- You want a Spider-person, Normie? Face it tiger ... you just hit the jackpot!
Appearing in "Legacy ... In Black and White"Edit
- May Parker (Spider-Girl) (First appearance)
- Normie Osborn (First appearance)
- May's Friends
- Roberta (First appearance)
- The Fantastic Five (First appearance)
- The Avengers (A Next) (First appearance)
Synopsis for "Legacy ... In Black and White"Edit
This issue asks the following question: "... What if Mary Jane had never lost the baby, and Spider-Man had a Spider-Girl?" It focuses on the outcome of one part of the Clone Saga, in which Mary Jane had apparently miscarried May, though the baby was secretly smuggled by Alison Mongrain to Norman Osborn (see Clone Saga#Act 3 in the Books for more information).
Now at the age of fifteen, May "Mayday" Parker is the captain of her high school girls basketball team at Midtown High School in Queens, New York (where her father had gone as well). Exhibiting some wowing abilities on the court, Mary Jane and Peter begin to worry she may have inherited some of Peter's Spider-Man abilities. As they congratulate her, a shadowy figure (the Green Goblin) looks on from the windows. May then blows off the jocks to hang out with her "nerdy" friends. Mary Jane and Peter walk home and Peter recounts how he no longer is Spider-Man because he had a large confrontation with Norman two years after May was born where Norman died and Peter lost the will to continue as Spider-Man. Without having to be Spider-Man, they never revealed to May who he had been. Elsewhere, May, Jimmy, and Courtney are attacked by the Green Goblin. He wants May to pass on the message to Peter that he will be waiting at the bridge the next night.
Peter decides to try to contact Normie Osborn, Norman's grandson. He gets through to Normie's stepfather who tells Peter he hasn't seen Normie since his mother grew ill. He relates this information to Mary Jane and May, in the process, overhears them talking about him being Spider-Man. The next day while Peter tries to get the help of first the Fantastic Five and then the Avengers, May starts to experiment with her new powers. She later confronts Mary Jane about the conversation from the previous night and MJ explains everything to her. That evening, Peter shows up at the bridge to face Normie, who is miffed Peter wasn't wearing his Spider-Man suit. Mary Jane shows up to try and reason with Normie, but May shows up as well, wearing Ben Reilly/Scarlet Spiders old suit. Fighting ensues and May is able to stop Normie with one of his own pumpkin bombs. Though he is about to then be hit, and possibly killed, by an oncoming truck, May saves him anyway. As the cops take him away, he raves on and on about Spider-Girl, but no one believes him. The Parkers' later burn Peter's old costumes and assorted gear, but an open-ended conclusion shows May's designs for her own suit an a titillating "The End?"
Appearing in "What if...Bucky had remained Captain American's partner?"Edit
- Earth-TRN049 (First appearance)
Synopsis for "What if...Bucky had remained Captain American's partner?"Edit
- Synopsis not yet written.
- No special notes.
- This issue created the Earth-982/MC2 Universe and the series Spider-Girl, as well as others.
- May plays for the Midtown High School. They play against the Holis Crusaders in the beginning pages.
- Peter now works in the Police Laboratory. He was called Doctor Parker by one of May's friends.
- Normie has tattoos one his body, including one on his chest that reads "REVENGE" and one on his back that reads "Honor thy father, kill the spider".
- It is revealed in the closing pages that Daredevil was killed in the Earth-982 timeline.
- This issue of What if...? was also reprinted as Spider-Girl #0 in October 1998 as a lead in to the regular series.
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