COMICS: The Shocking Twist In Today's AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #698 Revealed

Dan Slott told fans that Amazing Spider-Man #698 would be a must-have, and he wasn't kidding! With the issue now on sale, a page from it is doing the rounds which reveals something that it's fair to say no one will have seen coming! WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD

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By Josh Wilding - 11/21/2012
If you don't want to be spoiled, stop reading now as there are MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD (and that's your FINAL warning). In today's Amazing Spider-Man #698, it is revealed that Doctor Octopus has somehow switched minds with Peter Parker and is now in possession of him. That of course means that Peter is trapped in Otto's dying body, a body which goes into cardiac arrest at the conclusion of the issue. An unexpected and shocking twist, although exactly how long this has been the case for remains to be seen as it is never made abundantly clear in the comic itself.

Many fans are speculating that it has been the status quo since the conclusion of "Ends of the Earth", but that doesn't make a lot of sense because it is only in this issue that we really notice the change in Peter's personality before the big reveal. With still two issues to go before #700, there's nothing to necessarily say that this means Otto Octavius will be the "Superior" Spider-Man. Regardless, are people really going to want to read a comic book with a Peter Parker possessed by the villain who killed him?! The reaction on social networking sites has been VERY mixed!

Hopefully we will get some definitive answers in Amazing Spider-Man #699. Below is a scanned page of the reveal courtesy of our friends over at Newsarama. What do you guys think about this?




Source: Newsarama
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JoshWilding - 11/21/2012, 6:51 AM
I find it hard to imagine that this will be the status quo in Superior Spider-Man, but there are too many pieces on the board to make any sort of guess at this point (the golden Octobot, Norman Osborn waking up from his coma, the Jackal, Alpha, etc.).

I think it's an effective and shocking twist, but I WOULD like some answers as to when it happened because Peter only started speaking and acting differently in THIS issue. I personally found the dialogue to be heavy handed to be honest, but that's probably down to the fact I had it spoiled for me before reading so never got to experience the "WTF?" twist first hand.

Regardless, I'll wait and see what Slott comes up with (I've loved more of his work on Spider-Man than I've hated), but there's just no way Peter Parker's story can end like this...
Spideyguy94 - 11/21/2012, 6:52 AM
Think I'm going to go read stan lee's run on spidey. It might make me forget about this load of dogshit
JordanKing - 11/21/2012, 6:55 AM
I think this is just a red herring for what's yet to come. There's still two issues before Spidey's run concludes, and I doubt they'd end it for him just li8ke that.

I really like where this story is going though, could of been a LOT worse.

HavocPrime - 11/21/2012, 6:57 AM
@Tea

That, is twistedly [frick]ing awesome
duncboy - 11/21/2012, 6:58 AM
As bad as it has gotten with DC comics over the years (and it has gotten BAD), it's times like this when I'm glad I'm not much of a Marvel fan-boy.
Blanka1212 - 11/21/2012, 7:02 AM
Stupid. Just absolutely stupid.
Rothwilder - 11/21/2012, 7:03 AM
Wasn't this posted yesterday?

CyberInflames - 11/21/2012, 7:08 AM
Reminds me of Heroes season 3 if I'm right.
GoILL - 11/21/2012, 7:12 AM
Wasn't gonna buy this shit anyway.
Rothwilder - 11/21/2012, 7:13 AM
So Josh just cut out Spoilers comment yesterday and made a new article of it today?
osideous - 11/21/2012, 7:15 AM
@TEA
that's would have been awesome.


more seriously tho. this is crap. they have been effing with the peter parker being spider for a long damn time. this crap needs to stop. the shock and awe shit needs to go away.
marvel72 - 11/21/2012, 7:15 AM
@ teabag

that was pretty dark.......

i like it. :D
jasonicus - 11/21/2012, 7:17 AM
Hopefully this is a quick switch back. Otherwise, I'm out.
Greengo - 11/21/2012, 7:23 AM
What a twisted sick bastard.

SuperSomething616 - 11/21/2012, 7:25 AM
Marvel did say that Superior Spiderman would not be Peter Parker!!!!

This could explain why the Marvel Universe on a whole are unaware of Superior Spiderman being anyone different...if its Otto in Peters body he'd smell the same (to people like wolverine) and appear the same mind wise to psyhcics...

But this could be why MJ figures out its not Peter...as only she would know the suttle differences...

Also Superior Spidermans eyes look very Otto Octavius style i guess...

Cant imagine this being the status quo for long...
maxxgone - 11/21/2012, 7:32 AM
this is only a terrible idea if it remains permanent into superior spider-man. if so, light the torches. if not, then what the hell is the big deal? its a comic book drama with twist & stuff.
CaptainObvious - 11/21/2012, 7:50 AM
Don't worry, I'm sure there is some contrived explanation for all of this which will later be resolved by a deus ex machina.
ATrueHero1987 - 11/21/2012, 7:50 AM
Expect Peter to be Spider-Man again before TASM2 comes out.
storyteller - 11/21/2012, 7:52 AM
I'm pretty sure it's not going to last more then two years. Hell we may find it it's just Ocks personality and the final revenge is that Peter is just forced to think he's Ock.
Sora - 11/21/2012, 7:56 AM
@Marvel87
Exactly
We should know the trend by now
iuhgluiblbjjkhkjhkljh - 11/21/2012, 8:01 AM
I'm sure O'Hara will come save the day eventually.
wolverinesfury - 11/21/2012, 8:08 AM
rebellion - 11/21/2012, 8:14 AM
i'll read the two remaining issues but after that i'm done.
spideyxmenfan307 - 11/21/2012, 8:20 AM
Do you think all the heroes will start to think that Spider-Man will be acting more "different and weird". I certainly hope so. Mary jane might notice something different.
dezdigi - 11/21/2012, 8:24 AM
TEA!
ComicBookGoth - 11/21/2012, 8:24 AM
somebody call Doc Strange & Brother Voodoo to clean this Sh*t up.
SamWinchester - 11/21/2012, 8:25 AM
SLott's whole run sucks ass.
Mrcool210 - 11/21/2012, 8:26 AM
i wish i could turn ever comic slott has written into a rope, so i can hang slott with it
SCURVYDOG619 - 11/21/2012, 8:28 AM
@Tea: LOL.

Tea,admit it...You've already acted this out with the missus...lol
TrollHunter - 11/21/2012, 8:28 AM
How is there backlash from this? This is a cool and interesting twist!
GLprime2814 - 11/21/2012, 8:31 AM
I hope it's nothing stupid like aunt may or MJ can tell its not Pete because MJ knows Pete in and out regardless of his face and aunt may because she used to bump ugly a with the octo man.
So does this mean doc ock experiments on peters DNA mutating him and giving him the new look.
You know what really really sucks is that ever since clone saga every spider fan is SUPER critical of the big events in his book.
It's like the saying goes.
"You can build a hundred bridges that can unite nations but suck one dick and be known for the rest of your life as a cock sucker and not a bridge builder"
Tymminator - 11/21/2012, 8:43 AM
I stopped reading Amazing Spider-man after the OMD story arc. For those who still love it, that's awesome but I can't bring myself to follow it anymore.
DarthTesla - 11/21/2012, 9:35 AM
Damn, Doc Ock getting a little too personal on this one. Now THAT is some villainous shit.
SCURVYDOG619 - 11/21/2012, 9:40 AM
You know what would have been more twisted? Doc Ock swiching bodies with that Gwen Stacy clone or even MJ...

Onslaught - 11/21/2012, 9:41 AM
No need to whine and cry prematurely. This is just Doc Ock's last ride and sets the premise for someone else doing the same thing to Parker. Thus creating Superior Spider-Man.
mulder - 11/21/2012, 9:47 AM
Get my money in Kaine..... As The Real Superior Spiderman
plasticman - 11/21/2012, 9:49 AM
@teabag- Nice to see you back.

Saw this yesterday in comments. What a soap opera this has turned into. Not reading this right now, and not too terribly happy with recent direction on this title so whatever.
thalidomide - 11/21/2012, 9:49 AM
I guess I'm also going to die if I suddenly have an old man penis.
weaponx123 - 11/21/2012, 9:53 AM
Another reason as to why I dropped this book after they reset of all the great things done in Civil War through One More Day.....I was done! Now this is the icing on the cake and its safe to say that Dan Slott is hot garbage!!!
capMO - 11/21/2012, 10:07 AM
haven't read ASM since Slott came aboard and made it clear he was going to destroy everything that made it worth reading
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