The Devil (and Joe Quesada) Made Him Do It
January 4, 2008 11:50 AM Subscribe
Spider-Man and Mary Jane are no more.
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But what broke up their 20 year long marriage? The stress of being a superhero? An illicit tryst with Ben Riley coming to light? Nope. The Devil
made them do it in order to save Aunt May's life. Comic Book Resources has been running a series of interviews with Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada (1
) who wrote and penned the issue as its normal writer, J. Michael Straczynski (his take here
) refused to do so. So that distant howl you've been hearing all week is actually the sound of a thousand comic fans gnashing their teeth
and rending their Spidey Underoos.
Other retcons include the resurrection of Harry Osborn and the "re-masking" of Spider-Man whose secret identity was revealed to the world as part of the Civil War