JANN WENNER

Real Name: Jann Wenner (see comments)

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Co-founder/editor of Rolling Stone magazine

Group Membership: Rolling Stone magazine staff

Affiliations: Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Gracie

Enemies: Angar the Screamer, Kerwin J. Broderick, Sandy

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: San Francisco, California, USA

First Appearance: (in comics): Daredevil I#100 (June, 1973)

Powers/Abilities: Jann Wenner was a talented editor and businessman, co-founding Rolling Stone magazine.

Height: 5'9" (by approximation)
Weight: 150 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Blonde

History: (Daredevil I#100) – Jann Wenner, editor of Rolling Stone magazine, had his office robbed by a group of criminals who painted their faces white, including Sandy, but Daredevil stopped the criminals and retrieved the stolen files. Jann invited Daredevil inside, where they passed employees (including one who was talking to Gracie), then Jann asked to interview the hero, seeing his popularity among the public as San Francisco's only super hero. Wenner asked the hero about his identity, code name and origins but Daredevil kept drifting off into thought, giving only evasive answers. Just then, reality seemed to warp around them and illusions of Daredevil's foes seemed to attack them, including Jester, Leap-Frog, Matador, Dr. Doom, Tagak the Leopard Lord and Gladiator. The illusion passed and Wenner could briefly remember that hallucinations like this had been striking the city lately but then his memory began to fade. He even forgot a stirring speech Daredevil gave on what it means to be a hero. Soon, Daredevil exposed the villain behind the hallucinations as Angar the Screamer.

(Daredevil I#103 (fb) – BTS) – Daredevil went over the papers that had almost been stolen from Jann, learning they were forms about a local crime boss, detailing his criminal empire which including racketeering and heroin. Wenner wanted the papers hidden until he was ready to publish but Wenner kept the name of the crime boss confidential.

Comments: Created by his parents;
Adapted into comics by Steve Gerber, Gene Colan and John Tartaglione.

Jann Wenner is an actual person, the co-founder of Rolling Stone magazine. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jann_Wenner. The article mentions his Daredevil appearance.

The real life (or Earth-1218 if we're talking comic continuum designations) version of Jann Wenner's middle name is Simon so it seems likely that the Earth-616 version of Wenner also has a middle name of Simon. Also, his physical stats (height, weight, eyes and hair) reflect his Earth-616 version. The real life Jann Wenner likely has a different height/weight and I'd be willing to guess that his hair is no longer blonde. - Proto-Man

Profile by Chadman.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Jann Wenner has no known connections to:


Gracie

(Daredevil I#100 - BTS) – When Jann Wenner walked Daredevil into the offices of Rolling Stone magazine, one of the employees quickly got off the phone with Gracie.

--Daredevil I#100 - BTS


Sandy

(Daredevil I#100) – A group of criminals including Sandy painted their faces white and dressed the same then robbed the offices of Jann Wenner at Rolling Stone magazine, seeking certain files. Daredevil defeated the group, even after Sandy fired a gun at him.



--Daredevil I#100


images: (without ads)
Daredevil I#100, p7, pan3 (Jann Wenner with Daredevil, main image)
Daredevil I#100, p7, pan4 (Jann Wenner, headshot)
Daredevil I#100, p5, pan2 (Sandy)


Appearances:
Daredevil I#100 (June, 1973) – Steve Gerber (writer), Gene Colan (penciler), John Tartaglione (inker), Roy Thomas (editor)
Daredevil I#103 (September, 1973) – Steve Gerber (writer), Don Heck (penciler), Sal Trapani (inker), Roy Thomas (editor)


First Posted: 06/25/2018
Last updated: 06/25/2018

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