"...but I'm going to say never. So there's that. It's only worth it if we stick to our guns".
From iFanboy podcast, at 25 minutes of the interview. That was the first time I've read or listen Bendis saying that Peter Parker wouldn't be back.
I guess this is the end for me buying any Spider-Man book ever too. I know we never say never, but I'm going to say never. We must stick to our guns, right Bendis?
Let me tell you how this is going to go: If Peter Parker doesn't come back in the Ultimate Universe, I'm not buying a single Ultimate comic again. And I know for sure that I'm not alone on this. I'm glad that you're reading the repercussion of this, I think that's the best place to say to you and everyone that like me is hoping that Peter Parker will be back in the Ultimate Universe:
I'd rather have you out of the book than having Peter Parker killed in the Ultimate Universe, Brian. I also think that if Peter does come back someday in the Ultimate Universe, I'd happily read his stories written by another writer. You aren't more important than your reinterpretation of Peter Parker, Bendis. You did it good, but I'm sure there are people out there that could do it better.
You can take your new character and hope people will keep buying and attract new readers. All I've got to say to you is that I'm thankful for the 10 plus years of Peter Parker as Spider-Man, but just like you brought me back to comics after I gave up on them with the Clone Saga, I'm boycottying your new book and any Spider-Man book until Peter Parker comes back to the Ultimate Universe. And I sincerily don't want you writing him ever again. Let Bryan Lee O'Malley, Paul Tobin, Nick Spencer or anyone worthy enough do it if he does come back. You know they can do a good job or even better than you.
A fan that bought all the Ultimate Spider-Man issues and all the hardcovers the last eleven years.