Daily Bugle

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The Daily Bugle in Amazing Spider-Man Annual v1 #42.

Daily Bugle is a business that features in Marvel Comics.

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History

Jameson later lost the Bugle due manipulation of the stock market leading to Thomas Fireheart acquiring it leading to him being the new owner of the newspaper. (The Spectacular Spider-Man v1 #156) This led to Jonah holding 40% of the outstanding stock of the public corporation whilst Fireheart had the greater 57% majority. (The Spectacular Spider-Man v1 #171)

Fireheart sold his shares in the Daily Bugle back to J. Jonah Jameson for a dollar thus passing the ownership of the business to its original owner once more. (The Spectacular Spider-Man v1 #171)

Norah Winters was assigned the story about reporting on the disgraced Norman Osborn when she vanished whilst investigating the lead on him being transferred to a secret prison. Ben Urich had Sarah Saulsby look into investigating the links connected to Pier 84 that had ties to several senators. (Osborn v1 #3)

Afterwards, Jameson frantically was looking to retain control of the Bugle when Dexter Bennett was attempting to buy the newspaper. The stress and strain caused Jameson to suffer a heart attack forcing him to be rushed into hospital for surgery. This saw his wife Marla Jameson worry for him at the continued strain from running the Daily Bugle and she used her position as his wife to sell his shares to Bennett who thus acquired control of the newspaper. (Amazing Spider-Man v1 #548) Under Bennett, the business was renamed the DB! where he refocused the efforts of the newspaper towards newer stories. Around this time, the DB! came under sabotage by a mysterious masked goblin figure that the publisher referred to as the new Menace with Dexter wanting a picture of this new supervillain. (Amazing Spider-Man v1 #549)

The Green Goblin later attacked the Daily Bugle in an effort to draw out Spider-Man. The Wall-Crawler arrived at the scene providing a distraction to allow Robbie Robertson to evacuate the building after it was discovered that Norman Osborn had brought explosive Tritium intending to destroy the structure. After everyone was evacuated, Spider-Man encased the bomb and himself in webbing to dampen the power of the explosion which left the top offices in ruins but prevented wide scale destruction. Spider-Man then found the Green Goblin impaled on some debris and believed that Norman was going to die only to be shocked to see Osborn reveal his new power as the Red Goblin. (Amazing Spider-Man v1 #798)

Overview

A special weekly issue of the newspaper was made called the The Pulse that reported everything on superheroes. It included everything from big stories to social stuff that included analysis with this provided by a super-powered figure in the community. (The Pulse v1 #1)

One of its sub-divisions was the Science Section that was headed by a Science Editor that managed a team of writers and reporters. They had weekly staff meetings with the editor in chief and produced science related content every Saturday to be printed in the Sunday supplement. (Amazing Spider-Man v1 #791)

Members

  • J. Jonah Jameson :
  • Robbie Robertson :
  • Gloria Grant :
  • Eleanore Arlene Brant :
  • Betty Brant :
  • Ned Leeds :
  • Norah Winters :
  • Ben Urich :
  • Phil Urich :
  • Frederick Foswell :
  • Peter Parker :
  • Ned Leeds :
  • Kat Farrell :
  • Rubylyn Bato : female brunette haired employee in the Science Section that was the groups best tech reporter. (Amazing Spider-Man v1 #791)
  • Lance Bannon :
  • Cole Cooper :
  • Ethan Edwards : a large male from Iowa who took a job as a reporter at the Daily Bugle. (Marvel Knights: Spider-Man v1 #13)
  • Laurie Lynton : an attractive blonde haired woman who was a former class mate of Peter Parker. She had a degree in engineering and worked in science journalism leading to her being recruited to write an article in the Daily Bugle’s Pulse magazine. (Marvel Knights: Spider-Man v1 #15)
  • Jess Patton : blonde haired woman who was a secretary to J. Jonah Jameson and had a friendly relationship with Peter Parker. She was killed by Carl King when he became the Thousand where he murdered her and used her remains as skin suit as he pretended to be her as he targeted Parker. (Spider-Man’s Tangled Web v1 #1)
  • Nick Katzenberg :
  • Jacob Conover :
  • Amber Grant :
  • Jessica Jones :
  • Sarah Saulsby : (Osborn v1 #3)
  • Lynn Walsh :

Notes

  • The Daily Bugle was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby where it made its first appearance in Fantastic Four v1 #2 (January, 1962).

Alternate Versions

In other media

Television

  • In The Avengers: United They Stand, the Daily Bugle briefly appeared in the animated television series in the episode "Comes a Swordsman" where it was a newspaper that Hawkeye was reading about a number of tech thefts in various areas in the country.
  • In Ultimate Spider-Man, it was renamed as Daily Bugle Communications and made multiple appearances in the animated television series with it making its first appearance in the episode "Great Power".
  • In Spider-Man, the Daily Bugle appeared in the setting of the 2017 animated television series starting from the second season in the "How I Thwipped My Summer Vacation". It was described as a media company that was a top-tier multi-platform news organization headed by J. Jonah Jameson.

Films

  • In the Spider-Man Trilogy, the Daily Bugle made multiple appearances in the shared continuity setting.
    • In Spider-Man, the Daily Bugle made its first appearance in the live-action film where it was headed by J. Jonah Jameson. Among the employees was Hoffman who was regularly ignored by his boss and reported to Jameson about the popularity of issues that featured the masked vigilante known as Spider-Man.
  • In Spider-Man: Far From Home, the Daily Bugle.com appeared in the live-action film set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It was headed by J. Jonah Jameson who claimed that Spider-Man was a masked vigilante that was responsible for killing the superhero called Mysterio.

Video games

  • In Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, the Daily Bugle building appeared as a stage arena in the fighting video game.

Appearances

  • Fantastic Four v1:
  • Amazing Spider-Man v1:
  • Deadline v1:
  • Osborn v1:

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