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Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows

Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows is a 2015 comic book series published by Marvel Comics. It takes places in an alternate reality of Earth-18119 in which Spider-Man and Mary Jane Watson are married and have a daughter named Annie.

Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows
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Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
FormatOngoing series
Genresee below
Publication date2015 – 2018
Main character(s)Spider-Man
Mary Jane Watson
Creative team
Written byDan Slott
Adam Kubert, Gerry Conway
Ryan Stegman
Jodie Houser
Penciller(s)Adam Kubert
Inker(s)John Dell
Letterer(s)Joe Caramagna
Colorist(s)Justin Ponsor
Editor(s)Nick Lowe
Devin Lewis

Contents

Publication historyEdit

The first volume takes place during the "Secret Wars" storyline.[1] As part of the 2016 "Marvel NOW!," a second volume of this series details the further tales of Spider-Man and his family after their reality was restored.[2]

PlotEdit

Volume OneEdit

During the "Secret Wars" storyline, heroes from all over the Battleworld domain of the Regency have gone missing. With the X-Men missing, the Avengers suspect that Augustus Roman is behind this. As Spider-Man hears of this, Hawkeye mentions about a mass-breakout at Ryker's Island. While the Avengers head out to fight Regent, Spider-Man heads home to meet with his wife Mary Jane Watson where he finds his daughter Annie in the clutches of Venom. Spider-Man brutally defeats Venom. As the superheroes are being defeated by Regent, Mary Jane Watson uses a fire truck's siren to help Spider-Man force Venom into a burning building and brings the structure down on Venom. With all the superheroes defeated by Regent, Peter Parker retires as Spider-Man to keep his family safe.[3]

In light of Regent's victory, Peter Parker obtains inhibitor bracelets so that Regent won't detect him or Annie. When Annie's inhibitor bracelet breaks down before school, she must keep her abilities in check. Peter takes pictures of Demolition Man protesting the Regent's rule when he is defeated by Boomerang, Rhino, and Shocker. Arriving at the Daily Bugle, Peter hears about the news that superpowered people were sighted at Public School 122 Mamie Fay which Annie attends. Using a hood as a disguise, Peter jumps from building to building where he arrives to find the Power Pack fighting Regent's minions. As Peter distracts Regent's minions so that the Power Pack can escape, Mary Jane arrives and makes off with Annie. At Regent's headquarters, Regent figures out that Spider-Man has been sighted and unleashes his Sinister Six (consisting of Doctor Octopus, Hobgoblin, Kraven the Hunter, Mysterio, Shocker, and Vulture) to hunt down Spider-Man.[4]

When Spider-Man goes to get some inhibitor bracelets from Tinkerer, he discovers that Tinkerer had tipped off the Sinister Six. Spider-Man violently kills Doctor Octopus before the rest of the Sinister Six arrived where they learned that Spider-Man made off with the only inhibitor bracelet. Arriving home, Peter works to reconfigure the inhibitor bracelet for Annie. Regent broadcasts that he will be doing a compulsory screening at Public School 122 Mamie Fay. Though Peter, Mary Jane, and Annie pass the scans, another kid didn't causing Peter Parker to turn into Spider-Man to defend him. While Spider-Man faced the Sinister Six which resulted in Hobgoblin getting caught in the explosion of his own Pumpkin Bomb, Mary Jane and Annie were taken to safety by Mockingbird and Prowler who were posing as Regent's agents.[5]

Noticing that Mary Jane and Annie are missing, Spider-Man brutally takes down the Sinister Six which results in Vulture being incapacitated. Sandman appears and asks Peter Parker to come to S.H.I.E.L.D. with him as they are both subdued when Regent arrives. Meanwhile, Mary Jane and Annie are introduced to S.H.I.E.L.D. and it's leader Hawkeye. At Regent's base, Spider-Man and Sandman have been taken prisoner. Back at S.H.I.E.L.D., Dr. Johnathon Ohn reverse-engineers Annie's inhibitor bracelet to create an arrowhead that would neutralize Regent's powers, though they will need a DNA sample from him in order for it to work. After Regent reads Sandman's mind, he recruits Beetle, Boomerang, and Rhino to fill in the membership of the Sinister Six and sends them to attack the S.H.I.E.L.D. base. When Dr. Ohn uses his portals to help with the escape, Annie jumps into action. With one of Dr. Ohn's portals sewn into him, Sandman activates it so that Mary Jane, Annie, Hawkeye, Mockingbird, and Prowler can get into it.[6]

As S.H.I.E.L.D. faces the Regent, Mary Jane and Annie confront his scientists led by Dr. Shannon Stillwell. Using the same type of armor as the Regent, Mary Jane helps Annie to disable the mechanism that held the captive heroes in order for Regent to draw in their powers. When this attracts the attention of Regent, Spider-Man escapes and takes the fight with Regent to the streets. Annie joined the fight and used the special arrowhead on Regent. Despite this, Regent is still a threat as he grabs Annie. Spider-Man uses a bluff to get close to Regent so that he can defeat him. Using an improvised restraining unit made by Prowler, S.H.I.E.L.D took Regent into their custody as Spider-Man and his family resume their normal lives.[7]

Volume Two: Gerry Conway & Ryan Stegman EraEdit

Mary Jane soon decides she wants to share in Peter's crime fighting life, and that Annie should join her. Peter develops a costume for her using technology acquired from the aftermath of the battle with The Regent, this suit enables Mary Jane to borrow powers and abilities from her husband, but it's side-effects leave Peter weakened. Annie is given a new costume and acquires the codename Spiderling, where as Mary Jane becomes Spinnerett.

After fighting off threats from the Mole Man the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, and Mysterio, Mary Jane considers trying an alternative means of supporting her husband in his crime fighting as her costume is siphoning off too much of his strength, and so she agrees to bond with an experimental bio-suit supplied by former family friend Liz Allan, but unbeknown to her, the suit is the Venom symbiote. The symbiote attempts to assert control of Mary Jane, causing her to inflict pain on some criminals. With the help of Peter and her own mental durability, Mary Jane eventually brings the symbiote under control.

Shortly after, Mary Jane is recruited to battle the inter-dimensional threat of The Poisons in the event Venomverse, while Peter and Annie save a young Normie Osborn from The Lizard and his son Billy. Normie, still resentful of Spider-Man's involvement in the death of Harry Osborn, arranges Annie's capture with the aid of his mother's personal assistant Ms. January. After a conversation with Annie, Normie has a change of heart and lets her go, but Ms. January attacks the Spider-Family with a giant mechanical version of the Green Goblin. The Spider-Family defeat the Goblin, but not before it destroys the Venom symbiote, leaving Mary Jane no choice but to return to her original outfit. Normie makes peace with the family.

Volume Two: Jodie Houser EraEdit

Eight years later, and Annie has grown into a temperamental teenager frustrated with her "silly" codename of Spiderling. Having trained with the X-Men, she is eager to prove herself. A special family day out for The Parkers leads to them combating the forces of Mr. Sinister.

Peter, having learned that the Bugle is paying less and less for photos as virtually anyone can take one now on their digital devices, decides to take up the task of teaching once more at Annie's school, which leads to awkward moments between him and his daughter as Annie becomes embarrassed to be in the same hallway as him, fearing he will cramp her style. She befriends two students at the school who's experiments mutate them. Falling in with a bad crowd, Annie eventually prevents the students from killing Normie Osborn, now also older. It is revealed Annie (as Spiderling), and Normie had hung out a lot in their childhood but had lost touch.

Shortly after this, Peter tells Annie of a time earlier in his and Mary Jane's lives when they saved a passenger ship together during a vacation. Back in the present, the Spider-Family again battle Mr. Sinster and save the X-Mansion from an attack by him and several genetically modified Spider-Clones. The day is won, but the Parker's family car is destroyed.

Spider-Geddon & Spider-GirlsEdit

With Annie's parents assisting the war effort against The Inheritors on Earth 616, Annie, with the help of 616 Spider-Girl Anya Corzon and MC2 Spider-Woman Mayday Parker, unlocks the mysteries of the Spider-Scrolls and find a means of stopping their enemies. Annie learns that she is the pattern weaver, fourth Spider involved in the prophecy alongside Mayday's brother Benjy (The Scion), Silk (The Bride), and The Other.

After battling two of the Inheritors on Annie's world, Mayday, Anya and Annie retreat to Loomworld where they find the web of destiny has been sabotaged. They then use the scrolls to return to Earth 616 and use Annie's web-weaving powers to help the web warriors defeat the Inheritors and their leader Solus. As the web warriors say their goodbyes, Mayday wonders what had become of "The Other", Annie reveals that the totem is still in play, and that it's closer to her than she knows. Back on Mayday's world, a hand bursts out of a grave, revealing that the Other has fused with Mayday's late father, MC2 Peter Parker, resurrecting him.

Peter and MJ later attend the funeral of Karn on Loomworld.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Spider-Man's wife, child to return in 'Renew Your Vows'". ew.com. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  2. ^ "Marvel NOW! Hear This: Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows". Marvel.com. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  3. ^ Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #1. Marvel Comics.
  4. ^ Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #2. Marvel Comics.
  5. ^ Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #3. Marvel Comics.
  6. ^ Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #4. Marvel Comics.
  7. ^ Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #4. Marvel Comics.