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Marvel is killing off Peter Parker for good, they swear

By this point, the death of some major comic book character isn’t exactly ground-shattering news. Bruce Wayne has died a couple times, Superman has died a couple times… it happens, but they get better. In issue #700 of The Amazing Spider-Man, Marvel is killing Peter Parker, and they say it’s going to be permanent.

And who’s going to be taking over the role of Spider-Man? None other than Otto Octavius, better known as Doctor Octopus, Spider-Man’s archenemy. And the news has had Spider-Man fans sending death threats to Marvel writer Dan Slott, who had this to say:

This is Moriarty in the head of Sherlock. This is Prince John inside of Robin Hood. This is the greatest villain inside the body of the greatest hero and trying to do good. This is a guy who was a couple steps way from a bucket list, and now he’s got a whole new lease on life. That’s really going to change him.

He also told CBR, that this finally puts Spidey in a place with the readership that he long occupied in the eyes of a character like J. Jonah Jameson:

He had to be a hero in his own eyes, and on some level Otto Octavius is facing that struggle not with Spider-Man’s world but with the readership. How do you get more Peter Parker than that? Now the readers think he’s a menace. That’s exciting. On a meta level, that is Spider-Man. This is all part of an effort that will rebrand The Amazing Spider-Man into a darker-toned book called Superior Spider-Man… until Marvel decides to flip the switch back. What the death threat-issuing dolts don’t bother to think about is that the switch will be thrown once more at some point in the future. Parker won’t stay dead, and Doc Ock won’t always “be” Spider-Man. In the meantime, this is a ballsy, attention-getting change for the character, and might even be a way to tell a few Spidey stories that haven’t yet been explored.


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    we’ll see marvel… we’ll see…
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    i call shenanigans
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    I give it a year. Until ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’ at the latest, if Marvel really hate money that much.
  13. spitecho reblogged this from iheartchaos and added:
    Marvel NO! BAD. That’s a bad comic company. *slaps with a rolled up Red Hulk comic*
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    I am not sure how to feel about all of this, lol.
  17. danapolis reblogged this from teamkorraang and added:
    Hooray for bullshit article titles!
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    Did you not read the Read More? Because that’s a pretty lame reaction to the news under the cut.
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    Bluuuuuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhh dumb.
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