Peter Parker has a lot going on. But even the Amazing Spider-Man needs a helping hand now and then. We covered here how Pete was getting the band back together. But it seems that this isn’t the first time Marvel’s New Avengers have reassembled—it’s just the first time Peter hasn’t missed it!
As we saw in The Amazing Spider-Man #65, Spidey needs the help of the New Avengers to track down his roommate Boomerang and stop the Kingpin. But will they really be willing to reassemble to help a criminal like Boomerang?
**SPOILERS for Giant Size Amazing Spider-Man: King’s Ransom #1 by Nick Spencer, Roge Antonio, Carlos Gomez, and Ze Carlos**
Unfortunately for the Webslinger, Boomerang doesn’t have a huge fan club. After receiving Spider-Man’s call for help, the New Avengers assemble without hesitation. But when they learn that they’re really there to help Boomerang, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes think twice. Not only do they all say how much they hate Boomerang, but they also aren’t entirely sure why Peter would ask. Peter claims he called them for a good reason, but after Mayor Fisk’s recent publicity campaign painting Spider-Man as his ally, his fellow heroes aren’t sure. Spider-Man can’t believe they bought it and he asks if that even sounds like him. But his former teammates raise some more than valid concerns.
Wolverine says his brain could’ve been swapped with Doc Ock’s. Hawkeye says he could be possessed by an alien symbiote. And Jessica Jones says he could’ve had his costume stolen by Kraven the Hunter. That when Luke makes the point that there’s always something going on with Spidey. They all have lives, but he takes the loner act to a whole new level—which is saying something when Wolverine is also on the team. He even misses the annual reunion dinner which he would know about if he ever checked his emails. Despite Peter’s faults, the New Avengers agree to back him up. But it does highlight just how preoccupied Spider-Man tends to be.
Do you think Spider-Man will ever be able to balance his schedule? Will he ever make it to one of Marvel’s New Avengers reunion dinners? And when will he learn to check his emails? Let’s discuss down in the comments.