In the wake of the most terrible tragedy in modern US history Marvel comics, by way of Spider-Man #36, gave their readers a much needed response to the horrors, which had occurred only weeks earlier, from The Worlds Mightiest Super Heroes. As emotional as it is poignant, masters at their respective crafts; J. Michael Straczynski and John Romita Jr., delivered a gripping heart felt narrative full of introspection and hope in one of our nations darkest days. In a world of short form media and content consumption, This book, to me, has always stood as a reminder of what comic books and other long form media can accomplish. As it has done over its entire existence, through the voice of a native New Yorker. Marvel was able to bring the messages of hope and compassion to the forefront of our collective psyche in a time that many of us were consumed by fear and anger giving people my age a comprehensible explanation for the madness we had experienced in weeks previous. America began to rebuild; the fear began to subside and for kids like me Spider-Man #36 helped to begin that process. So, in memory of the events of September 11th 2001 with the help of our friends at Uncanny Nerd we present to you The Amazing Spider-Man #36.
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