If indeed Goes Down Swinging is Dan Slott's final storyline on the Amazing Spider-Man comic book, and if he is indeed doing something with Mephisto and the Green Goblin, creating a Red Goblin, that somehow brings back all the strands of the Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson marriage, then the teasing and tantalising of the Marvel Spider-Man audience isn't going to end anytime soon.
And certainly not today with these preview art pages from Amazing Spider-Man #797 by Stuart Immonen.
First with Peter and Mary Jane getting… intimate.
Is this a flashback? Is this sex-with-your-ex? Is this a dream sequence, or a tantalising moment of discovery? Well someone is watching. Watching all the time. And drawing together… a web of discovery.
Does Norman know what happened? Does he know about the marriage? Is that behind his deal with… the devil?
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #797 LEG
(W) Dan Slott (A) Stuart Immonen (CA) Alex Ross
GO DOWN SWINGING Part 1
The Green Goblin is back – and scarier than ever! Dan Slott has saved his most harrowing Spider-Man story for last as he and Stuart Immonen kick off the AMAZING SPIDER-MAN story ten years in the making. Osborn got his crazy back and has a plan that'll make all his past plans look like child's play. Peter Parker and the people he loves (ALL of them) are in deep trouble. And who or what is the RED GOBLIN?! The only way Spider-Man survives is to GO DOWN SWINGING!
Rated T In Shops: Mar 07, 2018
Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson sacrificed their marriage to the devil Mephisto to keep Peter's Aunt May alive, a controversial decision at the time and still one much discussed and cogitated since. Amazing Spider-Man writer Dan Slott has stated that the annulment will never be reversed by Marvel, but that doesn't stop him from tinkering at the edges.