Review by: comicBOOKchris

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Avg Rating: 3.3
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WRITER: Joe Quesada & Stan Lee
PENCILS: Paolo Manuel Rivera, Joe Quesada & Marcos Martin
COVER BY: Paolo Rivera

Size: 40 pages
Price: 3.99

This was quite interesting. It certainly wasn’t the best comic I’ve read this week, but it was certainly better than what I thought it was going to be.

For those wondering…no, this issue doesn’t delve back into the mess that is was Brand New Day. You see that panel in which Mary Jane whispers in Mephisto’s ear, but it is really inconsequential to the story as a whole and only serves as a frame of reference to what has happened in the past. Quite frankly, this issue could have done without it for this reason. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, those of you that refuse to read Spider-Man nowadays for the sole reason that One More Day happened are touched in the head. Just let it go, you incredibly sad people.

Anyways, this issue is about Peter and Mary Jane reminiscing about that faithful day where they were SUPPOSED to get married, but for the reasons and actions detailed in this issue, didn’t. The flashbacks take up a chunk of this issue, and the art for theseis not only done in a retro style, but is also supposed to be reminiscent of Amazing Spider-Man Annual #21, which is the issue where Peter and Mary Jane originally got married. This issue is interesting in that it not only answers the questions concerning the drama between the two leads, but does it in a way that makes this issue sort of an alternate Annual #21, taking place at the same period of time with only a few actions being different which changes the course of continuity history. It’s a good story that streams along pretty nicely and doesn’t feel as contrived as story about trying to reverse One More Day would be. It fits in with the current direction of the Spider-Man books, and that’s all we’re really asking for. Since the whole story was pretty much told the untold story about the Peter/Mary Jane wedding, I’m not too sure where the second part of this story is going to be about. If it’s in the style of this issue, however, I don’t think I’ll be disappointed.  

Story: 3 - Good
Art: 4 - Very Good


  1. The art isn’t retro and reminicent of ASM Annual #21, it is actual reprints of the issue with the things that Mephisto has changed being where the art changes to look like the non flashback portions of the story.  This kind of seems like a ripoff for a $4 book to be mostly reprint but it was kind of cool how they did it that way.

  2. I like that they did that though, it feel more authentic and makes for an interesting experiment. It’s not just a flashback story, but instead a warped version of a famous issue. I thought it was an interesting experiment.

  3. Haha, reading my comment, it sounds like a line from a Mamet play. "Go to lunch. Go to lunch. Will you go to lunch? WILL you GO to LUNCH?!"

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