When Mary Jane Watson was around fifteen years old, she came up with an ambitious proposal to her best friend Gwen Stacy - for them to become famous rock stars together. MJ's plan lay dormant until her senior year of high-school, when she and Glory Grant got into a fight that resulted in them being put in detention together, where they bonded over their shared love of music. Deciding to put together a rock group to play at prom, they recruited Gwen to be the drummer; while Betty Brant was recruited after hijacking the school's PA system to sing death metal songs. As a publicity stunt, Mary Jane, Glory, Betty, and Gwen participated in a charity wrestling match with Jen Walters; though Gwen bailed on the team intending to take the prize money for herself and ended up saving Ben Parker from a thief, his advice inspiring her to start using her superpowers selflessly.
The band - originally called MURDER FACE courtesy of Betty - was set to perform at the school's prom, but this was derailed by Peter Parker's transformation into the Lizard and subsequent battle with Spider-Woman. The group disbanded in the wake of Peter's funeral, but the members regrouped as the Mary Janes and channeled their grief into their music. At some point, the band's manager Randy Robertson came across a talented street performer named Felicia Hardy and recruited her as a second vocalist, but she eventually left the group after nearly strangling Mary Jane with a mic cord.
Two years after they graduated high school, the Mary Janes' first major gig was disrupted when Gwen arrived late and then bailed on them to fight the Rhino, but the ensuing publicity lead to their new song - "Face It Tiger" - becoming a modestly successful hit. Despite their success, MJ and Gwen had a falling out that nearly broke up the band, though they eventually reconciled and regrouped.
With Gwen's on-off membership due to her activities as Spider-Woman and later Ghost-Spider, the band struggled to find success. Following Gwen spending a year in prison due to her vigilante activities, the Mary Janes regrouped in an effort to recapture their former fame. Ultimately, the band was broken up when Gwen was forced into exile on Earth-616 by Sue Storm and Johnny Storm, and Mary Jane was abducted by the Jackal and accidentally teleported to Earth-616 by Gwen.
- 33 appearance(s) of Mary Janes (Earth-65)
- 5 minor appearance(s) of Mary Janes (Earth-65)
- 16 mention(s) of Mary Janes (Earth-65)
- 27 image(s) of Mary Janes (Earth-65)
- 5 member(s) of Mary Janes (Earth-65)