John Jonah Jameson Jr.
Owner, publisher, and executive editor of the Daily Bugle and Now Magazine; CEO of Jameson Publications; philanthropist; former publisher of Jameson News Digest, publisher of Woman Magazine, editor-in-chief, city editor, reporter, copy boy, paperboy
Place of Birth
New York City, New York
John Jonah Jameson Sr. (biological father); May Parker (stepmother); David (father, presumed deceased); Betty (mother, presumed deceased); Joan (first wife, deceased); John (Man-Wolf, son); Jennifer "Jen" Walters Jameson (She-Hulk, daughter-in-law); Dr. Marla Madison-Jameson (second wife); Martha "Mattie" Franklin (Spider-Woman, foster daughter)
Century Club, Daily Bugle staff
Graying black, white at temples
Jameson is an accomplished reporter, editor, and businessman, knowledgeable in virtually every aspect of print publication. He demonstrates surprising fitness, though he is subject to fits of rage, has had multiple heart attacks, and is a chain smoker of cigars. His brusque behavior, capitalistic outlook, and obsession with Spider-Man frequently mislead people into believing him less principled and compassionate than he in fact is.
John Jonah Jameson was raised as a child by David and Betty Jameson. David was an officer of the United States Army, a war veteran decorated as a hero. However, at home, David regularly abused his wife and son. It was later clarified that David Jameson was in fact Jonah's stepfather, and the brother of J. Jonah Jameson Sr. (Jonah's biological father). J. Jonah Jameson Sr. had to leave his son behind for undisclosed reasons.
J. Jonah Jameson Jr. was a Boy Scout during his childhood. In high school, his interests were mainly boxing and photography. Jonah met a girl named Joan when they both joined their high school's photo club. When the school's three top athletes started bullying him, he fought back and beat all three. This impressed Joan, and they started dating.
J. Jonah Jameson began his journalism career as a paperboy, then copy boy for the Daily Bugle. Jonah quit high school after becoming a reporter. At twenty Jonah uncovered police corruption. After that, he became a full-time Bugle reporter, including a time as a war correspondent, criticizing most costumed heroes as glory-seeking vigilantes upstaging the common man. (To learn about the Daily Bugle, click on its name above.)Later, Jonah married his high school sweetheart, Joan. Jameson rose to editor-in-chief and became renowned for supporting civil rights and opposing organized crime. When Daily Bugle owner William Goodman's heirs put the Bugle up for sale, Jameson tapped his last dollar and made the newspaper his own. He worked hard to support his wife and their son John, eventually becoming a millionaire member in New York's elite Century Club. Although earning a reputation as a notorious miser, he supported many charities and often helped employees in true need. (To learn about John Jameson, click on his name above.)
Still a reporter at heart, Jonah went to Korea for a story, but was crushed when his wife was killed by a masked gunman in his absence. This and other self-perceived failures contributed to his distrust of masked heroes and the heroic ideal.
After some time, when Spider-Man became a crime fighter, Jameson vowed to expose him as a publicity-seeking con. Even after his son, John, was rescued by Spider-Man in a space flight disaster, Jonah still had hatred for Spider-Man. (Click on the highlighted name above to learn more about Spider-Man.)
Jonah hired Dr. Farley Stillwell to mutate investigator Mac Gargan into the "Scorpion" to defeat Spider-Man; however, the debacle left Stillwell dead and the insane Scorpion hating Jameson. Plagued by guilt, the Jonah confessed his actions to his friend Norman Osborn. Scientist Spencer Smythe soon offered Jameson the first of many Spider-Slayer robots, with which he battled Spider-Man to a standstill before Spider-Man escaped. J. Jonah Jameson has been attacked and/or had made enemies with multiple villains. Including Scorpion, some of those are Venom, Kingpin, Grizzly, Fly, and Hobgoblin. (To learn about the many characters above, just click on the highlighted names above.)After some time, Jonah had begun dating Dr. Marla Madison. Their relationship progressed and the two were eventually married. Jonah and Marla also adopted their niece, Martha "Mattie" Franklin, who unknown to them was Spider-Woman. (To learn about the Spider-Woman, click on his name above.)
J. Jonah Jameson pressured his staff into supporting the government's Superhuman Registration Act. When Spider-Man unmasked himself to reveal himself as Peter Parker, Jonah was shocked and felt betrayed. On top of the Parker revelation, he had to deal with his son Jon marrying the She-Hulk. Furthermore, it did not help when She-Hulk and Spider-Man sued Jonah for libel. (To learn about She-Hulk, click on the highlighted name above. Note: Beware of the revealing and extremely skin-tight outfit on the She-Hulk's bio page.)
Recently, things have become even worse because Jonah found out that his father, John Jonah Jameson Sr., was going to marry May Parker (Peter Parker's Aunt). This marriage technically made J. Jonah Jamson and Peter Parker cousins by marriage. (To learn about Aunt May, click on her name above.)To learn more about J. Jonah Jameson, click on the following link, http://marvel.com/universe/Jameson,_J._Jonah.