|Amazing Spider-Man #10
A rare moment of self-knowledge
A Randian monster?
"Heaven help me," he says "I'm jealous of him."
In Amazing Spider-Man #5 Betty Brant confronted her boss about his obsession with the superhero using the fine old journalistic technique of telling him what "some people might say".
J.J.J. must really value Betty as a P.A, incidentally: he wouldn't put up with even indirect criticism from anyone else.
Jonah’s soliloquy is a little masterpiece.
The “costumed freak” bit is a major problem: he doesn’t hate Daredevil or Captain America, and before long he’ll be making alliances with the freakishly costumed Scorpion and the equally freakishly costumed Mysterio to destroy Spider-Man.
- “Luckily I had the automatic shutter of my camera working, so old tight-wad Jameson paid me a bundle for the pix!”
- “I’ve got to raise some money fast! I’ll scout the city until I find some sort of crime that I can photograph, then I’ll sell it to Jameson for as much as he’ll pay!”
- “What a fool I am! There’s a reward for Electro’s capture! If I can nab him, I won’t have to beg the money from anyone!”
- “I’ll snap a few pix of the burning building, old skinflint Jameson may be willing to pay Pete Parker for them!”
- “What a picture this will make! Jameson will pay me a fortune!”
If you could change one thing about yourself, why haven't you?
If you are terrified of traveling by plane then no amount of evidence that plane accidents are infinitesimally rare is likely to overcome that fear. You’re not scared for any reason: you’re just scared. It’s why we’ve coined words like "Islamaphobia" and "Homophobia". Boring people may say “ha ha it really means fear of things being the same” or “ha ha Islam is not a race”, but most of us see the point. The belief that children shouldn’t go into a swimming pool that has had homosexuals in it in case they catch gay, and the belief that you can cure Islam by throwing sausages at it don’t really count as opinions. They are irrational fears; like being afraid of mice. Or elevators. Or walking under ladders. Or...
Later continuity has revealed that Jameson had an alcoholic father who beat him.
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