As many Spider-Man fans know, various writers, artists, and editors at Marvel have long held that the marriage between Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson was a mistake for a variety of reasons. Most of them revolve around some variation or another that it makes a character originally conceived of as a teenage superhero too old and thus unrelatable to the target audience, a position held by the current EIC Joe Quesada. Since at least 1995, there have at least four attempts to get rid of this marriage. The question is not so much whether or not there was a need to do this in the first place, however. Rather, the question is, which was the BEST attempt Marvel has done to make Peter single. Was it: A. The Clone Saga--The idea behind this one was that the Peter Parker readers had been following since ASM #149 was actually a clone and that the real Peter Parker was actually roaming the countryside calling himself Ben Reilly. This allowed for Peter and a then pregnant MJ to leave the title, without either of them being killed off or divorced, while Ben Reilly reclaimed the mantle of Spider-Man. At least that was the plan anyway. B. Mary Jane dies in an airplane explosion--This involved MJ being blown up by a stalker while flying to a photo op and is believed to be killed. In a storyline that seemed to be all too familiar to what Gerry Conway did during his tenure on the title, a bereaved Peter was comforted by the best friend of the woman he loved, and that the two of them would end up becoming romantically involved. Only this time, instead of MJ helping Peter get over the loss of his girlfriend, Gwen Stacy, it was MJs best friend and Gwens cousin, Jill Stacy, who helped Peter get over the loss of his wife, MJ, and who ended falling in love with him. C. Peter and MJ mutually separate--This happened right after Peter discovered that MJ was still alive and was being held captive by the stalker. After they reunited, Peter tried to pick up where things left off between the two of them, which basically meant lots and lots of sex. Unfortunately, because of MJs ordeal (or perhaps because of her husbands overactive libido) she had trouble re-adjusting and decided that it would be best for her and Peter to go their separate ways. She moved out to Hollywood to pursue her acting career, while Peter was left home in New York. D. One More Day--The most recent attempt. This, as everyone knows by now, is when Peter and MJ, in order to save the life of Aunt May, mutually bargained with Marvels equivalent of the devil, Mephisto, to erase their marriage from existence. As a consequence, Peter and MJ were only a couple but never married and recently broke-up. And apparently, no one knows Peter is Spider-Man. And hes living with his Aunt in the house that burnt down. And he has mechanical web-shooters again. And Harry Osborns alive. And who knows what else. Okay, vote and comment away.