The news that Peter Parker aka Spider-Man has died and that a new young man, Miles Morales, is ready to take up the mantle of the web-slinging red-and-blue superhero in Marvel’s Utimate universe is so big it even made it into the French papers.
What I wanted to opine about is the over/under odds on the number of months it will take for Marvel to bring Peter Parker back from the dead.
Nearly every other comic book character that has dies has come back in one way or another. Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, died and came back. Clark Kent, aka Superman, died and came back. Ben Grimm, aka The Thing, died and came back.
And so on and so on and so on.
Of course, as pointed out in this Gutters web-comic, it appears that only people to not be re-born via Marvel have been Gwen Stacy and Ben Parker…both folks from the Spider-Man world.
Now while I realize that the Ultimate universe is distinct from the regular Marvel universe, I still put the over/under at 23 months.