You know I was 15 in 1987, but had I been standing on the streets of New York as this float passed by I think I still would've pissed my pants with excitement.
Of course the absence of Spidey would have upset me, as it no doubt has you. So now, if you haven't already seen it, I present Jonathan Ross' documentary on Steve Ditko (in 7 parts) it features LOTS of Spidey.
Other highlights include Alan Moore's song about Mr A and a brief tour around Ross's comic room - GASP! He has all his comics on SHELVES! No boxes, and just how much cash has he spent on mylar? That shit ain't cheap baby. I love the part where he pulls House of Secrets #92 (first appearance of Swamp Thing) out to sage "aahs" and "oohs" from Gambo and Millar. Ha-Ha NERDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDSSSSS. Also, check out the way he blithely tosses that copy of Amazing Fantasy #15 about.
And for great analysis of comics you really can't beat the collective nerd love-in over Amazing Spider-Man #33. Top stuff. Enjoy