Kill a character, and he or she is bound to return, bigger, stronger, faster, more awesome than before. Or maybe the character comes back more spectacular, amazing, and all-new than before…. That didn’t work out quite right, and speaking of not quite right, this week we learn the fate of one of our favorite characters – one that was expected to be dead much longer than 13 months.
According to the New York Daily News, Peter Parker is returning as the Amazing Spider-Man in April. It’s only been 13 months since Peter Parker was killed by Doctor Octopus – who then transferred his mind into Parker’s body. But when has dead in comic actually meant dead? What makes this more interesting is writer Dan Slott had all the plans in place for over a year, and has been quiet the entire time.
“To do that for a solid year of my life, that’s the hardest thing I’ve had to do — to look small children in the eye at a convention and lie to them,” says Slott. “One of them with an honest-to-God Little League uniform and a quivering lip. Inside, part of me was dying.”
I guess the most interesting part of the return of Peter Parker is that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie arrives in theaters on May 2, 2014, just a month after Peter Parker returns to comics. “A coincidence?” you ask. Yeah… something like that.
How will Peter Paker return? There’s a twist in the death and return to life of Peter Parker, according to Dan Slott, and we’ll find out this week when the new issue arrives at your local comic book shop.