With great power, there must also come great responsibility. It's not only Spider-Man's greatest lesson, but it's one he can't seem to stop forgetting. Take the Peter Parker in Spider-Man: Life Story, one of 17 or so monthly Spider-Man comics published at Marvel which imagines what Peter Parker's life would be like if it progressed in real time. In Spider-Man: Life Story #5, we find Peter in the 2000s, having abandoned his superhero life by allowing clone Ben Reilly to take over for him while he went off to raise a family instead.
And there we find Peter, lecturing his kids about responsibility…
Only for his daughter to throw it right back in his face.
But the dueling lectures are interrupted when Ben is murdered by Morlun, as we learn from the local news.
Will Spider-Man ever really internalize that damn message? It seems not.
Spider-Man: Life Story #5 hits stores on Wednesday.
SPIDER-MAN LIFE STORY #5 (OF 6)
(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Mark Bagley (CA) Chip Zdarsky
THE REAL-TIME LIFE STORY OF SPIDER-MAN CONTINUES! The superhero CIVIL WAR rocks the world! A hero's death changes everything for both PETER PARKER and his family as LIFE STORY continues into the 2000s!
In Shops: Jul 17, 2019