Amazing Spider-Man #700 Ending Leaked Online
by Brant W. Fowler
If you have not been reading Amazing Spider-Man or are behind, there are SPOILERS for the current arc. We are NOT posting the spoiler leaked for issue #700 though.
Back in November, the details of the ending of Amazing Spider-Man #698 were leaked online nearly a week before release date, which ended up spoiling the story for many, though it did intrigue others enough to seek out the issue. Well, it has happened again with the massive issue #700 of the series, the issue that (for now) will end the title making way for a brand new Spider-Man title to launch as part of Marvel NOW!, Superior Spider-Man.
For those that read Amazing Spider-Man #698, you know that the big happening in that issue - the one that was leaked - revealed that Doctor Octopus had switched bodies with Peter Parker, and Peter Parker supposedly died in Otto's destroyed body while Otto goes and plays Spider-Man. So the question has been who will be Spider-Man in Superior Spider-Man? Will it be Otto, or someone else entirely?
Well, the ending to this issue was leaked today as pages were scanned a summary of the issue was posted online, reports CBR. The scans leaked were of the last three pages of the book, and it basically reveals who will be Spider-Man going into Superior Spider-Man, and it is a doozy! You DO NOT want that spoiled, trust me!
The issue has not been received by retailers yet, but has been printed. So it most likely came from someone involved in printing, distribution or publishing.
Dan Slott is going silent and is asking fans to as well. He posted this on Twitter:
"A story is a beginning, middle, and end in context," Slott said via Twitter. "A story is in the telling -- not in the second hand recounting by others. If anyone put their mind to it they could tell the world's worst beat-for-beat version of 'Citizen Kane' or 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' -- and with very little effort, make them sound horrible. It's not that hard to do. Please do us the favor of reading the story as we intended it. Please look at this story with pages shown in their entirety, instead of partially chopped and framed to highlight some dialogue butleaving other parts out. Please let us tell you our story. It's a story I've wanted to tell for some time. It's a story we've seeded for one hundred issues. This is not a fly-by-night gimmick or slapped together plan. This three part arc -- and especially this final chapter -- is my favorite story I've ever told in comics!
"I am very proud of this one -- and all the hard work and stunning artistry Humberto Ramos, Victor Olazaba, Edgar Delgado, and Chris Eliopoulos delivered on the page," he continued. "Hell, our editorial team of Steve Wacker and Ellie Pyle worked tireless hours through a hurricane to get this to you! Please, please, please let us do our jobs and present this project that we all care about to you in the manner with which it was designed."
Whether you are a fan or not of Slott's run on Amazing Spider-Man, this is an epic and unprecedented event in the character's history, and it does a disservice to have it spoiled in this manner. If you want to spoil it for yourself, I'm sure you can find it if you look hard enough. But there are some stories that just should not be spoiled, this being one of them. So do yourself a favor and wait two weeks.
Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso stated to CBR that Marvel would be looking into this, and that "It's always disappointing when someone decides to spoil a big story by posting it on the torrents..."
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