It’s no secret I love Peter and Mary Jane together. Their relationship was the foundation of all the Spider-Man comics I read as a kid, getting into Spider-Man the year before they got married. Heck, the very first image on the very first page of the very first Spider-Man comic I ever had (Web Of Spider-Man #12) was Peter and Mary Jane standing together, in the remains of his ruined apartment. For me, they’ve always been Marvel’s power couple (sorry Reed and Sue) and a testament to love’s power to endure all things. I still resent Marvel for breaking them up in 2007’s contrived “One More Day” storyline. Boo. HOWEVER, despite my eternal love of Peter and Mary Jane there’s just something about the Black Cat. She’s an incredible character and she balances Peter in an important way. After Mary Jane, no one’s close to Felicia Hardy in my favorite love interests for Peter – not even Gwen Stacy. And, despite my love of Mary Jane, I think Felicia fits with Peter in a way none of his other love interests can.
GASP. I know, right?! Here’s what I mean. Continue reading