Spider-Man will die on Wednesday. We knew this was coming. After all, the tragedy that will unfold in Ultimate Comics Spider-Man No. 160 has been looming for a while now, even if it takes place in the Ultimate universe.
What does that mean for fans of the arachnid warrior? Well, Peter Parker’s mighty misadventures can still be found in “regular” continuity. In fact, they’ll continue in lots of titles: The Amazing Spider-Man, The Avengers (occasionally), The New Avengers, FF (remnants of the Fantastic Four) and even in Amazing Spider-Man Digital.
But Spider-Man’s death still marks a pivotal moment.
Marvel sent out a press release to hype the occasion, and in it, senior editor Mark Paniccia says: “Ten years ago, Brian Bendis and Mark Millar changed the way people saw super heroes with the birth of the Ultimate Universe. With ‘Death of Spider-Man’ the two have done it again, creating a story just as big, and something that would really resonate with fans. But Peter’s death doesn’t signal the end of their larger plan … it’s the start of one of the most ambitious stories you’ve ever read in comics.”
So, what do you think of the Ultimate decision and all that it portends? And are you buying it?
– Jevon Phillips
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