Do you remember Amazing Spider-Man #298? The first Todd McFarlane issue, the first appearance of Venom, while there was a lot of emphasis placed on issue #300, but #298 is where it all started, and it can still sell for $20 or $30 – $300 if in decent CGC condition.
It looks like the same will be happening with Amazing Spider-Man #698. The focus is all on Dan Slott and whatever he is planning to do in issue #700 that will make all the fans hate him and force him to go into hiding (Spider-Man killing Hobgoblin, Alpha shagging Aunt May, Gwen Stacy coming back to life as a zombie, Mysterio deleting all of Mary Jane from continuity, your call) will actually start happening two issues previously. And whatever will happen with Spider-Man in 2013, will all start in that issue.
Except no one else knows. So shush, okay? Our little secret. This is the issue's current solicitation.
DYING WISH PRELUDE • The end of Spider-Man's world begins when Doctor Octopus discovers who Peter Parker really is. • (Fifty years goes by much…too…fast.)
More. So much more. Get yours reserved now, and expect it to go to second print very very quickly.