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Spider-Man: Blue

Spider-Man: Blue
Art by Tim Sale.
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
Schedule Monthly
Format Limited series
Publication date July 2002 - April 2003
Number of issues 6
Main character(s)


Gwen Stacy

Mary Jane Watson
Creative team
Writer(s) Jeph Loeb
Artist(s) Tim Sale
Letterer(s) Wes Abbott
Richard Starkings
Colorist(s) Steve Buccellato
Editor(s) Kelly Lamy
Joe Quesada
Nanci Quesada
Bronwyn Taggart
Collected editions
Hardcover ISBN 0-7851-3446-8
Softcover ISBN 0-7851-1071-2

Spider-Man: Blue is a comic book limited series written by Jeph Loeb[1] and illustrated by Tim Sale. It ran for a total of six issues and has been reprinted in trade paperback form. Loeb and Sale had also worked on the limited series: Daredevil: Yellow, Hulk: Gray and Captain America: White which also chronicle their respective Marvel Comics characters in their formative years.


  • Plot 1
  • Collected editions 2
  • Notes 3
  • References 4


It is Valentine's Day, and Spider-Man describes himself as feeling "blue". Gwen Stacy, one of Parker's true loves, died a while ago, but he still feels blue for her to this day. So, Spider-Man recounts into a tape recorder how Gwen and he fell in love.

The series then recounts the events from The Amazing Spider-Man vol. 1 #40-48 and #63, though it switches time order and implies that Kraven the Hunter, who appeared in #47, is behind all of the villains who attack Spider-Man. It retells Peter standing between Gwen and Mary Jane Watson, berated by his friend Harry Osborn.

In the end, it is Valentine's Day, and Gwen asks Peter to be her valentine. Peter states how her death has scarred him. Her one-time rival Mary Jane taught Peter to love again, but he reveals how much he misses Gwen. Suddenly, he notices his wife Mary Jane listening. Instead of being angry, Mary Jane feels deep sympathy for her husband and tells Peter to say hello to Gwen for her and to tell her how much she misses her, too. On this note, the story ends.

Collected editions

The series has been collected into a single volume:

  • Spider-Man: Blue (softcover, 144 pages, May 2002, ISBN 0-7851-1071-2, 162 pages, hardcover, January 2009, ISBN 0-7851-3446-8)


  1. ^ Born to be Blue: Jeph Loeb on 'Spider-Man: Blue', Comic Book Resources, January 31, 2002


Loeb, Jeph, and Tim Sale. ''Spider-Man: Blue''. Marvel Comics, 2003.. Print.

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