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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Conflicting Feelings

The fact that J. Jonah Jameson is now Mayor of New York makes me honestly tempted to pick up Spider-Man. I hate Spider-Man. But it's such a clever idea! And I love Jameson.

Hopefully he'll pop up in the other Marvel books I actually do read.

(My dream comic is a team up of Nick Fury and Jonah Jameson. It'd be a cranky old man fest. And I would be pleased.)


  • At April 16, 2009 1:11 PM, Blogger Greg Sanders said…

    One of my DnD PCs was roughly inspired by JJ. He proved to be a lot of fun, although the mechanics of his build didn't really work out. Although part of the fun was just doing irregular one page newspapers describing the campaign world that were filled with yellow journalism.

    The mayor thing does sound like a lot of fun. Someone should write a fan fic with Jameson running a campaign against Mitchell Hundred

  • At April 17, 2009 5:28 AM, Blogger LurkerWithout said…

    Someone else already made the best point I think for this story development. Whats the point of having JJJ be mayor of NY when Normie is already pretty well running everything at the federal level? JJJ hates Spidey but he doesn't want to kill him, murder his family and burn down his home...

  • At April 17, 2009 10:05 AM, Blogger kalinara said…

    I think that's exactly why, Lurker. Osborn's an obvious villain. Spider-Man can act against him and be firmly and clearly in the right, no matter what.

    But Jameson's not a villain. He's an antagonist who really really hates Spider-Man, but there are lines he'd never think to cross. That'll make him a more difficult adversary in the end, because Spider-Man can't fight him all out in the same way that he can Osborn.

    It's pretty interesting.

  • At April 18, 2009 4:10 AM, Blogger LurkerWithout said…

    Except Osborne is only an obvious villain to the READERS. To the public at large (who seem to be all dumber than rocks) he's the Shining Hero of the Skrull Invasion...

  • At April 18, 2009 4:17 AM, Blogger kalinara said…

    I think he's fairly obvious to PETER though. What with the murdering and all. In contrast, Jameson's an inconvenient jackass out to make Spider-Man's life miserable, but he's not (as far as I know) a murderer or criminal.

    Anything Peter does against Osborn is either self-defense or for the greater good, and Peter would be able to rationalize it as such. But he doesn't have the same justification against Jameson. Heck, he can't even get into a good, satisfying fist-fight with the guy.

    It's a very different situation, I think.

    (And even aside from that, there's a big difference between an enemy on the federal level of the government and an enemy in the municipal. Jameson will have access to a LOT more local ways to inconvenience Spider-Man that Osborn can't really touch.)

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