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Slott Sets Up a Final Showdown in "Amazing Spider-Man"

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In "Amazing Spider-Man" #699, readers saw how Doctor Octopus ensnared Peter Parker in a particularly fiendish trap. We spoke with writer Dan Slott about setting the stage for their final confrontation in "Amazing" #700.

In Marvel Comics' "Amazing Spider-Man" #698, Spidey's arch enemy Doctor Octopus ensnared him in a seemingly inescapable trap -- Doc Ock's own decrepit and dying body. By switching bodies with Peter Parker and leaving Parker's consciousness trapped in his own moribund physical form, Octavius has beaten his old foe, but he's in danger of making a common mistake made by many of Spider-Man's rogues gallery; that Peter Parker will just give up and die.

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In "Amazing Spider-Man" #699 by writer Dan Slott and artist Humberto Ramos, Peter tried to turn the tide, usingDoc Ock'smemories, powers and connections to put a series of events in motion. This all leads to a climatic showdown in "Amazing Spider-Man" #700, the series' final issue. CBR News spoke with Slott about these events and how they'll impact Spidey's battle with Doc Ock in the milestone issue.

CBR News: "Amazing" #698 had a lot of people upset because they assumed Peter Parker died at the end --

Dan Slott: He flat lined! He flat lined! Of course he died.

The twisted countdown to the story wrapping in "Amazing" #700 began in #698

The book comes out December 26th -- so have a wonderful Christmas! Have a great holiday. Enjoy life. Spend time with your friends and family. Then stay off the internet until you get your hands on a copy of "Amazing Spider-Man" #700 and have read it cover to cover. Then go on the internet and read everything! Read every message board and Tweet on Twitter. Surf Facebook to your heart's content. Feel free to open up every newspaper in the world [Laughs], but until then stay in the bubble.

If anyone even says the words "Spider-Man" put your hands over your ears and go "LA LA LA LA LA!" If Spider-Man shows up on a television screen, close your eyes and look away. Any mention or whisper you hear of Peter Parker, Spider-Man, or Otto Octavius between now and the 26th? Just block it out. You have been warned!

Plus, the covers we have are gorgeous. MR Garcin did a phenomenal collage cover and we have amazing covers from Humberto, Marcos Martin, Joe Quesada, and -- oh my god -- we have an unused cover from "Amazing Fantasy" #15 by Steve Ditko! This is the last issue of "Amazing Spider-Man," and we're not holding anything back!

"Amazing Spider-Man" #700 goes on sale December 26

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