|Cover for Spider-Man #700 (Photo via spidermancrawlspace.com)|
I haven't read Amazing Spider-Man #700 yet, but the crawling was on the wall as the series was leading up to it's final issue. As most of you know (if you don't and care, you can stop reading this post right now), Doctor Octopus has switched bodies with Peter Parker and has been web-slinging around NYC in his place. Pete has been trying to find a way to get his body back as he's fading away in Doc Ock's deteriorating shell. From the rumblings online (and death threats to the Spidey creative team), he does not succeed in getting back to his perpetually youthful body.
I am not impressed by this turn of events at all. I'll save my final judgement until I've leafed through the $8 book. I cannot understand how they could wipe out one of the most iconic characters/alter egos of all time and let a villain take the keys to Spider-Man's body. This is the lowest point of Marvel's "Now" relaunch this year. On the flip side, you can never really die in the Marvel and DC Universes.