Friday, September 30, 2016

366 Days with J. Jonah Jameson, Day 274: The Ballad of Iron Jonah

And now, quite possibly the greatest comic strip of all time! Take that, Krazy Kat! Get outta here, Pogo! No time for you, U.S. Acres! Yes, it's the Sensational Character Find of February 2014...Iron Jonah!

The Amazing Spider-Man newspaper comic strip (2014), script by Stan Lee, pencils by Larry Lieber, inks by Alex Saviuk

Of course, Iron Jonah is an immediate hit with the general public (if not The Beat*)

Look out, Spider-Man! You've got Iron Jonah on your tail! And that's about as unappetizing as it sounds!

Unlike any of Tony Stark's armored suits, however, this one malfunctions! And Jonah didn't save the receipt, so he can't even get store credit back for it! Curse these restrictive retailing regulations!

So everybody forgives Jonah, and another subplot about Robbie Robertson is tied up in the most bromatic way possible.

This fantastic storyline was never adapted into the regular Marvel Comic Books, because J. Scott Campbell refused to draw a sexy cover of bare-midriff J. Jonah Jameson.

Iron Jonah, won't you?

(A hooves-up salute to my very good pal, the mighty Chris Sims, who first brought the Invincible Iron Jonah to my attention in this fine article from Comics Alliance!)

*I meant the English Beat, but if you wanna take that as referring to Heidi MacDonald, that works too.

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