Aunt May

The Religious Affiliation of
Aunt May

Religion: Protestant CBR Scale: S

Name: Aunt May

Other Names: May Parker; May Reilly Parker; May Riley

Classification: supporting character supporting character  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: Amazing Fantasy (vol. 1) #15 (Aug. 1962): "Spider-Man"

Creators: Stan Lee, Steve Ditko

Number of Appearances: 1,368

   Comic Book Appearances: 1,302

   TV, Film Appearances: 65

   Video Game, Computer Game Appearances: 1

Ally: Spider-Man

Occupation: landlady, volunteer

Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

Race: white

Gender: female

Note: raised Peter Parker (Spider-Man)


BELOW: Aunt May thought Mac Gargan (the Scorpion) was a Jehovah's Witness: Spider-Man consulted with powerful telepath Rachel Summers ("Marvel Girl" of the X-Men) to help him find his Aunt May, who was abducted by unknown villain. Touching a ring that belonged to Aunt May, Rachel was able to receive psychic impressions of the abduction. Rachel could not identify who the assailant was. But she did reveal that when Aunt May answered the door, she thought the person at the door was a Jehovah's Witness coming to preach about the Bible. It is worth noting that Aunt May left the chain on the door (meaning that she had not planned to let the Jehovah's Witness in), but she opened the door, no doubt intending to politely decline his invitation to visit with her.

Aunt May thought Mac Gargan (the Scorpion) was a Jehovah's Witness

Source: Marvel Knights Spider-Man #6 (Nov. 2004): "Venomous: Part Two", pg. 17, panels 2-3. Written by Mark Millar. Art by Rachel Dodson, Terry Dodson. See also: religion identified by name; missionary work; Jehovah's Witnesses; Spider-Man (Peter Parker); Aunt May; The Scorpion (Mac Gargan); Marvel Girl (Rachel Grey); Jehovah's Witnesses

This character is in the following 122 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Amazing Fantasy
The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man Family
Assault on New Olympus Prologue #1 (Jan. 2010) (2-panel cameo)
Dark Reign: Mr. Negative
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #5 (Apr. 2006): "Web Log" (cameo)
Marvel Holiday Special 2004 #1 (Jan. 2005): "Jonah's Holiday Carol"
Marvel Knights Spider-Man
Marvel Team-Up
Marvel Treasury Special, Giant Superhero Holiday Grab-Bag (1974): "Have Yourself a Sandman Little Christmas!"
Marvel Year-in-Review #4 (1992)
Megaton Man
The New Avengers (vol. 1) #15 (Mar. 2006): "Secrets & Lies, Part 2"
Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man
Peter Parker: Spider-Man
Slapstick #1 (Nov. 1992): "The Totally Awesome Origin of Slapstick!" (only on cover)
The Spectacular Spider-Man Annual #8 (Nov. 1988): "Return to Sender" (photo/picture/video)
The Spectacular Spider-Man Magazine #1 (July 1968): "Lo, This Monster"
Spider-Man (vol. 1) #97 (Nov. 1998): "Let the Heavens Tremble at the Power of the Goblin!" (cameo)
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends - Season 1, Episode 1 (12 Sep. 1981): "The Triumph of the Green Goblin"
Spider-Man: Dead Man's Hand #1 (Apr. 1997): "Dead Man's Hand" (cameo)
Spider-Man: Fear Itself (Feb. 1992)
Thor (vol. 2) #8 (Feb. 1999): "...And the Home of the Brave!"
Untold Tales of Spider-Man
Web of Spider-Man

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