Sunday, December 04, 2016

366 Days with J. Jonah Jameson, Day 339: Fresh as today's headlines

Oh no! That scion of journalism, J. Jonah Jameson, has been taken in by the law-and-order (dun dun!) lies of conservative candidate Sam Bullit, the only people's choice endorsed by the Punisher simply because of his name. Naturally, Robbie Robertson reminds him that the "good ol' days" were quite so good for everyone. In other words, that shill vowing to "make American great again" may be playing on your worst instincts, Jonah!

Panels from Amazing Spider-Man (1963 series) #91 (December 1970), script by Stan Lee, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by John Romita, Sr.

Luckily, by the next issue, Jonah has had a journalist's epiphany (and has gotten his back up over Bullit's heavy-handed tactics), leading him back onto the team of good guys! As I occasionally say in the labels, J. Jonah Jameson is Sometimes a Decent Man.

Panels from Amazing Spider-Man (1963 series) #92 (January 1971), script by Stan Lee, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by John Romita, Sr., background inks by Tony Mortellaro, letters by Artie Simek

Lunatic hate groups! That's what Bullit meant by "law and order." Also, he's a stinkin' bigot and racist. I'm pretty sure his candidacy was endorsed by The Sons of the Serpent! Boo! Hiss!

And Jonah doesn't even need Spider-Man to crash through the window and punch Bullit in the face. You go, girl Jonah!

And that, kiddies, is how Franklin "Foggy" Nelson became our newest and greatest President of Manhattan.

This parable for our modern times has been brought to you by Stan Lee, The Amazing Spider-Man comic book, and the shame lots of journalism ought to be feeling right about now.


Dave said...

Boy, Gil Kane sure loved nostrils, didn't he?

BillyWitchDoctor said...

"Shame? What's that? Does it fit into the narrative? Is it something Clinton did? Here, I'll look it up in the dictionary..."

Blam said...

"[T]hat was before I learned some things!"
You're a paragon of journalistic acumen, Jonah...