Taking stock of super-villains

Mephisto: Is there a villain that holds the spotlight as firmly as Mephisto this week?

Let’s look at the tally:

• Presents MJ and Peter with a no-win decision: Their marriage or May’s life.

• Single-handledly retcons Spider-Man’s recent history: No more marriage to Mary Jane and no more public unmasking.

• MJ gets to remember everything. And live with the pain. Which Mephisto feeds on.

• Oh! And just before throwing the switch, he shows the couple the daughter they’ll never have.

Mephisto scores a perfect 10. The only thing he didn’t do was give Peter a purple nurple.

Brad Guigar

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