We have heard plenty about this, and seen variant covers left right and center, but here is our very first peek inside Dan Slott's final issue of The Amazing Spider-Man. If you've managed to avoid the SPOILERS from issue #698 earlier, obviously best to skip this..

Before the year closes out, fans are in for one of the biggest shocks to hit the life of Peter Parker. Just when you thought all was going well for the World’s Greatest Super Hero, think again. This December, secrets are revealed, but the twists and turns are not done yet! Join Dan Slott, Humberto Ramos, and a cavalcade of talented writers and artists in witnessing Amazing Spider-Man come to a close as we celebrate 50 years of Spider-Man!

And when you think all is lost, the must-read story continues in Avenging Spider-Man #15.1 by Chris Yost and Paco Medina! There’s a reason this is the ONLY other Marvel comic on sale December 26th. But the only way you’ll find out is by picking it up!

Amazing Spider-Man #700 is released on December 26.

Plus stories by JM DeMatteis & Giuseppe Camuncoli and Jen Van Meter & Stephanie Buscema
Steve Ditko (Unused Amazing Fantasy 15 Art) Variant Cover
Martin Variant
All New! 104 PGS./Rated T+ ...$7.99

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thespiderman209 - 11/21/2012, 12:36 PM
Tim Hammond........made me tear up a bit
AmazingFantasy - 11/21/2012, 12:44 PM
I cried
LegacyFilms - 11/21/2012, 12:46 PM
Turtle neck
coolguy - 11/21/2012, 12:46 PM
idk i dont mind paying 8 for a good story but i dont want a bad one.
RedandBlue - 11/21/2012, 12:47 PM
Yeah, this is hurtin'.
ImnotDaredevil - 11/21/2012, 12:48 PM
Love that cover! have just informed me they've dispatched my copy of TASM today, looking forward to seeing it again.;)
theboywonder - 11/21/2012, 12:48 PM
Great cover! Looks like a good story too
supercajun - 11/21/2012, 12:52 PM
Ok so wait the dead watch us???!!!!!!!! Dam I hope Anna Nicole Smith is watching me when I am using her old play boy pics.
sharkman03191 - 11/21/2012, 12:53 PM
Wow, looks like this is going to be a gem. Can't wait. Seeing Tim... Man, I teared up a bit.
KillerSE7EN - 11/21/2012, 12:59 PM
Like how they threw in a kinda hidden Carnage on the cover there in the red area
rebellion - 11/21/2012, 1:00 PM
yes!! there is hope!!!
Temple - 11/21/2012, 1:04 PM
Wow.......this is amazing. Who would have thought this would be one of the biggest comics of the year. Again, well played Slott. Proved me wrong, I applaud him.
Sevairity - 11/21/2012, 1:05 PM
Man, I teared a bit. This may actually make me pick them all up. It seems like such a good read.
bigkev12 - 11/21/2012, 1:07 PM
Yawn DC did this better in '94 with Death and Return of Superman even Uncle Ben in heaven saying you got to go back.
sciencefriction - 11/21/2012, 1:13 PM
Darn, this might turn out to be a pretty powerful, and good, story yet.
ToTheManInTheColdSweat - 11/21/2012, 1:13 PM
teared up? Am i the only one that read some cliche ham fisted tug-at-your-heart-strings pseudo-religious bullshit. Might as well have thrown in a copy of Enya's cd with every issue.
CaptainAmerica31 - 11/21/2012, 1:16 PM
So Peter Parker will never be spiderman again?
Hellsboy - 11/21/2012, 1:19 PM
if peter dies trying to stop ock then what?its not even a herioc death or if he just quits or is trapped somewhere then whats the point of having superior? peter cant stay trapped for ever while this other one makes a move on mary jane. i just dont understand where their trying to go with this.
xstryker - 11/21/2012, 1:19 PM
Lol to the haters
IDKwhatToChoose - 11/21/2012, 1:40 PM
Parker will come back and no longer be Amazing but Superior.
GhostKILLERgx7 - 11/21/2012, 1:45 PM
anyone notice the creepy guy lurking in panel 3?
StarkAnthony - 11/21/2012, 1:51 PM
Aww man that would suck to be that one guy who gets to heaven and still needs a wheel chair
ComicBookGoth - 11/21/2012, 1:55 PM

superotherside - 11/21/2012, 2:07 PM
Interesting... still it's stupid that he's quitting. Pete ain't no quitter. Sides he'll be back behind the mask after a few months.
CaptainObvious - 11/21/2012, 2:25 PM
"When this is over, you can rest. Someone else can be Spider-Man."

Umm, why? Uncle Ben, you are the same person who said "With great power comes great responsibility." So shouldn't Peter always be Spider-Man if he has the ability to do the right and responsible thing? If Peter survives the end of the story with his powers, why would he quit? It's also odd that Ben would be the one encouraging Peter to quit being Spider-Man. What exactly is it about this situation that would allow Peter to quit if he were to fix it?

This is the reason I'm against Peter being replaced. I wouldn't mind it if Peter was a fully-developed character and had learned something over the course of his journey. Marvel doesn't want the real-life drama of being an adult because they're afraid it will have a huge impact on Peter's life as a crimefighter. That's just hypocritical because Spider-Man is the character who is supposed to face the real-life drama of the world. That is why he has endured over the last 50 years: His ability to relate to the reader.

As if One More Day wasn't treacherous and unnecessary enough, now we have this nonsense. As much as I hate that story, the whole point of it was to preserve the character of Peter Parker for the next 20 to 30 years. Now,just five years later, Peter is being replaced. So that whole recton was completely pointless.

Where OMD went against Spidey's role of being responsible and selfless, Slott's story goes against his perseverance. As much as I talk about Peter never learning from his mistakes, he still has an unwillingness to quit. No matter how much he suffers and no matter how many loved ones die around him, he is always able to bounce back from tragedy and move on with his life. For Uncle Ben to tell Peter he can quit after this particular mission is not only contradicting the character of Peter Parker, it is contradicting to the entire role of Uncle Ben: His death encouraged Peter to never give up and always try to do the right thing.

This isn't a story about how one hero must complete his journey that hasn't been written correctly. It's about Marvel's incompetence of not allowing their characters to grow like actual characters.

JDUKE25 - 11/21/2012, 3:13 PM
Interesting. Looks pretty good.
Adriel - 11/21/2012, 3:41 PM
I won't gonna lie, I almost cried here :'(

It's a shame that this will happen as consequence of a SHIT story.
PSummers - 11/21/2012, 3:51 PM
It would be awesome that Kaine helps him and becomes Superior Spider-Man
jimoakley666 - 11/21/2012, 3:53 PM
Actually looking VERY good.
Mrcool210 - 11/21/2012, 4:12 PM
God damnit, stop giving this aretist work, use the artist for issue 698, hes great, this guy is worse then rob liefeld
spectre88 - 11/21/2012, 4:28 PM
I usually consider myself a softie. But when I read something that a bunch of other grown men say moved them and I myself am not moved....I must have a heart of stone.
Darkknight23 - 11/21/2012, 4:38 PM
Damn $7.99?
Spideyguy94 - 11/21/2012, 5:16 PM
@captainovious spot on man. Spider-man has been pigeonholed by marvel into a
Position where writers can't do things with him because marvel doesn't consider it to be "relatable". I put this all down to that prick quesada, the man who thinks comic book fans can't relate to a married man, the most condescending thing I have ever heard came from that man.

If marvel get the marriage back together I might start enjoying spidey again, and it might be a long shot but I hope Peter and mj finally have kids, that's the next step for spider-man to grow as a character
CaptainObvious - 11/21/2012, 7:10 PM
@SteveRogersSon- Give Batman some credit. At least he was a character who was fully developed and had a completed arc by the end. I wouldn't mind Spidey quitting if Marvel actually gave him a character-arc and properly developed it. Not recton it because they either don't know how to write a fully-realized Spidey or they don't have enough faith in their target audience.
GetsugaTensho22 - 11/21/2012, 7:25 PM
That's the Cheesiest garbage i've ever read. Ugh!
supernaturalfreak - 11/21/2012, 10:54 PM
i seriously cant believe doc is is in peter's body and thats who superior spiderman is.... SERIOUSLY!? THIS IS THE WORST THING TO HAPPEN TO COMICS SINCE GEOFF JOHNS
Jefferys - 11/22/2012, 3:15 AM
Some of the comments on this place seem pretty arrogant at the least. I know that this place is famous for its contributors and commenters jumping to conclusions sometimes, but most of comments here are jumping to ultimate conclusions. We're all complaining about where the story but the thing is, we don't know. Plus that Classified sticker (which no-one here has even mentioned) seems to hold some speculation towards the future of Spidey.

Plus I hope Wilding or 72 sees this soon. I'm usually interested what they mention because I'm pretty positive they're comic book advocates.
0ptimusCrime - 11/22/2012, 3:22 AM
Men, hate the fact that peter wont be spider-man anymore
marvel kinda [frick]s it up,
i just hope superior spider-man is just an "in between" character and Pete will return as Spidey as soon as possible

Peter Parker = Spider-Man
yourdaddy - 11/22/2012, 8:13 AM
they'd better not kill off peter.

especially after doing OMD solely to revilatize him for '20 years'.

they'd better [frick]ing not.
spidey23435 - 11/22/2012, 9:03 AM
@Captain Obvious First off where have you gotten the crystal ball that Peter Parker will no longer be Spiderman? Slott says in Superior Spiderman that it will not be Peter Parker but he does not say Peter Parker will never be Spiderman again. So not sure where you have gotten the idea that Peter Parker is done as Spiderman. Secondly Ben says "when this is over" how do you know what "this" is, maybe its a specific battle or maybe he means when Peter dies, when it is his time to die not now but when he does actually die, but until then peter is spiderman. Lastly have you been reading this arc or are you one the of the typical spidey haters that got turned off by OMD or read about OMD on Wiki and are now an expert on every story arc that has happened since because you read a couple previews on here?
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