Real Name: Eleonore Brant

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Formerly Administrative Assistant and executive secretary with the Daily Bugle

Group Membership: A Bridge Club

Affiliations: Dr. Bartholomew Carson, Mrs. Gavin, J. Jonah Jameson

EnemiesTerrier (Savinski), unidentified representatives of Blackie Glaxton

Known RelativesBennett Brant (son, deceased), Betty Brant-Leeds (daughter), Ned Leeds (Hobgoblin, son-in-law, deceased)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Dr. Carson's clinic, Upstate New York;
formerly an apartment in New York City, New York;
formerly the Daily Bugle, Manhattan, New York

First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man I#2 (May, 1963); (identified) Untold Tales of Spider-Man I#12 (August, 1996)

Powers/Abilities: Eleonore Brant possessed the temperament and grace to handle being an administrative assistant to Daily Bugle editor-in-chief J. Jonah Jameson.

History: (Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z vol. 2 (Betty Brant) (fb) - BTS) - Eleonore Brant raised her children Betty and Bennett as a single mother.

(Untold Tales of Spider-Man#15 (fb) - BTS) - Brant was a member of a Bridge Club.

(Untold Tales of Spider-Man#12 (fb)) - An administrative assistant fopr Daily Bugle editor-in-chief J. Jonah Jameson, Brant was pleased when Betty dropped off her lunch during "quarterly budget week". Complimenting her daughter on her knowledge of the Bugle's workings (specifically her awareness that her mother would be unable to leave the office that week), Brant told Betty that she knew her job well enough she could probably handle it herself. Interrupted by Jameson who felt Betty's presence would lead to disruptions, Brant said a cheerful goodbye to her daughter.

(Amazing Spider-Man I#2) - Brant kept visitors from interrupting Jameson's first meeting with photographer Peter Parker.

(Untold Tales of Spider-Man#12 (fb)) - Answering a call at her front door while Bennett studied for his bar exam and Betty watched TV, Mrs. Brant was met by associates of Blackie Glaxton, a gangster Bennett borrowed money from. Telling Glaxton's men off and threatening to call the police, Brant was backhanded into a glass-topped coffee table.
   Mrs. Brant suffered permanent brain damage from the fall, although doctors told Betty and Bennett there was the slim possibility she might recover. Brant's hospital bills were paid following Betty's assumption of her position at the Daily Bugle, although Bennett's debts precluded Betty from obtaining professional care for her mother, who instead moved back into their apartment.

(Untold Tales of Spider-Man#15) - Confiding to her mother the troubles she'd been having since Gordon "The Terrier" Savinski, a former associate of Bennett's with ties to both Glaxton and crime boss Nick "Lucky" Lewis, came back into her life, Betty wished her mother was able to give her some much needed advice. When her boyfriend Peter Parker arrived to visit Betty, Mrs. Gavin, the Brant's neighbor, offered to sit with Mrs. Brant while they spoke.

(Untold Tales of Spider-Man#18 - BTS) - Mrs. Brant received greetings from Parker following a date with Betty.

(Untold Tales of Spider-Man#23 - BTS) - Betty Brant turned down a date with Parker to spend time with her mother.
   After world-famous scientist Dr. Bartholomew Carson and his daughter were rescued from the Crime-Master (secretly "Lucky" Lewis) and his gang by Spider-Man, Carson offered to take on Eleonore as a patient in his new upstate clinic as thanks for Parker's photos which proved the good doctor was forced to co-operate with Lewis.

(Untold Tales of Spider-Man#23) - Once the details were settled, Betty told her mother the news while musing over her fractured relationship with Parker. Arriving moments later, Parker told Betty the ambulance was ready to take her mother to the clinic.

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z vol. 2 (Betty Brant) (fb) - BTS) - Eleonore Brant later passed away.


Comments: Created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko; developed by Kurt Busiek and Pat Olliffe

Eleonore Brant's first name was revealed in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Spider-Man: Back in Black I#1. Her death was revealed in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z Vol. 2 profile for Betty Brant.

In Untold Tales of Spider-Man I#23 Peter Parker refers to Eleonore Brant's injury as having occurred several years ago. Apparently Parker was mistaken in his assumption she'd been in her coma that long, since it was later revealed in the Official Index to the Marvel Universe I#1 that Eleonore Brant was active as Jameson's secretary in Amazing Spider-Man I#2 (which was at the most a year prior to Parker's remark).

Profile by G Morrow.

CLARIFICATIONS: Eleonore Brant has no known connections to

Mrs. Gavin

(Untold Tales of Spider-Man#12 (fb) - BTS) - Mrs. Gavin retired from nursing.
   When her neighbor Eleonore Brant was left comatose following a head injury, Gavin offered to look after and spent time with her when Brant's daughter, Betty, was unable to.

(Untold Tales of Spider-Man#12) - Gavin came early to spent time with Brant. Asked if there was anything she needed from Betty before leaving for work, Gavin told her her knitting and reading was all she needed and not to worry about her.

(Untold Tales of Spider-Man#15) - Gavin offered to visit with Mrs. Brant when Betty's boyfriend, Peter Parker, arrived.






--Untold Tales of Spider-Man#12 (#15

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Untold Tales of Spider-Man#12, p2, pan9 (main image)
Untold Tales of Spider-Man#12 (from the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Spider-Man: Back in Black I#1), p6, pan3 (close-up)
Amazing Spider-Man I#2, p8, pan3 (working at the Daily Bugle)
Untold Tales of Spider-Man#15, p8, pan2 (Mrs. Gavin)

Amazing Spider-Man I#2 (May, 1963) - Stan Lee (writer), Steve Ditko (artist)

Untold Tales of Spider-Man#12 (August, 1996) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Pat Olliffe (penciler), Al Vey & Pam Eklund (inkers), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Untold Tales of Spider-Man#15 (November, 1996) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Pat Olliffe (penciler), Al Vey & Pam Eklund (inkers), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Untold Tales of Spider-Man#18 (February, 1997) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Pat Olliffe (penciler), Al Williamson (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Untold Tales of Spider-Man#23 (August, 1997) - Kurt Busiek (plot), Tom DeFalco (script), Pat Olliffe (breakdowns), Scott Hanna (finishes), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Spider-Man: Back in Black#1 (April, 2007) - Mike Fichera (head writer/coordinator), Jeff Youngquist & Jennifer Grünwald (editors)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z Vol. 2 (May, 2008) - Jeff Christiansen (head writers/coordinators), Jeff Youngquist & Jennifer Grünwald (editors)

Last updated: 08/24/13

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