NEW YORK, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- An upcoming issue of "The Amazing Spider-Man" comic book shows the American super-hero's alter-ego Peter Parker kissing a woman who isn't Mary Jane Watson.
Mary Jane has been Peter/Spider-Man's love interest for decades.
"The first page is a real shocker and it's done on purpose. It's a bit of a slap of reality to longtime readers," Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada told the New York Post.
"Spider-Man" fans irate over Peter and Mary Jane's recent split have been voicing their outrage online and threatening boycotts, the Post said.