All right, since ASM #605 comes out today, there’s at least three things I learned about this issue beforehand (NOT complete spoilers):
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1. In a flashback Mary Jane has, we are shown her having a very heated argument with Peter looking pretty beat-up in a shabby and threadbare Spider-Man costume. Apparently, he had been missing for the past four days without so much as a word with MJ assuming the worst had happened to him. When Peter tries to explain, MJ is so furious that in the heat of the moment she mocks his feelings of guilt over his Uncle Ben’s death.
2. Remember that actor, Bobby Carr, MJ had a relationship with in Dan Slott’s “Peter Parker: Papparazzi story” (the one with Paper Doll)? Well, she breaks up with him.
3. In a follow-up to last week’s issue, Peter spends the story trying to avoid and ignore Michelle. When they do finally talk, Peter learns that, in Michelle’s exact words, they were “swapping spit on the kitchen floor.” Peter comes clean and tells her it wasn’t him, that he had been kidnapped and impersonated by the Chameleon. Michelle’s reaction? She accuses him of making the whole thing up and then decks him.