10 Comics You Must Read Before Spider-Man: Far From Home

10. "I Want To Be An Avenger!"

Marvel Comics

In the MCU, very few things can truly establish a character in the eyes of fans more than being officially knighted an Avenger. The seeking, earning, and eventual refusal of this prestige proved to be the crux of Peter Parker's character development in Homecoming, and later became his most triumphant moment in Avengers: Infinity War.

However, in the comics side of Marvel, Spider-Man has long shared an on again and off again relationship with Earth's Mightiest Heroes. If he isn't being denied acceptance, he's refusing their invitations. If he isn't considered a reckless liability in need of lessons in superhero practice, he's the heart and soul of the team and a mentor to the younger heroes who become bonafide Avengers.

This turbulent and shaky alliance was first and perhaps most humorously explored in the two-issue Avengers arc 'I Want To Be An Avenger!', a story that tells of Spider-Man finally knocking on the door of Avengers mansion (or, rather, lounging in the dining room waiting to be found) and deciding that he has more than proved his worth, and demands a spot on the world's premier superhero team.

The $1000 a month paycheck for saving the world also proves an incentive for the ever-broke Peter.


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