MARVEL ENDS ‘THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN’ WITH ISSUE #700
Sad news for Spider-man fans today (no, Kirsten Dunst is not coming back to play Mary Jane), as Marvel Comics revealed that issue #700 of the flagship Spider-man comic, Amazing Spider-man will be its last. The issue, which will hit stands in December, will be a massive 104 page, 50th anniversary special with a story by Dan Slott and artwork by Humberto Ramos.
50 years? 700 issues? Wow, I am feeling so incredibly ancient right now.
In any event, I wouldn’t be too misty about this whole thing. I’m sure Marvel will relaunch the title as part of the MARVEL NOW “initiative,” with a brand new #1 issue sometime in the winter of 2013. Then, when Marvel decides MARVEL NOW is so MARVEL YESTERDAY (ha ha, aren’t I clever?), they’ll revert the numbering back to the 700′s. Here are the all the variant covers for this incredible milestone: