By Doug Cion
Every week we'll pick a handful of awesome comics from the thousands available through Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited. From creator spotlights to editor's picks and more, this'll be your spot to find something new and cool.
This week we feature members of Spider-Man's supporting cast or heroes introduced in a Spider-book. From family members to love interests to foes, characters specifically recognized for being incorporated with your friendly neighborhood webslinger get the spotlight in solo adventures. Scope out these five must-read comics available on Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited featuring your favorite Spider-Man supporting characters.
AMAZING SPIDER-GIRL #2
May "Mayday" Parker, the daughter of Spider-Man does not live the typical teenage life. After promising to hang up her webs and stop being Spider-Girl, she only uses her inherited powers as a way to get to school. However, after Hobgoblin and his goons break into St. Andrews Shelter and attack its director, Caitlan Leiber, May decides she's not quite done playing hero. Will she be able to pull off the dual life of super hero and high school student like her dad? And how will mother Mary Jane feel about her daughter's extracurricular activities?
ARANA: HEART OF THE SPIDER #10
The result of a disastrous battle with Anum leaves Anya trying to cope with the harsh reality of collateral damage. It's up to Spider-Man to give the new kid in town a much needed pep talk and some pointers about dealing with the press—including her investigative reporter father. Can ol' Webhead inspire Anya to take the reins of her own fate? Find out in this Robert Brook/Roger Cruz action packed adventure!
SPIDER-MAN'S TANGLED WEB #20
After Take Your Child to Work Day causes his second heart attack, J. Jonah Jameson has been forced to seek psychiatric help. Zeb Wells and Dean Haspiel take you "Behind the Mustache" in the psychoanalysis of old Flat-Top. JJJ recounts his early childhood and the events leading up to him becoming editor-in-chief of the Daily Bugle. Can the doctor uncover the root of Jameson's hatred towards Spider-Man—or at least find out why he's always yelling?
SPIDER-MAN FAMILY #2
Venom has returned but his recent acts of violence have nothing to do with his vendetta against Spider-Man—what could be so important that he doesn't have the time to torture his nemesis? The psychopathic symbiote takes matters into his own hands, but justice soon leads to vengeance when he begins killing former members of a secret medical board. Will Spider-Man be able to figure out the reason for his enemy's actions before it's too late?
SPIDER-MAN/BLACK CAT: EVIL THAT MEN DO #2
Felica Hardy aka the Black Cat will always be the one that got away for Spider-Man. When Spidey's old flame shows up during his investigation of a classmate's death, he needs all of his six senses to keep his eyes on the mission and off the pretty kitty who wants to tag along. Kevin Smith and Terry Dodson present a story of forbidden love!