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From ASM #25, by Lee and Ditko.

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Mary Jane was first mentioned ten issues earlier in ASM #15, as the nice young girl Aunt May wanted Peter to meet. Peter was already getting involved with Betty Brant and cringed whenever May mentioned Mary Jane's "nice personality." Yet the reveal that Mary Jane was a "jackpot" came pretty early.

We begin with Betty Brant and Liz Allen, who were Peter's Betty and Veronica before Gwen and MJ were Peter's Betty and Veronica.

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And then Mary Jane makes her first full appearance in ASM #42.

Date: 2009-09-18 07:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aaron_bourque.insanejournal.com
Second-to-last panel: that guy (Flash Thompson?) broke his neck checking her out. And I can't say as I blame him, there. Let's just say that dress wears her well.

Date: 2009-09-19 12:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aaron_bourque.insanejournal.com
Looks like even the cop lost his train of thought.

Date: 2009-09-18 07:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashtoreth.insanejournal.com
"..And I found CONDOMS in your room, Peter! CONDOMS!"

Date: 2009-09-18 08:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] superfan1.insanejournal.com
You know,now I'm curious if peter ever made web CONDOMS before?

Date: 2009-09-19 02:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quietprofanity.insanejournal.com
Somehow I don't see that ending very well. I mean, after an hour it'll be okay, but ...

Date: 2009-09-19 02:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quietprofanity.insanejournal.com
HAI! :D

(P.S. Why DON'T you have a million women? :( We could work on this problem together if you like ...)

Date: 2009-09-19 03:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quietprofanity.insanejournal.com
Lasagna? No way. We'll meet the ladies Dan/Rorschach style in our sweet-ass flying rock. Then we'll take them back to the basement and play Cranium. Chicks dig Cranium. Or watch those cool movies you like, that sounds fun.

Then our bird-masters will take us for a walk.

Date: 2009-09-19 02:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] felinephoenix.insanejournal.com
Plus, webbing's fairly thick, isn't it? So he wouldn't be able to feel very mu-- oookay, I'm thinking too much about this.

Date: 2009-09-19 03:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quietprofanity.insanejournal.com
I'm just imagining it not solidifying all the way and getting um ... stuck, if you catch my meaning.

Date: 2009-09-19 03:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] felinephoenix.insanejournal.com
Pardon me for referencing terrible teen sex comedies, but:

"I accidentally webbed myself to... myself"? Yeahhh, now I see it too. That's nice and horrifying.

Date: 2009-09-19 03:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quietprofanity.insanejournal.com
I actually thought the webbing would get stuck to another person, but that's pretty bad, too.

Date: 2009-09-19 03:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] felinephoenix.insanejournal.com
Bad all around, really -- but oh god, the thought of that. OW.

ps hi!

Date: 2009-09-19 05:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] superfan1.insanejournal.com
Lol too many technical difficulties, to consider for the idea to work. But hey peter might had still experimented. :)

hi!

Date: 2009-09-18 03:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] qob.insanejournal.com
"..And I found BALLGAGS in your room, Peter! BALLGAGS!"

Date: 2009-09-18 03:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashtoreth.insanejournal.com
"...And I found DILDOS in your room, Peter! DILDOS!"

Date: 2009-09-18 04:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hyaroo.insanejournal.com
"...And I found A BED in your room, Peter! A BED!" *pause* "Oh, wait... never mind."

Date: 2009-09-18 04:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] halloweenjack.insanejournal.com
"What is this black leather ring with studs on it for? Too small for your wrist, too big for your finger..."

Date: 2009-09-18 07:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladymirth.insanejournal.com
So does that make MJ Cheryl Blossom?

Date: 2009-09-18 07:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sailorlibra.insanejournal.com
Yes. But she ends up moving on to be Peter's Veronica with Gwen as the new Betty. Sort of like Archie if the characters actually evolved.

Date: 2009-09-19 02:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] felinephoenix.insanejournal.com
Harry is, of course, Jughead.

Date: 2009-09-19 03:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] schala_kid.insanejournal.com
Is this the only time Ditko drew Mary Jane?

And boy does Aunt May look creepy.

Date: 2009-09-19 03:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] felinephoenix.insanejournal.com
I like how Aunt May apparently has no teeth.

Date: 2009-09-19 03:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] felinephoenix.insanejournal.com
And a black kitty. Maybe green makeup, too.

But definitely a black kitty.

Date: 2009-09-19 06:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dr_hermes.insanejournal.com
Was there ever a scene where Aunt May had lunch with Agatha Harkness?

Date: 2009-09-19 04:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dr_hermes.insanejournal.com
I always like those icy word balloons. It's something comics has that other media don't, it suggests word tone better than changing the dialogue. The other neat effect is a word in small letters inside a large balloon when someone is embarassed or whispering.

Date: 2009-09-19 09:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] psychop_rex.insanejournal.com
This is one instance where Stan Lee actually kinda blew it. That 'She looks like a film star!' line blows the whole mistaken assumption of 'oh, crap, my Aunt likes her - she must be HIDEOUS!' completely out of the water, thereby defusing the later moment where MJ is finally revealed to us. (Don't get me wrong, it's still a classic moment - but it would've had more bang if we, along with Peter, were still convinced that she must be some sort of a bucktoothed horror.)

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