Saturday, August 25, 2018

"Spider-Man" - There's Something About Mary Jane

Take another look at Marvel Comics 'Mary Jane' variant comic book covers, showcasing the love interest of 'Spider-Man' as Marvel's most popular superheroes:

'Mary Jane Watson' was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, debuting in Marvel's "The Amazing Spider-Man" #25 (June 1965) as the best friend and main love interest of 'Peter Parker'/'Spider-Man'. 

But her face was never revealed, as a running joke, until the strip was taken over by illustrator John Romita.

Romita said that he designed Mary Jane, "...using Ann-Margret from the movie 'Bye Bye Birdie' as a guide...

"...using her coloring, the shape of her face, her red hair and her form-fitting short skirts."

"Spider-Man" co-creator Lee decided to marry 'Peter Parker' and 'Mary Jane' in his daily "The Amazing Spider-Man" newspaper strip...

"...and although the two were not even dating at the time in the comic book series," said Lee, " was decided to marry them in the regular 'Marvel Universe' as well..." with the event celebrated in "The Amazing Spider-Man Annual" #21.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek 'Mary Jane'...