Wednesday, June 22, 2011

SPOILER: Death Of Spider-Man is as real as it gets in Ultimate Spider-Man #160...

Looks like writer Brian Michael Bendis wasn't kidding around when he called his latest Ultimate Spider-Man story arc "Death of Spider-Man", and and Newsarama just supplied the news AND POTENTIAL SPOILERS to fans and readers of the title. If you don't want to find out what exactly the final fate of Peter Benjamin Parker in the Ultimate Universe is, best turn your eyes away from this read now. Otherwise, browse through after the big ol' jump button.


As posted in Newsarama and revealed in several media outlets, Peter Parker meets his untimely demise at the hands of his archnemesis Norman Osborn, otherwise known as the Green Goblin. Peter heroically sacrifices himself by "taking the bullet" and saving his Aunt May from the Goblin's attack, and in the process he himself is killed, but without any regrets about his sacrifice. Before dying, he confides to his Aunt that "everything is okay", and that "I wasn't able to save Uncle Ben, but I was able to save you".

Surrounded by Aunt May, Mary Jane, Gwen Stacy, and all of his friends and loved ones, Peter Parker/ Spider-Man breaths his last breath and dies in MJ's arms. Peter then reunites with his Uncle Ben in the afterlife, and the two walk out to the light...

I'd be all choked up by this death, but this isn't anything new in the world of comics, and the title and news already gave away that Pete was going to buy the farm and a new Ultimate Spider-Man would emerge in the months ahead. Well, now we know at least how he went off... A hero to the end. For more on the story, read up on the source posts at and Newsarama.

Ultimate Spider-Man #160, written by Brian Michael Bendis and illustrated by Mark Bagley, hits comic shops and retailers today.

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