for ages).

And of course, as Peter leaves, we get the last bit of the column, which tells us that Timmy is dying, and only has a few weeks to live.

Great stuff by Roger Stern in one of the last issues of his Amazing Spider-Man run.

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