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)
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
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
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
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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