Last edited by Wiggie_Stardust; 11-22-2012 at 10:10 AM.
This is some serious Count of Monte Cristo sh**.. GREAT issue and it literally dropped my jaw. I am worried about the ramifications. I dont want the damn villain to kill the hero and then run off with the bride.
How many people aren't pissed off thinking about Doc Ock digging Mary Jane? Thats like Purple Man territory.
PS: So while thinking about what evil sh** this Doc Ock has done ... the first thing that came to mind was him digging Aunt May. Damn Peter Parker gets dragged down to Darkhawk level if Doc Ock bags Aunt May and Mary Jane. One of the greatest issues (Ive ever read) but my goodness Mr. Slott. The ramifications could be a colossal fail.
PPS: I'm hoping for one more (positive) twist. I do not want to see old Doc Ock get a second chance. As is wouldn't this make for a GREAT movie? At the end of the credits you see Peter's family reunion in Heaven (like #500). Then they send him back and the closing shot is Doc Ock's eye(Peter) opening up? Hard to top that with a sequel though. I wonder how Slott will end this...but this issue and his past warnings about #700 pissing off fans has me worried. :(
I don't see what the big deal is.
Been reading comics long enough to know this will go on for a year or two, Slott will get his fun doing Ock as Peter stories, then Peter will be Spidey again.
So I'm interested to see where this is going, at least for a bit.
I'm kind of curious as to when the switch took place. Checking back on some of the previous issues, nothing seems out of character in anything Peter does or in his narration caption boxes. Unlike in this issue, where it all sounds 'off' for Peter, until the end where in retrospect it now all sounds rather creepy.
But then, there is this Octobot that came out of the river and has been stalking Spidey for a while, which makes me think that it is being controlled by Peter, meaning the change occurred before.
And, if Ock's body ends up actually dying, the Octobot is where Peter will be stuck during the Superior storyline!
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The thing is, even just by reading solits and interviews (Avenging Spider-Man), at the VERY LEAST, even if Ock is in Peter's body for SSM, other heroes will know what's up.
All of these things talk about 'first teamups of SSM with the FF, X-men, etc), and the Avenging article discusses how there is a different dynamic, etc. So we at least know that even if Ock is running around as Peter (which I still highly doubt), other heroes will at least know that it's not the same Spider-Man as before.
That doesn't necessarily rule out an Ock/Peter mix or anything like that, but it does rule out the upcoming stories simply being more like 698, where no one knows the difference.
Last edited by bjtrdff; 11-23-2012 at 10:34 AM. Reason: teacup type-o
I'm not a spider-man reader, but I'm tempted to jump on for this storyline. There's no way that Ock can keep up this masquerade for long. Number one, his personality is TOO different. He might have the science skills and can pull off the physical stuff, but people will notice that Spidey is too serious all of a sudden and has NO sense of humor. Ock has never cracked a quip in his life, and that is not Parker or Spider-Man, and it will send up redflags to anyone with half a brain. He might be able to wave it off with some excuse for a little bit, but he will at some point do something SO out of character that someone will know something is up, and Parker himself will be trying to get back to himself. So it sounds like an interesting story is brewing. So I may actually buy Spider-man for a little while.
If the story plays out in one book primarily that is. If I have to buy a half dozen titles to see the story then I'm out, and I'll just read about it on the interwebs.