Thursday, February 7, 2013

What do you call the new Spider-Man?

At this point, everyone knows the big surprise behind the final issue of Amazing Spider-Man that sets up the new series, Superior Spider-Man. If you don't, then get the hell out of my house (that's all the SPOILER ALERT you get). The new identity of our hero leaves one question unanswered for the legions of spider-fans out there; just what do we call this new entity that is Spider-Man?


He's Doctor Octopus, but he's not. He's Peter Parker, but he's not. I had a chance to ask the man who dreamt all of this into creation as writer Dan Slott was signing issues of the second printing of Amazing Spider-Man #700 at Midtown Comics last night. Unfortunately, he didn't really have an answer for me, but did acknowledge that fans on the Web had come up with a few interesting options. Dan's favorite from the fans in the web was a little off color.
One fan pointed out that if you take the initials of Otto Octavius and put them inside the initials of Peter Parker, you get POOP.
The Amazingly Superior Doctor Spider-Pus, Esq.

While this is much funnier than anything I came up with, I am still partial to the names I came up with for the new hero.  Obviously, Doctor Spider-Pus is a logical choice when mashing names together, but I prefer the secret identity mash-up of Parktavious.  

All across the web, fans are putting in their two cents as to what the new Spidey should be called, so why don't you tell us your idea.  Regardless of what you call him, Superior Spider-Man has been a lot of fun to read so far and if Dan Slott's work on Amazing is any indication, it'll only get better from here.

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