And I am really excited! In many ways, Spiderman Homecoming is a “homecoming” of sorts for me as well.
Let me explain.
My favorite superhero as a child was Spider-Man. However, I was not an avid comic book reader. My fandom was based on my devotion to watching Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (1981-1986) on Saturday mornings.
As I began to age out of cartoons so to speak, my comic book character focus grew increasingly tied to the big screen. Early DC Comics works like Superman (1978), Superman II (1980) and Batman (1989) built the foundation of my fandom. Shortly thereafter, Marvel movies like Blade (1998), X2 (2003) and Spider-Man 2 (2004) captured my imagination. And more recently, the Dark Knight Trilogy and the MCU have firmly established the comic book movie genre as my favorite by far.
In two days, it all comes full circle for me.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is being coined by some as the best Spider-Man movie ever. Nearly 30 years after Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends was cancelled, I will “return home” on Thursday, throwing down popcorn and watching my favorite childhood superhero swing across the big screen. Life is good.