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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: 2012-12-27 03:50 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] arbre_rieur
Ah, but it'd also mean gaining three sales instead of one each time they get a new reader. Personally, in the current marketplace of umpteen Wolverine books and gazillion Batman titles, I kind of like the idea of a publisher, for once, stepping in the other direction. Which brings me to my next point...

"Also, I can't be the only one who thinks it's weird that we only have one proper Spidey solo right now. Scarlet Spider and Venom are sort of close, but not the same, and Avenging is more focused on the superheroics than the personal drama that is Spidey's trademark."

I don't see how this is at all a bad thing. In my opinion, it'd be even better if those other three books were about characters without ties to Spider-Man at all, creations that stood on their own. I'm disappointed every time I find out that DC's newest exciting title is yet another Batbook. A diversity of titles is a good thing. Lord knows, the Big Two is poor enough as it is in that department.

Date: 2012-12-27 04:07 am (UTC)
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True, true. Really though, I would think that it'd be best to have the most possible readers, rather than just balancing things out by try to sell more to fewer. They're a business though, so I suppose I should probably bow to Marvel's superior knowledge in this field.

I agree that it's good to have diversity in books, and I wouldn't sacrifice Scarlet Spider or Venom, for another Spider-book, but it'd still be nice to have a second Spidey solo. If only because it's good to have a couple of different takes on a character available to readers so that if a reader likes the character but doesn't like Writer A they can just read Writer B's take on them. Also, publishing two or three different books once a month instead of one book three times a month would allow for more consistent art and a clear visual identity, instead of a rotating team like ASM has had.


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