Marvel Comics has debuted the Spidey costumes to be worn by Mary Jane Watson-Parker and Annie Parker, Mary Jane and Peter's daughter, from the upcoming, ongoing series incarnation of "Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows."
"Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows" sees an alternate version of the Spidey mythos in which Peter and MJ never split up, and they have a daughter, with Peter's spider-abilities, named Annie. The idea comes from a popular "Secret Wars" tie-in, which is set to continue as an ongoing series later this year as part of the Marvel NOW! 2.0 publishing initiative. Similar to the pre-Rebirth "Lois and Clark" and the current "Superman" title, "Renew Your Vows" aims to offer a more family-centric take on Spider-Man, while the classic, single incarnation of the character runs Parker Industries over in "The Amazing Spider-Man."
"I wanted something sleek and fashionable," Stegman told the site of Mary Jane's design. "Because it's Mary Jane! The white sets her apart from Peter, and the eye mask I think is a nice touch. Mary Jane wouldn't want to cover her hair with a full-face mask!"
On Annie's costume, Stegman said, "I approached it as a parent would, since I'm a parent myself," adding "I just taught my son to ride a bike and whenever he gets on that thing I pad him up something fierce. And as parents, MJ and Peter have to be terrified of their daughter swinging around the city of New York! So Annie reluctantly accepts their mandate that she is not allowed to go swinging around without her pads."
Written by legendary Spider-Man scribe Gerry Conway and drawn by Stegman, "Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows" #1 hits stands in this fall.