It’s not difficult to understand why Marvel might want Mary Jane Watson to have her own solo series right about now, especially with the MCU and Insomniac’s Spider-Man game both giving us much more assertive takes on Peter Parker’s favorite flame. Whether The Amazing Mary Jane will actually appeal to those hungry for more Mary Jane is another matter. The first issue works as a perfectly entertaining spinoff of the ongoing Amazing Spider-Man series, but it doesn’t have a huge amount to offer beyond that.
This series builds on recent MJ-related developments in writer Nick Spencer’s work. MJ has reluctantly put her relationship with Peter Parker on pause in order to jump-start her Hollywood career. Little does she know the production she’s joined is being run by Mysterio.