Poor Spider-Man. Five years after the webslinging superhero was forced to retroactively erase his marriage to Mary Jane in a desperate deal with the devil (true story), things are about to get even worse for Peter Parker in Amazing Spider-Man #700, a issue so controversial that it inspired numerous death threats against the book’s long-time writer Dan Slott. So what could happen to Spidey that would make his satanic retroactive divorce look tame in comparison?
Warning: Spoilers follow.
Simple. In Amazing Spider-Man #700, a finale issue illustrated by Humberto Ramos that concludes the long-running series launched in 1963, Spider-Man dies, and supervillain Doctor Octopus secretly takes over his body to become the new Spider-Man.