Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane Sophomore Jinx HC NM 1st print Terry Moore Rachel Rising


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Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane Prem HC Vol 1 Jinx – Written by TERRY MOORE Penciled by CRAIG ROUSSEAU Cover by TERRY MOORE At long, long, long, looooooooooooooooong last, SHE’S BACK! Mary Jane Watson, in her very own adventures! Superstar writer Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise, upcoming RUNAWAYS) supplies story (and covers!) and artist Craig Rousseau (The Perhapanauts) brings his best for this all-new mini. It’s the beginning of a new high school year. MJ finally feels like she’s got her life in order. Good friends, good classes, good relationship with a certain Wall-Crawler…but is there someone behind the scenes that’s got it in for our rambunctious redhead? Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane began as a set of two mini-series (Mary Jane and Mary Jane: Homecoming) that focused on the sometimes turbulent high school life of a young Mary Jane Watson. Sean McKeever and Takeshi Miyazawa were the series’ respective author and artist, and together they created a genuine and sympathetic portrayal of Mary Jane who had yet to fully discover herself or understand her place in the world around her. This new take on the character proved popular with the fans and the series soon became a regular monthly comic. After its twenty issue run, Marvel announced that the series would continue under writer Terry Moore (of Runaways fame) and artist Craig Rousseau, and Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane: Sophomore Jinx was born. The question on any fan’s mind, of course, is whether this continuation lives up to the earlier material. Indeed, Miyazawa’s cute manga-style character designs are gone, and the new story does not seem to synch up perfectly with the characters and events from the original run, making it almost feel like an alternate continuity. Nevertheless, Moore still takes command of the characters and weaves an enjoyable tale. Mary Jane, still recovering from some unfortunate events from the year before, finds herself faced with a new slew of troubles at the beginning of her sophomore year, from holding down a job to uncovering the culprit behind a website dedicated to trashing her well-respected name. Peter Parker is also back as the good friend who always seems to disappear inexplicably at the most inopportune times. And the art, while not as immediately appealing as its predecessor’s, fits the story well and boasts its own charms. In other words, Sophomore Jinx is a worthy addition to the Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane legacy. Perhaps the only real tragedy is that this volume may mark the true end of the series despite leaving some unresolved plotlines behind. But for while it lasts, this book is another gem. Collecting SPIDER-MAN LOVES MARY JANE SEASON 2 #1-5. 120 PGS.


Collects Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane Season 2 # 1-5! 1st print, near mint condition!