And all the proof we need is in this story:
I mean, just think about it:
- Peter Parker gives mouth-to-mouth to J. Jonah Jameson. That story NEVER could have happened had Peter ever been married (let's face it, Tiger--MJ doesn't swing that way).
- Spider-Man battles a super-powered hood who wants to control New York's criminal families...something Spidey NEVER could have done if he had to worry about maintaining an adult relationship!
- Spider-Man saves passers-by from a falling billboard, and they blame him. Wow, not only is it a BRAND NEW DAY, but it should be completely obvious to anybody that had Peter Parker and Mary Jane been married, he NEVER could have done that!!
The story I am very unfair to is Amazing Spider-Man #547. I'm sorry, Dan Slott and Steve McNiven, it really was a fun story. You're just caught in the fallout, dudes.