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.
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