Spider-man: Far From Home has hit cinema screens and is going to make all the money over its opening weekend. To celebrate another outing for the Marvel Web-slinger here are four comic stories to check out before, after or even during you see Far From Home that will make you love he characters even more:
1. Guardian Devil (Daredevil #1 – 8, 1998 – 99, Kevin Smith and Joe Quesada)
Kevin Smith and artist Joe Quesada open the Daredevil Marvel Knights series with a great story for the Man Without Fear. Daredevil has to protect a baby, which may or may not be the result of Immaculate Conception, while, as usual, Matt Murdock and his friends are pushed to their emotional limits. Daredevil is pushed to his limits as he takes on a master plan of Mysterio, who is determined to pull off his greatest illusion against one of the best Marvel Heroes. Not only is this a staple for Daredevil fans, it delivers a version of Mysterio that is truly dangerous.
2. Power and Responsibility (Ultimate Spider-man #1 – 6, 2001, Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley)
A new beginning in a new universe for a young Peter Parker. The Ultimate universe came about in 2001 with Spider-man as its figurehead. This opening 6 issue arc introduces a new teen Peter Parker, dealing with modern issues as well as the challenges of becoming Spider-man. If you want to try a comic that is close to the Spider-man of the MCU version, this is the best place to start. The story is fast paced and the art is outstanding, giving everything that has gone before a new lick of paint.
3. Spider-men (Mini-series #1 -5, 2012, Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli)
The Spider-man we have loved since 1962 meets with his latest counter of the Ultimate Universe, Miles Morales. Mysterio is orchestrating a plan that spans the two universes in order to take down the wall crawler. Bendis brings the charm and pace of his ultimate universe stories as well as a conclusion that impacts on both universes. Not only is this series a tone of fun, it has heart and asks some interesting questions about the place of each Spider-man in their own universe.
4. Mysterioso (Spider-man #618 – 620, 2010, Dan Slott and Marcos Martin)
Mysterio comes back from the dead to challenge Spider-man when he has already been pushed to his limit. Mysterio is looking to push Spidey over the edge by bringing dead gang members back from the dead. This is a darker version of the villain and is another strong mini arc within the long, long Slott run.