With the growing trend of killing off characters reaching to new highs as seen in the deaths of characters from Marvel’s B list Sentry to A list DC superhero Batman. Now it seems The Amazing Spider-Man may not be meeting his death, but the Ultimate universe version will be. Brian Micheal Bendis made a staple in comic history when he made the drastic move to restell old web heads origin by making his own universe, which saw Peter Parker return to his nerdy teenage roots. This bold move would lead to the expanding of the alternate storyline known as the Ultimate Universe. But now, in Ultimate Spider-Man #160, Marvel’s ultimate universe poster boy will meet his death.
Here is the comic page that will run shock waves through the Ultimate Universe; plus details from the death of the beloved comic character from USA TODAY:
In Ultimate Spider-Man issue 160, illustrated by Mark Bagley and debuting in stores Wednesday, Peter Parker dies at the end of a vicious battle between himself and the Green Goblin, who targeted Spidey for death after escaping from S.H.I.E.L.D. custody.
With the help of Iceman and the Human Torch, he makes his last stand in Queens, saving Aunt May and Gwen Stacy before dying in Mary Jane Watson’s arms.
“Listen, I sat there typing this thing with tears in my eyes like a big baby!” Bendis says. “I went upstairs to my wife, and I go, ‘I am so embarrassed. I think I’ve literally been crying for 45 minutes.’ I’ve had real things happen in my life I didn’t cry about, and yet I’m crying about this. I became very proud of it, and that’s not an adjective I often put on myself.”
As for the Green Goblin, his fate is seemingly held in the final panel of the issue — or is it? “I am completely leaving that up to interpretation,” Bendis says. “There’s a lot of finality to the issue, so I’m going to leave that one open.”