mythos: spider man


Everybody loves a hero. People line up for them, cheer them, scream their names. And years later, they’ll tell how they stood in the rain for hours just to get a glimpse of the one who taught them how to hold on a second longer. I believe there’s a hero in all of us, that keeps us honest, gives us strength, makes us noble, and finally allows us to die with pride, even though sometimes we have to be steady, and give up the thing we want the most. Even our dreams.

Wade has never had a real family before, which means he’s never celebrated Thanksgiving. So when Peter tells him that Aunt may wants Wade to join Peter at her house in Queens to celebrate he doesn’t know what to do with himself.

The whole while he’s getting ready he’s bombarding Peter with questions. What if she doesn’t like me? What if the scars scare her away? What if she thinks I’m not good enough for you, baby boy? What does she think of cussing? What if she makes me break up with you because she doesn’t approve of us being together? The questions never end but Peter assures him that May will love him like he was her own, she welcomes everyone with open arms.

On the big day they arrive at the house and Peter gives him a tour. He shares the memories of growing up here under the care of Uncle Ben and Aunt May, how much Ben would’ve loved to see that Peter now has someone in his life who loves and cherishes him like nobody ever has. That this someone is Wade.

May greets Wade with a big joyous hug. She smells like safety and motherly love and Wade never wants to leave her comfort. To be fair, everyone feels that way about the sweet old lady. She wastes no time running around the house, gathering old photo albums of little Peter to show Wade. She shows him pictures of Peter at science fairs holding trophies half his size, at Decathalons where he’s weighed down by the sheer amount of medals hanging around his neck, holiday pictures that they used for their Christmas cards and such she doesn’t let Wade up off the couch until he’s seen all of Peter’s chilhood through May’s eyes (not that he wanted it to ever end).

She asks him if questions that make Peter want to curl into a ball and hide. Is he still a neat freak? Does he still pee with the toilet seat down? How about the sleep talking? Does he get to bed at a good time? You must know how irritable he is when he hasn’t had enough sleep.

While she cooks the meal Wade offers to help out, seeing as all this food is too much work for one person (may can surely handle it but she doesn’t mind Wade being around). Wade even critiques some of her cooking methods and seasoning recipes. At first May is a little reluctant to take his advice but as it turns out, Wade is an amazing cook.

They eat together in harmony, laughs and warm smiles being exchanged at the table as often at the bread rolls are being passed around. Wade feels so at home, like he belongs here and his presence is valued. He feels loved and he can’t seem to comprehend the fact that if he weren’t here he would be missed.

They finish the entire turkey, the three of them. May makes Wade promise he’ll come back soon so she can fatten him up. Peter is happy and blushing the whole time, glad that the two of them get along so well. He makes a (semi-joking) joke about May stealing Wade from him because she can cook. they walk out the door May tells Peter to come back soon and that Wade is welcome any time. And for once, Wade does feel welcomed and it’s one of the best feelings he’s ever felt.

when homecoming comes out on dvd I want every single deleted scene or else I’m suing

Little Spiderman: Homecoming things <3
  • Hawkeye covered by Toomes’s thumb
  • 8 Years Later aka 2020
  • Happy’s unmatched socks
  • Ned’s bug shirts
  • The changing Decathlon posters (October 13-17/September 14)
  • Bruce Banner’s photo on the wall of scientists
  • The chubby girl highlighting on the floor during decathlon rehearsal is not seen again
  • Merv the cat
  • The face plant in the first montage as Spiderman
  • Peter has Avengers action figures on a shelf in his room
  • “Pretty sure this guy is a war criminal now…”
  • Why was Liz in the same class as all the sophomores????
  • “I’m just gonna be myself.” “Dude no one wants that.”
  • The Sub-Ultron arm
  • “Ow my butt.”
  • But why does Tony need wifi?
  • The decathlon poster appears in Peter’s room when it wasn’t there before (and this is after he quit the team)
  • Peter’s room being inexplicably different now than it was in Civil War
  • “You jumped off the sign and landed on your face.”
  • Karen??? Spongebob reference???? Like… dude.
  • The Ultron head
  • “Told you we didn’t need Parker” “Flash you didn’t answer a single question”
  • The nod towards Peter/Mary-Jane’s kiss in the very first Spiderman (2002)
  • Flash screaming down the elevator shaft “Are you really friends with Peter Parker?”
  • The Spiderman graphic on the school news thing. Written in Comic Sans.
  • Basically the whole school news station.
  • Tony why did you make Enhanced Interrogation Mode?
  • “Trying to break the circle of shame” oh Tony
  • The nod towards Spiderman 2 (2004), holding the ferry together visually resembles Peter trying to stop the train.
  • “Yeah Spiderman/Iron Man” guy :’)
  • “If you even cared you’d actually be here.” Tony steps out of suit with his bitch plz face and is not having any of his shit. Also, like, fuck Tony haters? I feel like this scene was directed at their idiocy.
  • “The adult is talking” FUCKING DAD TONY
  • Peter trying not to cry when he’s telling May he lost the internship. Actually looks like he’s trying not to cry, not Trying Not To Cry Acting™
  • Peter’s face when he smells the cologne
  • Shoving the corsage at Liz when he’s panicking
  • Also, can the picture her mom takes before the dance PLEASE be released?
  • Why did he say the Stark internship got “boring?” Of every word in the world, Peter. 
  • “So cute” “Aw”
  • He should have said that he didn’t go up the Washington Monument because he’s scared of heights.
  • The nod towards The Amazing Spiderman (2012) with Flash talking about branzino
  • “I’m…. loooking at… porn.”
  • When Peter cries because he’s scared. Like, yes, good. Sadness isn’t the only reason people cry. 
  • The panicked breathing. Like, it was all so good
  • Tony, do you have that box of reactors because Steve destroyed yours and you don’t want to be without?
  • Peter referring to Liz as his girlfriend after asking her to a dance and then ditching her
  • Peter’s broken hand making it so he can’t hit the webshooters at first
  • When Peter says he can’t imagine what Liz is going through, even though his father figure (Uncle Ben) recently died
  • Michelle/MJ lowkey figured it out but won’t say anything
  • “Thought you didn’t have any friends. “I… didn’t.” *crying*
  • Tony “Did I Dad Okay I Think I Dadded Okay” Stark

I started posting these last week on Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko’s birthday, one panel/decade per day. Today I posted the final panel, coinciding with Miles Morales’ co-creator @brianmichaelbendis announcing his departure from Marvel. Definitely an end of an era.

Tribute to Steve Ditko and Stan Lee, John Romita, Gerry Conway, Ross Andru, Roy Thomas, Gil Kane, David Michelinie, Todd McFarlane, Bill Mantlo, Ed Hannigan, Tom DeFalco, Ron Frenz, Rick Leonardi, Alex Saviuk, Marv Wolfman, Dave Cockrum, Roger Stern, John Romita JR, Terry Kavanagh, Steven Butler, Mark Bagley, J.M. Straczynski, Brian Michael Bendis, Sara Pichelli, Mark Millar, Jack Kirby, the dozen Sinister Syndicate creators, and the hundreds who had a hand in shaping the Spider-mythos.