Spidey & Me

Over 50 years of connecting with

and collecting all things Spider-Man !

Mom & Me, 1972

NEW!!  Click the image to watch an interview which was first aired on YouTube channel "Comic Book Community 4-1-1" on Jan. 20, 2023!

 

I am available for fun, emotional Visual Storytelling presentations

at Comic/Pop Culture Conventions and other gatherings!

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.

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 have been part of God's plan for my life. 

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). I do have an awesome collection, and I am thankful for it.  My deeply 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).  Even some RARE forms of entertainment, 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).  I was already a mega fan for 25 years before finding out that Ditko was from Johnstown!  Over the past few years I have formed friendships with some members of the Ditko family.  I have been helping with Ditko family approved projects to honor Mr. Ditko here in his hometown.

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 with 24 years of marriage and two wonderful children.

I currently write articles (with matching videos) about Spider-Man memorabilia for the award-winning, long-running website, spidermancrawlspace.com  

NEW!!  My latest "Spidey-Stash" article and video was posted Dec. 15, 2022!  click here

click here for all of my "Spidey-Stash" articles/videos

I am now offering THREE different Visual Storytelling 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!  

Watch the short video which is played at the beginning of the "Spidey & Me" presentation!

The "Steve Ditko, Spider-Man and Me: Johnstown, PA connections" presentation: 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 Ditko's Johnstown roots.  Hear stories of Bruce's interaction with Ditko family members and details of past and upcoming events being held in Johnstown  to honor the Hometown Hero!  See some rare Ditko Spider-Man memorabilia in person. 

Watch the short video which is played at the beginning of the "Steve Ditko" presentation!

      The stories which couldn't be contained in the first presentation!

The “Even MORE Spidey & Me” presentation is the chance for Bruce Wechtenhiser (one of the world’s biggest Spider-Man fans) to tell even MORE stories of connecting with Spider-Man over the past 55 years! This presentation starts off with a super fast recap of the original Spidey & Me presentation.  More emotions!  More memorabilia!  More SPIDEY goodness! 

Take a spin on the ultimate sequel!