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“Mary Jane” Ongoing Series Announced

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“Mary Jane” Ongoing Series Announced

Official Press Release

The new “Mary Jane Vol.2: Homecoming Digest” is teen drama at
its finest. The “Mary Jane” series have been garnering tremendous support
from fans and critics, with “Vol.1: Circle of Friends” making it onto
Entertainment Weekly’s Must List. Now look for that drama to continue
this December as Mary Jane gets her own ongoing series, tentatively
titled “Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane.”

“I’ll tell ya, every time I sit down to write an MJ script it’s a real
delight, so for Marvel to commit to an ongoing series is just about the
coolest thing,” says Eisner-award-winning writer Sean McKeever. “So now
I’m back, and I get to work with Takeshi (Miyazawa) and Christina
(Strain) again! They are among the best in the comic book-making
business, hands down, and I’m geeked as can be to be working with them
on an ongoing.”

“The folks at Marvel don’t really have to publish comics about teenage
drama, you know?” says McKeever. “They’re doing pretty well for
themselves with all the stuff that focuses on super heroics. So it means
a lot to me that they’re committed to Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane as an
ongoing series, let alone putting it out there at all.”

Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane will star Spider-Man’s “girlfriend,” Mary
Jane Watson, and will chronicle her high school escapades and
misadventures. As fans of the movies or comic series know, MJ is a big
part of Spider-Man’s life.

“What you’re gonna see in the first issue,” says McKeever, “is the
direction I’d always intended to take after the Homecoming storyline,
but since it’s a new chapter in MJ’s so-called life it’ll be easy to
dive into.”

“I’d say more about what I have planned, but, well, I don’t want to
spoil it for anyone who’s waiting for the MJ Homecoming digest! That
would just be mean.”

Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane will also be making a grand introduction to
the world of comics with a strong presence in newsstands as well as
being available for subscription orders.

But before that happens, don’t forget “Mary Jane Vol.2: Homecoming”
Digest. Homecoming can be one of the greatest times in a young girl’s
life. Unfortunately for Mary Jane, it has turned into one huge disaster.
In “Mary Jane Vol.2: Homecoming” Digest, Mary Jane’s relationships with
her boyfriend Harry and her friends are stretched to their breaking
point. Will she be able to make amends or is MJ going to Homecoming

For compelling teen angst and high school romance in the mighty Marvel
manner with a guest appearance or two by Spider-Man, don’t miss “Mary
Jane Vol.2: Homecoming” Digest. Look for Mary Jane’s ongoing title to
debut in December.

“To the fans, critics and retailers who’ve been with us from the
beginning, I just want to give you all a big hug,” says McKeever. “Your
support means a great deal to me and the rest of Team MJ!”

“Mary Jane Vol.2: Homecoming” Digest (JUL051925)

Written by Sean McKeever

Pencils & Cover by Takeshi Miyazawa


FOC – 8/25/05 On Sale – 9/21/05

Still available:

“Mary Jane Vol.1: Circle Of Friends” DIGEST (AUG041828)

Written by Sean McKeever

Pencils & Cover by Takeshi Miyazawa


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