What if Flash Thompson had been bitten by the radioactive spider? Flash Thompson as…Spider-Man! But without the scientific know-how of Peter Parker, will Thompson reach his full potential as the wall-crawler?
The Watcher presents three alternative realities where in each one of them someone else received the super powers given by the bite of the radioactive spider that would transform Peter Parker in Spider Man.
WHAT IF #7 WHAT IF SOMEONE ELSE WAS BITTEN BY THE RADIOACTIVE SPIDER
Turning point : Flash Thompson pushes Peter out of the way to show off for his girlfriends, and the spider lands on him. Betty Brant is covering the science exhibit for the bugle and James Jameson is at the Science exhibit and takes Peter Parkers place as the victim of the radio active spider.
Flash Thompson has always wanted to be a hero, when he is bitten he becomes “Captain Spider”. He fights crime, but unfortunately he is not the brain Peter Parker is, and is not able to develop the web fluid.
Betty Brant : Her story mimics Peters, but instead of Uncle Bens death inspiring her to continue, it made her want to quit the superhero business.
John Jameson : When J Jonah Jameson finds out his son has superpowers, he designs an outfit and has the Bugle support him. Until a fateful mission where John has to save the very capsule he would have been flying if he had not become Spider-man.
Note: This issue contains the Hostess Superhero Ad, Thor in "The Ding-A-Ling Family."