J. Jonah Jameson is one of my favourite Spider-Man characters, or characters from comics in general. I have a soft spot for characters like JJJ or Flash Thompson who appear to be stereotypical jerks (or probably were created like that) but evolve into more complex and good-natured people, despite their rough attitude (This is probably another reason why I like the Spectacular Spider-man show so much, as it did both of these characters so well).
Anyway, when I was reading about Civil War, and discover how Peter had revealed his identity, my first thought was "how is Jonah going to deal with this?!". I must admit, I'm slightly disappointed they didn't do more interaction with Peter and any of his supporting cast (although Friendly Neighbourhood Spider-Man did some, but that's for later), but we did get some exchanges which I'm going to try and show to you here.
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Why did Spider-Man decide to unmask during CIVIL WAR? After the cut, seven and a half pages from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #532 explain it. Sort of.
( Airport security = unmasking )
"I feel like I spent an hour swimming in raw sewage." - Linkara
"I’m speechless. This is the single thing in this entire series that can still render me such, even on this, my third re-read of the book. Not that we’re going to run low on insanity from here on out. It’s just that this is easily the nadir." - Fletcher “Syrg” Arnett
Writer: Bill Jemas
Artist: Mark Bright
Inker: Paul Neary
Colorist: Transparency Digital
Because there are no good quotes from the creators, above are quotes from people who read this comic!
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Spider-Man: Reign is in my opinion one of the more underrated Spidey stories out there. There's a bit of a "all there is to know about 'The Crying Game'" twist that's overshadowed the rest of the story. It's also been derided as a knock off The Dark Knight Returns (and the similarities are acknowledged with a character called 'Miller Janson') but in my opinion all they have in common is the concept of an aging superhero being called out of retirement. Simply put, Spider-Man and Batman are two very different characters -- you're not going to see Spider-Man as a hardened vigilante beating the crap out of Captain America. They're also products of two different periods; TDKR takes place during the Cold War, while Reign (although the connection is not as explicit) draws parallels with a post-9/11 America.
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In 2004 Marvel released a Spider-Man title under the 'Marvel Knights' imprint. The basic idea was to make a more "hard PG-13" Spider-Man title with Mark Millar and Terry Dodson delivering a 12 issue arc in three parts. There's no official title for the whole thing but it's been called "Shush" by the fans given the obvious similarities to 'Hush' that was running around the same time; an "epic" about a mystery villain causing havoc that happens to involve the majority of the hero's rogue gallery.
FWIW, while both are a lot of 'style over substance', I enjoyed "Shush" a lot more. You may think differently.
Spectacular Spider-Man #197, 198 and the first few pages of #199 are a team-up of Spider-Man and the original X-Men. Some time ago, Professor Aaron Power wanted Charles Xavier to restore his son, Matthew. Things did not go well.
( Jean Grey and her telepathic ethics )