AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #37-38/478-479 (2002): May knows Peter’s secret!

Aunt May finally confronts Peter about his secret identity.


Aunt May also tells Peter that she, too, felt guilty for Ben’s death.  I’ve read these issues several times and they still break me.

I love how the JMS/JR Jr run starts with a pretty novel reworking of Spider-Man’s origin and power source, working in totem concepts that really won’t work for any other writer and creating a complex, new mythology and then it immediately jumps to two issues that are just conversation, pure emotion, and as raw and powerful as any comic I’ve ever read.

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