Valentine's Day

The Many Loves of Peter Parker

Celebrate Spider-Man's romantic history as we break down the many loves of Peter Parker! Discover the leading ladies who have won the heart of Spider-Man and fans alike. Plus, the defining moments that have shaped Spidey as a hero and a boyfriend!

Spider's Sweethearts

Mary Jane Watson

in Sensational Spider-Man (2006) #32

A retrospective issue on Spider-Man's true love. Over the years, Mary Jane Watson has learned much about herself through her ties to Spider-Man. But what about her ties to Peter Parker? MJ reflects on her marriage to Peter, and invites the challenges that come with unconditional love.

Gwen Stacy

in Spider-Man: Blue (2002) #2

In Spider-Man: Blue, Spidey gets a retro makeover and heads back to high school! See Peter's first introduction to Gwen Stacy, high school sweetheart, and first love.

Black Cat

in Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #606

The Cat and the Spider have a complicated history of on-again off-again romance...and vigilantism! After years of absence, Black Cat bursts back on the scene claws bared. Will Felicia Hardy purr her way back into Peter's heart? Spider-Man finds himself in a web of trouble when multiple women start making demands!

Betty Brant

in The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #184

After the dissolution of her marriage to Ned Leeds, Betty Brant inserts herself in Peter's life. Will Spider-Man's boyhood crush develop into true love?

Debra Whitman

in Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man (2005) #15

Hardcore Spider fans will remember Debra Whitman; while Peter's lab partner at Empire State University, Debra wowed Peter with her brains and beauty. An ill-fated romance ensued when Debra became sick of Peter's lame excuses. Now, Debra has written a sordid tell-all on Peter Parker, revealing his identity as Spider-Man!

Death of Gwen

in The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #121

The issue that earned a place in comic book history. The Green Goblin tosses Gwen Stacy off the George Washington Bridge. Spider-Man fails to save her in time. The death of Gwen Stacy left Spider-Man, and fans, reeling. Witness the revenge of Peter Parker, as he takes down Green Goblin in the name of love.

The (First) Proposal

in The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #182

Did you know MJ turned Peter's proposal down twice? It's true! Check out Peter pop the question, yes, that question, in Amazing Spider-Man #182 and again in #291! Young love never hurt so good.

The Wedding

in Amazing Spider-Man Annual (1964) #21

Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson wed in holy matrimony! Check out the comic book wedding of the century, as the longtime couple takes the final plunge! But will Spider-Man's cold feet leave Mary Jane cold at the altar?

High School Sweetheart

in Ultimate Spider-Man Annual (2005) #3

Discover the early days of MJ and Peter's romance, as this Ultimate series takes Spider-Man back to Midtown High. The young lovers hit a critical point in their relationship. Will Peter and MJ take the next step in coupledom?

House of M

in Spider-Man: House of M (2005) #1

In Spider-Man: House of M, Peter Parker is famous, wealthy, and married to Gwen Stacy. Has Peter ended up with the woman of his dreams?

"Face it Tiger"

in Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #545

In the "One More Day" story arc, Mephisto threatens to end Peter and MJ's marriage in exchange for Aunt May's life. Before their marriage is wiped out entirely, the couple reflects on their love, and what it means to put another's needs before your own. The best, and worst, moments captured in one heartbreaking issue.

Black Cat Returns

in The Amazing Spider-Man (2014) #3

The Cat is back and this time she wants vengeance. Felicia Hardy's amorous feelings for Spidey quickly melt, as she holds him responsible for her arrest. But was it Peter Parker who turned the tables on his past flame? Fur flies and romance dies!