Why jj hates spider man?
Jameson believes that he cannot look at himself as a good man while a hero like Spider-Man exists. Despite this, he openly idolizes Captain America, and Mary Jane Watson-Parker has suggested that Jameson hates Spider-Man mainly because he acts outside the law.
- 1 SWORDSMAN. Here's the thing about Spider-Man: he can be annoying and his sense of humor isn't for everybody, but he's still one of the Earth's best heroes.
- 2 IRON MAN.
- 3 NOVA.
- 4 CYCLOPS.
- 5 STORM'S X-MEN.
- 6 WOLVERINE.
- 7 HAWKEYE.
- 8 ELEKTRA.
But, in the immortal words of Ryan Reynolds, “But why?”
With Spider-Man back in the conversation, we thought we’d revisit the nosy news-hound of a nuisance.
Spider-Man himself did once, briefly, offer an alternative explanation, in the pages of the 2004 She-Hulk series.
But in this story — which predates the creation of Miles Morales — he was merely joking.
Overall, J. Jonah Jameson’s seething distaste for Spider-Man is based on principle and bad luck: Peter Parker is just at the center of the Venn diagram of “Something that Jameson hates” and “Someone unable to defend themselves.”
Jameson has found that railing against Spider-Man, with full page pictures of his dangerous antics, sells papers. And that keeps The Daily Bugle in the black, in the ever more precarious industry of print journalism.
But Jameson also genuinely disdains superheroes. He thinks that superheroes — totally unregulated, dangerously powerful, grandstanding charmers — receive praise that’s better reserved for police, firefighters, EMTs, and other first response workers and military personnel. And, of course, he thinks it’s his duty as a newspaperman to tell the world.
Spider-Man is simultaneously one of the better known and most vulnerable superheroes in the Bugle’s hometown turf. The Avengers and Fantastic Four can afford to hire a good libel attorney — Peter Parker can’t. On top of that, defending himself from Jameson’s claims would, in most cases, require revealing his secret identity, putting his family in danger.
But in one of Spider-Man’s earliest adventures, Stan Lee and Steve Ditko made JJJ’s conflict with Spider-Man hit closer to home. The two introduced Jameson’s son, John Jameson III, as a top test pilot in the US space program, who, in a story written about a year after John Glenn’s first orbital flight, was flying a new experimental orbital capsule.
During the flight, the capsule’s guidance system went haywire (much like in Glenn’s historic trip) and the US military was powerless to save John Jameson and his craft. Enter Spider-Man, who stole a plane, flew up to the capsule, and attached a replacement guidance unit, allowing it to land safely.
You’d think that Spider-Man would have purchased some leeway with Jameson by saving his son’s life. But instead, Jameson doubled down, accusing Spider-Man of orchestrating the malfunction himself so that he could steal the spotlight from a true American hero like his son, John Jameson III.
What kick does he get from badmouthing a superhero that has saved thousands of New Yorkers? Is he insane or does he have a motif most of us do not know of? It is recently that we saw a thaw in Spider-Man and Jameson’s relationship. The latter agreed to stop spitting venom against the wall-crawler. But the years before that saw a hostility between the two that went beyond all logical explanations.
There’s a reason why.
In The Amazing Spider-Man #1, Jameson attacked Spider-Man for kind of a noble cause. He wanted children to idolize traditional heroes like an astronaut or a doctor rather than a vigilante. Kids trying to emulate Spider-Man might get hurt. Jameson just wanted the kids to be safe.
In the latter comic book issues of Spider-Man, the only motif Jameson had for attacking Spider-Man’s public image was to mint money. The public loved controversies. And Jameson banked on riding on Spider-Man’s negative publicity to sell more newspapers. That was a shallow move, and it made Jameson look like a mother of all jerks. Later, that motif was ret-conned. Marvel Comics tried different ways to shine light on Jameson’s relationship with Spider-Man.
That motif was again changed in the Nineties. Jameson wanted to destroy Spider-Man’s image because he hated vigilantism. It undermined the real authorities like cops and firefighters that were the ‘real heroes’ of humanity.
It was in Spider-Man’s Tangled Web 320 we realize why Jameson hates Spider-Man. The importance of ‘masks’ in J Jonah Jameson’s life is significantly high. When he was a kid, Jameson had an abusive childhood. His father would regularly mentally and physically torture him for the most minor of infractions. Hailed as a model family man by his neighbors., nobody knew this side of Jameson’s father. Nobody questioned Jameson’s father because he was a war hero. But Jameson knew what was up. Whenever he tried to unveil his father’s abusive jerk persona, nobody would listen to him.
When Jameson grew up, he had a particular hatred for the ‘masks’ people wear to hide their two-facedness. Spider-Man, with his red, black and blue costume, hid behind a mask. Parker became the very personification of the things Jameson hatred. Because of his history with his father, Jameson believed Spider-Man was just another monster hiding under that veil of vigilantism.
And he made it his life mission to show the world what kind of a person Spider-Man truly is, something he couldn’t do to his father when he was a kid. Still think J Jonah Jameson is a jerk? Well think again. He has his reasons.