|Spoiler space occupied by this thematically-appropriate and also kickass Sal Buscema cover.|
So in the aforementioned issue, by Dan Slott and Rich Elson, Doc Ock pulls a Freaky Friday on Spider-Man, putting his own mind into Spidey's young, healthy body and trapping Pete in Ock's crappy, busted-ass one. Ock's body then promptly goes tentacles-up. So Spider-Man's dead, everybody! Let's go write mean things on the Internet!
Well, not so fast. We've got two issues to go until ASM #700, and if we don't see Peter Parker returning to life in some way, shape, or form, I will eat my Slott-signed copy of Venom: Sinner Takes All #1.
|If you screw me on this one, Slott, that had better be non-toxic ink.|
Furthermore, it's not like this hasn't happened before. In fact, it's happened a bunch of times. So now, marvel at the Ten Deaths of Spider-Man!
No What Ifs, no alternate universes, no Ultimate Spider-Man! There were even a couple more, but ten was a nice round number.
So obviously Spider-Man didn't actually die any of these ten times. How did he survive these ten different dooms? Well, you tell me!
Let's make this a little contest. In the comments, tell me how Spider-Man survived one of these deaths. Just one, please - leave some for everybody else. If you get one correct, I'll write an article for this blog on the topic of your choice - within reason. This is kind of a family friendly blog, so I'm not writing erotic MODOK fan-fiction or anything. Also, remember that I'm not a particularly good or serious writer, so if you want a treatise on gender roles in Dave Sim's Cerebus, it's probably going to suck. But apart from that, go nuts.