The Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 2 #700A

Dying Wish, Suicide Run / Spider-Dreams / Date Night

Rel: Dec 26, 2012 - Pub: Feb 2013
Action, Adventure, Super-Heroes
Modern Age | Color | USA | English
Regular Pascal Garcin Cover
Comic | 104 pages | $7.99

In The Amazing Spider-Man #700 (December 2012), Octopus learns of Parker's escape and attempts to leave the country long enough for his body to die. Meanwhile the Trapster uses various technologies to prolong Parker's life. An electric shock delivered during the process causes Parker to experience a vision of the afterlife where he meets the people he has lost, including Gwen Stacy and Uncle Ben. Ben encourages Parker to put a stop to Octopus, and Parker awakens in the real world. Octopus decides to remain in New York City and gather all of Parker's loved ones together in Avengers Tower. While Parker attempts to repair the recovered golden Octobot, Octopus sends law enforcement after him. To prevent his villainous companions from harming the police, Parker incapacitates Trapster and escapes with Scorpion and Hydro-Man. Together they infiltrate Avengers Tower, but they are confronted by Octopus. Learning that J. Jonah Jameson is also in the tower, Scorpion and Hydro-Man abandon Parker to pursue Scorpion's agenda against Jameson. When Scorpion attempts to kill Jameson's father's wife, Parker's Aunt May, Octopus intervenes to protect her and experiences a flash of Parker's childhood memory of his aunt. As Scorpion attacks him again, Octopus overreacts and punches off Scorpion's jaw. Seeing that Octopus has almost killed someone using his body, Parker grabs Octopus and jumps out of a window in an attempt to kill them both. Octopus manages to form a cushion from webbing, saving them both. Parker takes control of the Octobot and strikes Octopus, but it fails to work; Octopus reveals he added shielding to the area to prevent another transfer. As Octopus prepares to finish Parker, Parker uses their connection via the bot to intentionally inflict his memories on Octopus, from his childhood to the multitudinous losses he has experienced and his transformation into Spider-Man, but modifying the memories to feature Octopus in Parker's place. The memories subdue Octopus and make him realize the error of his ways. He promises to keep the people safe as Parker finally dies. In the final scene, Octopus promises that with his ambition and intelligence, he will be a Superior Spider-Man.

Creators View all

Writer Jen Van Meter, Dan Slott, J.M. DeMatteis
Penciller Humberto Ramos, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Stephanie Buscema
Inker Victor Olazaba, Sal Buscema
Colorist Antonio Fabela, Edgar Delgado
Letterer Chris Eliopoulos
Cover Artist Pascal Garcin
Editor Stephen Wacker
Editor in Chief Axel Alonso

Characters View all

Ben Urich
George Stacy
Trapster (Peter Petruski)
Hydro-Man (Morris Bench)
Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew)
Havok (Alex Summers)
Peter Parker
Norah Winters
Richard Parker
Mary Parker
Ben Parker
Captain America (Steve Rogers)
Hawkeye (Clint Barton)
Joseph 'Robbie' Robertson
Carlie Cooper
Spider-Slayer (Alistair Smythe)
Rhino (Aleksei Mikhailovich Sytsevich)
Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff)
Thor (Thor Odinson)
May Parker
Hulk (Robert Bruce Banner)
Marla Madison-Jameson
Black Widow (Natasha Romanoff)
J. Jonah Jameson Sr.
Mary Jane Watson
Gloria 'Glory' Grant
Silver Sable (Silver Sablinova)
Iron Man (Anthony 'Tony' Stark)
J. Jonah Jameson Jr.
Sajani Jaffrey
Max Modell
Grady Scraps
Bella Fishbach
Uatu Jackson
Wolverine (Logan / James Howlett)
Gwendolyne 'Gwen' Stacy
Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers)
Spider-Man (Otto Octavius)
Tim Harrison
Oksana Sytsevich
Scorpion (MacDonald 'Mac' Gargan)