Apologies for the headline, I appear to be in a Hamilton mood today. As this Twitter thread suggests. Amazing Spider-Man #800 was a comic with many epilogues and still an issue to come. But people lived, people died, people came close to dying, in the final 80-page battle between Peter Parker, Spider-Man and Norman Osborn and Carnage, the Red Goblin, across New York (though avoiding the X-Men in Central Park).
Here’s who lived, who died and who escaped in Amazing Spider-Man #800.
Clash, Silk, Human Torch, and Miles Morales (watch those secret identities, Spider-Man) all used as embedded symbiote traps, but were healed by Flash with his Anti-Venom abilities.
And also patched up in the hospital — again with secret identity issues.
Mary Jane, safe and healed.
Doctor Octopus: Alive, just, saying his catchphrase, then healing… Now working for Max Modell at Horizon University under the alias Elliott Tolliver, alongside the other love of his life. Is Marconi/May/Octavius the love triangle we have been waiting on? Still has Nazi hair though…
Harry Osborne: Infected, healed, alive. Though his Humanitrons may not have been quite so lucky.
Humanitrons: Smashed to bits.
Liz Allen: Infected, healed, alive. Plotting.
Emma Osborn: Alive, trying to make amends.
Man in Times Square who dresses as Spider-Man: Dead. Gutted by the Red Goblin. We don’t see his funeral.
Alchemex security guards: Dead. Gutted by Red Goblin with Joker-style laughter left behind. We don’t see their funerals.
J Jonah Jameson. Infected, healed, alive but really really guilty for giving the game away to Norman Osborn. Trying to make amends. In his own way.
Spider-Slayer Suit: Destroyed in battle with the Red Goblin.
Venom symbiote: Alive. Shooed away from the final battle. Presumed returned to Eddie Brock in time for Venom #1.
Carnage symbiote: Burnt. Exploded. Presumed dead.
Norman Osborn: Defeated as the Red Goblin, defeated as the Green Goblin, now believes himself to be Carnage host Cletus Kassidy.
Cletus Kassidy: Not appearing in this comic. Recently seen in the deep vacuum of space in Venomized.
Alpha: Definitely not appearing in this comic. Lesson learned.
Normie Osborn: Alive. Supposedly cleared of the Carnage symbiote, but he still has a glint in the eye suggesting the return of the Goblin Childe in the future.
Goblin Childe symbiote: Something left in Normie but also something left with Alchemax… naughty Liz.
Flash Thompson: Died at the hands of the Red Goblin after saving everyone at least twice – but himself.
Spider-Man: A bit banged up, shot in the shoulder by J. Jonah Jameson, but still swinging. Could there be some lasting damage from having been fully bonded with the symbiote?
First time he’s had the tongue…
Uncle Ben: Still dead.
And who told his story?
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800
(W) Dan Slott (A) Stuart Immonen, Humberto Ramos, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Jim Cheung (CA) Alex Ross
• Dan Slott and Stuart Immomen are joined by many of the artists who made the last 10 years of Spider-Man so Amazing!
• The biggest Peter Parker/Norman Osborn story of all time unfolds over one 80-page story, a scope unmatched in comics!
• Who lives?! Who dies?! And what scars will Spider-Man bear from here on out?!
Rated T In Shops: May 30, 2018