5 Comic Books to Read Before Spider-Man: Far From Home

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comic books before spider-man far from home

In the most recent Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer, we got a good idea of where this story line is going. We already knew that Mysterio was going to be in this movie, but now we see just how major a role he is going to play. Is he actually a hero? Likely not.

But fans of the comics know to never trust him as he is a master of manipulation and deception. If you want a quick background on him, and what we might see for him in the MCU, here are 5 comic books to read.

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Spider-Man Vs. Mysterio

When Spider-Man battles Mysterio, the stakes are far deadlier than just smoke and mirrors! Find out exactly how dangerous the master of illusion can be in this collection of Spidey’s greatest showdowns with one of his oldest foes!

Relive Quentin Beck’s sinister, Steve Ditko-drawn debut – and larger-than-life battles illustrated by John Romita Sr., Todd McFarlane, Marcos Martin and more! Mysterio’s mists and mysteries plague Peter Parker in wicked ways, from shrinking him to six inches tall, to seemingly summoning all of Spidey’s greatest foes!

But is it always Beck under the iconic fishbowl helmet – or are their multiple Mysterios? And can even death stop his deceptions?!

COLLECTING: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) 13, 66-67, 141-142, 311; WEB OF SPIDER-MAN (1985) 90; FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN (2005) 11-13; AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1999) 618-620; MATERIAL FROM PETER PARKER, THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN (1976) 50-51. Purchase.

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Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collection: Return of the Sinister Six

Doctor Octopus is putting the band back together! But who will join master planner Otto Octavius in the most Sinister Six of all?

Spidey is about to find out, but defeating this sextet of his most ruthless foes will test him like never before…and in the aftermath, Peter’s tremendous sense of responsibility will lead him to give up his powers! Is this Spider-Man no more?

Normal life isn’t so great when the Scorpion attacks and the Black Cat must leap to the rescue.

COLLECTING: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) 334-350, SPIDERMAN: SPIRITS OF THE EARTH OGN (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN EPIC COLLECTION VOL. 21). Purchase.

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Spider-Man: Return of the Burglar

Throughout his legendary career, no matter the countless quips and jibes he’s uttered, the Amazing Spider-Man has never forgotten one irresponsible moment that forever hangs over his head.

So what happens when the burglar who shot his beloved Uncle Ben comes back into Spidey’s life?

Suffice to say, a story quite unlike any other ever recorded in the history of our hero. As if that wasn’t enough, this cathartic collection includes the Kingpin, Mysterio, the Fly, and the first appearance of the Black Cat!

COLLECTING: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 193-200. Purchase.

spider-man the gauntlet

Spider-Man: The Gauntlet, Vol. 2 – Rhino & Mysterio

The Gauntlet continues to close around Spider-Man in this heartbreaking story of love, loss and lust for power as the Rhino charges into Spider-Man’s life, out to make a name for himself…by killing the Rhino? AND, Mysterio is back from the dead…and he’s not alone!

When deceased members of the Maggia crime family return from beyond the grave, the balance of power shifts in their gang war with Hammerhead and the Inner-Demons. Can Spider-Man and crime scene investigator Carlie Cooper solve this mystery…before it gets a little too personal?

COLLECTING: Amazing Spider-Man #617-621, material from Web of Spider-Man #3-4. Purchase.

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Spider-Man: Sinister Six

With six, you get chaos! While still in high school, the Amazing Spider-Man faced one of his most chilling challenges when a sextet of his most nerve-racking nemeses formed a cabal of crime: the Sinister Six!

Already tough enough individually, Doctor Octopus, Mysterio, the Sandman, the Vulture, Electro and Kraven gave Spidey a run for his money that he never forgot!

Now, years later, Doc Ock has reunited the team for his most remarkable racket yet, and time has made them deadlier than ever – even as it’s made Spider-Man’s life more complicated! With the Hobgoblin joining their villainous ranks, can Spidey teach the Six a lesson, or will they school him instead?

Guest-starring the Fantastic Four, the Avengers and more!

COLLECTING: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL (1964) 1, AMAZING SPIDERMAN 334-339. Purchase.

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Spider-Man: Far From Home comes to theaters July 2nd!

Peter Parker’s relaxing European vacation takes an unexpected turn when Nick Fury suddenly shows up in his hotel room. Parker soon finds himself donning the Spider-Man suit to help Fury stop the evil Mysterio from wreaking havoc across the continent.

If you missed it: Check out my reaction to the Spider-Man: Far From Home Teaser Trailer!

5 Comments

  1. Even though it's not Spidey related, the "Guardian Devil" storyline by Kevin Smith features Mysterio as the "big bad" and it is DARK! Eight issues of comic book gold
  2. Pingback: Spider-Man: Far From Home Comes Home (Plus A Giveaway) | Mama's Geeky

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