ASM #700 came out, a classic title comes to an end. In case you haven't read about it somewhere else on the worldwide web, here be spoilers...... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Doc Ock managed to switch his mind with Peter, leaving Peter trapped within Ock's dying body while Ock strolls around in Peter's body. Peter apparently dies in Ock's body, but not before (somehow) making Ock merge with Peter's own memories of his life and times. This epiphany causes Ock to re-think his own goals, and realizing 'with great power comes great responsibility', Ock decides to carry on with Peter's work.....along with picking up Peter's life.
Meh. It's an OK comic, but the pretense of some big change irritates me. You can already see that in a year or two everything will be back to the way it was before. After all, if Peters brain is intact, and his memories are all intact in there, then basically he is not dead, is he? He's been hypnotized to think that Ock is now in his head. I'm guessing that the "natural" memories and personality of the brain will eventually reassert themselves, probably in some big, much touted "this changes everything" "event". Although maybe they will just ignore it and pretend it never happened like all the clone/spider totem/deal with mephisto/Aunt May Dead/organic webshooters/Pete + MJ's baby/etc etc etc.
I like Slott's writing, and this will probably be good for a few years worth of stories, but we all know that it's getting un-done, sooner or later.