MINDCANDY

A weekly rummage in the attic of sci-fi

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Move over, Ma'am! Who needs the Queen when you can have a web-slinging superhero on your mail? Yes, Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever a stamp can. Which isn't much, if you're picky. But he can adhere to an envelope, just like a... well, a spider. On a wall. And he's lickable. Like a stamp. Not like a spider. You don't want to lick spiders. That's dirty. This glorious vision is by classic Spidey artist John Romita and was part of the US Postal Service's 2007 Marvel stamp set.

Nick Setchfield
Editor-at-Large, SFX Magazine

Nick Setchfield is the Editor-at-Large for SFX Magazine, writing features, reviews, interviews, and more for the monthly issues. However, he is also a freelance journalist and author with Titan Books. His original novels are called The War in the Dark, and The Spider Dance. He's also written a book on James Bond called Mission Statements.