Over 50 years of connecting with
and collecting all things Spider-Man !
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, while experiencing many meaningful and unique connections with the character, for more than 50 years.
If someone were to hand you a list of all the interwoven "Spidey experiences" from my lifetime, you would never believe it all happened to just one person! It has been more than just a long series of coincidences. I truly believe that all my "Spidey" connections were predestined as part of God's plan for my life.
My deeply emotional connection to the character is the hallmark of my collection. The emotional connection has been strengthened by meaningful interactions with comic creators, other collectors, and family members .
I have experienced all of Spider-Man’s introductions into various media (cartoons, tv shows, newspaper comic strips, movies, live theater), some of which are unknown to even the most experienced of Spider-Man fans.
Another connection to the character: my entire life has been lived in Johnstown, PA, the hometown of Steve Ditko (co-creator of Spider-Man). Over the past few years I have formed friendships with members of the Ditko family and have been helping with projects to honor Mr. Ditko here in his hometown.
My love of Spider-Man has been a wonderful part of my life for well over 50 years, but it is not the most important part of my life. I am thankful to God for so many more important things in life: relationships with loved ones, health, and blessing me and my wife with 25 years of marriage and two wonderful children.
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 currently write articles (with matching videos) about Spider-Man memorabilia for the award-winning, long-running website, spidermancrawlspace.com
I am now offering THREE different Visual Storytelling presentations!
I also bring rare Spider-Man memorabilia for people to see in-person.
Photo Credit to David Dupont/BG Independent News