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The Spider-Man comic brings to mind a tragic moment for the character, but Mary Jane saves the day

The Spider-Man comic brings to mind a tragic moment for the character, but Mary Jane saves the day

In The Amazing Spider-Man #35, Jackpot prevents a tragic event that commemorates the death of Gwen Stacy. Will this change her relationship with Peter and Paul?

Mary Jane Watson, now going by the alias Jackpot, is here to prove there’s a new superhero in town and she doesn’t need Spider-Man to teach her the tricks of the trade. In The Amazing Spider-Man #35, MJ turns the tide of what could have been another Gwen Stacy-style tragedy. Yes, you read that right.

Jackpot to save and new Peter

Mary Jane has always had nothing but love for Peter, but we’ve never seen that more clearly than now. In a scene reminiscent of the tragic incident with Gwen Stacy, MJ saves her new boyfriend Paul from a serious fall. This heroic act puts her in a new light, showing her a bright future in the Marvel universe.

If you’re one of those people wondering what made Peter go to this extreme, the answer is as simple as it is sinful: the Green Goblin’s sin was passed on by Kraven the Hunter. This new, darker Spider-Man suits up in an infamous black suit that we can call the “Revenge Tour.” In this case, he tries to destroy Mary Jane’s new love, Paul, by mimicking the failure that ended Gwen Stacy’s life years ago.


Gwen Stacy, Peter’s first great love, meets her tragic fate when she is thrown off a bridge by the Green Goblin. Peter threw Paul off the bridge in an act that could repeat the past. But this time, MJ, now Jackpot, saves him. It’s as if the Marvel Universe wants to tell us: “Hey, if things had been different, this could have happened.”

Gwen Stacy’s death is one of those comic book moments that will take your breath away and change the face of the Marvel Universe forever. He first appeared in “The Amazing Spider-Man” #121, published in 1973, and has been a benchmark for the depth and darkness that superhero comics can reach ever since. The plot was simple but devastating: Gwen, Peter Parker’s first great love, was kidnapped by the Green Goblin and thrown off the George Washington Bridge.


Spider-Man’s rescue attempt turns into a double tragedy when he creates a whip that breaks Gwen’s neck when he tries to save her with a spider web. Not only does this leave Peter feeling guilty, but it also makes readers question the true consequences of leading a double life as a superhero. To this day, Gwen Stacy’s death is a recurring theme, a turning point often explored and reinterpreted, but one that always retains its emotional power.

The New Mary Jane: Hero or Anti-Hero?

Here, MJ shows that she has the potential to be more than just “Spiderman’s girlfriend.” Her bravery and skills put her on par with the greatest Marvel heroes. The future looks bright for her, and this job only adds more questions to how her character will develop in the upcoming comic.


After all this confusion, the biggest question remains up in the air: What is going to happen to MJ, Peter and Paul now? At the end of the comic, MJ comforts Peter, who has returned to his normal self, leaving vague doubts about the future of these relationships. Without a doubt, the comic raises more questions than answers, keeping us all on the edge of our seats.

If you’re curious to see how these amazing events unfold, we remind you that THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #35 is on sale now.