Ultimate Spider-man #78, Pencils by Mark Bagley, Words by Brian Michael Bendis
In 2008, Marvel published One More Day and they undid Peter Parker and Mary Jane’s marriage. The ‘undoing’ involved a demon named Mephisto and it really bugged people out. Some people were upset because it involved a demon, some people were upset that MJ wouldn’t be in the books as much, and some people were upset because whenever a comic book changes, they get upset.
(For the record, I applauded the change.)
The stuff above is from Ultimate Spider-man, which tells a whole new Spider-man story from a modern perspective. MJ and Peter Parker are teenagers and in love, but they just broke up. The guy putting on the moves in the car is a Senior and on the basketball team and he likes MJ too.
If you are the kind of
asshole person that hates the One More Day status quo, you should read Ultimate Spider-man because its the best version of Peter Parker and MJ being love you could ever read. It’s the small moments like this one, where a teenager is simply a teenager, overflowing with feels and ideas about the world and themselves, that make the book so special.