This reality has humans living on the moon. [43], During the events of the "Big Time" storyline, Alistair Smythe tried to kill J. Jonah Jameson. In the original Marvel universe of G.I. When Jameson returned from a journalistic mission in Korea, he was grieved to find that his wife had died in a mugging incident. J. Jonah Jameson bears a grudge against super-powered vigilantes in general, and Spider-Man in particular. Later, he is shown ascending to "the light", only for him to be condemned for all the injustices he committed in life. [volume & issue needed], Jonah's condition later improved, to the point where he takes physiotherapy sessions and t'ai chi classes. After Spider-Man sends out the Webware Emergency Signal, Jameson and Silk find Marla and Mattie reduced to dust. Above all, Jameson is dedicated to the truth. Over the course of the comics, Jameson has done various other jobs, most notably being the Mayor of New York City for several years before resigning. His Spider-Slayers confront Superior Spider-Man as Spider-Slayers with Jameson's face projected on the front faceplate. What If? When Smythe has the upper hand over Superior Spider-Man, Jameson poses as a prison guard to narrowly shoot Smythe. He will never cover it up nor lie for his newspaper. [27] Jameson, though shocked by the request, takes the deal. [75] Jameson's broadcast causes the Carrion Virus to start spreading worldwide. [97], In Marvel 2099 on an alternate unnamed reality, an aged J Jonah Jameson was apparently alive in the year 2099 where he was the new CEO of Alchemax. David was an officer of the United States Army, a war veteran decorated as a hero; at home, however, David regularly abused his wife and son. In the Marvel Knights four-issue series Spider-Man: Reign, set 35 years in the future, an elderly Jameson is seen returning to a totalitarian New York, with the mission of convincing a middle age Peter Parker to return as Spider-Man to save the city from being enclosed by Mayor Waters' WEBB security system. You can help Marvel Animated Universe Wiki by expanding it. Spider-Man arrives just as the Man-Wolf is about to attack her and rips the necklace off the creatures body, causing it to change back to John Jameson. Unlimited premiered in 1999, and though it had fair ratings, it was overshadowed by Pokémon and the newly debuted Digimon, and canceled after airing only a few episodes. Marla Madison adopts Mattie Franklin, her niece and the daughter of one of Jonah's friends. In Marvels #1, a young reporter brags to his colleagues that he would one day run the Daily Bugle; according to writer Kurt Busiek, he and artist Alex Ross intended this to be J. Jonah Jameson, but the editor of the Spider-Man line objected that Jameson was too young to have been alive during the early 1940s, when the story was set. [36], Jameson later gives a financial bailout to Dexter Bennett to keep the Bugle afloat. As this mutated creature, Jameson nearly kills Allistair Smythe, partly due to fact that he was responsible for the death of Jameson's wife. What's he got to hide?" He was forced to wear a strength-restraining "Jupiter suit" and battled Spider-Man at his father's urging before recovering. Cindy's suspicions are confirmed when she finds Jameson talking with his formerly-deceased wife while Spectro finds a room with a number of test subjects in capsules. The destruction of the Bugle's longtime headquarters proves heartbreaking for Jameson, who is upset with his life's work, and all of his memories, being destroyed. Once Spider-Man leaves, Jameson reveals that he had already resigned his post as Mayor of New York City and leaves the office, promising that from now on he will kick back. To make matters worse, this is not enough and Jay passes away. However, Spider-Man reminds Jameson of Spider-Man's personal policy that "no one dies". [17][18] (In fact, the Kingpin's attempt to silence Jameson, and Spider-Man's attempt to rescue him, are central plot-elements in the Kingpin's very first appearance. [67], Following Regent's defeat and Betty Brant's exposé, Jameson brags to Glory Grant that their days at the Daily Bugle was when real journalism had happened. John piloted the shuttle back to Earth but it crashed on the George Washington Bridge. [40] and is later targeted by an assassin called the Extremist. Spider-Man Unlimited is a short-run American animated series by Saban Entertainment which features the Marvel comic book superhero Spider-Man. Osborn takes a brief interval from the torture to kill Phil Urich as the self-proclaimed Goblin King tried to raid one of his old storehouses. Black Cat deviate one of Electro's bolts hitting Spider-Man, knocking him down in the process. His wife began talking to a lawyer about power of attorney and selling the final shares of the Bugle without Jonah having a say. [115] However, this version of the character is unrelated to the version that Simmons first portrayed in Raimi's trilogy. While Jameson does not have a physical presence in the live-action film The Amazing Spider-Man 2, it is established that Peter Parker is working for him and that Jameson is still libeling Spider-Man. Jameson and Superior Octopus later help to defend Aunt May from Red Goblin where Jameson operates an older version of the Spider-Slayer. Jameson raised enough public doubt about the mysterious Spider-Man's motivations that Spider-Man was blacklisted virtually overnight by the entertainment industry. [3] Later Spider-Man writers Tom DeFalco and Gerry Conway agreed that J. Jonah Jameson was as close as Lee ever came to a self-portrayal, with Conway elaborating that "just like Stan is a very complex and interesting guy who both has a tremendously charismatic part of himself and is an honestly decent guy who cares about people, he also has this incredible ability to go immediately to shallow. When Spider-Man removes the Carnage symbiote from Green Goblin, Spider-Man persuades Jameson not to shoot him.[82]. Later, at the Bugle, Jameson crushed the film with his foot, not knowing quite why he was doing it. [90] He hires May Parker, the daughter of Peter, as a photographer. The lead story of the following issue, Amazing Spider-Man #2 (May 1963), sets another part of the pattern: Peter Parker selling pictures of himself as Spider-Man to the Bugle with few questions asked, and Jonah using the pictures to support his editorials against Spider-Man, unaware that he is giving him gainful employment in the process. Jameson in turn becomes a criminal who organizes the Sinister Six to get revenge on Spider-Man. [20] Jameson later takes an aggressive stance against presidential candidate Graydon Creed, attacking him for his anti-mutant agenda and investigating the shadowy Operation: Zero Tolerance, though he never manages to uncover the truth. Ironically, he is very supportive of Spider-Girl, in contrast to his stance on her father (in the MC2 continuity, Spider-Man's identity was never made public). [78], During the Secret Empire storyline, J. Jonah Jameson was in Manhattan at the time when Baron Helmut Zemo used the Darkhold to amplify Blackout's powers to surround the city in Darkforce following Hydra's takeover of the United States. He met his first wife, Joan, when they both joined their high school's photo club. Jameson pleads to Spider-Man not to tell Peter that he was right about his suspicion towards New U Technologies. Superior Spider-Man accuses Jameson of leaving the force field, but Jameson confronts Superior Spider-Man to tell him he brought him to ensure that Smythe gets executed by any means necessary, implying that he has giving permission to Superior Spider-Man to directly kill him. He works as a news presenter and publisher for Daily Bugle Communications, which he often uses to run smear campaigns against Spider-Man. Despite his adverse attitude towards Spider-Man, this version of Jonah still ends up unwittingly hiring Peter Parker to work at the Daily Bugle as its webmaster. Jameson snapped, and started hitting Spider-Man again and again and again, resulting in his broken hand. [37], During Spider-Man's encounter with the latest Vulture in Amazing Spider-Man #623–624, it is falsely stated by a mob boss that Jameson was responsible for his creation in order to get that Vulture to attack Jameson. This leads to a public backlash which the villain Electro uses to his advantage. John Jonah Jameson Jr.[1][2] is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, commonly in association with the superhero Spider-Man. Superior Spider-Man beats up Jester and Screwball where his brutality being watched all over the city including Jameson (who is enjoying the punishment). Peter remains adamant of sticking to the conventional procedure and Jay has sided with him. Jameson was initially reluctant, until Spider-Man started goading him, threatening to inform his wife and son of his "cowardice". He is jokingly famous for becoming the first man to play American Football on the Moon. Spider-Man's team and S.H.I.E.L.D. After Peter's public confession, Jameson feels so betrayed and humiliated that it shatters their bond. who retains his dislike for Spider-Man, and takes delight in anything that might discredit or defame him. Max Modell's lawyer Hector Baez had to fight the company's accusations. [102] Jameson was later murdered by Norman Osborne in his Goblin form. John Jameson is a fictional character from the publications from Marvel Comics. Other writers have portrayed him more humanly, as a humorously obnoxious yet caring boss and family man who nevertheless has shown great bravery and integrity in the face of the assorted villains with which the Bugle comes into contact, and whose campaign against Spider-Man comes more from specific political motivations. Jameson and Peter Parker later got word that his estranged father Jay coughed up blood and collapsed. Jameson arrives to the Raft for a final inspection before Smythe's execution, where he has told that all of the Raft's inmates will be transferred once Jameson shuts it down, highlighting the infirmary where Boomerang, Vulture and Scorpion are being attended. John Jameson may pertain to the following: 1 Comics 1.1 Mainstream 1.2 MC2 1.3 Earth X 1.4 Home to Spider-Jameson 2 Media 2.1 Televison 2.1.1 The Spectacular Spider-Man animated series 2.1.2 2010s Marvel Animated Universe 2.2 Movies 2.2.1 2000s Spider-Man film series John Jameson - John Jonah Jameson III John Jameson John Jameson John Jameson John Jameson John Jonah Jameson III He is believed killed in the car crash, dying upon impact, and the media blames Spider-Man for his tragic and untimely demise. Just, BOOM, right to shallow. [41], After Spider-Man saves the whole of New York from a bomb planted by Doctor Octopus, Jameson is met by his son and Steve Rogers and talked into holding a ceremony to give Spider-Man the key to the city (much to his chagrin). John Jameson is J. Jonah Jameson's son and a national hero for being an astronaut as well as an exceptional pilot. [21] The two grow closer, eventually marrying but not without another attack from the Scorpion, who kidnaps Marla and is defeated by Spider-Man. [17]) After initially supporting Sam Bullitt, a candidate for New York Attorney General who had pledged to arrest Spider-Man if elected, Jameson reverses his stance after learning that Bullitt is a racist crook. As he held Marla, Jameson did not blame Spider-Man this time, but instead blamed himself. He even offers to pay for their ceremony out of his own pocket, and preside over it. It has been since revealed that Jameson had always believed that between him and Peter Parker was a bond of trust and he had always regarded him as another son, the "last honest man" in the world; he had always bought his photos, even the ones that he considered inferior, to help him in a discreet manner. [70], It is revealed that the revived Marla Jameson is a clone that the Jackal had gathered to grow clones with false memories that span all the way to their deaths. When "Buzz" Bannon, the intended subject of Project Human Fly, is murdered and the suit stolen, he immediately condemns The Buzz, the identity assumed by the person who stole the suit. His wife, Marla is still alive. [volume & issue needed] During the "Ultimatum" storyline, Jameson drops his vendetta against Spider-Man after losing his wife in a massive flood that engulfs Manhattan and later witnessing Spider-Man rescuing other flood victims. Yes, in the comics, John was a successful astronaut, but his trips to space actually brought back rubies that turned John Jameson into the Man-Wolf in the pages of the Marvel comics. [volume & issue needed] Subsequently, Jameson deduces Spider-Man's true identity, but following the trauma of being kidnapped, along with Spider-Man, by the Chameleons, and being shot in the head, Jameson comes to believe that it is his God-given duty to protect and aid Spider-Man. [volume & issue needed], In a 2009 storyline, Jameson is elected the Mayor of New York City[31] Spider-Man is in another dimension with the Fantastic Four, resulting in a month going by on Earth while they are only away for a few hours. [42] At the same time, he cashes the shares he owned of the DB, giving the money to Robbie Robertson, so that he can rebuild Front Line into the new Daily Bugle. [80], Jameson is later abducted by Norman Osborn in order to find out who Spider-Man is. 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