Friday, December 7, 2012

Amazing Spider-Man #699

Writer: Dan Slott
Pencils: Humberto Ramos
Inker: Victor Olazaba
Color Art: Edgar Delgado
Letterer: Chris Eliopoulos
Publisher: Marvel Comics (Dan Buckley)
Price: $3.99
Release Date: December 05th, 2012

"Dying Wish: Outside The Box"

If you have not read ASM #698 for some reason stop reading now. Run to a shop, buy the digital version, do what you have to but read it now! That is done right? Good. Now that you know that Doc Ock has switched bodies with Peter Parker you are ready to burst into this issue filled with suffering. Also...spoilers ahead. I can't keep them inside anymore.

Peter doesn't know what to do now that he is mere hours (if not minutes) away from his death in a body that is not his own. He is stressing about what Ock is doing in his own body while trying to figure out how to get back into it. His struggle is so incredible and painful that it is hard to not feel for him. After all of his years as a hero he is going to die in the body of a villain. 

He figures out that if Doc Ock has full control over his body and memories that he must have the same which literally forces him to think like his enemy. There is also a terrible moment about Aunt May...but I'll let you read it to see that horrible image.

Peter does come up with a plan to get out of his holding cell and get close to his body that I will not ruin here. I want everyone who has cared even the slightest about Spider-Man in the past to run out and read this final arc of Amazing Spider-Man. Dan Slott is completely on his A-game. This is the first time in a long time that I am truly anxious to get my hands on the next issue. So many people are excited for Christmas this year...I am excited for the day after.

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