Marvel is calling it "arguably the most shocking event in comic book history."
In the "Civil War" Series, the latest edition has Spiderman taking of his mask to reveal himself as Peter Parker.
"I'm proud of who I am, and I'm here right now to prove it," the legendary webslinger tells a press conference called in New York's Times Square, before pulling off his mask and standing before the massed ranks of reporters as newspaper photographer Peter Parker.
"Any questions?" Parker asks in the final panel of the issue, amid a barrage of camera flashes.
The "Civil War" series deals with civil liberties. The article goes on to say "Following a showdown between a group of superheroes and supervillains in which hundreds of innocent civilians are killed, the government passes the Super-Hero Registration Act, requiring all superheroes to reveal their identities and register as "living weapons of mass destruction."
Marvel's roster of invincible crime fighters is split into two bitterly opposed factions, with one camp -- championed by the likes of Spiderman -- in favour of the new law and the other, including Captain America and his ilk, refusing to relinquish anonymity.
I will likely be buying it soon. It sounds cool and likely to be worth something later on. BTW, the movie "Ultimate Avengers" is great too.