Spider-Man: Blue

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Spider-Man: Blue
Dustjacket of the hardcover collection
Art by Tim Sale.
Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
FormatLimited series
Publication dateJuly 2002 – April 2003
No. of issues6
Main character(s)Spider-Man, Gwen Stacy, Mary Jane Watson
Creative team
Written byJeph Loeb
Artist(s)Tim Sale
Letterer(s)Wes Abbott
Richard Starkings
Colorist(s)Steve Buccellato
Collected editions
HardcoverISBN 0-7851-3446-8
SoftcoverISBN 0-7851-1071-2

Spider-Man: Blue is a comic book limited series written by Jeph Loeb[1] and illustrated by Tim Sale. It ran for a total of six issues and has been reprinted in trade paperback form. Loeb and Sale had also worked on the limited series: Daredevil: Yellow, Hulk: Gray and Captain America: White which also chronicle their respective Marvel Comics characters in their formative years.


It is Valentine's Day, and Spider-Man describes himself as feeling "blue". Although Gwen Stacy, Parker's first love, died a while ago, he still feels blue for her to this day. So, Spider-Man recounts into a tape recorder how Gwen and he fell in love.

The series then recounts the events from The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) #40–48 and #63, though it switches time order and implies that Kraven the Hunter, who appeared in #47, is behind all of the villains who attack Spider-Man. It retells Peter standing between Gwen and Mary Jane Watson, berated by his friend Harry Osborn.

In the end, it is St. Valentine's Day, and Gwen asks Peter to be her valentine. Peter states how her death has scarred him. Her one-time rival Mary Jane taught Peter to love again, but he reveals how much he misses Gwen. Suddenly, he notices his wife Mary Jane listening. Instead of being angry, Mary Jane feels deep sympathy for her husband and tells Peter to say hello to Gwen for her and to tell her how much she misses her, too. On this note, the story ends.

Collected editions[edit]

Title Material collected Published date ISBN
Spider-Man: Blue Spider-Man: Blue #1–6 January 2009 978-0785134466
Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale: Yellow, Blue and Gray Omnibus Spider-Man: Blue #1–6 and Daredevil: Yellow #1–6, Hulk: Gray #1–6 August 2014 978-0785188315
Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale: Yellow, Blue, Gray & White Omnibus Spider-Man: Blue #1–6 and Daredevil: Yellow #1–6, Hulk: Gray #1–6, Captain America: White #0-5 December 2018 978-1302914059

In other media[edit]

On February 14, 2024, Josh Keaton reprised his role as Peter Parker / Spider-Man from the animated series The Spectacular Spider-Man in the animated fan film Spectacular Spider-Man Blue by Browntable, directly adapting the final St. Valentine's Day segment of Spider-Man: Blue.[2]


  1. ^ Born to be Blue: Jeph Loeb on 'Spider-Man: Blue' Archived 2009-08-02 at the Wayback Machine, Comic Book Resources, January 31, 2002
  2. ^ Velazco, Mauricio (February 14, 2024). Spectacular Spider-Man Blue FEAT. Josh Keaton | Original Animation. Browntable Animation. Retrieved February 14, 2024 – via YouTube.


  • Loeb, Jeph; Sale, Tim (2003), Spider-Man: Blue, Marvel Comics

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