Sexiest Mary Jane Watson Comic Book Covers

Comics added Oct 27, 2022 | Sexiest 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)

Amazing Spiderman (Vol 6) #20 (Ariel Diaz Virgin Variant) – April 2023

Amazing Spiderman (Vol 6) #20 (Ariel Diaz Virgin Variant) – April 2023

Amazing Spiderman (Vol 6) #20 (Ariel Diaz Trade Dress Variant) – April 2023

Amazing Spiderman (Vol 6) #20 (Ariel Diaz Trade Dress Variant) – April 2023

Amazing Spiderman (Vol 6) #10 (Mark Brooks NYCC Mary Jane Virgin Variant) – November 2022

Amazing Spiderman (Vol 6) #10 (Mark Brooks NYCC Mary Jane Virgin Variant) – November 2022

Amazing Spiderman (Vol 6) #10 (Mark Brooks NYCC Mary Jane Trade Dress Variant) – November 2022

Amazing Spiderman (Vol 6) #10 (Mark Brooks NYCC Mary Jane Trade Dress Variant) – November 2022

Amazing Spiderman (Vol 5) #93 (Tyler Kirkham Virgin Homage Variant) – May 2022

Amazing Spiderman (Vol 5) #93 (Tyler Kirkham Virgin Homage Variant) – May 2022

Amazing Spiderman (Vol 5) #93 (Tyler Kirkham Trade Dress Homage Variant) – May 2022

Amazing Spiderman (Vol 5) #93 (Tyler Kirkham Trade Dress Homage Variant) – May 2022

Amazing Spiderman (Vol 5) #86 (Miguel Mercado Variant) – March 2022

Amazing Spiderman (Vol 5) #86 (Miguel Mercado Variant) – March 2022

Mary Jane & Black Cat: Beyond #1 (J Scott Campbell Trade Dress Variant) – March 2022

Mary Jane & Black Cat: Beyond #1 (J Scott Campbell Trade Dress Variant) – March 2022

Non-Stop Spiderman #1 (David Nakayama “Milkshake” Variant) – May 2021

Non-Stop Spiderman #1 (David Nakayama “Milkshake” Variant) – May 2021

The Punisher (Vol 11) #13 (Mary Jane Watson Variant) – August 2017

The Punisher (Vol 11) #13 (Mary Jane Watson Variant) – August 2017

Amazing Spiderman (Vol 5) #1 (Mark Brooks Saturday Evening Post Variant) – September 2018

Amazing Spiderman (Vol 5) #1 (Mark Brooks Saturday Evening Post Variant) – September 2018

Amazing Spiderman #7 (J Scott Campbell La Mole Comic Con Variant) – March 2015?

Amazing Spiderman #7 (J Scott Campbell La Mole Comic Con Variant) – March 2015?

Amazing Spiderman #678 (Joe Quinones Variant) – March 2012

Amazing Spiderman #678 (Joe Quinones Variant) – March 2012

Amazing Spiderman #601 (J Scott Campbell Variant) – October 2009

Amazing Spiderman #601 (J Scott Campbell Variant) – October 2009

Sensational Spiderman (Vol 2) #32 (Clayton Crain Cover) – January 2007

Sensational Spiderman (Vol 2) #32 (Clayton Crain Cover) – January 2007