Death of a Photojournalist (and Super Hero) Announced

Peter Parker, who was arguably the most famous newspaper photojournalist (albeit a fictional one) and superhero, has died. The final installment in the “Death of Spider-Man” comic book series went on sale June 22, Marvel Comic announced last week. (Speculation that Parker, Spider-Man’s alter ego, committed suicide after scathing reviews of his Broadway musical, “Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark,” are currently unfounded.)

Longtime fans of the web-slinger needn’t fear, though. The Spider-Man killed in this month’s Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #160 is a re-imagined version created in 2000 under Marvel Comics’ Ultimate Marvel imprint as part of an effort to appeal to a younger audience. One recent storyline involved Parker being fired from the Daily Bugle for doctoring photos.

While the Ultimate Marvel version was being published, the original Spider-Man was having his own adventures in several series that were published concurrently. The more seasoned Spider-Man, created in 1962 by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, will continue to grace his own monthly titles.

Somehow we knew the real Peter Parker would never Photoshop photos meant for publication.

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  2. Xavier Kintzinger Says:

    And now, every time we’ll click on the “obituary” tag, we’ll have to read this “story”… Nice!

  3. nick strite Says:

    Its only ultimate spiderman original spider man nobody really cared for him much anyhow.

  4. Portrait Photographer Says:

    Peter Parker should have been a portrait photographer rather than a photojournalist… Spiderman would have been much more fun :-)

    A Portrait Photographer

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