And while death is not a new idea, the way this was done was pretty unique and interesting. Of course Peter will be back. The fun part is the story. Thankfully, it's Slott.
Nothing wrong with reminiscing about Peter Parker/Spider-Man. He is the best comic book character ever.
I don't buy that Peter is truly even temporarily dead. But even if he is, it's one of the most undo-able comic book deaths ever, what with his body being just fine. I don't mind deaths that are clearly meant to be temporary, but don't expect me not to roll my eyes and indulge in a little sarcasm when a company tries to sell that an A-lister's death will be permanent. I know they're looking for headlines, but it's still silly after so many deaths and resurrections.
It's still curious to me that they commemorated 50 years of the character by "killing" him off in such an odd fashion. But I know they have a death quota to meet (it's great for sales), and those poor kids in the murder book probably aren't worth a lot of points.
I thought the article was really cool.
Doc Ock - I'm Peter Parker.
Peter Parker - Not anymore Spider-Man. From now on I'm Peter Parker.
Good post Ryan. - Oldschool
I cannot recommend Scarlet Spider enough, but here's trying.
Looking over those pics, I'd forgotten how much I hated those giant MacFarlane eyes on Spidey in the 90s.
OMG! They killed Superman!
OMG! They killed Batman!
OMG! They killed the Flash!
OMG! They killed the Human Torch!
OMG! They killed Captain America!
OMG! They killed Gwen! Ok, I'll give 'em that one.
Most of us, I think, pretty much believe that Peter Parker is coming back as the Amazing Spider-Man. What bothers me is that a lot of folks I respect -- Slott, Wacker in particular -- are trying very hard to convince us that this is permanent, that we'll get 700 more issues with a character named Otto Octavius (a no more slimey buggery evil name comes to mind) will carry on the mantle and bring new meaning to "With great power..."
But aside from the merchandise, the movies, the myths that all revolve around Peter Parker (with apologies to Miles Morales), just from a storytelling perspective, this is a big sellout, and sells out all those memories on Peter Parker. The importance of Peter Parker? ALWAYS doing the right thing. Want to be a hero, Otto? First order of business, you do the right thing. And what would that be? Admitting that YOU JUST KILLED SPIDER-MAN. So, yes, from a story-telling perspective, Slott is being manipulative. From a corporate perspective, Marvel is lying through its teeth. And with that, after lots of fun with Spidey, I bid goodbye to the book, the character and anything else Spidey-related.
Trust me. I have a plan. -- Daniel Rand, the Immortal Iron Fist
Even being someone that think that eventually Peter Parker will return i still think this article was cool.
And the curent direction of the Spidey stories is a good way to show how strong was Spider-Man importance that even his arch enemy got to live up his legacy.
So i do like that the narrative of Spidey stories is showing so much potential even with Doc Ock being Spider-Man.
Pull List:Uncanny Avengers,Avengers,Superior Spider-Man,Daredevil,All New X-Men,Hawkeye,Captain America,Thor:God of Thunder,Swamp Thing,Morbius,Thunderbolts,Iron Man,Fatale.
I know that this is a really tough pill to swallow, but you've got to come to terms, just like I did:
Peter Parker is gone.
He's dead... and he's not coming back. Ever. Period. The sooner all of you accept this, the better off you will be.
Scarlet Spider is still around for the foreseeable future, which is good news...
If by never you mean within 18 months.