Marvel Planning A Prequel Comic To Lead Fans Into Spider-Man: Homecoming

Spider-Man: Homecoming

After swinging into action to help Iron Man earlier this year in Captain America: Civil War, Tom Holland's Peter Parker will snag the spotlight all to himself next year in Spider-Man: Homecoming, his first solo adventure within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, fans of this iteration of the Wall-Crawler won't have to wait until that movie is released to reunite with him. He'll return in his own prequel comic book beforehand.

There is currently an Amazon listing for a trade paperback called Spider-Man: Homecoming Prelude, which will be released on June 20, 2017 and is 112 pages total. No plot information was provided other than common details we already know about Spider-Man. He lives with his Aunt May, he attends high school, he a friendly neighborhood hero, etc. The collection will include the two individual Spider-Man: Homecoming Prelude issues, which you'll be able to grab separately earlier in the year at your local comic book store or digitally if you don't want to wait until next June. There's also a chance there might be some older Spider-Man issues included as a bonus, i.e. ones starring the actual comic book Spidey.

This is by no means the first time Marvel has published a comic book connected to an MCU entry. Nearly every one of these releases has been accompanied by some kind of series for the printed page, usually a prelude. Some movies even received two brief series, like Iron Man 2, Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant-Man. Obviously one isn't required to read Spider-Man: Homecoming Prelude to understand what's happening in the movie. This will merely be a fun tale showing what Peter Parker was up to in between Captain America: Civil War and Spider-Man: Homecoming. There's also a decent chance we'll see one or more of the individuals who will later become his super villain adversaries.

After fighting alongside Tony Stark and the other pro-registration heroes in Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming will follow Peter Parker dividing his time between being a high school student and fighting crimes around Queens. Along with this natural Spider-abilities, he'll also be armed with special gadgets, like his web-shooters and the technology Tony Stark gave him as a thank-you for helping out in the Civil War. However, he won't just be dealing with average street crime. The teenage hero will also have to face the likes of The Vulture, Tinkerer and Shocker. The movie's other principal players will include Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, Tony Revolori as FlashThompson and Robert Downey Jr. reprising the MCU's lead Iron-hero/Peter's informal mentor, Tony Stark.

Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters on July 7, 2017.

Adam Holmes
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