On Sunday, Marvel Comics announced the not so surprising news that Peter Parker would be returning as the Amazing Spider-Man. Back in 2012, Doctor Octopus switched bodies with Peter Parker and left Peter Parker to die in Octavius’ cancer-ridden shell. Since the switch, Doctor Octopus has been acting as Spider-Man in the pages of The Superior Spider-Man.
While Superior Spider-Man wirter Dan Slott had been insisting the change was permanent, everyone (including Stan Lee) knew that the day would come when Peter Parker would be Spider-Man once again. Now, Slott is excited to be put in charge of bringing Parker back. Slott said, "I've been a Spider-Man fan since I was eight years old. Of COURSE I want to see Peter back! He is the one, true Spider-Man."
It turns out that day will be sometime this April with the launch of the all-new Amazing Spider-Man #1. Today, some new information teasing the particulars of Peter Parker's return have been released. According to Marvel, Peter’s presence never quite left his body and is now set to regain control.
Senior Editor, Stephen Wacker said, “The entire creative team is incredibly excited to bring readers the next stage in Spider-Man’s life. And I can promise you that the plans for Amazing Spider-Man, over the next year, will be the biggest Spidey epic yet!”
As far as how Peter Parker returns, Slott teased, "In a strange and terrifying way. And... possibly... at a very great cost. Remember, nothing is ever easy for Peter Parker. It's one of the reasons he's a true hero."
What could the strange and terrifying way that Peter Parker returns be? Any guesses?