Many have a story behind Spiderman. My child learned how the story behind Spiderman was the same as mine. His was a far less charming story, but I still had a story behind it. As a kid, the first Spiderman comic I read was his story.
At the beginning of the Spiderman comic, he came home from school. His dad asked him to get him something to eat. He went to the kitchen and came back and told his dad that he could not get it because his car had gone out of service. His dad, being a medical doctor and expert, looked up and saw a spider on the ceiling. I’m not sure what, exactly, his reaction was, but he was quick to run downstairs and tell his son that Spiderman is at school.
Story Behind Spiderman
The next time my son saw Spiderman, he was a year old. The comic book stores were crowded. His mother had brought him in for a visit. The first thing her husband said to him was to be careful. He gave him a box and told him to never open it. That box, now a long time ago, was filled with a few Spiderman comics.
As I recall, I had also never given my child a story to relate to me. This was also the case with a child I would have to introduce to Spiderman. Of course, we were all adults in the ’50s.
We spent a lot of time at a local bowling alley, bowling and talking about Spiderman. My son liked Spiderman. There was one moment in particular that I will never forget.
It was about mid-game when one of the other players noticed a box hanging on the wall. The box had been there since the beginning of the game. No one had been able to figure out what was inside the box. As the game wound down, the player noticed a door on the top of the box.
He unlocked the door and peered inside. Upon further inspection, he saw a black shirt with Spiderman’s “S” emblem on it. He then realized it was his very own black t-shirt with an “S” emblem on it. He then had a look at the words on the shirt.
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It said, “I’ll be there for you every step of the way.” My son was pleased. He loved Spiderman and he always had a story behind every character. I gave him the box of Spiderman comics, of course, and we moved on to other things.
I eventually read the comic book and came to the end of the story and knew there would be a second story. My son, who was about six years old at the time, did not know where to turn.
He did not know how to tell the story. However, he had never heard his parents say that the story behind Spiderman was the same as mine. He did not know what to say. I could tell he was scared. It was a good feeling to know he would learn how to tell his story someday.
His mother told him that the story behind Spiderman was the same as mine. He asked what his story was going to be. His mother assured him he could say to the story anytime he wanted to. He loved Spiderman. He knew he could tell his story.
The next time he went to school, I had a copy of Spiderman waiting for him. I told him about the story behind Spiderman. I was proud of him and excited to see what kind of reaction this new character brought from the kids at school.