Spider-Man No More!
|"Spider-Man No More!"|
|Publication date||July 1967|
|Title(s)||The Amazing Spider-Man #50|
|Penciller(s)||John Romita, Sr.|
|Essential Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 3||ISBN 0-7851-1864-0|
|This section requires expansion. (December 2008)|
Peter Parker attempts to give up his life as Spider-Man, but finds out that he is unable to let it go.
In the Ultimate Spider-Man comics, several times, Peter Parker had considered giving up as Spider-Man, due to the stress it put him under, and the interference it had of having a normal life. After defeating Ultimate Carnage for the first time, Peter finally decides to quit being Spider-Man, due to Gwen Stacy's death at Carnage's hands. However, after stumbling across a mugging, he finds himself unable to ignore it and stops the muggers, deciding to continue being Spider-Man.
In Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man, during the "Venom War" arc, after the death of his mother, Rio Morales, at the hands of Ultimate Venom (Conrad Marcus), Miles Morales flies into rage, angrily ripping up his Spider-Man costume, all the while screaming "No More!". Miles goes one year without being Spider-Man, and is desperately trying to live the normal life he has before he became Peter Parker's successor. He no longer has any interest in being Spider-Man, and tries to brush off the responsibilities of being a hero. Despite this, he is confronted by Jessica Drew AKA Spider-Woman, who asks him if her really believed she would let him quit being Spider-Man, and tries to convince him to take up the role again. She hands him a duffel bag with a new and repaired Spider-Man costume, but Miles once again declines. Spider-Woman frequently attempts to convince Miles to be a hero again, but Miles only tells her to stay out of his life. It's only when Gwen Stacy, who had a close relationship with Peter Parker, gives him a rousing speech about how Peter had much tragedy in his life, but it never stopped him from doing the right thing, boosting Miles' confidence and inspiring him to be Spider-Man again.
In other media
- "Spider-Man No More" was adapted in the series finale of Spider-Man: The New Animated Series. In this version, Peter Parker gives up being Spider-Man after he is tricked by the Gaines Twins into hurting Indy, Peter's potential love interest.
- This storyline is heavily used in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 because throughout the film, Peter spends his days wondering if he can have a life as Spider-Man and yet live a personal life. And most noticeable after Gwen's death caused by Harry Osborn (as the Green Goblin), Peter gives up being a hero for 5 months during his mourning.
In popular culture
- In The Simpsons episode "Husbands and Knives", Comic Book Guy's going-out-of-business sign is based on the cover of "Spider-Man No More!".
- The cover's layout is often used to mark important storyline changes in comics.
- Stella Papamichael (November 26, 2004). "Spider-Man 2 DVD (2004)". Movies. BBC. Retrieved 2014-03-13.
- The Amazing Spider-Man #50 at the Comic Book DB