([identity profile] wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2009-08-31 02:21 am

Mary Jane in Spider-Man: Blue

In my last post I shared Peter and Mary Jane's first date, now here's Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale's take on their early relationship from Spider-Man: Blue. I'm honestly not a fan of the writing (for starters, the "guy holed up in the dark attic making tapes for his dead girlfriend" framing device struck me as creepy rather than bittersweet) but I love how Sale draws MJ.

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Peter and MJ then see some supervillain shenanigans on the television.

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[identity profile] 2009-08-31 07:03 am (UTC)(link)
I've fallen in love with Mary Jane Watson all over again.

[identity profile] 2009-09-01 05:39 am (UTC)(link)

[identity profile] 2009-08-31 07:06 am (UTC)(link)
Um, I dunno. I liked the original better. MJ is a little too in-your-face here. The art was prettier too.

[identity profile] 2009-08-31 11:03 am (UTC)(link)
I disagree. The only real difference I can see here is the lack of hipster dialogue.

MJ at her best talks like cover-copy Stan Lee in drag. ("Face forward! This is THE ONE!" and all that type of jazz)

[identity profile] 2009-08-31 07:26 am (UTC)(link)
Loving the stylized way they draw her hair.

[identity profile] 2009-08-31 07:30 am (UTC)(link)
I love the art and all but I kinda imagine MJ with more muscle and less of a seductive vixen type and more of a fun loving party-ing type packed with energy.
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[identity profile] 2009-08-31 01:10 pm (UTC)(link)
mary-jane as a biker was what came to mind

[identity profile] (from 2009-08-31 08:30 am (UTC)(link)
meehh, this just makes Peter look like way more of a dick than I ever want to picture him being :C

[identity profile] 2009-08-31 05:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Peter acting like a dick is difficult for most fans. Yes, Peter Parker is supposed to be an everyman, but he's a very moral everyman who is obsessed with acting responsible.

Trying to do the responsible thing at the right time (often involving a rampaging super-villain), resulting in another responsible thing NOT being done, can make Peter *seem* like a dick to other characters. But *we* know he not a dick... until they decide to start writing him like one.

[identity profile] (from 2009-08-31 08:31 am (UTC)(link)
Why does Harry look like Tin from the Metal Men?

[identity profile] 2009-08-31 09:03 am (UTC)(link)
It's the nose that does it.

[identity profile] 2009-08-31 10:12 am (UTC)(link)
Ummm.... not a fan of the art that much, aside from taking three pages to do what was nicely done in a single page in the original.


I know Sale uses an exaggerated art style, but come ON, In that double page spread either MJ is closely related to the Munchkins, or Flash makes the Juggernaut look puny.

[identity profile] 2009-08-31 10:49 am (UTC)(link)
I just remembered Tim Sale worked on The Long Halloween too. His Selina was drawn much like his MJ - wild-haired and scary-looking.

[identity profile] 2009-08-31 11:00 am (UTC)(link)
He also draws the worlds smallest Robin... Seriously... he's pocket sized.


[identity profile] 2009-08-31 11:06 am (UTC)(link)
You say pocket sized like it's a bad thing. I think it's kind of adorable (probably why I like Frank Quitely's Damian...).

[identity profile] 2009-08-31 11:24 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, no tiny Robins can be handy! :)

[identity profile] 2009-08-31 11:26 am (UTC)(link)
D'aww, I don't think I've ever seen that icon before. Too cute!

[identity profile] 2009-08-31 11:43 am (UTC)(link)
Isn't it though? :) I wish I could remember where I found it so I could give credit, I think it was on SD 1.0

[identity profile] 2009-08-31 03:00 pm (UTC)(link)
Seeing as the only time Sale drew Robin was in Dark Victory, I'd say some sort of extra model sheet for same, maybe from an Absolute or special edition collected version (it's not in my vanilla softcover, frex.)

[identity profile] 2009-08-31 05:31 pm (UTC)(link)
It's a design page for the Dark Victory Robin action figure.

[identity profile] 2009-08-31 10:13 am (UTC)(link)
I love Gwen's smile in the 'And you've gotta be' panel. It's very 'A CHALLENGER APPEARS,' and she's totally cool with it. Fun stuff.

[identity profile] 2009-08-31 02:31 pm (UTC)(link)

MJ! Stop flirting with Gwen!

[identity profile] 2009-08-31 05:34 pm (UTC)(link)
OMG Gwen's bedroom eyes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

[identity profile] 2009-08-31 08:34 pm (UTC)(link)
I always saw MJ and Gwen as Betty and Veronica to Peter's Archie Andrews. Even Jughead and Reggie sort of matched Harry and Flash, while Captain Stacy looked like Mr. Lodge (and acted at times like him!). Heck, there's a little Grundy in Aunt May.

[identity profile] 2009-09-01 08:15 am (UTC)(link)
This comment wins. <3

Have an internets!

[identity profile] 2009-08-31 05:33 pm (UTC)(link)
This was abit of a let down for me, and I was never really a MJ fan (Gwen!!!) but the ending was utterly heartwarming.

[identity profile] 2009-08-31 08:12 pm (UTC)(link)
MJ seems kind of.. manic. Compared to the original, there's something missing. And the weird semi-updated clothing makes her look cheaper than she used to.

Plus, yes: creepy Peter!

But all that said. Yay Mary Jaaane.

[identity profile] 2009-08-31 09:32 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, coincidences, you are strange... I just read this story for the first time ever a few hours ago. And now you're posting it.

And MJ and Peter still make an amazing couple.

[identity profile] 2009-09-01 09:47 am (UTC)(link)
MJ, you are never not awesome. Who wouldn't want to go out on a date with the kind of girl that goes 'WHEEEHAH!' on the back of a motorbike?
Well, actually, I might be a tad intimidated by that sort of girl, but I'd certainly appreciate her.