The Amazing Mary Jane #1
Writer: Leah Williams
Artist: Carlos Gomez
Cover Art: Humberto Ramos & Edgar Delgado
I had some doubt about Mary Jane Watson getting her own series, albeit a limited series, but I really enjoyed issue one of The Amazing Mary Jane. Matching her up with Quentin Beck’s Mysterio is an intriguing choice and I am looking forward to see how it progresses.
I can hear some people complaining about MJ sticking with the film after discovering that it was Beck behind it, but I found it all made plenty of sense. I am fascinated to see what Mysterio will do. Will he slip back into his evil ways or will he be able to contain his more negative characteristics.
I also enjoyed the meta-type storytelling. With the idea that MJ is making a movie, they can play with the story all they like. And having the movie be about Mysterio and his “real-life” situation is a stroke of genius.
I especially loved the interaction between MJ and Peter on the phone. This is a relationship that I loved when I was young and have missed over the years since they were broken apart. I certainly hope the new secret will not cause a problem. Peter has been known to keep a secret or two in his life.
The twenty-second dance party was as charming as anything I have seen in quite a while.
Excited to see where this goes. Nervous about the villains on their way.