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The web-slinging daughter of Peter and Mary Jane Parker, May "Mayday" Parker emerged from her father's heroic shadow to solidify her place as a heroine for the masses in the Marvel U. Before the digital comic launch of SPECTACULAR SPIDER-GIRL April 15, look back Spider-Girl's long and arduous journey.
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The Parker family legacy continues as May "Mayday" Parker discovers her extraordinary gift and the great power and responsibility that comes along with it. SPIDER-GIRL #0 comes loaded with sharp dialogue, adventure and excitement, courtesy of Tom DeFalco and Pat Olliffe. A perfect combination of her mother's tenacity and her father's adventurous spirit, the junior web slinger will undoubtedly capture your heart with her bravado and drive.
Is there a better mentor for an aspiring super heroine to have than her web-slinging dad? Heck no! With "Mayday" enjoying success as Spider-Girl under Spider-Man's tutelage, a run-in with Spyral results in May transporting back in time to her dad's high school days! SPIDER-GIRL #10 offers a rare and bittersweet look at father and daughter as equals, fighting crime and tackling adolescence together. Have some tissues handy because this issue may bring tears to your eyes!
SPIDER-GIRL ANNUAL #1
From laugh out loud exploits to tragic confrontations, SPIDER-GIRL ANNUAL #1 peels away "Mayday" Parker's emotional layers to reveal a rarely seen sensitive side. Tom DeFalco and Pat Olliffe fleshe out Spider-Girl's world with multiple stories of love, life and loss involving not only herself but her parents and friends as well. The rare glimpse at the protagonist's diary and psyche will leaves you in awe of her tremendous spirit, not to mention the results of the DeFalco/Olliffe partnership.
LAST PLANET STANDING #1
The sequel to the hugely successful LAST HERO STANDING limited series unites an all-star cast including Thor, the Fantastic Five and the Avengers as they battle the one and only Devourer of Worlds, Galactus, for control of the Shi'ar Empire. Seeing Spider-Girl hold her own with the Marvel elite proves she's worthy of the Spider name.
AMAZING SPIDER-GIRL #1
The inaugural issue of AMAZING SPIDER-GIRL finds our champion giving up her red and blue tights to fight the PSATs and student government campaigns. Needless to say, her penchant for crime-fighting still lingers. Deep within a string of attacks on a women's shelter lies a sinister motive and the return of one of the greatest baddies in comics, Hobgoblin! Can Spider-Girl make a seamless comeback to the streets or will mom and dad ground her? You have to read to find out!
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