Yes, I know it’s not the first of the month but I have (somewhat) exciting news to share regarding everyone’s favorite long-running segment.
I now possess a copy of the Official 2012 Women of Marvel Calendar. I’m going to keep doing the Unofficial RROY REPORT 2012 Women of Marvel Calendar because, well, I’m enjoying it even if no one else is. Plus I’m confident someone in Marvel’s calendar division is reading this and will see that I put together better calendars than whatever joker they’ve got doing them now.
So, let’s get caught up. January was — alas — Emma Frost month. So glad I missed it. I’m not even going to bother looking up the image and posting it here. February was Black Cat month, and we’ll come back to Felicia later in the year. I’ll explain when the time is right.
Which brings us to March, which has been dedicated to Mary Jane Watson. This is Mary Jane’s first appearance in a Women of Marvel calendar, which is refreshing. It’s also the first time a woman who isn’t a superheroine made the calendar, so kudos to MJ.
As you should know, Mary Jane was Peter Parker’s second true love. After Gwen Stacy got thrown off a bridge by the Green Goblin, Mary Jane moved to the top. Mary Jane and Peter eventually married and were quite happy for several years until the powers-that-be at Marvel decided a married Spider-Man was no fun so a few years back they came up with this ridiculous scenario in which Mephisto (aka The Devil) erases all evidence of their marriage in order to save a dying Aunt May.
You’d think a divorce would have been easier but, hey, comics.