MJ: Congratulations, Tiger! You hit another Jackpot!
You’re about to become a father!
We’re having a BABY!
Spectacular Spider-Man #220
PETER: Little May—?!
Y-You want to name our baby after…Aunt May?!
MJ: Couldn’t think of a better choice. Can you?
Amazing Spider-Man #417
MAYDAY: No. No. No. No. Nice, hair, dad. No. No. No. Ahhhh – that’s the one I want! I knew I recognised my guardian angel. She died before I was born, but Dad certainly has enough pictures of her around the house – and he’s often told me about that speech she once gave him. I’m real proud to be named after his beloved Aunt May. She’s just the kind of woman I hope to become someday.
From Spider-Girl #55
Art by Pat Olliffe and Al Williamson
MJ and Felica discuss their daughters
From Spider-Girl #45 by Tom DeFalco and art by Patrick Olliffe
Homage: The Amazing Spider-Man #361 / The Amazing Spider-Girl #12
May “Mayday” Parker Warm Up Sketch
According to Dad, Uncle Ben died a hero trying to save us all from Norman Osborn. - May Parker/Spider-Girl
If Mayday gets to meet her Uncle Ben(at least one version of him) in the upcoming Spider-Verse storyline, I hope Dan Slott realizes it would be a big deal for May.
Above pages from Spider-Girl #44 by Tom DeFalco and Patrick Olliffe
PETER: I’m glad you’re finally home
We’ve been waiting for you.
Your mother has something she needs to discuss with us!
MAYDAY: Oh, God!
In all the excitement you—you completely forgot about your mom!
MJ: I guess you’ve both noticed that I haven’t been my usual cheery self lately.
I’ve been feeling a little under the weather, and finally went to see the doctor earlier today…
MAYDAY: OH, GOD!
PETER: A-Are you all right, hom?
I-Is anything wrong?
WE’RE GOING TO HAVE ANOTHER BABY!
MAYDAY: H-How could this happen?
PETER: Mary Jane, I…I love you so very much
MARY JANE: A-Are you okay with this, Peter?
PETER: You kidding? I’m ecstatic.
MAYDAY: Y-You are—?
PETER: Why wouldn’t I be?
I’m sure I’ll eventually come back down to Earth and face all the harsh realities of raising another child—But this is terrific news.
Think about it, May—You’re finally going to get a little brother or sister!
MAYDAY: And that’s exactly what you always wanted—
When you were four years old!
MAYDAY: You immediately try to call your dad—
But he doesn’t answer his cell.
(Probably still in the hospital.)
Then, over the Torch’s objection, you race back to Forest Hills—stopping quickly home to score some clothes-and check messages.
(Again no luck)
You don’t even remember the trip to the hospital.
All you can think about is your mom.
It’s been a pretty rough pregnancy and—Oh, God!
PETER: E-Everything’sfine, dear. The baby’s healthy and your mother’s doing great. I…I’m sorry if I scared you…but I…I just…welllll…
MAYDAY: I know the feeling.
MJ: Hey, Hotshot! I have someone who can’t wait to meet you.
Benjamin Richard Parker, this lovely young lady is your older sister.
I have a hunch that you two are going to be having some pretty amazing adventures together.
Would you like to hold him, hon?
MAYDAY: H-He’sbeautiful! Tell me Dad-did you name him aftermy Uncle Ben oryours?
PETER: Does it really matter?
MAYDAY: Guess not!
Hoo-boy! Have I got lots to teach you!
Welcome to the first day of the rest of your life—!
Mary Jane reveals she is pregnant and gives birth to Benjamin Richard Parker in the pages of Spider-Girl
May Day Parker sketch
Mayday Parker returns….in Spider-Verse?
Well she is feature in the Promotional Artwork by Gabriele Dell’Otto. The Five Part Storyline begins this November in Amazing Spider-Man #9(written by Dan Slott and art by Olivier Coipel) and various tie-in books.
You can read about it HERE
As a Spider-Girl fan, I have to wonder if Mayday will play a large part of the storyline or be left to a mini cameo of sorts…