May Reilly Parker
Place of Birth
Brooklyn, New York
Ben Parker (husband, deceased), Richard Parker (brother-in-law, deceased), Mary Parker (sister-in-law, deceased), Peter Parker (Spider-Man, nephew), Horace Reilly (paternal uncle, deceased), John Jonah Jameson (second husband)
Forest Hills Public Library; formerly Gray Panthers
High School graduate
White (formerly blonde)
May Parker was born in Brooklyn, New York. She was a very naive girl in her youth who was about to fall for a small-time crook. However, she eventually discovered her affections for her schoolmate Ben Parker and married him instead. (To learn about Uncle Ben, click on the highlighted name above.)
May and Ben Parker took full custody of their nephew Peter after his parents were killed in a plane crash. (To learn about Spider-Man, click on the highlighted name above.)
Later on, Ben was killed in a burglary, leaving her and Peter all by themselves, as she continued to raise him as her own son.
After some time, May became romantically involved with one of Spider-Man's most hated foes, Doctor Octopus. However, their engagement fell through. (Click on the highlighted name above to learn about Doc Ock.)One day, May visited Peter and found out he was actually Spider-Man (he was recovering from a major battle with Morlun). (To learn about Morlun, click on his name above. Note: Beware of Morlun's revealing outfit on his bio page.)
Unfortunately, after and attack from the Vibranium-skinned Charlie Weiderman, May lost her home in Queens. However, Iron Man allowed the Parkers to live in Stark Tower for a time. It was during her time at Stark Tower that May was courted by the Avengers' butler, Edwin Jarvis. (To learn about the above highlighted characters, place, and/or team, just click on their names.)
During the Civil War, Spider-Man revealed his secret identity to the world in support of the Superhuman Registration Act. Regretting his decision, Peter denounced the Act and fled with his Aunt May and Mary Jane to hide out in run-down motel. It was there that May was shot by a sniper named Jake Martino (he was hired by the Kingpin, who took advantage of knowing Spider-Man's identity now). Hospitalized, May's condition was so critical that Peter searched every means possible to find a way to save her life. As a last resort, Peter decided to make a deal with the demon Mephisto. Agreeing to the terms, Mary Jane and Peter had reality altered so that Aunt May lived, Spider-Man's identity was once again a secret, and Harry Osborn was still alive. The cost of Mephisto's offer was the erasing of Peter and Mary Jane's marriage from history. Therefore, May is once again healthy and living in her Forest Hills home. (To learn about the event and/or characters' highlighted names above to learn more about them.)
Afterward, May began doing volunteer work for a homeless shelter. During her work at the shelter, she met John Jonah Jameson (the father of J. Jonah Jameson) and started a relationship with him. Peter approved of this relationship--mainly because John supported Spider-Man (whom had previously saved his life) and saw through Norman Osborn, as a thug who holds nothing but contempt for the people. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn more about the characters.)
John walked with May in Central Park, and asked her to marry him, which May accepted. Despite Dr. Octopus' subconscious efforts to halt his former fiance's wedding plans, May and John were wedded by New York Mayor, J. Jonah Jameson. After the wedding, Aunt May and John embarked on a round-the-world honeymoon.To learn more about Aunt May, click on the following link, http://marvel.com/universe/Parker,_May_%28Aunt_May%29.