Supporting character published by Marvel Comics
. J. Jonah Jameson
appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #1
The editor of the Daily Bugle, one of New York City's leading newspapers,
J.Jonah Jameson has been an critic of Spider-Man from his introduction to
the public. Believing that Spider-Man is a danger to the public, Jameson wrote
many editorials blasting the hero. Because of these articles, public perception of
Spider-Man has always been questionable. Over the years, Jameson has never
come to know that he employs Spider-Man in the guise of Peter Parker as one
of his photographers.
Unfortunately for Spider-Man, Jameson was not satisfied with just attacking him in
the papers. Jameson was instrumental in the creation of the Scorpion, one
of Spider-Man's reoccuring villains. The Scorpion years later attacked both Jameson
and his new bride in an attempt for exact revenge against Jameson for his part in
the Scorpion's creation. Spider-Man saved both Jameson and his bride from the
villain. Jameson, in turn, published a complete confession of his part in the
creation of the Scorpion and resigned as editor of the Daily Bugle for a time.
Jameson also employed for a time a series of Spider Slayer robots in an attempt
to kill Spider-Man. One could hardly forget the image of a mechanical menace
with many arms with a viewscreen that showed Jameson's disembodied head, gloating
over the helpless Spider-Man. Jameson's attempt to use these
robots was never successful.
Jameson's son John was an astronaut and eventually gained the ability to tranform
into the hero Man-Wolf. He also gained incredible strength soon after returning
from space and did battle with Spider-Man, but again was defeated.
J.Jonah Jameson is a man in his mid to late 50's with a black flattop haircut, white
at the temples. He also has a small black moustache, which reminds one of
Hitler's moustache. He often is pictured smoking or chewing on a cigar.