What If Someone Else Had Become — the Amazing Spider-Man
Writer: Don Glut
Artist: Rick Hoberg
Inks: Sam Grainger
Colorist: George Roussos
Letters: Rick Parker
Concept: Roy Thomas
Originally published: February 1978
There are a couple pages of new 616 material here. Not sure why I have this placed here in the chronology, it really doesn’t fit.
This shows what would have happened if Flash Thompson, Betty Brant, or John Jameson had been bitten by the radioactive spider. All three of their stories end in tragedy, and the Watcher shows us that it takes a special kind of person to be a hero. Interestingly, after all their failures, Peter still manages to become Spider-Man. That’s pretty cool.