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Spider-Geddon Gets Off To a Bloody Start for Peter Parker

WARNING: This article contains spoilers for Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #311 by Sean Ryan, Juan Frigeri, Jason Keith and VC's Travis Lanham, on sale now.

If you were a reader of Marvel's Spider-Geddon #1, then you know the Inheritors are back and have already inflicted significant damage to the Web Warriors by killing Spider-Noir and Spider-UK. Though we saw heroes like the Superior Spider-Man, Spider-Gwen and Miles Morales take part in the first battle, one character in particular was missing from the melee, and that's the Peter Parker Spider-Man of Earth-616.

We've been told Miles Morales is the star of Spider-Geddon, but you can't have a Spider-Man-themed event series and not have Peter play a role in it. Readers didn't have to wait long, as he officially swings into Spider-Geddon in the tie-in comic, Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #311. However, unfortunately for Spider-Man, his foray involved a one-on-one encounter with his old Inheritor foe, Morlun.

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Superior Octopus #1, Spider-Geddon #0 and #1 revealed Otto Octavius has been using the Inheritors' clone technology to create himself a vast supply of cloned bodies. What Otto didn't realize is this allowed the Inheritors a means to escape from the radioactive Earth the Web Warriors trapped them on. Now occupying these cloned bodies, Morlun, Jennix and Verna are the first of the vampiric family to be regenerated.

With a new lease on life and revenge on the brain, Morlun ditches his siblings to get payback on Spider-Man, who has managed to evade him on three separate occasions. The first came in 2001’s Amazing Spider-Man #30. The second took place in 2005-2006's "Spider-Man: The Other" crossover between Amazing Spider-Man, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man and Marvel Knights Spider-Man. The last altercation was in the 2014 Spider-Verse event which left the Inheritors trapped in another dimension. Morlun has taken all three losses personally, and travels from San Francisco, CA to New York for a final rematch.

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Using his ability to track spiders, Morlun is able to find a Spider-Man who is exhausted from stopping robbers and bad guys all day. If there were ever a perfect opportunity for Morlun to finally defeat and feast on Spider-Man, this would be it. What comes next is a city-wide beatdown as Morlun leaves Spider-Man a beaten and bloody mess, with his only hope of victory lying with one of his newest allies.

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