"Amateur?! I don't care who you are, or what you do. Spider-Man saved my life. If it weren't for him, I would have been ripped in half by my own son. He's sacrificed everything in order to make sure no more lives are lost. That's what I call a hero. So what if he covers his face!? No one ever said he was trying to hide. Maybe he's trying to protect people by not showing us who he is. He's worth more than ten of you. Now get the hell out of my office."
-J. Jonah Jameson
J. Jonah Jameson
|Affiliation||Peter Parker (Earth-4126)|
|Base of Operations||Daily Bugle|
|Hair||Black (graying at the temples)|
|Place of Birth||New York|
|Created by||Artemis Panther|
After graduating High School, Jonah enlisted in the army, but for the most part he was kept in American bases, which disappointed him, because he was looking for action. Eventually, he was deported to Iraq where he fought hard for nearly two years. After watching two men die and getting shot in the leg, Jonah was taken back to America and was given an honorable discharge.
Jonah decided to take the easy way out and he married his High School girlfriend, Joan Madison. They had a son who Jonah named after himself. As he was growing up, Jonah tried to convince his son that he should join the army when he grows up, like his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. However, John wanted to become an astronaut, so Jonah eventually supported his son's dream.
One day, Jonah realized that the economy was getting worse and if he was going to support his family, he needed a job. He became a journalist at the newspaper, the Daily Bugle. He became good friends with the current publisher, Ivan Osborn. After writing the truth about many great stories, Ivan promoted Jonah to the new publisher and retired. Jonah's first story as publisher, happened to be the mysterious death of Ivan Osborn.
After years of being publisher, Jonah had grown extremely grumpy and short-tempered with all of his idiotic employees. It made things worse when his son volunteered for the Mars Project, which meant he would be blasted into Mars in order to find life. Eventually when a young man named Peter Parker applied for the photographer job, JJ took an instant liking to him, because he reminded him of himself. He instantly hired Peter and he looked at him as a second son.
After the first public appearance of Spider-Man, Jameson immediately thought Spider-Man was a hero. He thought it was refreshing to have a guy in a costume that wasn't working for S.H.I.E.L.D. or some other government agency. He always printed the papers so that Spider-Man would seem like the hero, which eventually led New York to believe Spider-Man was the greatest thing that ever happened to them.