(of Earth-600625)

Real Name: Peter Parker

Identity/Class: Extradimensional/alternate reality (Earth-600625) human mutate

Occupation: Former CEO, superhero

Group Membership: None;
    formerly Spider-Man Incorporated (Betty Brant, J. Jonah Jameson, others)

Affiliations: Trey Robertson, Gwen Stacy;
    formerly Spider-Man Incorporated

Enemies: Doctor Doom, Doctor Octopus, Green Goblin, Kraven the Hunter, Molten Man, Mysterio, Vulture

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

Aliases: "Kiddo," "Oh Webbed One," "Sir," "Spider-Chump," "Spider-Funk," "Ya Big Dope," "You Arachno-Nuisance," "Your Excellency"

Base of Operations: The Parker Estate in New York City, New York, USA

First Appearance: Startling Stories: The Megalomaniacal Spider-Man#1 (June, 2002)

Powers/Abilities: Spider-Man had the same abilities as his 616 counterpart, including superhuman agility and strength, the ability to cling to solid surfaces and a danger-warning spider-sense.

Height: 5'10" (by approximation) (see comments)
Weight: Unrevealed
Eyes: Hazel
Hair: Brown

History: (Startling Stories: The Megalomaniacal Spider-Man#1 (fb) - BTS) - Growing up, Peter Parker thought a lot of his Uncle Ben, whom he believed was a paragon of virtue due to a fabrication of Ben's life by Peter's Aunt May despite Ben actually being involved in a number of shady dealings. Unaware of Ben's true nature, Peter always tried to be as good a person as possible to live up to Ben's supposed example.

When a man came to the Parker house to collect a substantial gambling debt from secret chronic gambler Ben Parker, Ben drew a gun on this man, having no intention of paying the debt, but the man got his shot off first, killing Ben. Told the man was a burglar, Peter was profoundly affected by Ben's death, which he felt somehow responsible for in his guise as the heroic Spider-Man.

(Startling Stories: The Megalomaniacal Spider-Man#1) - In 1968, Peter Parker discovered the truth about his Uncle Ben and it led him to his girlfriend, Gwen Stacy, who suggested that this might be a good thing that may help him stop looking at the world as being simply good or evil. She then came onto him and he fled into the night. Gwen's words seemed to have some effect on him, as over the next week he faced off against various villains as Spider-Man while pondering the life he had found himself living. During a battle with Doctor Octopus, he decided that being a superhero was a thankless task and that he would start putting himself first exclusively.

Over time, Peter Parker retired from crimefighting as Spider-Man and became the CEO of Spider-Man Incorporated, buying out the Daily Bugle in a hostile takeover and humiliating J. Jonah Jameson every chance he got. He also proposed to Gwen Stacy (though he didn't reveal that he was Spider-Man to her) and he set up his Aunt May in a Florida condominium.

By 1984, Peter Parker had become a business tyrant, often pushing his secretary Betty Brant to tears, avoiding his Aunt May and having plenty of chances to continue humiliating Jameson. Not even Aunt May and Gwen Stacy were immune to Peter's outbursts, as Peter refused Gwen's request for Spider-Man to appear at a UNICEF fundraising event, instead wanting to only do things to benefit himself such as appearing as Spider-Man to receive the Medal of Freedom from President Ronald Reagan.

The next day, while preparing for the Medal of Freedom ceremony, Peter discovered that he had put on some weight and no longer looked as if he belonged in the Spider-Man costume. To make matters worse, Gwen called to break up with him over his attitude and behavior. This threw Peter into a tantrum and as he hurled furniture through walls, he was discovered as Spider-Man by J. Jonah Jameson, who had come to deliver Peter's dry-cleaning.

Jameson's first instinct was to use his discovery of Peter's double identity to gain leverage over him but once Peter claimed that his inability to fit into the Spider-Man costume well meant the end of the Spider-Man Incorporated company, plans changed. Since the company was doing well, Jameson wanted to see its continued success for his own benefit and the pair decided that Jameson would wear the Spider-Man suit to the ceremony instead since he was slimmer than Peter and looked the part. Unfortunately for everyone, a lone gunman shot and killed Jameson at the ceremony and the world thought that Spider-Man was dead.

As fifteen years passed, Peter gave up his identity as Spider-Man and sold Spider-Man Incorporated, donating the money from the sale and living in a run-down tenement apartment. Occasionally sought out and interviewed for the fifth and tenth anniversaries of Spider-Man's supposed death, the aged Peter was found in 1999 by Trey Robertson, a reporter for TheBugle.com. During the interview, Peter handed Trey his life's work, a manifesto, and bemoaned the choices he had made in 1968, but after Robertson left, Peter went to canoodle with Gwen Stacy, who admitted that they might not be together if Peter had continued down the road he was once on.

Comments: Created by Peter Bagge.

It can be assumed that, until 1968, the history of this Spider-Man is almost identical to his mainstream counterpart.
This is further confirmed by an editor's note in the issue to reference Amazing Fantasy#15 for more details on Uncle Ben's murder.

On Earth-600625, there did not appear to be a sliding time scale, as Peter Parker aged in real time.

Spider-Man's height is approximated from that of his Earth-616 counterpart. His weight could not be similarly approximated, as he was overweight and weighed more than his Earth-616 counterpart. --Proto-Man

Profile by Mike Podgor.

Earth-600625's Spider-Man has no known connections to:

images: (without ads)
Startling Stories: The Megalomaniacal Spider-Man#1, front cover (Spider-Man, main image)
Startling Stories: The Megalomaniacal Spider-Man#1, p1, pan4 (young Peter Parker, headshot)
Startling Stories: The Megalomaniacal Spider-Man#1, p1, pan7 (Spider-Man's spider-sense)
Startling Stories: The Megalomaniacal Spider-Man#1, p6, pan1 (Spider-Man dodging)
Startling Stories: The Megalomaniacal Spider-Man#1, p6, pan2 (Spider-Man shooting webs)
Startling Stories: The Megalomaniacal Spider-Man#1, p13, pan2 (overweight Spider-Man circa 1984)
Startling Stories: The Megalomaniacal Spider-Man#1, p21, pan2 (Peter Parker circa 1999)

Startling Stories: The Megalomaniacal Spider-Man#1 (June, 2002) - Peter Bagge (writer, art), Axel Alonso (editor)

First Posted: 07/31/2020
Last updated: 07/31/2020

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