Peter Parker to return in new ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ No. 1 by Dan Slott

Jan. 11, 2014 | 10:33 p.m.
"Amazing Spider-Man" No. 1 lands in April. Cover art by Humberto Ramos. (Marvel)

“Amazing Spider-Man” No. 1 lands in April. Cover art by Humberto Ramos. (Marvel)

Peter Parker is swinging back from death in April with a new “Amazing Spider-Man” No. 1 by writer Dan Slott and artist Humberto Ramos.

“We’ve gone over 30 issues without Peter Parker, so when we let him out of that box and he gets to put on that costume again and he gets to swing through the sky, it’s going to be the greatest feeling,” Slott told the New York Daily News in announcing the late wallcrawler’s comeback. “But there’s a twist. There’s always a twist.”

Parker was seen dying in “Amazing Spider-Man” No. 700, which was also by Slott and Ramos and released in late December 2012. At the time, Slott told Hero Complex about writing the hero’s demise: “It was tough to do this. I’ve been a Spider-Man fan since age 8. Short of my father, this guy’s been my lifelong hero.” But he promised: “We still have one more trick up our sleeve.”

The man who had been Spider-Man since he was a nerdy high school student bitten by a radioactive arachnid in 1962′s “Amazing Fantasy” No. 15, by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, had apparently been finally vanquished by his nemesis Doctor Octopus. The mad scientist successfully swapped their minds, putting Peter Parker in the dying form of himself into Spidey’s body.

The erstwhile Doc Ock has taken up the hero’s responsibilities in his own well-intentioned-but-evil-informed way since the twice-a-month “Superior Spider-Man” launched last January.

Part of Parker had survived somewhere in Octavius’ consciousness, but even that had seemingly been destroyed early in the “Superior” run.

His April return syncs up with the release of the film “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” which begins its rollout in international markets April 16 and comes to North America on May 2.

“It was very nice of Sony to schedule the movie around the story,” Slott joked to the Daily News. He also said he’d hinted at Parker’s comeback to Andrew Garfield, who plays the webhead on screen.

Though he knew Parker would return, Slott had fiercely maintained that it wasn’t so, playfully cutting off a question at one New York Comic Con panel by shouting, “He’s dead!”

But Parker hasn’t been completely absent from comics. Marvel recently released “Amazing Spider-Man” 700.1, 700.2, 700.3, 700.4 and 700.5. The issues featured talents including David Morrell, Klaus Janson, Brian Reed and Joe Casey telling stories set during the original Spidey’s life.

Any guesses as to what the twist on the late Mr. Parker’s seeming resurrection might be?

– Blake Hennon | @BlakeHennon | @LATHeroComplex

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Comments


10 Responses to Peter Parker to return in new ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ No. 1 by Dan Slott

  1. konkrypton says:

    Theory: Not the real Peter, but a clone. Or a synthesis of Peter and Ock's minds.

  2. Thanks for spoiling a major comic event right in the title…

    • blakehennon says:

      Hi Phill. I'm not unsympathetic, but it was also in the original report from the Daily News, and generally unavoidable because of the way solicitations work. Also, Dan Slott addressed this issue on Twitter earlier today. Consider his thoughts: http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1rvlp6o

      • I don't like clicking on a news site and seeing spoilers for something I will be buying or was excited for. Now with that said if I clicked on an article on a site that said "Spoilers for etc" or something akin to that, the blame would fall on me completely. The problem I have with this in particular is that its in the title so just by coming on the site or someone simply linking the article I am already spoiled as to what happened with no chance to ignore it.

  3. Kurt says:

    The only thing this is really spoiling is the date. Everyone knew Peter would be returning. And with a big movie coming out in April/May, even the date isn’t really a spoiler. Only a truly naive fan, or someone seeking fake nerdrage, would be surprised/upset with Blake’s story.

  4. Matt says:

    If I had to guess something dumb for the twist like part of Ock's mind stays or something. with Slott ya never know. They should have never killed him in the first place. It happens all the time in comics and needs to stop.

  5. Sykick says:

    Amnesia.

  6. Art Hernandez says:

    my theory somehow peter mind got mixed up with doc's mind and in the scramble peter actually thinks he is doc oct but eventually something happens and he is brought back to normal. doc's mind perhaps got transferred somewhere else in the scramble.

  7. fubara says:

    but wait ooo,is it realy true that peter is dead,or u change him for anoda person,Pls i nid my petet

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