Real Name: John Jameson
Identity/Class: Extradimensional/Alternate Reality (Earth-78327) human mutate
Occupation: Astronaut, adventurer
formerly test pilot
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Peter Parker (later Spider-Man)
Enemies: Inheritors of Earth-001 (Bora, Brix, Jennix, Verna), Vulture
Known Relatives: J. Jonah Jameson (father): (Presumably the same as his Earth-616 counterpart): John Jonah Jameson Sr. (grandfather), Betty Jameson (grandmother), Joan Jameson (mother)
Aliases: the Super Astronaut
Base of Operations: New York City, New York
First Appearance: What If I#7 (February, 1978)
Powers/Abilities: As his reality's Spider-Totem, Spider-Jameson was superhumanly strong (presumably Class 10) and swift. He could cling to and scale walls and other surfaces. He might also have a variation of the Spiders' trademark "spider sense," warning him of danger though he has not demonstrated this ability to date. He could "fly" using a jetpack developed by the US space program.
Weight: 200 lbs.
(What If I#7/3 (fb) - BTS) - John Jameson worked with Dr. Eric Schwinner in the space program, when Jameson was just a test pilot.
(What If I#7/3) - John Jameson attended Schwinner's radioactivity demonstration, catching up with his old associate and informing him he was now an astronaut. When the irradiated spider landed on and bit John's hand, but swiftly reassured the worried Schwinner that a little bite like that didn't bother a guy who'd had training like he'd had. Parker took the spider to study.
(What If I#7/3 (fb) - BTS) - Discovering he had super-strength and other physical abilities and correctly reasoning they were the result of the spider-bite, John called his father, Jonah, to the gymnasium for US astronauts to continue their physical training so he could demonstrate these new powers.
(What If I#7/3) - At the gym, John easily lifted an approximately 1 ton weight, noting it was like only lifting a few pounds. Jonah arrived as John demonstrated how he could easily leap about the room. So surprised he burned himself on his cigar, after John linked the abilities to the spider-bite, Jonah suggested that John could do greater things than he could as an astronaut; he could become a super hero, fighting crime and helping the weak and oppressed. While John had planned to use his powers in the space program, Jonah pressured John not to let down the father who had slaved for him. Jonah further promised to play his career big in the Daily Bugle, promising the who world would soon know about “Spider Jameson, the Super-Astronaut.”
(What If I#7/3 (fb) - BTS) - Over the next few days, Jonah had a costume designed for John.
(What If I#7/3) - John modeled the costume for Jonah, who was very pleased.
(What If I#7/3 (fb) - BTS) - John's buddies in the space program designed a jet pack for which the Daily Bugle paid.
(What If I#7/3 (fb) - BTS) - John stopped a payroll theft, and Jonah wrote an editorial on and posed with Spider Jameson.
(What If I#7/3 (fb) - BTS) - Spider Jameson defeated the Vulture.
(What If I#7/3) - John sat back
and offered Peter Parker, who was desperate for a job, a chance to get
pictures of his son in action. Just then a broadcast about the recently
launched space capsule (which John would have piloted had he not left
the program to become Spider Jameson) going out of control. Though John
was nervous about the enormity of the task, he – with Jonah's
encouragement – soon donned his uniform and took off to save the young
astronaut in the capsule.
Flying faster and higher than ever before, John reached the capsule. He began using his adhesive powers to grip the capsule's hull while he used the exhaust from his jet-pack to guide the capsule safely back to Earth. However, the previous trip and subsequent effort exhausted his jet-pack's fuel before he had finished. Unsure of whether he could survive a fall from this height, John resolved to try to save the astronaut inside the capsule. As they fell, John maneuvered himself between the capsule and the ground, and his body cushioned the capsule sufficiently to spare the capsule and its passenger. Mortally wounded, John asked Jonah if he had made him proud. When Jonah blamed himself for pushing John to do this, John assured Jonah that his number was just up.
(What If I#7/3 (fb) - BTS) - Jonah erected a bronze statue of Spider Jameson in Central Park in John's honor, and he vowed to use the Bugle to tell the world what great people the other emerging super heroes were, to ensure they accepted the heroes despite their masks. By doing this, he hoped to make up for what he perceived that he had done to John. Voicing the above to Parker, he noted that he hoped John's memorial would serve as an inspiration for others. Peter gave himself powers and became Spider-Man.
(Spider-Verse#2/5 - BTS) - Beings called the Inheritors were massacring and feeding on Spider-Totems throughout the multiverse. To counter this, several Spider-Men were gathering an army to defeat the Inheritors. Spider-James agreed to help them.
(Spider-Verse#2/5) - Spider-James was seen amongst hundreds of alternate reality Spider-Men summoned to fight the Inheritors.
Comments: Created by Don Glut, Rick Hoberg, and Sam Grainger.
Information from Spider-Verse#2 and images added by MarvellousLuke.
Unless otherwise stated, everyone mentioned in this profile is the counterpart native to Reality-78327.
Profile by Snood.
Spider-Jameson has no known connections to
images: (without ads)
What If I#7, p26, pan5 (main image)
What If I#7, p25, pan3 (bitten)
What If I#7, p27, pan1 (spider-jameson adventures)
Spider-Verse#2, p40, pan4 (fighting the Inheritors)
What If I#7 (February, 1978) - Don Glut (writer), Rick Hoberg (penciler), Sam Grainger (inker), Roy Thomas (editor and concept designer)
Spider-Verse#2/5 (March, 2015) - Dan Slott (writer), Ty Templeton (pencils, inks), Nick Lowe, Ellie Pyle (editors)
Last updated: 02/01/15
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