Good god! They killed spider-man! Damn them! How could they? Spider-man has to be my all time growing up most favourite superhero and now they killed him? How can anyone kill Spider-man? I mean, he's Spider-man and he doesn't die. No matter how bad the stakes are against him, he'll always prevail! Yet, this time round in The Ultimate Spider Comic #160, he dies at the hands of the Green Goblin!
I don't care if it's the Ultimate universe version of him and not the regular Marvel comics version of him (read here for the difference in universes), but nobody and I mean nobody kills off my favourite superhero. And what's even worse, they have another person in mind being inked to replace Peter Parker. Nobody can replace Peter Parker and his witty one liners when he battles all those bad villains.
I'm saddened and disappointed, I grew up with good old spidey and have tons and tons of his comic books. I was there when he first was bitten by the dastardly radioactive spider turning him into an icon, I followed him along his exploits battling the likes of the Green Goblin, The Vulture, Doctor Octopus, The Chameleon, The Tinkerer, The Sandman and many more, saving the earth many times over
I was there when he was first going out with Gwen Stacey and all through his quest for Mary Jane. I attended his wedding (I still have that issue comic book in mint condition) and was happy for him when he finally got his woman. Now, he's dead, Ultimate universe or not, he's still dead and they're even going to have a new spider man take over ... siggghhh ... I'm gutted!
I don't think whatever character they come up with can ever compare to Peter's rapier wit. We'll just have to wait and see, not that I'll be looking forward to getting that issue when it eventually comes out. I'll just stick to the original regular Marvel Amazing Spider-Man Universe version of the hero.
I know it's only a comic book and I'm making a mountain out of nothing but heck, I grew up with Spider Man and always dreamt of one day waking up with his powers and being able to scale walls and shoot webs out of my hands ... LOL!
Rest in peace, Spider Man of the Ultimate Universe.