Thursday, May 05, 2016

Today in Comics History: Aunt May's birthday present from Peter is a five-pack of Dos Equis and a sombrero

Today: it's the two hundred and eighth birthday of everybody's favorite Marisa Tomei impersonator, Aunt May Reilly Parker Jameson!

Panel from Spider-Man Free Comic Book Day 2007 one-shot (May 2007), script by Dan Slott, pencils by Phil Jimenez, inks by Andy Lanning and John Dell, colors by Jeromy Cox, letters by Chris Eliopoulos and Cory Petit

I don't know if this is the first canon reference to her birthday, but of course she could have only been born in May. It all makes perfect sense, just like Spider-Man's mother November Fitzpatrick Parker. I'm just kidding there: Pete's mother's pre-married name was Mary Jane Fitzpatrick. "Mary Jane?" Oh...dear.

Anyway, it's liable to be a hootin' and hollerin' South of the Border flavored celebration taking place on Cinco de Mayo!

Click panel to Spider-Area in Your Face-size

So, Happy Mexican Birthday, Aunt May!

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