The comic world is in an uproar over Marvel Comics’ decision to undo the marriage of Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson. Hey, it’s only a comic. Bobby stepped out of the shower in “Dallas,” making the previous season a dream. Sometimes a producer has to take drastic steps to get the story back on course. In “Amazing Spider-Man #545” last week, Peter and Mary Jane make a deal with Mephisto: In exchange for saving Aunt May’s life, Mephisto erases all traces of the Peter-Mary Jane marriage from memory.

At least they didn’t divorce.

We knew it would be a very controversial thing to do,” Joe Quesada, Marvel’s editor in chief, told “USA Today.” “Looking into the future, this is really the right thing to do for the long-term health of the character.

Spider-Man was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko in 1962. Peter and Mary Jane got married in 1987.