Peter Parker Death Threats: Spider-Man Writer Under Fire From Fans

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For decades, comic books have gone through major shakeups, with varying degrees of fan support and outrage as popular characters' fates are revealed.

The social media age is only enhancing the controversy over Spider-Man’s alter ego, Peter Parker, over whom a firestorm has erupted in recent days.

Why? SPOILER ALERT: Be warned, major details ahead ...

Amazing Spider-Man 700

Marvel revealed that Parker will die, and the role of Spider-Man will be taken over by his archenemy, Doctor Octopus, after “Amazing Spider-Man” #700.

This chapter marks the end of one of the most popular comic book series of all time after 50 years, and Parker's death is not sitting well with some fans.

All parties involved maintain that the changes are permanent, and next month, the saga begins anew with the release of “The Superior Spider-Man” #1.

Doc, Otto Octavius, will step into the Spidey suit then.

Otto believes that with the combination of his intelligence and Parker’s inherited memories and spider powers, he can be an uber-Spider-Man.

He can live Parker’s life better than Peter could - from fighting crime to getting back together with on-again, off-again girlfriend Mary Jane Watson.

When issue #700 was leaked early, fan reaction went into overdrive, with a few posted death threats directed at the issue’s writer, Dan Slott.

Slott reacted on his Twitter and Facebook, writing: “Reality check: There is NO such thing as a ‘funny death threat.’ Especially if you TAG someone in it.”

CNN spoke to Slott, who did say fans have become more civil over time, and to Marvel editor Stephen Wacker about the controversial comic.

Follow the link to read their interview with Slott.

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It's not going to last
Nothing (well almost nothing) is permanent in Comic Books
Aunt may has been dead I think three times now
The Black Cat had super powers now there gone
Mary Jane had a baby with Peter now they've never even been Married
More villains have died only to be brought back to life then I can count
There are only a few things you can count on in comics
Batman parents will always no matter what anyone does will always get killed in front of him as a small boy
Krypton will always explode
The Fantastic Four Will always get there powers in space
Captain America will always fight in World War 2
Dare Devil will always be blind
And Female Super Heroes will always have BIG BREAST (It's because there drawn by what use to be boys who couldn’t get dates)

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psssssst: YOU'RE FAMILIAR WITH STEVE CANYON?

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