This undated photo provided by Marvel Comics shows the cover of the 700th and final issue in the comic book series “The Amazing Spider-Man,” issued Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. The series ends as Peter Parker meets his doom. But Spider Man’s adventures will continue with the debut of “Superior Spider-Man” in January 2013. (AP Photo/Marvel Comics)
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After 50 years of spinning webs and catching a who’s who of criminals, Peter Parker is out of the hero game.
But Spider-Man is still slinging from building to building — reborn, refreshed and revived with a new sense of the old maxim that Ben Parker taught his then-fledgling nephew that “with great power, comes great responsibility.”
Writer Dan Slott, who’s been penning Spidey adventures for the better part of the last 100 issues for Marvel Entertainment, said the culmination of the story is a new, dramatically different direction for the Steve Ditko and Stan Lee-created hero.