Over 50 years of connecting and collecting !
Hello! My name is Bruce Wechtenhiser, and I am one of the world’s biggest Spider-Man fans. I have been collecting Spider-Man comic books and memorabilia for more than 50 years.
My collection and stories of collecting have been featured in various media over the past two years.
Please check out my "Media/News Coverage" page for links to interviews I have done and more!
I don't have the biggest or best Spider-Man collection (I know several collectors who have better collections). My emotional connection to the character is the hallmark of my collection.
The emotional connection has been strengthened by many cool interactions with comic creators, other collectors, and a family who supports my hobby.
I have experienced all of Spider-Man’s introductions into various media (cartoons, tv shows, newspaper comic strips, movies, live theater).
Another connection to the character: my entire life has been lived in Johnstown, PA, the hometown of Steve Ditko (co-creator of the character).
If someone were to hand me a list of the interwoven "Spidey experiences" from my lifetime, I would never believe it all happened to one person!
It has been more than just a long series of coincidences. I truly believe that all my "Spidey" connections have been part of God's plan for my life.
I am very passionate about telling the stories of my Spidey-intertwined life experiences, talking about Spidey memorabilia, cosplaying as Spider-Man, and spending time with my family and friends.
My love of Spider-Man has been a wonderful part of my life for well over 50 years now, but not the most important part of my life. I am thankful to God for so many things in life: relationships with loved ones, health, and blessing me and my wife, Blythe, with 24 years of marriage and two wonderful children, Noelle and Mark.
I currently write articles (with matching videos) about Spider-Man memorabilia for the award-winning website, spidermancrawlspace.com
I am available for PowerPoint presentations
at Comic Conventions and other gatherings!
Now offering TWO different PowerPoint presentations!
I also bring rare Spider-Man memorabilia for people to see in-person.
The “Spidey & Me” presentation showcases one man’s obsession, connection, & immersion into all things "Spidey" these past 55 years! Bruce Wechtenhiser's collection and "stories" have been featured in various media over the past few years, captivating people with his passion and insight. Experience his emotional connection to the character (the hallmark of his collection) through stories (including interactions with comic book greats Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, & John Romita), photos, & rare items he brings for YOU to see! Get caught in the web of his love for Spidey!
Steve Ditko, co-creator of Spider-Man, and Bruce Wechtenhiser (one of the world’s biggest Spider-Man fans) have something in common: they were both born and raised in Johnstown, PA (Bruce has lived there his whole life). Come hear about Steve Ditko's Johnstown roots. Hear stories of Bruce's interaction with Ditko family members. Learn details of past and upcoming events being held in Johnstown to honor the Hometown Hero! See some rare Ditko Spider-Man memorabilia in person.