Peter Parker Killed in New Comic

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A rare first issue of The Amazing Spider-Man comic book series valued around $30,000 is seen at a press preview for the Big Apple Comic Book, Art and Toy Show June 4, 2004 in New York City. The show will be held June 5th at Penn Plaza Pavillion.

Peter Parker has weaved his last web. In the 700th issue, which was published Thursday, Marvel killed off the man who, for 50 years, wore the Spidey suit in the comic series The Amazing Spider-Man. In the shocking issue, Parker-as-Spidey faces off against notorious nemesis Dr. Otto Octavius, better known as Doc Ock. During the battle, Parker and Octavius end up switching minds, with Parker’s mind transferred into Octavius’s body. Parker utters his last words, “With great power comes great responsibility,” right before Octavius destroys his former shell—and therefore Parker with it. The confusing twist ends with Octavius vowing to live on as Spider-Man and leave his evil ways behind. Tangled web, indeed.