Marvel Comics Meme: Characters [5/10]
↳ Mary Jane Watson
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 arrives in a mere three months, but it feels like the web-swinging reboot-sequel keeps expanding its cast every day. Just yesterday,…
"Consider this: We now live in an era when Mary Jane Watson can’t make it into a Spider-Man movie, but Alistair Smythe can.”
Mary Jane Watson-Parker, that escalated quickly
By Erik Larson
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #8 (Dec. 1989)
The first two panels are by Alex Saviuk.
Amazing Spider-Man annual #19
The issue written by Louise Simonson and drawn by Mary Wilshire, and while MJ never gets into a Spider costume as teased on the cover, it is nice to see MJ as a the star in an action-oriented book produced by two women. MJ is a captive of Alistair (along with her aunt) for most of the issue, but she still manages to stay level headed, delaying him and doing what she can to attract the attention of Spider-Man and/or the police.—SuperMegaMonkey
In this comic adaptation of ‘Spider-Man 2’ — a cinematic adaptation of, well, a comic — Mary Jane Watson calls off her wedding to John Jameson and arrives at Peter Parker’s doorstep in her wedding dress, just like in the movie.
However, unlike the film, she says her famous line (or a variation of it) from the end of Amazing Spider-Man #42. You know which one.
Spider-Man 2: The Official Comic Adaptation. 2004. Written by Roberto Aguirre Sacasa. Pencils by Staz Johnson, Ron Lim, and Pat Olliffe.
PETER (narration): Which is why a few days later, while Mary Jane’s getting married across town, I’m in my apartment, finishing up some extra-credit for Dr. Connors.
PETER: Come in, Mr. Ditkovich.
MARY JANE: [off-panel] If you think I’m your landlord, Peter, then believe me when I say … [appears at Peter’s door-step in her wedding dress] … you just hit the jackpot, tiger.