HomeMarvelMay 'Mayday' Parker: Everything You Need To Know About Peter Parker's Adorable...

May ‘Mayday’ Parker: Everything You Need To Know About Peter Parker’s Adorable Toddler In ‘Across The Spider Verse’

‘Spider-Man Across the Spider-Verse’ is a delight for all the Marvel comics fanatics. With the multiple versions of sling-swingers, all from different timelines, it will be hilarious to watch them all recreate the iconic Spider-Man meme. ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse‘ took home the Best Animated Feature Film Academy Award and now the fans expect nothing less from its sequel.


The trailer of ‘Across the Spider-Verse‘ gave the fans a glimpse of all the Marvel comic variants of Peter Parker. And, the most exciting of them all is the Spider-Girl – an adorable toddler strapped around Daddy Parker. The adorable kid May Mayday Parker grows up to become a rich heroic legacy in the pages of Marvel. Here’s everything you need to know about May Parker.

Related: Top 10 Spider-Man Villains

The Creation Of May Parker Was Inspired By A Real Person

Inspiration for Spider-Girl

Yes, that’s true, a real person was the inspiration behind the creation of May Parker, the daughter of Peter Parker and Mary Janes Watson. She is based on former Marvel Editor-in-Chief and ‘Spider-Girl‘ writer Tom DeFalco’s niece. He created the character of May Parker after hearing how his brother, who is a Vietnam veteran, was horrified that his 16-year-old daughter wanted to be a cop.


Intrigued by their arguments, DeFalco decided to use this conflict to shape the dynamic between Peter and Mayday, characterizing Peter as a worried father who doesn’t want his daughter to follow in his footsteps. This caused May to engage in life-risking activities behind Peter’s back in early issues of ‘Spider-Girl‘. Eventually, Peter made peace with his daughter’s choices and began training her to be a superhero.

During a 2015 interview, DeFalco said, “A lot of readers thought, ‘Peter Parker was a superhero! He should be thrilled his daughter is a superhero! Except — Peter knows the dangers of being a crime fighter. In his eyes, his little girl will always be his baby. And you don’t want your baby to be at risk. I think those are important and natural feelings.”


May Parker Was Unaware Of Her Father’s Superhero Past As Spider-Man

Daughter of Peter Parker and Mary James Watson, May Mayday Parker was named after Peter Parker’s aunt May. But immediately as she was born, Alison Mongrain, The Green Goblin’s agent kidnapped the baby and MJ was told that her child was stillborn. Later in the ‘One More Day‘ story arc, Mephisto the demon erased May from ever being born concerned that she could end his reign on Earth.

Later in the alternate future the Marvel Comics 2 timeline, Peter’s clone Kaine rescued May and returned her to the Parkers. In ‘What If‘ issue 105 it revealed that May grew up unaware of her father’s superhero career as Peter retired as Spider-Man after losing his leg in a final battle with the Green Goblin. May Parker became a very popular student who loved playing basketball and earned the nickname “Mayday.” Upon turning 15, however, May’s spidey senses emerged, and she began to get curious about her family legacy.

In case you missed: 10 Best Marvel Comics Villains


The Parker And Osborn Feud Finally Ended

Green Goblin

Just as May came to learn about her father’s heroic legacy, Normie Osborn, the grandson of Green Goblin discovered his own twisted legacy. He believed Peter Parker was responsible for his grandfather’s death and became a new version of Green Goblin. Normie kept harassing May and her friends telling them he had unfinished business with her father.

It was because of Normie’s continuous attacks that Mayday discovered her powers and strengths. Soon Mayday learned the truth about the feud between the Parkers and Osborns and decided to take control of the situation believing Peter Parker is in no position to defeat Normie Osborn alone. Hence, Spider-Girl took birth. Despite her lack of experience, she proved more than a match for the Goblin, and Normie was committed to an insane asylum.

In ‘Spider-Girl‘ issue 27, Normie escaped and captured May, hoping she would kill him and end the Parker-Osborn war. Instead, the feud ended in a different way than expected. May helped Normie recover his sanity. Later, in ‘Spider-Girl‘ issue 29, after discovering May temporarily lost her powers, Normie decided to help her by equipping her with his old Goblin gear. May even began developing romantic feelings for Normie however he let her down easily, promising he would always look out for her.


May Parker Has An Evil Twin

Mayday and Mayham

The Green Goblin surely played his tricks and got away with it. In the ‘Amazing Spider-Girl‘ issue 21, it is revealed that Norman managed to clone Mayday but also combined the clone’s DNA with the Venom symbiote. However, the hybrid – April Parker, escapes and attempts to take over Mayday’s life letting everyone believe that she is the real Mayday Parker. Eventually, Spider-Girl manages to talk down April and soon they both become friends. However, jealousy comes in the way and April becomes the killer anti-hero Mayhem. 

April accidentally kills the real May Parker turning the world into a wasteland. In the ‘Spider-Girl: The End Mayhem‘, she finally realizes the fallacy and decides to turn over a new leaf-protecting humanity. Soon April acquires the time machine and travels back to the day Mayday was killed and in return, she sacrifices herself to save her twin.

You would also like to read: 5 Spider-Man Variants That Have Totally Different And Unique Powers

Khevna Shah
Khevna Shahhttps://firstcuriosity.com/
Khevna Shah is a content know-it-all, working as an Entertainment Writer for First Curiosity. When she's not forensic-analyzing new movies and shows, she's probably out there with her camera. Approach her with your fan theories, and you've got yourself a friend for life. She aspires to be a professional content critic someday.