Type: Divergent Earth

Environment: Earth-like

Usual means of access: Presumably vibrational attunement

Dominant Life Form: Humans

Significant Inhabitants: J. Jonah Jameson, Spider-Man (Hulk), Mark Waid

First Appearance: Wha...Huh?#1 (2005)

History: (Wha...Huh?#1/28 (fb) - BTS) - The Hulk was bitten by a radioactive spider, gaining the powers of a spider. Using his newfound powers, the Hulk became known as the Spider-Man.

 (Wha...Huh?#1/28) - After a night of crime-fighting, the Hulk noticed the newest copy of the Daily Bugle was bashing Spider-Man. Commenting on how he just wanted to be left alone, the Hulk removed his Spider-Man costume and became determined to find "puny" Jameson and sell him photos. When the Hulk arrived at the Daily Bugle, J. Jonah Jameson told him his photos were crap and asked why the Hulk never brought him anything he could use.

(Amazing Spider-Man III#9) - Earth-200527 was observed by Earth-001's vampiric Inheritors, who witnessed the Hulk nearly busting out of the seams of his Spider-Man costume.

Comments: Created by Mark Waid, Tom Peyer and Jim Mahfood.

The divergent point for this Earth happened during the events seen in Amazing Fantasy I#15 (August, 1962).

While it seems very likely that the Hulk in this reality is Bruce Banner, we don't really have 100% confirmation so it's slightly possible that someone else could have become the Hulk in this reality and then subsequently get bit by a radioactive spider.

Despite the art in the Spider-Man image below, the red on his costume DID have the webbing design on it, as you can see in the above main profile images.

Profile by Proto-Man.

Earth-The Incredible Hulk Had Been Bitten by a Radioactive Spider had no known connection to

J. Jonah Jameson

The publisher of the Daily Bugle newspaper, J. Jonah Jameson was often visited by the incredible Hulk, who attempted to sell his photos of himself in action as Spider-Man. Not impressed by the Hulk's photography skills, Jameson constantly informed Hulk that his photos were crap and asked why the Hulk could not bring him anything he could use.



After becoming the Hulk, the Hulk was bitten by a radioactive spider somewhere and it transferred its abilities to the Hulk. Deciding to become the superhero Spider-Man, the Hulk fought crime and repeatedly failed to sell photos to Daily Bugle publisher J. Jonah Jameson. Spider-Man, now nearly busting out of his torn costume, was later briefly observed in the Great Web of Life and Destiny by Earth-001's vampiric Inheritors before being recruited into the multiversal Spider-Army against the Inheritors. Spider-Man then joined numerous other Spider-totems from across the multiverse in a massive battle against the Inheritors and he returned to his home reality upon the Inheritors' defeat. Shortly thereafter, Spider-Man journeyed to Earth-616 to join a multiversal team of Spider-Man counterparts called the Amazing Arachnids in a baseball game against a multiversal team of Wolverine counterparts called the Seething Snikters. When the Amazing Arachnids' outfielder, Spider-Ham of Earth-8311, was distracted by the Earth-616 mercenary Deadpool, Spider-Man-200527, as well as all of the Amazing Arachnids and Seething Snikters, rushed after Deadpool for interrupting the game.

Spider-Man had the same superhuman strength, agility, ability to cling to walls and danger-warning Spider-Verse abilities possessed by the Earth-616 hero Spider-Man but he also possessed a much higher degree of superhuman strength, durability and healing like his Earth-616 counterpart, Hulk.

--Wha...Huh?#1/28 (Amazing Spider-Man III#9, Spider-Verse I#2, Amazing Spider-Man III#14-15/History of Marvel Universe I#6, Deadpool: Too Soon? Infinite Comic#6,

Mark Waid

Mark Waid was a comic book writer who happened to be reading a newspaper story about Spider-Man when Spider-Man himself swung down from a web. While Waid appeared not to even notice Spider-Man, Waid was confronted by a boy on the street who asked him why the Thing did what he did in Fantastic Four#56, page 14, panel 3. Waid replied by telling the kid to buzz off.


images: (without ads)
Wha...Huh?#1, p32, pan2 (Earth-200527, main image)
Wha...Huh?#1, p32, pan1 (Spider-Man swinging & Mark Waid images)
Wha...Huh?#1, p32, pan4 (J. Jonah Jameson)
Spider-Verse I#2, p28, pan3 (Spider-Man)

Wha...Huh?#1 (2005) - "What if the Incredible Hulk Had Been Bitten by a Radioactive Spider?" story - Mark Waid, Tom Peyer (writers), Jim Mahfood (art), C.B. Cebulski (editor)
Amazing Spider-Man III#9 (January, 2015) - "Spider-Verse: The Feast" story - Dan Slott (writer), Giuseppe Camuncoli (pencils), Cam Smith (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)

First Posted: 12/04/2005
Last updated: 11/27/2021

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