The Amazing Spider-Man: Dying Wish by Dan Slott, Humberto Ramos, and Richard Elson
Spider-Man swung into our lives in 1963 and immediately became an iconic hero. But all good stories must come to an end. This graphic novel tells the story of the final days of Peter Parker. It collects issues 698-700 of The Amazing Spider-Man.
Doctor Octopus is on his death bed and has merely hours left to live. He manages to cheat death by switching bodies with Peter Parker.
Peter tries his best to beat his nemesis and reclaim his body. Unfortunately, he fails at this task. Yet, in his final moments in the broken body of Doc Ock, Peter manages to show the doctor exactly why he is Spider-Man. He uses the memory switch to implant his own mission into his nemesis.
Peter Parker dies in the body of Doctor Octopus. And no one knows that the actual living Spider-Man has been body-snatched with that of a villian.
The twist here is that Doctor Octopus truly buys into being Spider-Man and he tackles it with such vigor, rebranding himself, Superior Spider-Man.
The Amazing Spider-Man comes to a close but a new series, The Superior Spider-Man takes over.
Peter Parker is dead, but in comics, death is never permanent. Hopefully he will return one day. He is a great character.
My List of 2014 Reads – with links to every title I read over the course of the year.