Marvel kicked off Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man this week, a new comic series that aims to explore a more grounded side of Spidey’s life. But even though this new series isn’t striving to be the epic, continuity-driving title Amazing Spider-Man is, it’s clear Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man will have a significant impact on the larger franchise. And in the process, it might just be able to address a critical mistake Spider-Man made back during the Marvel superhero Civil War.
Warning: the rest of this article contains spoilers for Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #1 by writer Tom Taylor and artist Juann Cabal!
This first issue ends with a depressing revelation, as Aunt May struggles and fails to write a letter to her nephew revealing she has cancer. Needless to say, Peter is not going to be happy when he learns this news.