SPOILER ALERT: Last Issue of Amazing Spider-Man Contains a Surprise for Fans
SPOILER ALERT: DO NOT READ UNLESS YOU’VE READ ISSUE #700 (or don’t mind finding out how The Amazing Spider-Man comes to an end).
So, with the last issue of The Amazing Spider-Man (#700) out, the series has come to an end after 50 years. And it looks like the end of the road for Peter Parker as well. Poor schmuck.
A few issues before this, Dr Otto Octavius, better known as Doc Ock, switched bodies with Parker, as he’s getting on a bit and dying, to boot. Dan Slott, author of Amazing Spider-Man, revealed “he has been building up to this moment since the return of Doc Ock in issue #600.”
The coolest thing we could do would be to switch brains with your enemy and let him die in your withered, diseased, dying, battered body. That would be awesome.
Queue evil chuckle. So, poor old Peter Parker isn’t going to make it. Hey, he had a good run, even got some of his wishes to come true in the last few years. It’s time to move on. But fear not, Spider-Man fans, the story will continue, just in a darker vein. Doc Ock as Spidey will be different, but Peter did manage to get some things across to his arch-enemy before the end. And the character will be grappling with the Doc’s "classic egotism and arrogance.”
The Spider-Man series will live on with the start of The Superior Spider-Man series, launching on 9 January. And Slott has promised a “great surprise” for the first issue.
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