It looks like at least one of the versions of the popular 48-year-old character Spider Man will be killed off early next year. Marvel Entertainment said Tuesday that it will release a new comic-book series titled "Death of Spider-Man" in February as part of its Ultimate Comics line. It'll be written by Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Millar.
Spider-Man, originally created by the legendary Stan Lee, first appeared in a Marvel comic book in 1962. The Ultimate Comics storyline won't affect the more mainstream "Adventures of Spider-Man."
Walt Disney (DIS) acquired Marvel Entertainment late last year for about $4 billion in cash and stock.
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