Last year, we shared with you our favorite “What If” story: What If Spider-man had Stopped the Burglar Who Killed Uncle Ben? One of our readers told us he liked today’s story better – because Peter does not become a complete jerk! So today, let’s read another “What If” scenario on the origin of Spider-man. This time around, Uncle Ben was at the store when the burglar broke in, and Aunt May died instead. Writer Ed Brubaker replaces The Watcher with a guy in a Watcher t-shirt to spin this tale.
– From What If Aunt May had Died instead of Uncle Ben #1; Marvel, 2005.