Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows reunites Peter, Mary Jane, and Mayday Parker - complete with adorably wonderful alternate covers.
I'll admit that I'm a bit of a sucker for superhero family stories. So it certainly makes me happy when I hear that Marvel Comics will reunite the Parker family - at least temporarily - for this year's Secret Wars. Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows will do exactly that in June, showing a parallel universe where Peter Parker and Mary Jane never had One More Day - and where Spider-Man's priority is raising his daughter Mayday.
In case you aren't following comic book news, last week's Secret Wars #1 introduced Battleworld - a mish-mash of parallel Marvel Earths occupying a single planet. Here, at least one Spider-Man is still the husband of Mary Jane, and left superheroics behind to focus on his family. But when the villainous Regent starts killing heroes, Peter Parker's family becomes targets, forcing him to take action.
Renew Your Vows probably won't have a huge presence in the Secret Wars event, but serves one major goal: Bringing Peter and Mary Jane back together after the much-maligned One More Day storyline. It also serves to introduce a young May "Mayday" Parker, who grew up to become Spider-Girl in a fan-favorite alternate universe comic series. While I certainly don't follow Spider-Man's marriage woes like some readers, if Renew Your Vows is just as adorable as its cover images? It'll be a wonderful return to form for many fans.
Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #1 hits comic book stands on June 3, 2015.