Liz Toomes organized a party at the Toomes Residence in the fall of her senior year. Peter Parker and Ned Leeds attended the party along with dozens of other students from Midtown School of Science and Technology. Flash Thompson DJ'd at the party and insulted Parker in a crowd participation song. Parker climbed on the top of the residence and suited up as Spider-Man with the intent of joining the party and stating to know Parker and Leeds, but upon spotting an explosion in the distance, he left to investigate. Meanwhile, Leeds remained at the party, only to have to endure more humiliation from Thompson, and eventually left the Toomes Residence.
Much to Peter Parker's surprise, Liz Toomes agreed to go to their homecoming dance with him. Parker went to pick her up at the Toomes Residence, only to find that Liz's father, Adrian Toomes, was the Vulture, who he was trying to arrest. An oblivious Toomes invited Parker to come in. While waiting for Liz to come downstairs, an overwhelmed Parker remained in the kitchen with Toomes. After Doris Toomes took some pictures of Parker and Liz, Toomes took them out to drive them to the dance.