There's a study somewhere out there that says spoilers do not hurt stories, and we just might see that proved with sales on Amazing Spider-Man #698.
Writer Dan Slott has been stating all along that retailers have not ordered enough of the issue, and now we learn that is the case as Marvel announced Amazing Spider-Man #698 has sold out and will go to a second printing.
Late Monday night someone close to Marvel leaked the entire issue online revealing what transpired between Spider-Man and Doc Ock.
Well, the news hit the net just as fast as news of Mephisto's Spider-Man deal, with fans scooping up copies today at their local comic shop.
The end of Spider-Man’s world begins when Doctor Octopus discovers who Peter Parker really is. This is the beginning of the end to this fifty year run and you will want to see the secret that will change everything! So don’t miss the most talked about comic of the year, returning to store shelves in just a few weeks with Amazing Spider-Man #698 Second Printing Variant!
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #698 (OCT128224)
Written by DAN SLOTT
Art by RICHARD ELSON
Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
FOC – 11/26/12 On-Sale - 12/19/12