Spoiler Alert: Spider-Man dies at the end of The Amazing Spider-Man #8… or at least, Spider-Girl’s version of Peter Parker… and possibly MJ… hell, maybe even May’s mother MJ. As bad as seeing this happen, it makes me wonder how things will progress. Can Peter come back? Should he? I do not doubt Spider-Girl’s creative team’s ability to get themselves out of this tight spot if Spider-girl ever get’s her own comic again. That being said, seeing as how this is a comic, and even Bucky and Jason Todd have been resurrected, let’s speculate some ways Peter Parker can come back to life!. Here are 10 likely ways that I think May might get her parents back.
1 – The Other: Since this story line dealt with the Spider totem, it is first on the list. Basically, Spider-Man was sick, and was living each day like he was dying, doing awesome things like taking MJ to a date on the moon, and stuff. He eventually had to fight this Morlun character, who is also one of the antagonists in Spider-verse, and ends up dying in the hospital after being badly beaten. Peter ends up, basically, shedding his skin, crawling under a bridge, cacooning himself up, and ultimately chose to come back to life with new powers even. This was all retconned out later, so he ended up loosing said powers. Oh, and Kaine ended up going through this process instead.
2 – A deal with the devil: Spider-Man made a bargain with Mephesto, and in exchange for his marriage to Marry Jane, Peter got his Aunt May back, as well as a bunch of other whacky stuff, including the loss of the powers he got from The Other storyline, as well as Harry Osborn coming back to life.
Chances of this happening: A solid Maybe.
3 – A Favor: 616 Spider-Man is owed a favor by Loki, the god of mischief. Could he use this to help Mayday? Probably not? Is a similar wish owed to MC2’s Spider-Man? Could a MC2 cahracter make a wish/deal in order to resurrect Peter, and possibly his wife Mary Jane?
Chances of this happening: A similar Maybe.
4 – Spider-Phoenix?: Spider-Man was once made to believe that he had recieved the powers of the Phoenix… you know, the one from The X-Men? Well… WHAT if?!
Chances of this happening: 0%
5 – Carnage: In Ultimate Spider-Man, Gwen Stacey is murdered by Carnage, only to be shown later alive. Turns out, she is technically a clown of the original Gwen Stacey, while also being, at the time, Carnage. Carnage was later reabsorbed back into Venom, and Gwen Stacey was later shown to be a molecular copy of Gwen with zero traces of Carnage residing in her… esentially she was Gwen, brought back to life.
Chances of this happening: 0%
6 -Clones: Just kidding.
Chances of this happening 60% Only because it’s Tom DeFalco, one of the co-creators of The Clone Saga. Please, don’t do it!
7 -Cosmic Cube / The Infinity Gauntlet: The cosmic cube can grant any wish into reality, regardless of the consequences. The Soul gem of the Infinity Gauntlet could, hypothetically, bring people back to life. OR The Time Gem could send May back in time to stop her father’s murderer.
Chances of this happening: Possible. May is a reserve Avenger, and palls around with The Fantastic Five. It is not out of the realm of plausibility that May could somehow gain access to either object.
8 Spider-Verse running it’s course? – Sometimes, with these HUGE events, something is obtained that makes a cosmic Edit>Undo happen. For example, in the video game: Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, Peter Parker’s life is re-written to where he works for Alchemax. By the end of the game, the status quo is back, and Peter is working for The Daily Bugle again. Well?! I suppose the antagonist was written out of existence? I would love to think that the final answer to big bads in Spider-Verse is a simple physical throw down between every Spider-Man in history.
Chances of this happening: Quite Possible?
9 Time Travel: Spider-Girl had a clone, or was a clone, whatever. Anyways, there was a symbiot-human hybrid made of Spider-girl by Norman Osborn right after May was born. Some stuff happened, evil, Spider-Girl died, and whatever. Mayhem, the symbiot-human hybrid, ended up going back in time and made sure that Spider-Girl lived, and her younger self died. Well What if?! … It probably would have to be someone else time traveling, as Mayhem is dead, and goodness knows that people don’t bounce back from that… even symbiot people… right?
Chances of this happening: Err… anything could happen?
10 Spider-Mom and Dad: Benjamin Parker and his older sister May need parents. MC2 Peter is not resurrected, so an alternate reality Peter Parker and/or Mary Jane w/ powers or even a Gwen Stacey takes the two in. Maybe 616 Peter and Silk?? They live there for a few years, until MC2 Kaine comes to whatever dimension they are in, and fights for custody of his niece and nephew. Darkdevil would be his attorney. Thanks to a large donation by The Black Tarantula, out of guilt of not dying to these Spider-people murderers, gives Mayday a party mansion. She then allows Doc Magus a better place to crash than the back of a comic book store, and one thing leads to another and BAM! Peter Parker and/or Mary Jane’s spirits now reside inside of two Life Model Decoys. Problem solved! Oh, and these LMD’s are combiners that turn into a Spider robot that can shoot lasers. That last part is sort of important. Oh! and May’s boyfriend Wes is editor-in-chief of Marvel. Can’t forget that part.
Chances of this happening: Pretty sure this is the way it’s going down. Yep.