than 35 years ago, He was forced to start over after losing everything in a 1987 house fire and since has acquired more than 4,000. Of his current collection, Woodson says his Spider-Man issues are all-but-sacrosanct, but there’s one he could never see parting with: Amazing SpiderMan # 300.
“(That issue) was a huge milestone and helped introduce Todd McFarlane as an artist as well as the character Venom, but that’s not why it’s my absolute favourite,” he writes. “My favourite aunt, Barbara, bought that comic for me for Christmas. Comics mean more to me when they are gifts.”
Collectors’ sky-high expectations are fuelled, in part, by stories – almost myths – of hidden treasures