I like Doctor Who. I also like Spider-Man. And like the good Doctor, Spider-Man has had a lot of different faces and outfits. Obviously this is directly inspired because of the Spider-Verse comic book story, and also the Spider-Man Unlimited game, but I’m also doing this because I want to and I think it will be fun. This is the first part of my who’s who of the different people or alternate realities of my favorite super hero, Spider-Man!
Today I picked one of my favorite twists on the Spider-Man story. An alternate reality in which Uncle Ben dies much earlier than in the traditional Spider-Man story, Peter Parker grows up without the man he would look up to, becoming a troubled teen who skips school. One such occasion he skips out on a class field trip, and joyrides with friends out in the desert. When the car breaks down, Peter wanders off on his own to look for gas, leading him into a gamma bomb test site. When the bomb goes off, Peter is exposed to the gamma radiation, turning him into the Hulk. Obsessed with the accident that turned Peter into a monster, gamma radiation expert Bruce Banner begins looking into ways to cure Peter. Among the evidence and samples gathered from the desert test site is a gamma irradiated spider, which ends up biting Banner, turning him into a spider monster. Eventually Bruce is captured and cured, and becomes the Spider-Man of this world.
Other interesting twists are Steve Rogers becoming Iron Man, and Reed Richards as the leader of S.H.I.E.L.D.