(of Earth-52136)

Real Name: Peter Parker

Identity/Class: Extradimensional/alternate reality (Earth-52136) human mutate

Occupation: Adventurer, college student

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Burglar, Doctor Octopus, Electro, Green Goblin, Lizard, Eugene "Flash" Thompson, Vulture

Known Relatives: Benjamin Parker (uncle), May Parker (aunt, deceased)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed

First Appearance: What If...Aunt May Had Died Instead of Uncle Ben?#1 (February, 2005)

Powers/Abilities: Spider-Man has the same superhuman powers and abilities exhibited by Spider-Man of Earth-616, including superhuman strength, agility and a danger-warning "Spider-Sense."

Height: 5'10" (see comments)
Weight: 167 lbs. (see comments)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown

History: (What If...Aunt May Had Died Instead of Uncle Ben?#1) - Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider and soon became a TV star, but ultimately let a thief escape without trying to stop him. Peter returned home later that evening and found his Aunt May had been killed by the Burglar. The Burglar was found to be hiding in nearby warehouse and after the police left, Peter revealed his new identity as Spider-Man to Uncle Ben in a moment of rage and grief, and raced off to try and catch the killer.

Arriving at the warehouse, Peter discovered the Burglar was the thief he had let escape earlier and proceeded to attack him just as Uncle Ben arrived on the scene. Before he could react, the Burglar, freaked out by Spider-Man, fell out of a window and seemingly died. In order to save Peter, Uncle Ben lied and got himself arrested and sent to jail. Being only a teenager, Peter ended up a ward of the state and reacted poorly to being placed in a few foster families. He regularly visited Uncle Ben in jail but could never bring himself to reveal the truth about being able to stop Aunt May's killer. Peter gave up being Spider-Man, an act which led to the death of astronaut John Jameson and his father, J. Jonah Jameson, to write several scathing editorials against Spider-Man, which eventually drove Peter to put on the costume once again and pay Jonah a visit. In his anger, Spider-Man threatened to drop Jonah several stories out of his office window if he didn't stop writing about him.

Due to his anger issues, Parker was soon sent to the Ditko Juvenile Detention Center, where he met "Flash" Thompson, who started bullying Peter, eventually driving Peter to use his powers to escape and live on the streets as Spider-Man. He slept in multiple empty buildings, stealing supplies in the dead of night. In order to make money, Spider-Man started confronting several villains for the reward money such as Doctor Octopus, Vulture and the Lizard, eventually facing the Green Goblin. During this battle, the Goblin needlessly killed civilians and Peter was so enraged that he viciously attacked the Goblin and threw him into a brick chimney. Believing he had accidentally killed someone else, Peter fled. When Spider-Man began to spiral even further and set out to free Ben from prison, Ben refused Spider-Man's help and told Peter that he had to take responsibility in life, and that with great power came great responsibility. Peter broke down and revealed that he could have stopped May's killer but Ben told him that he couldn't change the past, only the future, and that Mrs. Watson was willing to take care of Peter until Ben was released from prison. Ben then suggested Peter reenter society to honor May's memory and Peter took Ben's words to heart, moving in with the Watsons and graduating high school with honors. Peter then went to Empire State University on a science scholarship and began a relationship with Mary Jane Watson.

Years later, Uncle Ben earned his parole and once he was released, he joined Spider-Man in fighting crime.

Comments: Created by Ed Brubaker and Andrea Di Vito.

Peter presumably had the same physical  characteristics as his Earth-616 counterpart.

Profile by Copeinator123.

Earth-52136's Spider-Man has no known connections to:

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What If...Aunt May Had Died Instead of Uncle Ben?#1, p22, pan1 (Spider-Man, main image)
What If...Aunt May Had Died Instead of Uncle Ben?#1, p4, pan1 (Spider-Man, unmasked headshot)

What If...Aunt May Had Died Instead of Uncle Ben?#1 (February, 2005) – Ed Brubaker (writer), Andrea Di Vito (art), C.B. Cebulski, (editor) John Barber, (editor)

First Posted: 05/29/2020
Last updated: 05/29/2020

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