Last Month, Married Spider-Man Outsold Couch-Surfing Spider-Man

Once upon a time, Peter Parker married Mary Jane. A Spider-Marriage.

A few decades later, the powers that be decided this was a bad idea and had Peter sell his marriage to the devil for a few more years of his aunt's life.

Some people think that was a bad idea. But the word has come down from on high that this will never change again.

During the Secret Wars series from Marvel, they published a series called Renew Your Vows, an alternate history with a married Peter Parker and Mary Jane.

And they were even able to spin that off into its own ongoing series, Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows. Which in November had a lenticular cover and jumping forward eight years so that their daughter is now a teenager.

(W) Jody Houser (A) Nick Roche (CA) Ryan Stegman
Jump eight years into the future with the web-slinging and wall-crawling Spider-Man family! Peter Parker and Mary Jane's super-powered daughter, Annie, is now in high school.  But when this teen isn't in class, she's swinging through the streets with her parents. After all, keeping New York safe from super villains is a family affair! But what new threat has emerged to menace the wall-crawlers?  PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES!
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But it also did something to give the comic enough of a sales bump to place 16th on the Diamond's most-ordered charts. And beating out every other Spider-title.

Peter Parker, Spectacular Spider-Man at 22, Spider-Man at 23, Spider-Man/Deadpool at 27 and Amazing Spider-Man, with a single Peter Parker crashing at Mockingbird's pad and sleeping on her sofa, crashing itself down to 31…

Could there be more life in the marriage that was once thought? Or is it nothing more than lenticular-tinted sunglasses?

Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #14 is published on December 27th.

About Rich Johnston

Head writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world. Living in London, father of two. Political cartoonist.

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