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Dying in Dr. Octopus' body, Spidey confronts Ock (in his body) one last time. Peter is unable to transfer his consciousness back, but as his life flashes before his eyes Ock receives them as well via their mental link, with himself in place of Peter in them.

Ock (still in Spidey's body) tells Spidey he doesn't want this, and asks how he can do what Spidey does. Spidey (in Ock's body) tells him that he has to, because with great power...

But "Ock" is dead.

While this will probably last as long as Captain America's death did, I actually like the idea of a (reformed?) Ock as Spider-Man. I think there's a lot of potential with this idea and I'm definitely on board for Superior Spider-Man.

So I'm surprised to say this, but kudos to Slott. I'm looking forward to see where Ock!Spidey goes from here.

EDIT: There's an interesting write-up here.

Date: 2012-12-26 02:24 pm (UTC)
spikespeigel: (planetary_elijah_jakita)
From: [personal profile] spikespeigel
Meh. Bendis did it better. I know, I'm as shocked as you are that I actually said that. But I was genuinely moved by how the Ultimate universe dealt with Peter's death. And the world knew he was dead. This just feels like, even in the end, Peter ended up with the short end of the stick.

Date: 2012-12-26 02:37 pm (UTC)
captainbellman: It Was A Boojum... (Default)
From: [personal profile] captainbellman
Technically, Bendis did it better - TWICE. He did the "Freaky Friday" thing with Ultimate Wolverine, recognising that it's only a worthwhile plot device when played for laughs, and he gave Peter a heroic and meaningful death.

So, yes. Bendis 2; Slott...a very very large negative number, considering the other awfulness he's visited upon poor Peter.

Date: 2012-12-26 05:18 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] silverhammerman
Oh yeah, Bendis' death was just miles better than this, and it actually felt respectful and in character. Peter Parker dies kicking ass and protecting his family even though he's been dealt a shitty hand, it doesn't get more Spider-Man than that.
By comparison, here Pete dies after being outwitted and defeated by his greatest enemy, and his last act is to hope that he can somehow guilt trip Doc Ock, a man who just months previously tried to kill 98% of life on Earth, into being a good guy. He essentially dies just kind of hoping that Doc Ock won't kill and destroy everything that Peter worked for. It is a shit death and it does not feel like a fitting send off.

Date: 2012-12-26 08:28 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
I dunno, I kinda looked at it as a "be careful what you wish for" kind of thing. Peter died, but in some small way, he took part of Otto down with him. Of course, this all depends on how Ock will go forward from here.

Date: 2012-12-26 06:46 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thefiretonight
Imma let you finish, Slott, but Bendis had the best Parker death of all timeā€¦

Date: 2012-12-27 08:33 pm (UTC)
liliaeth: (Default)
From: [personal profile] liliaeth
Exactly, at least when Bendis killed Peter, he gave him the respect he was due. Slott on the other hands craps all over Peter again, as he's been doing since BND started.


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