Marvel Kills Spider-Man (Sort Of)

Company leaks details of 'Death of Spider-Man' ending
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 21, 2011 2:10 PM CDT
This image provided by Marvel Comics shows a panel from "Ultimate Comics Spider-Man" No. 160, available in comic book shops on Wednesday, June 22, 2011.   (AP Photo/Marvel Comics)
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(Newser) – Spider-Man is going to die tomorrow, or at least a Spider-Man will. For those who haven’t been following comics lately, here’s the skinny: The Spider-Man that’s been around since 1962 is fine. The Peter Parker who’s biting the dust is “Ultimate Spider-Man,” an alternate version of the character introduced 11 years ago in the hopes of appealing to new fans.

That’s not to say this isn’t a major event. The character has developed a devoted following, and Marvel has spent months hyping the story as “The Death of Spider-Man.”
Writer Brian Michael Bendis, who’s been on the book all 11 years, says Peter will “pass heroically,” and that the death will propel a larger story forward. “I won't lie to you, it's embarrassing to say this out loud, tears were rolling down my face, I was very emotional in writing it,” he says. As for who kills the wall-crawler, well, click this AP story for the spoiler.

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