Few couples in comic book history come close to the stature of Mary Jane Watson and Peter Parker. Even though they haven’t actually been a couple in the comics for over a decade — something that could be about to change — Pete and MJ’s relationship has been one of the most dramatic and beloved in comics. Given that their complicated history might be about to resume once more, here’s a brief rundown of their shared past.
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Spider-Man goes through changes, just like every other comic book superhero — people come and go from his life, his circumstances change, hell, sometimes the spirit of his dying archnemesis takes over his body for a bit like it’s no big deal. But Peter’s latest shift in the status quo might be a welcome one for many.
The great thing about Sony's new trailer for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is that while it's (wonderfully) light on specific details about the plot, it's chock-full of little hints and clues about what we can expect to see in the film. The trailer's dense in the best way possible - so dense that we had to break it all down and highlight the most exciting and fascinating parts.
Marvel's Secret Wars event literally ripped the publisher's comic book universes apart, stitched them back together into an insane patchwork dystopia, and ended with characters from Marvel's Ultimate Universe such as Miles Morales ending up in Marvel's primary 616 universe, where all the action happens.
Over the weekend, Spider-Man: Homecoming became Sony's second-largest opening ever, pulling in an impressive $US117 million ($153.2 million) and being on track to ultimately make $US300 million ($392.9 million) at the domestic box office alone. With that financial win in its pocket, Sony finally has to feel confident again about Spidey's cinematic future.
Miles Morales might be swinging around alongside Peter Parker these days as Spider-Man, but before that, he came from an alternate reality: Earth-1610, the "Ultimate Marvel" universe. Five years after the company first pondered the question, a new comic will answer who the hell the "original" Miles Morales of Earth-616 was.
Currently in Marvel's comics, Peter Parker isn't really the down-on-his-luck photographer that many people know him as. In fact, he's pretty much Tony Stark, a billionaire at the head of a vast international R&D company. So when you want to capitalise on, say, the character's big movie this year, you need a book that reflects what people are familiar with.
A few weeks ago, Marvel's ongoing Spider-Man event The Clone Conspiracy revealed the identity of the person behind Peter Parker's latest headache -- and it was definitely crazy. But now we have got a taste of just how this familiar face made their way back into the Marvel universe... and it's kind of horrifying?