In 1984, future Spider-Man Peter Parker’s story of sexual abuse was told in a free PSA comic produced by Marvel Comics in cooperation with the National Committee on the Prevention of Child Abuse. Jared at blogintomysetery.com writes a heartfelt review of the comic that he read as a kid, and now revisits as an adult.
Jared also has some thoughts on an ad in another Spider-Man comic that offers “Tips on Ways to Prevent Sexual Abuse”. Jared writes, “This well-intentioned PSA does a little to get the ball rolling, but it may raise more questions in youthful minds than it answers. It did for me.”