Peter and Mary Jane Stay Together?
you get an e-mail that begins with hyperbole, but I'm going
to give Marvel this one. We have been waiting years
to see just what the heck is going to go on with Peter and
Mary Jane Parker.
initial breakup seemed more like editorial fiat and a John
Byrne fiasco than a natural progression in the storyline,
but J. Michael Straczynski has done a good job of making it
believable. And now, maybe, just maybe, he'll bring them back
an added bonus, Marvel sent along an image from issue #51
-- is it a clue?
the desk of Michael Doran:
faithful Spider-Man fans have been waiting for the reconciliation
of Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson Parker ... or if not
reconciliation, at least a sense of closure to the estranged
has come for one of those paths to be chosen. February's AMAZING
SPIDER-MAN #50, by the fan-favorite and award-winning creative
team of J. Michael Straczynski and John Romita Jr., promises
to finally reveal the eagerly-anticipated turning point in
the lives of Marvel's first couple.
absence really make the heart grow fonder?" asks editor
Axel Alonso. "It's been two years since MJ walked out
of Peter's life. Can she fit Peter back into her life? Can
he do the same? Find out it one of the most anticipated stories
of the year."
do Peter and Mary Jane finally say all the relationship things
they've been waiting years to say, they'll do it with the
help of a very famous doctor ...
No, not Dr.
Phil ... Doctor Doom makes a special guest appearance along
with Captain America in a 22-page wall-to-wall action/adventure.
and MJ's relationship has always had its periodic ... distractions,"
added Alonso. "Why should this story be any different?"
readers will have to wait for AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #50 for the
answers, the following one-page preview excerpt from Straczynski's
script gives readers a sense of the pivotal questions being
Closer on the two of them.
seriously. Over the years, there are times I've felt more
like your mistress than your wife because when you're...on
the job...you have to deny knowing me. You'll walk right past
me. You won't even meet my eyes.
Look at my mask, MJ, I don't HAVE any eyes--
Don't quibble. You know what I'm talking about.
Another angle on the conversation.
I know you do it to protect me. I know it's necessary.
But there's what the mind knows and what the heart feels.
Close on MJ in some distress.
I've never wanted or expected you to set me above what you
I know why you do it, and I'd never try to interfere with
I haven't been able to work out is where I fit in with it
I want to work it out, Peter, I really do. I just...don't
Now favoring Spidey.
You fit in because I love you. Isn't that enough?
On MJ considering this, then --
She looks away.
No. No, it's not.
Too often, "I love you" is something people say
when they want
to get something out of you, orcontrol you.
It doesn't HAVE to mean that, but --
But MJ, what's left?
That's what I'm --
that's where Michael Doran's e-mail ends...argh...
Spider-Man #50 will go on sale February 19th (hey, just five
days after Daredevil opens!). So as always, save your shekels