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Flashback to hype surrounding wedding of Spider-Man & Mary Jane

This morning’s exclusive announcement on The View of the impending nuptials of Northstar and Kyle Jinadu in the pages of Astonishing X-Men probably didn’t go quite like Marvel envisioned, as a giggling Joy Behar could hardly wait for the applause to subside so she could ask, “Do you think Batman and Robin could come out of the closet now?” And Whoopi Goldberg’s more heartfelt observations about the diversity represented on the cover of Astonishing X-Men #51 were quickly forgotten so they could move on to the next item about an unfortunate typo on the sign for the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.

But as awkward (and, some would suggest, over-blown) as that promotional rollout for this wedding may have been, Robot 6 contributor Graeme McMillan reminds us that it could be worse by taking us back in time to 1987 and “the tongue-in-cheek ceremony” at Shea Stadium for Spider-Man and Mary Jane Watson — officiated by Stan Lee, and attended by 50,000 baseball fans. Below, you can watch Entertainment Tonight‘s coverage of the publicity stunt, as well as the bizarre and excruciatingly long preview on Good Morning America in which the interviewer asks “Spider-Man” and “Mary Jane” whether they would have “children that were like, you know, little spider-babies or would they be normal, human babies.” You can also check out the much shorter segment on The View.

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She’s too skinny to be Mary Jane

@jrock – and the guy in the spider-man costume is wearing a costume so cheap and cheesy he couldn’t be Spidey. Get a grip!

“What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate unless they make a deal with the Devil. Then they shall also lose their spider stingers, have their secret identity restored and um… their best friend will come back from the dead. ”
Odd things for the Minister to say at the ceremony but it all makes sense now.

Simon DelMonte

May 22, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Look at the lengths Marvel has gone to make us forget there ever was a marriage: Shea Stadium itself is gone!

sandwich eater

May 22, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Wait, news-stands still sell comics? The last news-stand I saw only had lottery tickets, candy, gum, and cigarettes for sale, weirdly they didn’t have any newspapers or magazines. (I’m referring of course to Whoopi Goldberg’s comment about the issue hitting news-stands.)

Who is the girl playing MJ? She is HOT!!!

I have a thing for Red Heads

The Spidey suit was probably a rental.

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