Did 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Draw Inspiration From This Comic?

Spider-Man: Homecoming may have made its debut months ago, but fans are still finding new things to glean from it.

Reddit user Nik64 recently shared a series of panels from Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 #267, which was released back in 1985. As they pointed out, this issue bears a delightful resemblance to one of Homecoming's standout action sequences, in which Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland) attempts to find Shocker (Bokeem Woodbine) by frantically traveling through a suburban neighborhood.

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The Amazing Spider-Man issue, which was titled "The Commuter Cometh!", saw Peter in a similar sort of situation. Peter noticed a man successfully rob a store, before escaping away to the subway. Peter put a tracker on "The Commuter", and discovered that he had returned to his suburban home. Spider-Man traveled to the suburban town of Scarsdale and chased after Rob, encountering a whole slew of new obstacles along the way.

Homecoming puts a twist on this bit, having Peter deal with terrified backyard campers, a pool party, and the like. (All, we might add, while not suffocating dogs with his spider webs in the process.) The issue even gets a sort of Easter egg in that Homecoming scene, with one of the cars Peter jumps over having the license plate "ASM-267". But this just goes to show that Spider-Man's skillset - and just how much it depends on what location he's in - are timeless.

Spider-Man: Homecoming currently has an 86.07 ComicBook.com Composite score, the fourth highest ComicBook.com Composite score of any comic book movie. The film also has a 4.12 out of 5 ComicBook.com User Rating, making it the 10th highest rated comic book movie among ComicBook.com Users. Let us know what you thought of Spider-Man: Homecoming by giving the film your own ComicBook.com User Rating below.


The sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming opens in theaters on July 5, 2019.

Thor: Ragnarok is now playing in theaters. Other upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movies include; Black Panther on February 16, 2018, Avengers: Infinity War on May 4, 2018, Ant-Man and the Wasp on July 6, 2018, Captain Marvelon March 8, 2019, the fourth Avengers movie on May 3, 2019, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 in 2020.