Not everything in this section is an assault on our various childhoods: I was bred on Marvel comics and so born to write about them. I have enormous affection for their contents even if I see things more through a glass darkly these days.
With the ESSENTIAL volumes and MARVEL MASTERWORKS, therefore, please take everything with a pinch of Atlantean sea salt, including some of the quotations created for satirical purposes.
The question is, will you be able to tell the two apart?!