Today, Marvel published Amazing Spider-Man #699, the follow up to the explosive twist in Amazing Spider-Man #698. So, you know, spoilers.
But if you’d thrown your arms up in the air at the dead Peter Parker-in-Doctor-Octopus’ body, and had sworn off picking up the next issue, maybe this will change your mind.
Or maybe it won’t.
You see, Peter Parker isn’t dead. At the beginning of the new issue, the SHIELD medical team get to work and revive his crashing body. And then we get a narrative from Peter Parker’s point of view as he explores his new body… and its memories.
Firstly, we were bang on the money with this theory and where it all began.
But more than that, we discover events that occurred before the planned marriage of Aunt May and Otto Octavius. And exactly what they got up to with Doc Ock’s ninth appendage.
So not only do we get this revelation but Peter Parker has to experience having sex with his aunt, first hand.
Why does it feel that this could be a Key Issue for collectors?
Here’s the money shot. As it were.
Comics courtesy of Orbital Comics, London.
Launching on Thursday Dec 6th 2012 the ‘Torchsongs and Fire Hoses’ issue of The Illustrated Ape magazine at Orbital Comics sponsored with an exhibition of artwork from the issue running from December 6 to January 6.
This 200 copy limited edition publication comes in a ‘Take Away Gallery’ bag with a 50 page comics section, CD & special Monkey Shoulder gift.
Contributing artists include: Mina Milk, Debbie Griffin , Marko Matysik. Anthony Ausgang, Matt Valentine, Molly Crabapple , Billy Chainsaw , Henry Hate , Jason Atomic, Jack Mclean , Carl Stimpson , Scott Jason Smith, Dwam Ipomee, Paul Ashley Brown, Trina Dalziel, RiotQueer, Nigel Burch, Jacob Stead, Sina Sparrow, Jessica Kemp, Beibei Nie, Bern Campbell, Madoka Nagata and Zak Smith.