Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane #1
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Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane #1

Writer: Terry Moore Artist: Craig Rousseau Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 6, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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At long, long, long, looooooooooooooooong last, SHE'S BACK! Mary Jane Watson, in her very own adventures! 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?

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 6, 2008

    I was less than pleased to see that Season 2 is now being solicited as a mere five-issue mini-series rather than the ongoing it was originally pitched as. I'm sure Marvel is reserving the right to expand the book as they see fit, but this still means Moore is required to fit his story into this five-issue structure. Mary Jane has spent far too much of its life in limbo already. If Moore's take on these young characters can't win over readers, I'm not sure anything can. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Aug 6, 2008

    All told, this book holds together nicely and I anticipate that my eleven-year-old daughter will quite enjoy it. I know I sure did. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Aug 6, 2008

    Not the best issue of SpiderMan Loves Mary Jane, but a very promising start under the new writer and artist team. It'll be interesting to see what Moore does with the follow up issue next month and I'll save further judgement until then. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Matthew J. Brady Aug 5, 2008

    Who knows, Moore and Rousseau might manage to build the series into something special, turning it into their own unique work. But if this first issue is any indication, they've retained just enough of their predecessors' work to remind us what was so great about it, but not enough to recapture the magic. Maybe, since I'm a fan of the original series, I'm being too hard on the book, but unless they either improve greatly or go in a different direction, they're not going to be able to keep the existing audience for the series, much less expand on it. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Aug 12, 2008

    Overall, this is a well-done issue, with Terry Moore's script conveying just the right edge of teen angst without making me want to strangle Miss Watson with a Hot Topic t-shirt, or something else topical that you kids like. Maybe something to do with those MTV video games you love so much. Craig Rousseau's art is very nicely done, though his Spidey is a bit more cartoony than I'd like, I think I can forgive it in a title aimed at (what I presume to be) tween readers. It's not Watchmen, but judged on it's own merits, I enjoyed this issue a lot, though the Moore cover art makes Mary Jane much cuter than the interiors. Of course, since she's all of sixteen here, and I'm old enough to be the creepy stalker who lives down on the corner, I s'pose we should cut that line of thinking short. Bottom line? Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane Season Two #1 rates a strong 3 out of 5 stars, giving us the kind of comic we could safely recommend to a theoretical niece or nephew who enjoyed the Spi Read Full Review

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