These are the two Marvel pocket books that directly led to my life-long Spiderman obsession. They came into my possession magically around the age of seven or eight. I say “magically” because I cannot honestly remember how I got them. I don’t remember seeing these in the local shops, or recalling whether my parents bought them for me. It’s strange because I tend to have a very good memory for nerd related stuff. Perhaps they dropped into my poster-strewn kid’s bedroom through a tear to another dimension. But there you have it- two small pocket books leading to decades as a Spidernut.
Addendum – Sadly, when I moved from Vancouver, I forgot to keep these books, as well as a 1977 Star Wars movie soundtrack cassette tape with inlay photos and a souvenir program from Star Trek: The Motion Picture. All were heavily used and worth nothing but sentiment. Moving sucks. I hope these items and everything else I donated went to a good home!