Local comic book fans buzzing about Spiderman twist
The cover of issue 700 of "The Amazing Spiderman" is displayed on a shelf in Greenville. (Dec. 27, 2012/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -
A twist in the Spiderman saga has some comic book fans scratching their heads.
Many people may know about the heroic Spiderman from the big screen, fighting for justice and keeping audiences on the edge of their seats. However, for true fans of the Marvel character, the story continues off screen and on the illustrated pages of the latest comic book.
A recent plot twist in issue 700 of The Amazing Spiderman has the comic book flying off the shelves of Borderlands Comics in Greenville.
Without spoiling the ending, the spin in the latest issue involved the hero's true identity, Peter Parker, and his nemesis, Doc Ock, also known as Otto Octavius. Parker shows the villain what it means to be a hero.
"I guess I would say if this was a fight, he lost," said Rob Young, owner of Borderlands Comics. "But if anyone could have found a way to win in that situation, I think he did."
Young said reviews of the latest issue have been mixed.
"Nowadays, the generation puts it on Twitter and on Facebook," Young said. "So, there's obviously going to be people unhappy with the changing of a character they like."
Eric Cass, who works at Borderlands, said the ending is in line with the saga.
"It just didn't bother me," Cass said. "The way it went down, it's bothered a lot of people. I Thought it was really interesting. That's his story, 'I get beat down and no matter what, I get back up.'"
Young said although some may not appreciate the ending, it's the compelling story that keeps readers faithful.
"If it's a good story, at the end of the day, that's why we're reading it," Young said.
Fans said they have heard the story will continue with the Superior Spiderman series, which is coming out in a few weeks.
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