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Death of Spider-Man
A heartbreaking variant cover for Ultimate Comics Spider-Man
As Peter Parker sheds his mortal coil, we get a look at the cover for the issue in which he departs the Ultimate universe.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) A new look and a new suit are in store for Ultimate Spider-Man, but the fate of Peter Parker the awkward teenager who catches thieves like flies is still a mystery.
Marvel Comics said Monday that Parker is taking off the Spidey costume for good as part of its "Death of Spider-Man" story in its Ultimate Comics imprint, but it has offered scant clues as to what ultimate fate may befall the high schooler who was bitten by a radioactive spider....
Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso said that while Parker's fate is still uncertain "Let's just say that Peter acts like the hero he is, and pays a price for it," he said there will be someone new slinging webs across Manhattan this summer after the current story arc written by Brian Michael Bendis with Mark Millar wraps up in "Ultimate Spider-Man" No. 160.
Spider-Man fans need not worry because the Ultimate imprint is separate from Marvel's bigger universe and whatever fate befalls Parker won't count in the pages of the other series, including "Amazing Spider-Man."