It amazed me to see this 1984 comic book dealing with male child sexual abuse. I didn’t know the secret was even out then! How impressive that Marvel comics were so far ahead of the curve. Congratulations to them and Spiderman. Now if we could get this story line into one of the popular movies, how great would that be?
Thanks to advocate and friend Vicki Polin for first saving the comic book, and then sharing it. It is really quite something to read and see two stories, one with a babysitter as the abuser and the other an older boy, with both victims being male (one was Spidey before he had super powers!).
Read and be amazed, 1984 Spiderman, by Marvel Comics.
by Randy Ellison