Top 5 Mary Jane Watson Battles

An addendum to to yesterday’s Essential Mary Jane Watson Comics Timeline, here are other interesting issues featuring MJ. Being Spider-Man’s main squeeze naturally means being a major target for his rogues gallery. The following issues show Mary Jane Watson in action, taking matters in her own hands.

Mary Jane Watson in Action

5 – Mary Jane Watson wears Iron Man Armor

In Marvel Knights Spider-Man #12, Mary Jane, with her life in danger, shoots the Green Goblin.

Mary Jane Watson in Action

4 – Mary Jane Watson (Literally) Beats The Chameleon

After learning Spider-Man’s secret identity, the Chameleon pays a visit to his home, where he encounters Mary Jane all alone. MJ goes into rage mode, and beats him with what seems to be a bat or a stick. Spider-Man arrives on the scene a little late, but with everything in control. All of this wraps up in Spectacular Spider-Man #245, part of one of my favorite Spider-Man runs by J.M. DeMatteis and Luke Ross.
Mary Jane Watson in Action

3 – Mary Jane Watson Wears Spider-Man Costume

Captured by Alistaire Smythe, he mistakenly believes that MJ is Spider-Man. MJ leads him on in an attempt to escape. The cover of this issue, Amazing Spider-Man Annual #19 features a cover with MJ donning Spider-Man’s costume.

Mary Jane Watson in Action

2 – Mary Escapes From Jonathan Caesar

Jonathan Caesar, a disturbed and wealthy fan, kidnaps MJ (You’d think she already has enough danger to deal with Spider-Man related kidnappings). She manages to escape by knocking him out with a lamp (She has a lousy shot, but apparently a great arm!). These events concluded in Amazing Spider-Man Annual #309.

Mary Jane Watson in Action

1 – Mary Jane Becomes Red Sonja

Any fan of Mary Jane Watson, especially in full-on action, must own the Marvel Team-Up issue where Mary Jane becomes Red Sonja by entering Kulan Gath’s alternate reality. All this happens in Marvel Team Up #79, brought to you by the all-star team of Chris Claremont and John Byrne, whose X-Men run is among the most popular in the history of comics.

Mary Jane Watson in Action

For more character specific list like this Mary Jane Watson one, use the Spider-Man timeline issue reading order and search for your favorite character

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