J. Jonah Jameson

RIP Steve Ditko – 7 Unsung Characters

 

This weekend we mourn the loss of one of the comic book industries greats. Steve Ditko died at the age of 90. Working on both Marvel and DC throughout the years, Ditko partnered up to co-create some of histories greatest characters that almost everyone has heard of. Heroes like Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, villains like Green Goblin and Dormammu. He even gave us supporting characters that would go on to take some of the spotlights like Wong, Clea, Gwen Stacy and Mary Jane Watson. But are there others that don’t get as much limelight? Here’s a list of 7 great Ditko created characters that don’t get enough recognition.

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It was destined to happen, after President Luthor declared the Daily Planet “Fake News” someone had to come in and set things right. Who better to replace Perry White than the man who unmasked that criminal, web-crawling Spider-Man. It’s a fact that J. Jonah Jameson isn’t going to take Lois or Clark’s crap, he’s there to sell newspapers, not change the world. Check out what happens when J.J. shows up for his first day running the Daily Planet. (more…)

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J. Jonah Jameson must have been giggling with delight earlier this morning when Peter Parker brought in the latest batch of pictures showing Spider-Man stealing a bike from an unsuspecting and defenseless citizen. At least that’s how one would imagine Jameson would spin these latest on set pictures from Spider-Man: Homecoming. While fans might believe there is some rational explanation for why Spidey (Tom Holland) is stealing that bike, Jameson would hear nothing but the cha-ching of selling newspapers when those damning pictures hit the streets. We’re just gonna assume that the Daily Bugle has an online site to share the damning video as well. (more…)

J. Jonah Jameson NOT in Spider-Man Reboot?

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I am not too sure how to feel about this news.

IGN is saying that according to reliable sources,the character known as J. Jonah Jameson (or JJ) will not be appearing in the Spider-Man reboot currently being filmed staring Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy and Rhys Ifans will be playing the villain known as The Lizard (aka Dr. Curt Conners).

It has been strange that no news has been released about this character since the rumors this summer of either John Slattery (Roger on AMC’s Mad Men) and Sam Elliot (The Stranger in The Big Lebowski) playing the iconic characters that I first reported about here.

For those of you who do not know who the character is, Jameson is the Editor of The Daily Bugle and a hater of all things Spider-Man. He is loud, obnoxious and a general pain in the ass to everyone in New York. Oh, and he is also Peter Parker’s boss (since he is a photographer for the newspaper).

In the original trilogy, he was played pitch-perfect by J. K. Simmons, but what worries me is that once Parker needs to make money as Spider-Man, he works at The Bugle. That’s it. You cannot change fundamental Spider-Man lore.

What do you think of the (apparent) loss of the enigmatic character known affectionately as JJ?

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