Spider-Man discovers he's dying just as Morlun returns. After a savage fight, Spider-Man dies, only to return evolved.

Other - Evolve or Die

December, 2005 - March, 2006

Just as Spider-Man discovers he's dying from a mysterious disease, Morlun seemingly returns from the dead. Morlun attacks Spider-Man, with the intention of absorbing his essence. But when Morlun threatens Mary Jane, Spider-Man savagely protects her, biting Morlun and absorbing his essence, killing him. Spider-Man dies in Mary Jane's arms and his body is taken to Stark Tower, where something emerges from the body and forms a cocoon from which a revitalized Peter Parker soon breaks free with newfound powers.

Characters In This Event



The story spans across Spider-Man's three series at the time. Maybe that's because there are no issues. But here is the reading order.

Act One:

  • Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man 1
  • Marvel Knights: Spider-Man 19
  • Amazing Spider-Man 525

Act Two:

  • Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man 2
  • Marvel Knights: Spider-Man Vol 1 20
  • Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 526

Act Three:

  • Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man3
  • Marvel Knights: Spider-Man 21
  • Amazing Spider-Man 527

Act Four:

  • Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man 4
  • Marvel Knights: Spider-Man 22
  • Amazing Spider-Man 528