Sexiest Mary Jane Watson Comic Book Covers
A Match Made by Aunt May
Marvel teases Mary Jane Watson for more than 17 months – 17 issues! – before finally showing her face in the final panel of Amazing Spiderman #42 (November 1966). The panel is one of the most iconic panel in all of comics. In it, a fiery-haired, sophisticated, flirtatious Mary Jane Watson tells nerd-next-door Peter Parker, “Face it, Tiger…You hit the jackpot!”
Mary Jane Watson’s iconic phrase continues to ring throughout all Spiderman comics and the modern Spiderverse since, and forty-six years later inspired one of the most sought-after Spiderman variants of modern times: Joe Quinones’ limited print cover for Amazing Spiderman #678 in March 2012. For this cover, Mary Jane has been infected by the Venom symbiote and, having just broken through the door, raises her clawed hands, grins toothily and happily tells readers (and presumably the same nerd-next-door Peter Parker): “Face it, Tiger. You just lost the jackpot.”
When is first mentioned? Shadowed in Amazing Spiderman 25.
Sources: ComicBackIssues.com (Mary Jane Watson Comic Book Essentials Timeline)