Last week’s TL;DR (Too Long; Didn’t Read) focused on the origin of Spider-Man. I referred to it as the “little known origin”, and some people missed that I was being sarcastic. This week Marvel’s TL;DR is sticking with the Wall-Crawler as Spider-Man: Homecoming will soon be in theaters. Their focus this week is the Amazing Spider-Man #2 from 1963. Where we all know that the thief who killed Uncle Ben was the catalyst for him becoming Spider-Man, but the first issue of the series was all about him trying to make money still or defending himself from incrimination by the Chameleon.
It was the Vulture that became the first real super villain he fought and introduced the concept of Peter Parker taking photos of Spider-Man and his villains and selling them to J. Jonah Jameson. This was the issue that turned Spider-Man into a super hero and a photographer and gave him a villain that was on his level to fight. Yes, it was an old guy with wings, but he counts as a villain and look how cool Michael Keaton is making him look.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is in theaters July 7th.