MORTIMER
(of Earth-8107)

Real Name: Mortimer (surname unrevealed) (see comments)

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-8107) human

Occupation: Daily Bugle employee

Group Membership: Daily Bugle (Betty Brant, J. Jonah Jameson, Peter Parker, "Robbie" Robertson, others)

Affiliations: Betty Brant, J. Jonah Jameson, Ka-Zar, Peter Parker, "Robbie" Robertson, unidentified Daily Bugle pilot

Enemies: Doctor Doom (Victor von Doom), Doctor Octopus, Kraven, Ringmaster

Known Relatives: J. Jonah Jameson (uncle)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile throughout New York City, New York, USA

First Appearance: Spider-Man cartoon episode, "Bubble, Bubble, Oil & Trouble" (September 12, 1981)

Powers/Abilities: Mortimer was a normal human with no extraordinary abilities.

Height: 5'9" (by approximation)
Weight: 160 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown

History: (Spider-Man cartoon episode - "Bubble, Bubble, Oil & Trouble" (fb) - BTS) - Mortimer was the nephew of Daily Bugle editor J. Jonah Jameson.

(Spider-Man cartoon episode - "Bubble, Bubble, Oil & Trouble") - Mortimer was in J. Jonah Jameson's office when the editor was raging about Peter Parker's unexplained absence. He groused about recently stolen oil and the possibility for a story when Mortimer suggested that they didn't need "Pipsqueak Parker" when he could work a camera just as well.  Subsequently taking one of the Bugle's helicopters out, Mortimer smirked at Spider-Man fighting Doctor Octopus. Seeing the hero get knocked overboard during the battle, Mortimer gloated at his scooping Peter Parker. His joy was short-lived, however, as Doctor Octopus saw the helicopter and took the Daily Bugle employees for spies before snagging them with his tentacles. Released when Spider-Man attacked the mad scientist, the helicopter flew away. Rushing back to the offices of the Bugle, Mortimer burst into Jameson's office with the pictures he had taken. He bragged of seeing Spider-Man finished before handing the developed photos over, remarking on how he hadn't seen the photos himself yet. Jameson was rather annoyed to find not one of the pictures had come out, leaving Mortimer to realize that the fight with Doctor Octopus must have damaged the camera. Mortimer was stunned into silence as Peter Parker walked in with his own shots of the battle.

(Spider-Man cartoon episode - "Doctor Doom, Master of the World") - Mortimer stood by his uncle as Jameson shouted at Peter Parker for being late to work. When Betty Brant reminded him that all of their reporters were busy and there would be no one to cover the special session of the United Nations, Mortimer volunteered to do the job himself. Jameson ordered Parker to accompany Mortimer to the UN, which prompted Mortimer to add that he hoped he could teach Parker something about good reporting.

At the UN, Mortimer witnessed the assembly being knocked out by Doctor Doom's gas and he ordered Parker to take some pictures before he succumbed to the gas himself. Waking up to find Doctor Doom being declared master of the world, Mortimer stared in shock. After Doom was ultimately driven off, Mortimer returned to the Daily Bugle offices without Parker. As Jameson raged, Mortimer claimed that Parker deserted him. After Parker returned and presented the pictures he took, Mortimer answered the office telephone and told Parker he had a phone call.

(Spider-Man cartoon episode - "The Doctor Prescribes Doom") - Mortimer stood in his uncle's office and loudly supported Jameson's backing of Doctor Doom.

(Spider-Man cartoon episode - "Carnival of Crime") - Mortimer was in Jameson's office as his uncle gave him an assignment, namely covering the Federal Bank getting a new shipment of gold. Mortimer swore he would be ready, both for the assignment and in case Spider-Man showed up. At the bank, Mortimer readied his camera or at least tried to as he got his tie stuck in the back while trying to load the film. Watching the guards unload the gold, Mortimer was an eyewitness as the Carnival of Crime robbed the bank but the Ringmaster's hypno-gas made him think Spider-Man was the thief.

Later in Jameson's office, Mortimer was chewed out by his uncle when the Ringmaster confessed to the robbery.

(Spider-Man cartoon episode - "The Hunter & the Hunted") - Mortimer was dragged along by his uncle when he and Ka-Zar went to confront Kraven the Hunter at the latter's base. Mortimer got caught in a jungle snare and stayed there until Jameson freed him. The pair eventually fled but were stopped by a steel door, trapping them inside the lair. Turning back into the jungle in their panic, they both failed to see an open pit. Spider-Man covered the opening with his webbing, which snared them both and prevented them from falling into the alligator filled trap.

Comments: Created by Creighton Barnes, Doug Booth, Francis X. Feighan, Donald F. Glut, Jack Hanrahan, Christy Marx, Larry Parr, Jeffrey Scott and Marvel Productions, Ltd. (see Appearances list for list of artists involved).

Michael Sheenan was the credited voice actor for Mortimer.

No last name mentioned on the show but it would presumably be Jameson. His job seemed to change between episodes too but he mostly worked as a photographer. He was presumably rescued from the pit with his uncle, although we never see him again.

His stats are based on Peter Parker from 616, since he seems to be roughly Parker's height but a little wider.   

Profile by David Lawrence.

CLARIFICATIONS:

Earth 8107’s Mortimer has no KNOWN connections to:


unidentified Daily Bugle pilot

A pilot for the Daily Bugle, he flew Mortimer over the bay via helicopter to catch images of Doctor Octopus.




--Spider-Man cartoon episode - "Bubble, Bubble, Oil & Trouble"


images: (without ads)
Spider-Man cartoon episode, "The Hunter & the Hunted" (Mortimer main image)
Spider-Man cartoon episode, "Bubble, Bubble, Oil & Trouble" (Mortimer headshot, Mortimer standing, Mortimer with camera & Daily Bugle pilot)
Spider-Man cartoon episode, "Carnival of Crime" (Mortimer smiling)


Appearances:
Spider-Man cartoon episode, "Bubble, Bubble, Oil & Trouble" (September 12, 1981) - Creighton Barnes, Doug Booth, Francis X. Feighan, Donald F. Glut, Jack Hanrahan, Christy Marx, Larry Parr, Jeffrey Scott (writers), Lyle Beddes, Bruce Bennett, Norm Cabral, Dan Faucett, Neil Galloway, Greg Garcia, Gary Graham, Rick Graham, Karl Hepworth, Stuart Heimdall, Larry Huber, Elaine Hultgren, Boyd Kirkland, Debra Pugh, Keith Sargent, Dave Sharp, Roy Smith, Grant Wilson, Roy Wilson, Bill Wray (layouts), Mario Piluso (layouts, storyboards), Rick Hoberg, Cullen Houghtaling, Larry Houston, Sherman Labby, Henry Tucker (storyboards), Gerry Chiniquy, Steve Clark, John Gibbs, Sid Marcus, Bob Richardson, Nelson Shin, Kay Wright (animation directors)
Spider-Man cartoon episode, "Doctor Doom, Master of the World" (September 19, 1981) -
Creighton Barnes, Doug Booth, Francis X. Feighan, Donald F. Glut, Jack Hanrahan, Christy Marx, Larry Parr, Jeffrey Scott (writers), Lyle Beddes, Bruce Bennett, Norm Cabral, Dan Faucett, Neil Galloway, Greg Garcia, Gary Graham, Rick Graham, Karl Hepworth, Stuart Heimdall, Larry Huber, Elaine Hultgren, Boyd Kirkland, Debra Pugh, Keith Sargent, Dave Sharp, Roy Smith, Grant Wilson, Roy Wilson, Bill Wray (layouts), Mario Piluso (layouts, storyboards), Rick Hoberg, Cullen Houghtaling, Larry Houston, Sherman Labby, Henry Tucker (storyboards), Gerry Chiniquy, Steve Clark, John Gibbs, Sid Marcus, Bob Richardson, Nelson Shin, Kay Wright (animation directors)
Spider-Man
cartoon episode, "The Doctor Prescribes Doom" (October 31, 1981) - Creighton Barnes, Doug Booth, Francis X. Feighan, Donald F. Glut, Jack Hanrahan, Christy Marx, Larry Parr, Jeffrey Scott (writers), Lyle Beddes, Bruce Bennett, Norm Cabral, Dan Faucett, Neil Galloway, Greg Garcia, Gary Graham, Rick Graham, Karl Hepworth, Stuart Heimdall, Larry Huber, Elaine Hultgren, Boyd Kirkland, Debra Pugh, Keith Sargent, Dave Sharp, Roy Smith, Grant Wilson, Roy Wilson, Bill Wray (layouts), Mario Piluso (layouts, storyboards), Rick Hoberg, Cullen Houghtaling, Larry Houston, Sherman Labby, Henry Tucker (storyboards), Gerry Chiniquy, Steve Clark, John Gibbs, Sid Marcus, Bob Richardson, Nelson Shin, Kay Wright (animation directors)
Spider-Man cartoon episode, "Carnival of Crime" (November 7, 1981) - Creighton Barnes, Doug Booth, Francis X. Feighan, Donald F. Glut, Jack Hanrahan, Christy Marx, Larry Parr, Jeffrey Scott (writers), Lyle Beddes, Bruce Bennett, Norm Cabral, Dan Faucett, Neil Galloway, Greg Garcia, Gary Graham, Rick Graham, Karl Hepworth, Stuart Heimdall, Larry Huber, Elaine Hultgren, Boyd Kirkland, Debra Pugh, Keith Sargent, Dave Sharp, Roy Smith, Grant Wilson, Roy Wilson, Bill Wray (layouts), Mario Piluso (layouts, storyboards), Rick Hoberg, Cullen Houghtaling, Larry Houston, Sherman Labby, Henry Tucker (storyboards), Gerry Chiniquy, Steve Clark, John Gibbs, Sid Marcus, Bob Richardson, Nelson Shin, Kay Wright (animation directors)
Spider-Man cartoon episode, "The Hunter & the Hunted" (December 12, 1981) - Creighton Barnes, Doug Booth, Francis X. Feighan, Donald F. Glut, Jack Hanrahan, Christy Marx, Larry Parr, Jeffrey Scott (writers), Lyle Beddes, Bruce Bennett, Norm Cabral, Dan Faucett, Neil Galloway, Greg Garcia, Gary Graham, Rick Graham, Karl Hepworth, Stuart Heimdall, Larry Huber, Elaine Hultgren, Boyd Kirkland, Debra Pugh, Keith Sargent, Dave Sharp, Roy Smith, Grant Wilson, Roy Wilson, Bill Wray (layouts), Mario Piluso (layouts, storyboards), Rick Hoberg, Cullen Houghtaling, Larry Houston, Sherman Labby, Henry Tucker (storyboards), Gerry Chiniquy, Steve Clark, John Gibbs, Sid Marcus, Bob Richardson, Nelson Shin, Kay Wright (animation directors)


First Posted: 06/10/2019
Last updated: 08/25/2019

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