Peter Parker Is Back In Control Of His Body With Dan Slott’s ‘AMAZING SPIDER-MAN’ Relaunch
It has been nearly 13 months since Peter Parker’s entire consciousness died and Doc Ock took control of his body. The Superior Spider-Man has been doing a decent job of keeping New York safe, though his methods are questionable, but it seems the Superior Spider-Man’s days are numbered. In a spoilerific bit of news plastered across the web at the stroke of midnight, The New York Daily News reports that the real, honest to goodness Peter Parker will be back in the relaunched Amazing Spider-Man series from Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos this April.
Dan Slott became the most hated man in comics, even receiving death threats from the most horrid people who call themselves ‘fans,’ but the man had a plan to bring Peter back all along. It just took some time. Slott calls his act of trying to make people believe Peter Parker was well and truly dead “the hardest thing I’ve had to do — to look small children in the eye at a convention and lie to them. One of them with an honest-to-God Little League uniform and a quivering lip. Inside, part of me was dying.” Slott says that Parker’s time away from the series had made new and old fans alike appreciate the perpetual underdog character a little more. The writer says “I do feel people will appreciate him a little more after this. I do think people have been taking him for granted.“
So nearly 30 issues later, Peter Parker is back in control of his bodily functions. There’s still no telling how he’ll come back or if this signals the end for the Superior Spider-Man title, but I’m sure we’ll be hearing much more on that soon. The relaunch doesn’t happen until April, so until then we’ll have to see if Ock and Parker can live their own separate lives in their own separate bodies. To the side you can see Ramos cover and below you can see Jerome Opena’s variant for the series. What do you think about the news? Did you expect it with the new movie coming up soon?