The Robbery at Queens Community Bank was a semi-successful attempt by a quartet of petty criminals to break into Queens Community Bank and steal several large sums of cash from the ATM machines. While they managed to carry out both objectives, they were nearly thwarted by Spider-Man.


In June 2016, after Bucky Barnes successfully escaped from the Joint Counter Terrorist Centre Building, Tony Stark convinced Thaddeus Ross to give him 36 hours to capture the renegade assassin.

Feeling undermanned despite the allies already on his side, Stark made his way to Queens, New York City and recruited high school student Peter Parker, who possessed spider-like abilities and used them to help civilians as Spider-Man.

Parker agreed to help Stark, provided that his aunt remained unaware of his activities. As a show of thanks, Stark gifted his new ally with a high-tech suit and upgraded web-shooters, which Parker later used to fight Captain America and his faction during the Clash of the Avengers.

Sometime later, Stark personally escorted an overenthusiastic Parker back to the United States and allowed the teenager to keep the advanced equipment on the condition that he remained below the radar. Despite Parker's eagerness, Stark insisted that he was not yet ready to join the Avengers.

Over the next several months, Parker became determined to prove himself to Stark. After resuming his studies in September 2016, he quit Midtown School's decathlon team and other extracurricular activities in order to focus on "the Stark internship," which he used as a cover for his crime-fighting duties.

But despite all the good he was doing, which ranged from taking down a bicycle thief to helping an old woman with directions, Parker felt the need to do more and be more than just "a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man".