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"Mary Jane" Ongoing Series Announced

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The new "Mary Jane Vol.2: Homecoming Digest" is teen drama atits finest. The "Mary Jane" series have been garnering tremendous supportfrom fans and critics, with "Vol.1: Circle of Friends" making it ontoEntertainment Weekly's Must List. Now look for that drama to continuethis December as Mary Jane gets her own ongoing series, tentativelytitled "Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane."

"I'll tell ya, every time I sit down to write an MJ script it's a realdelight, so for Marvel to commit to an ongoing series is just about thecoolest thing," says Eisner-award-winning writer Sean McKeever. "So nowI'm back, and I get to work with Takeshi (Miyazawa) and Christina(Strain) again! They are among the best in the comic book-makingbusiness, hands down, and I'm geeked as can be to be working with themon an ongoing."

"The folks at Marvel don't really have to publish comics about teenagedrama, you know?" says McKeever. "They're doing pretty well forthemselves with all the stuff that focuses on super heroics. So it meansa lot to me that they're committed to Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane as anongoing series, let alone putting it out there at all."

Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane will star Spider-Man's "girlfriend," MaryJane Watson, and will chronicle her high school escapades andmisadventures. As fans of the movies or comic series know, MJ is a bigpart of Spider-Man's life.

"What you're gonna see in the first issue," says McKeever, "is thedirection 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 todive into."

"I'd say more about what I have planned, but, well, I don't want tospoil it for anyone who's waiting for the MJ Homecoming digest! Thatwould just be mean."

Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane will also be making a grand introduction tothe world of comics with a strong presence in newsstands as well asbeing 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'slife. Unfortunately for Mary Jane, it has turned into one huge disaster.In "Mary Jane Vol.2: Homecoming" Digest, Mary Jane's relationships withher boyfriend Harry and her friends are stretched to their breakingpoint. Will she be able to make amends or is MJ going to Homecomingalone?

For compelling teen angst and high school romance in the mighty Marvelmanner with a guest appearance or two by Spider-Man, don't miss "MaryJane Vol.2: Homecoming" Digest. Look for Mary Jane's ongoing title todebut in December.

"To the fans, critics and retailers who've been with us from thebeginning, I just want to give you all a big hug," says McKeever. "Yoursupport 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

96 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$6.99

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

96 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$6.99

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