Welcome to the Spider-Girl Message
Board, the home of Marvel's longest running female star!
Created by the
team of Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz, May "Mayday" Parker is the daughter
of Spider-Man and continues his legacy as Spider-Girl!
Debuting in the final
issue of "What If?!" in 1998 (mirroring her father's debut in the final
issue of "Amazing Fantasy"), May burst upon the comics scene and immediately
struck a chord with fans of classic Marvel storytelling. The Hoo-Ha
action and storytelling in the Merry Marvel Manner reminded older fans
of the books they had loved growing up, and introduced the classic style
to a younger generation who had never experienced it before.
The success of this introductory
appearance launched not only an ongoing Spider-Girl series, but an
entire new line and universe of comics. This new universe was called
MC2 or Marvel Comics 2, and featured heroes and villains both new
While her sister titles
faded away in time, the Spider-Girl series proper soldiered on. Despite
the ongoing threat and occasional reality of cancellation, the caring
and creative efforts of fans, largely started on this very board, helped
keep the book alive. Against all odds, Spider-Girl achieved the milestone
number of one hundred issues, and remains the longest running series
with a female lead in Marvel Comic's history.
The end of the original
Spider-Girl title was in many ways a new beginning for the character,
who soon returned in a new series titled The Amazing Spider-Girl in
2006. During the book's Amazing resurgence, we also saw several new
MC2 mini-series, such as The Fantastic Five and American Dream (the
latter of whom would even return post-MC2 in the Captain America Corps
mini-series of 2011, proving the enduring popularity of the MC2 characters).
In 2009, after thirty issues, the Amazing Spider-Girl became The Spectacular
Spider-Girl in back-up stories, and later a mini-series of the same
name. In 2010, this most recent title ended, despite one more rally
from her loyal fan base.
Never in the history of
comics has there been a more dedicated and driven group of fans, whose
love of the Spider-Girl character would help carry her through more
stories than even her creators had thought possible. The continued presence
of The Spider-Girl Message Board is not only due to the dedication we
have to this character and her creators, but to the fans that, at least
a little bit, helped out along the way.
In comics, no character's
departure is ever truly final. May Parker is not the type to ever give
up, and neither are we. She may be gone for now, but I think that somewhere
in the back of our minds, we'll always be keeping a light on for her.
Nuff said. (edit: See, she's back!)
-Matt "VENOM" Kayser
Rock Reflections of Another Superhero
Don't miss this fantastic Spider-Girl music video
created by our very own Jarkoer.
May's adventures can be re-lived
or discovered for the first time in these fantastic trades and
Vol 1: Whatever Happened to the
Daughter of Spider-Man?
Collects issues 0-6
Vol 2: Comes the Carnage!
Collects issues 7-12
Vol 3: Mind Games
Collects issues 13-18
Vol 4: Brand New May
Collects issues 19-24
Vol 5: Maybreak
Collects issues 25-30
Vol 1: Who Killed Gwen Reilly?
Collects stories from Amazing Spider-Man Family 1-8 and Web
of Spider-Man 1-4
Vol 2: The Last Stand
Collects Spectacular Spider-Girl 1-4, Spider-Girl: The End and
material from Web of Spider-Man 5-7
And don't forget: Spider-Girl's earliest
adventures have been collected in paperback digests. A mere
$7.99 gets you at least six full-color issues. Available at
comic shops, major bookselling chains and on-line booksellers,
the Spider-Girl digests are handy, inexpensive and chock-full
of high school angst and Hoo-Ha action! Buy a set for yourself
and another for your favorite child.
Volume 1: Legacy
Collects issues 0-5.
Volume 2: Like Father, Like Daughter
Collects issues 6-11.
Volume 3: Avenging Allies
Collects issues 12-16 and the 1999 Annual.
Volume 4: Turning Point
Collects issues 17-21 and 1/2.
Volume 5: Endgame
Collects issues 22-27.
Volume 6: Too Many Spiders
Collects issues 28-33.
Volume 7: Betrayed
Collects issues 34-38 and 51.
Volume 8: Duty Calls
Collects issues 39-44.
Volume 9: Secret Lives
Collects issues 45-50.
Volume 10: Season of the Serpent
Collects issues 52-59
Volume 11: Marked for Death
Collects issues 60-66
Volume 12: The Games Villains Play
Collects issues 67-72
Support Your Favorite Creative Team
Art by Ron Frenz
and Pat Olliffe, including original
Spider-Girl pages, is available for purchase at Catskill