Spider-Man: Homecoming Prelude is a 2-issue comic mini-series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It is set before the events of Spider-Man: Homecoming, and it is a retelling of the events of Captain America: Civil War from Peter Parker's point of view.
YOUR FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN SWINGS INTO THE MCU! PETER PARKER is just your average, nerdy, tech-loving teenager… until an unexpected turn of events lands him with the power to cling to walls and the proportionate strength of a spider! SPIDER-MAN's foray into the Marvel Cinematic Universe begins here, with part one of an adaptation of the blockbuster Marvel's Captain America: Civil War, which sees a rift between CAPTAIN AMERICA and IRON MAN rend a schism between the Avengers… with Spider-Man in the middle of it all!
SPIDEY VS. THE AVENGERS! SPIDER-MAN finds himself in over his head with his first super hero battle with IRON MAN…against CAPTAIN AMERICA and his team! But will the outcome unite the AVENGERS…or tear them apart for good? Get your spider-senses tingling for SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING with the epic conclusion to this two-part adaptation of the wall-crawler’s first foray into the Marvel Cinematic Universe!
In the streets of New York City a young man in a Spider-Man Suit is swinging from a string of a web, passing by a out-of-control van who is about to hit a public bus. This is the moment Peter Parker prepared himself for; by designing the Spider-Man Suit and by inventing the Web-Shooters. Along with his abilities, Parker is no longer able to wait around and do nothing anymore. As Spider-Man, Parker swings pass the out-of-control van and puts himself between the van and the public bus. When the van becomes in reach of Spider-Man, he simply catches the car and lifts it up, so it comes to a full halt. After checking if everybody in the car is alive and well, he uses his Web-Shooters to leave the scene. While swinging away content from his successful rescue he reminds himself that as of now he missed his bus.
In Lagos, Captain America is facing Crossbones, who blows himself up, trying to kill Captain America with him as revenge for dropping a building on him. However Scarlet Witch is able to divert the blast upwards but is unable to control it and the explosion is unleashed in a nearby building, killing innocent people.
Meanwhile Tony Stark is having a presentation at a university in Massachusetts. Afterwords he is approached by Miriam Sharpe, who blames Stark for killing her son Charlie Spencer, caused by fighting Ultron.
A month later, Parker is packing up his Spider-Man Suit into a backpack. About to leave, he finds his aunt May Parker sitting in front of the television, who looks deeply worried. The news anchor reports of a U.N. building in Vienna, that got bombed during the summit of the Sokovia Accords. With at least twelve dead, including Wakanda's King T'Chaka, officials have released a video of a suspect of whom they identify as the Winter Soldier. Parker joins his aunt on the couch and tells her not to worry.
Captain America and Falcon find the Winter Soldier in Bucharest and protect him from the Black Panther, the new king of Wakanda, who seeks revenge for his father. However War Machine tells them to stand down and the Winter Soldier is arrested. Both Captain America and Falcon are taken into custody, as they didn't sign the Sokovia Accords and operated outside the law.
The Winter Soldier is imprisonment in a chair with a heavy lock around his Prosthetic Arm and with thick glass surrounding the cell. A psychologist is send to evaluate the Winter Soldier. But he reveals a book and begins to cite Russian words which gives him control over the Winter Soldier by the end of the cycle. Now under the command of Helmut Zemo, the Winter Soldier fights his way out and escapes to the roof, trying to flee in a helicopter. Captain America is able to pull the helicopter back to the roof and together they crash into the water below at the building and the Winter Soldier gets unconscious. Captain America and Falcon hide the Winter Soldier, making them fugitives too. Black Widow, War Machine and Iron Man decide to go after them, but not before getting some help.
Back in New York City, Parker arrives home and finds Tony Stark talking with his aunt. Stark explains that he is here for the September Foundation, where Parker supposedly applied for. But when alone with Parker in his room, Stark reveals his real intentions by showing footage of Spider-Man catching a car. Stark tells him that Parker's suit needs a upgrade and that they're going to Germany, telling aunt May that they are going on a 'field trip'.
Iron Man, War Machine, Black Panther and Black Widow are all facing against Captain America at the International Airport in Leipzig. Captain America tries to explain that Zemo was behind the bombing and not the Winter Soldier. But Iron Man runs out of patience and shouts out 'underoos'. This is Spider-Man his cue and he uses his web to steal Captain America's Shield.
Impressed by his own skills, Spider-Man feels he should say something smart to let the rest know that he can handle the pressure. Instead he makes a awkward comment about his landing, immediately regretting it, he tries to recover with yet another awkward comment. Again regretting his remark, he tells himself to stop talking.
A fight emerges and Spider-Man goes after the Winter Soldier and Falcon. He webs them up and heads out to help the others. During the fighting, he eventually has a one-on-one fight with Captain America. He finds it hard to believe that he is actually winning, until Captain America gets the upper hand, which he finds easier to believe. With Giant-Man used as a diversion, Captain America heads for a Quinjet. Although successful in stopping Giant-Man, Spider-Man gets a smack from Giant-Man's hand. Due to the big hit, Spider-Man is done fighting.
Stark sends Spider-Man home, but not before giving him new Web-Shooters. When trying them on in his room, he discovers that the Web-Shooters can also radiate a light-signal in the form of a web with Spider-Man eyes.
- Peter Parker/Spider-Man
- May Parker
- Steve Rogers/Captain America
- Brock Rumlow/Crossbones
- Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch
- Sam Wilson/Falcon
- Tony Stark/Iron Man
- Miriam Sharpe
- Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier
- James Rhodes/War Machine
- T'Challa/Black Panther
- Sharon Carter
- Everett Ross
- Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow
- Helmut Zemo
- Thaddeus Ross
- New York City, New York
- Lagos, Nigeria
- Cambridge, Massachusetts
- Bucharest, Romania
- Berlin, Germany
- Attack on the IFID Headquarters
- Bombing of the Vienna International Centre (mentioned)
- Avengers Civil War
- Spider-Man Suit
- Captain America's Uniform
- Crossbones' Battlefield Suit
- EXO-7 Falcon
- Winter Soldier's Prosthetic Arm
- War Machine Armor: Mark III
- Panther Habit
- Captain America's Shield
- Winter Soldier Book
- Iron Man Gauntlet
- Mind Stone