The Death of Peter Parker (Comics vs Into the Spider-Verse)
Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse was an awesome movie, period. But I want to show you guys how different one particular moment was from the comics from the movie. We’re talking about the death of Peter Parker.
First we know that his death was instrumental to Miles Morales taking over the mantle of Spider-Man in the Ultimate Universe. But how did he die?
Before we go any further there are massive spoilers her for both the movie and the comics, Death of Spider-Man, which also ended with Ultimate Spider-Man # 160.
Death of Peter Parker (Spider-Verse)
In the film directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, we witness the death of Peter Parker ( a blonde guy voiced by Chris Pine) dying after attempting to stop the Wilson Fisk aka The Kingpin from opening alternate universes for his own gain. He gets zapped by the machine and pulled in several Spider-Men. Kingpin’s machine gets damaged while Peter and the Green Goblin are injured. Parker asks Miles Morales to destroy the machine and asks him to flee as well. Kingpin then kills Peter with his bare hands.
A tribute is later given for the fallen hero which Miles attends, he ultimately gets his inspiration to take over as the new Spider-Man.
Death of Peter Parker (comics, death of Spider-Man)
The Ultimate Spider-Man’s death is more dragged out and had more meat. Parker’s death and sacrifice showed how much Spider-Man he is through and through.
The story of the Death of Peter Parker spans a dozen or so issues starting with saving Captain America by taking a bullet meant for him. Before he could get the necessary first aid, Parker rushes back to his home in Queens where The Sinister Six have come knocking on his front door.
Parker single-handedly beats most of the members of the Ultimate Six, with the last minute assist from Aunt May, who actually drew a gun on guys like Vulture and Electro. Green Goblin returns for a second round though.
Peter rescues his neighbors plus Aunt May and Gwen Stacy from the rampaging Goblin. He wakes up the knocked out Human Torch who goes one on one with the Green Goblin.
Unfortunately for the Ultimate Human Torch, Norman Osborn absorbed most of his flames and used it to power himself up.
Parker fights again but it soundly beaten by the OP villain.
Peter tries to fight but is too weak. Luckily for him Mary Jane Watson runs down Osborn with a truck. Peter uses the same truck to smash his opponent.
Peter however gets one last major injury that does him in and its the explosion from the truck. He falls from his injuries in front of his friends and family including Aunt May…
… and Mary Jane Watson.
The exposure of Peter’s identity and the story of his sacrifice is one that inspires Miles Morales to take over the mantle of Spider-Man in the Ultimate U.
Go check out Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse today to see more of Peter Parker and Miles Morales in action.