Well kids Marvel comics has decided to do something that hasn’t been done since Reed Richards and Doctor Doom did the body/brain switcheroo years ago. In issue # 700 Spider-man takes a new direction. Writer Dan Slott has been writing Spidey for quite a while and has a pretty decent grasp of the character and his core being.
His reason for doing the “Freaky Friday” plot twist with Spidey is to keep the character relevant. “This is an epic turn, ” says Slott. “I’ve been writing Spiderman for 70 plus issues. Every now and then you have to shake it up. … The reason Spider-man is one of the longest running characters is they always find a way to keep it fresh. Something to shake up the mix.”
Talk about shaking it up? This one registers a 7.9 on the rector scale. This issue which should be in your local comic book emporium right now will blow your socks off.
Spoiler Alert: The two eternal antagonists fight like gladiators in the latest issue when the unthinkable happens. Somehow the warped genius wins out and Parker seems to be gone. Parker’s mind becomes trapped in the ancient body of the proverbial elderly mad scientist and former teacher now his mortal enemy. Otto gets to take the super powered body of Spider-man out for an extended joy ride.
However Peter’s spirit still seems to maintain control for the most and he shows Octavius the true meaning of heroism. Dr. Ock’s personality isn’t totally gone either, offers Slott.” Gone are his days of villainy , but since it’s Otto Octavius and he has that ego he decides that he’s going to be the best Spider-man ever. “
Editor Stephen Wacker is also very excited about this newest saga in the life of everyone’s favorite web slinger. Peter may be gone but his influences are still strongly felt.
“His life is still important to the book because it affects everything that Dr. Octopus does as Spider-man. Seeing a super-villain go this life is the point- trying to be better than the hero he opposed,” Wacker said.
“Doc has sort of been inspired by Peter’s life. That’s what I mean when he talks about the shadow he casts,” he said. Wacker calls it a fitting end the old series which sets the stage for the new version which debuts next year. “The Superior Spider-man.”
Wow! What a spectacular ending to a well beloved series and character. What great way to launch a highly anticipated new version and character! The house that Stan built continues to provide thrills for its fans. Illustrated by Artistic genius Humberto Ramos this issue is sure to become a collectors’ keepsake.