At long last, it's the story you've been demanding: Peter Parker and Mary Jane make the big
Marvel said that Doctor Doom and Captain America will be appearing in Amazing Spider-Man #50,
which is being promoted as a "turning point" in the relationship between Peter and Mary Jane.
Also according to Marvel, this issue will also have "wall-to-wall action/adventure."
I have yet to read this comic ...
JMS AT RASTB5M SAID:
I thought JMS had told us last year that he could not resolve the
Peter/MJ separation, that Kevin Smith insisted that he be the one to do that. So what
I quote Kevin Smith in an interview given to popcultureshock.com:
"I could be wrong, and maybe folks are just lying all over the place to Poor,
Misinformed me, but I was told JMS had no real concrete plans for Peter and
Mary Jane. He cleared the decks of all the supporting characters on his Amazing
run to concentrate on that first storyline with the guy who wants to eat
Spider-Man - whose name escapes me at the moment. I realize his intention was
to slowly work the supporting cast back into the book, but I was always led to
believe that Mary Jane wasn't his primary concern. If she is, then Good Lord,
he's welcome to her.
"JMS, if you're out there reading, and you want to handle the Mary Jane/Peter
"We're married, but not really" hot potato, brother: do it with my blessing.
Because the shit-storm that's gonna rise out of that cluster-**** is gonna be
big. Like when the word "Kike" showed up in the pages of Wolverine-uproar big.
Like "The Clone Saga"-uproar big."
I *was* reading, he gave his blessings, so I did it.
And, oddly, I haven't seen more than one or two mildly critical messages
anywere about this. Most everybody seems quite happy to see them together (and
at no time has anyone at Marvel ever told me not to say they were/are married).
So I'm really at a loss to understand why Kevin felt he didn't have the
wherewithal to make this work. It really hasn't been a problem.
I guess most everybody thinks it was done right, that's all.
So thanks, Kevin. Couldn't have worked out better.
Wonder how [the dialog glitch] happened?
It fell off the page.
Just an advisory to those who picked up this issue...there's a big
glitch by way of a missing dialogue balloon at the most crucial part of the story. (It was a
production glitch late in the game.)
On page 18, where MJ and Peter are having their heart-to-heart at last, on the
next-to-last panel, after MJ says "when I went away," there was supposed to be
the following dialogue in the last panel on that page.
"...it was because I was so far outside your life, I could never DO anything to
help. I could never be a part of what yo do, and you could do it so well, that
I just...I didn't think you needed me, Peter. That's all I wanted to know,
that's all I wanted to hear, that you needed me, that you..."
Just a small thing, the justification for the whole arc....