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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, "...it 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'...