Following up on his announced plans to limit the senseless killing off of characters for shock value in Marvel comic books, Marvel Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski has weighed in on who he ships with Peter Parker… and it's not Mary Jane! The marriage between Spider-Man and Mary Jane was undone in large part due to the desires of then Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada during the One More Day crossover, in which Peter made a deal with Mephisto to erase his marriage in exchange for the life of Aunt May.
It's taken until the recent Amazing Spider-Man relaunch by Nick Spencer and Ryan Ottley for Spider-Man and Mary Jane's relationship to get back on track, and just on time, we've got another Marvel Editor-in-Chief throwing shade on it!
ComicBook.com has been milking an appearance by Cebulski as a Swedish comic book convention for clickbait articles, and we've been milking ComicBook.com's articles for our own clickbait articles (this is how the comic book news cycle works). Here's what Cebulski had to say about Peter, Mary Jane, and Gwen Stacy:
Still to this day, I think the death of Gwen Stacy is the one that always rips my heart out. You know, everyone knows that Peter loves Mary Jane, but Gwen was his real, true love in my opinion. I recently got to see the original artwork, literally the original drawings of her death, and it was just heartbreaking. I was at a museum and they had the original pages and I was almost crying because in black and white it was just even more bare and in your face.
Could we be looking at One More One More Day in the near future, in which Peter makes a deal with Mephisto to bring Gwen Stacy back from the dead in exchange for forgetting his relationship with MJ… again?! Stay tuned, true believers!