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Founded in 1897 on the streets of New York, The Daily Bugle was a daily tabloid newspaper read by the citizens. The publication constantly edged out rival The Daily Globe to be the most read newspaper of the Marvel Universe.

In the 1930's, Scoop Daly worked for the Bugle, and he and other journalists working for it often became involved in the adventurer Night Raven's adventures. A man named Jameson (whom many seemingly incorrectly presume as a relative of J. Jonah Jameson) worked for the Bugle, once almost catching a picture of an unmasked Captain America. This man later served as an editor, directing C. Thomas Sites. He served as publisher in 1945, when the Daily Bugle printed a story alleging, correctly despite official denial, that Captain America had been lost at sea.

The long-time publisher of the Bugle, J. Jonah Jameson, began his journalistic career as a reporter for the Bugle while still in high school. Jameson purchased the then-floundering Bugle with monies obtained from assets inherited, and turned the paper into a popular success. Other magazines published from time-to-time include the revived NOW Magazine and the now-defunct Woman Magazine.

Daily Bugle (Earth-616) from Daily Bugle Vol 1 1 page 00

Daily Bugle staff

J. Jonah Jameson, Inc. purchased the Goodman Building on 39th Street and Second Avenue in 1968 and moved its entire editorial and publishing facilities there. Now called the Daily Bugle Building, the office complex is forty-six stories tall, and is capped by the Daily Bugle logo in 30-foot letter on the roof. There are loading docks in the rear of the building, reached by a back alley. Three floors are devoted to the editorial office of the Daily Bugle, two sub-basement levels for the printing presses, while the rest of the floors are rented.

The newspaper is noted for its anti-superhero slant, especially concerning Spider-Man, whom the paper constantly smears as a part of its editorial policy. However, the Editor-in-Chief, "Robbie" Robertson, the only subordinate to Jameson who is not intimidated by him, has worked to moderate it.

Due to declining circulation, Jameson conceded to Robertson's objections and has created a special feature section of the paper called The Pulse which focuses on superheroes. In addition, the paper also intermittently ran a glossy magazine called NOW Magazine.

The New Avengers decided to strike a deal with Jameson regarding exclusive content in exchange for removing the strong Anti-Spider-Man vibe from the newspaper, to which Jameson agreed. Merely one day later, Jameson had already gone back on his word with Iron Man, using the headline "a wanted murderer (Wolverine), an alleged ex-member of a terrorist organization (Spider-Woman) and a convicted heroin-dealer (Luke Cage) are just some of the new recruits set to bury the once good name of the Avengers". This caused Jessica Jones to sell the first pictures of her newborn baby to one of the Bugle's competitor's instead.

Recently The Daily Bugle hit on hard times which led to it being offered by a buyout by Dexter Bennett. This forced Jonah to stop everyone's checks to build the capital needed to save the paper, with everyone at the Bugle working temporarily for free as a sign of solidarity. After Jonah Jameson suffered a heart attack, his wife sold the Bugle to Dexter Bennett, who changed the name to The DB and transformed it into a scandal sheet. However, the reputation of the DB plummeted down because of the new, scandalous angle Bennett gave it. Several reporters unwilling, or refusing the new course, like Peter himself, were forced to go away, finding a new safe haven in the Frontline, the only magazine willing to accept people fired by Bennett, pursuing a scorched earth policy over them. The Daily Bugle was later destroyed by Electro. Later after their shares were reacquired from Bennett, Mayor Jameson turned the money over to Joe Robertson to have the Frontline offices remade into the new Daily Bugle.


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Notes

  • The Daily Bugle correctly ran a story in 1945, detailing the disappearance and apparent death of Captain America and Bucky. No other news outlet reported the incident. As a result most of the world accepted the U.S. Government's new Captain America replacements, William Nasland and Jeff Mace, as the original war and crimefighter. [1]
  • The Daily Bugle[Captain America Comics#22(1/43)Secret Stamp story--Carson Bell's photo appeared in it---Official Index To The Marvel Universe:The Avengers,Thor & Captain America#6(11/10)][Suspense#4(8/50)3rd story][Adventure Into Mystery#7(5/57)4th story,#8(7/57)6th story][Strange Tales#56(3/57)4th story]and partially seen in[Marvel Mystery Comics#13(11/40)Vision story---ugle(seen--Daily Express was covering most of it)]


Trivia

  • A floor layout of desks and the office can be seen in Amazing Spider-Man Annual 13
  • The Daily Bugle also appears in the DC Universe[DC 100-Page Super Spectacular#6(1971 & reprinted in 2004)"Crime Wore A Costume"-Wildcat story-Page 3(80) panel 6].


See Also


Links and References

Staff Members

Character Job Title Employed/Seen working in Notes
Current Staff Members
Robbie Robertson Former Editor-in-Chief Amazing Spider-Man #51 Quit after becoming disgusted over Dexter Bennetts' new policies, learning of how the DB was indirectly responsible for the death of a woman shown on their paper. Worked as Editor-in-Chief for the Front Line, which was months later renamed as the new Daily Bugle with permission of Jameson.
Abner Abernathy Reporter Marvel Team-Up #115
Tom Amos Reporter Marvel Vision #21 Named but yet to be seen
Anne Receptionist Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #110
Ron Barney Reporter Marvel Vision #14 Named but yet to be seen.
Noel Beckford Science Reporter Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1998
Abe Benerstein film critic Spider-Man's Tangled web #20
Mike Berino Reporter Marvel Vision #14 Never seen, only named.
Miriam Birchwood Gossip Columnist Marvel: Heroes & Legends #1 Attended Reed and Sue Richards' wedding.
Phil Bostwich Reporter Marvel Vision #29 Never seen, only named.
Betty Brant Reporter (current)
Administrative Assistant (formerly)
Amazing Spider-Man #4 (1963)
Eleonore Brant administrative assistant Untold tales of Spider-Man #12 Possibly Betty's mother
Kenny Brown Reporter Annex #1
Jill Brythe reporter Spider-Man's Tangled Web #11
Isabel "Izzy" Bunsen Science Editor Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #124
Meredith Campbell Intern Green Goblin #7
Cole Cooper Photographer Web of Spider-Man #113
Dan Davis Reporter Captain America Annual #1999 Investigated a murder case at the United Nations and exposed the connection between Flag-Smasher and Roxxon Oil president Calvin Halderman, who was forced to resign.
Albert Dickinson Reporter Deadline #1
Kim Drunter Financial Reporter Amazing Spider-Man #349
Sam Dunne national editor captain America '99 Annual
Anthea Dupres Reporter Clandestine #7
Edwin E. Edwards photographer Spider Man's Tangled Web #11
Ken Ellis Reporter Web of Spider-Man #118 Dubbed the Scarlet Spider... the Scarlet Spider.
Christine Everhart News service
Mark Ewing Reporter Conspiracy #1 Investigated the alleged conspiracy involving the group Control
Tony Falcone copy writer Amazing Spider-Man #254
Finch Journalist Daredevil #230
Sid Franken Reporter Captain America Annual #1999 Investigated a murder case at the United Nations and exposed the connection between Flag-Smasher and Roxxon Oil president Calvin Halderman, who was forced to resign.
Cliff Garner Reporter Invaders #3
Conspiracy #1 (named)
formerly of the Air Force, investigated the possible conspiracy of Control, slain by co-conspiracy theorist General Edward Harrison in Conspiracy #2
Tim Gluohy Reporter Marvel Vision #15 Named but yet to be seen.
Melvin Gooner Reporter Spider-Man #8
Gloria Grant Administrative Assistant Amazing Spider-Man #140
Sara Harrington Reporter Daredevil #319
Tony Harris apprentice editor Peter Parker Spider-Man #1
Jeffrey Haight Photographer Spider-Man/Doctor Octopus: Negative Exposure #1 former boyfriend of Anna Kefkin, made alliance with Dr. Octopus in desperate effort to gain a front page photograph
Harry Photographer Fantastic Four #563
Matt Hicksville Reporter Marvel Vision #21 Named but yet to be seen
Matt Idelson Reporter Marvel Vision #8 Named but yet to be seen
Max Igoe sports writer Peter Parker Spider-Man/Elektra '98
Bud Johnson page designer Spider-Man's Tangled Web #20
Kathryn Metro Desk Editor Captain America Annual #1999
Kellerman reporter Marvels Project #5
Ksitigarbha "Miss Kay" Cohn reporter Spider-Man's Tangled Web #11
Simon LaGrange Daredevil #242
Lessman Reporter Amazing Spider-Man #187
Lichtenstein Daredevil #230
Maggie Lorca Reporter Spider-Man #29
Judy Lumley Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #3
Eileen Lutomski proofreader Spider-Man's Tangled Web # (2003)
Ann Macintosh Columnist, Classified editor Amazing Spider-Man Annual #18
Ralfie Markarian reporter X-Man #28
Marge Spider-Man Unlimited #13
Joy Mercado Reporter Moon Knight #33 (September 1983)
Morton Photographer Daredevil #230
Nelson Black guy with beard.
Jan Parsec Reporter Marvel Vision #25 Named but yet to be seen
Victor Paunchilito Writer, Reporter, Columnist Amazing Spider-Man #223
Victor Pei Assistant Photography Editor Spider-Man #33
David Rabinowitz reporter Amazing Spider-Man #187
Carl Reed reporter Spider-Man #13
Tony Reeves Photographer Spider-Man Unlimited #6
Rossi Web of Spider-Man #40
Sally Captain America Annual #1999
Sam National Desk Editor Captain America Annual #1999
Arnold Sibert Entertainment Editor/Movie Critic Spider-Man: Gathering of the Sinister Six became involved in opposing a plot of Mysterio
Joe Sidesaddle Reporter Marvel Vision #27 Named but yet to be seen
Smitty
Charles Snow Reporter Marvel Team-Up #79
Ivan Snyder Man-in-the-Street Reporter Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #110
Vickie Tanner Washington DC liaison Spider-Man: The Arachnis Project #3
Bill Tatters Reporter Marvel Vision #23 Named but yet to be seen
Wendy Thorton Sports columnist/writer Amazing Spider-Man #252
Maury Toeitch Reporter Marvel Vision #26 Named but yet to be seen
Miss Tolliver Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #124
Mr. Toomey Spider-Man's Tangled Web #11
Dilbert Trilby Obituary writer Spider-Man Unlimited #3
Lynn Walsh Intern Green Goblin #1
Spence Williams Intern Spider-Man's Tangled Web #11
Angela Yin Photographer Amazing Spider-Man #215 Sister of the criminal Dragonfly.
Samuel Kingston Columns editor Twelve #3
Former Staff Members
J. Jonah Jameson Publisher Amazing Spider-Man #1 (1963) Lost control to Dexter Bennett. He currently is the Mayor of New York City.
Dexter Bennett Publisher Amazing Spider-Man #549
Nick Bandouveris Reporter Uncanny X-Men #339 Killed by Bastion in Uncanny X-Men #339; his murder is the reason J.J. Jamesom didn't take the Xavier Files from Bastion
Lance Bannon Photographer Amazing Spider-Man #208 Currently deceased, killed by F.A.C.A.D.E. in Web of Spider-Man #114
Barry Department head Spectacular Spider-Man #207 Supposedly arrested for embezzlement
Clarice Bernhard Fashion and living editor Amazing Spider-Man Vol 2 #11
Blaine Browne reporter Spectacular Spider-Man #120
Marge Butler Receptionist Spider-Man Unlimited #13
Harrison Cahill Chairman of the board of directors Amazing Spider-Man #198
Jack "Flash Gun" Casey 1940s reporter/photographer human Torch Comics #4
Jacob Conover columnist/Reporter Daredevil #131 In jail after being revealed to be the criminal Rose
Kathryn Cushing City Editor Web of Spider-Man #5 fired by J. Jonah Jameson
Nick Dillman Reporter Daredevil #71
Ethan Edwards Reporter Marvel Knights: Spider-Man #13 (Virtue/Tiller/Moral-Man)
Katherine Kat Farrell Reporter Deadline #1
Ian Fate Reporter Defenders #104
Thomas Fireheart Owner Amazing Spider-Man #256
Frederick Foswell Reporter Amazing Spider-Man #10 (1964) Fired from the Bugle then rehired again in Amazing Spider-Man vol. 1 #23 (1965)
Phil Fox Reporter Luke Cage, Hero for Hire #4
William Walter Goldman Owner
Publisher
Amazing Spider-Man #331
Simon J. Goodman Publisher Marvels #1 Editor-in-chief in the 1940s, name is probably a reference to Martin Goodman, first publisher of Marvel Comics.
William Walter Goodman owner Web of Spider-Man #52
Amber Grant photographer Omega the Unknown #1
Randy Green reporter Ms. Marvel #16 (Mystique)
Old Man Jameson Editor
Reporter
Sgt Fury and his Howling Commandos #110 (May, 1973) Presumed to be JJJ's father, David Jameson.
Dick Jones Reporter Twelve #1 aka the Phantom Reporter
Nick Katzenberg Photographer(Reporter?) Web of Spider-Man #50 Currently deceased, died of lung cancer in Amazing Spider-Man #385
Terri Kidder Reporter The Pulse #2 Currently deceased, killed by the Green Goblin in The Pulse #2
Simon Lagrange reporter Daredevil #242 fired
Ned Leeds Reporter Amazing Spider-Man #18 (1964) Currently deceased, killed by the Foreigner's men in Spider-Man Versus Wolverine #1
Laurie Lynton columnist Marvel Knights: Spider-Man #15
Jeff Mace 1940s reporter Human Torch Comics #3 (Patriot/Captain America)
Maggie McCulloch chief librarian Marvel Team-Up #83
J.J. Mcteer reporter Punisher: Year One #1 (1994)
Irene Merryweather Reporter Cable #48 (freelance) Soldier X #1 (salaried) Fired after Cable & Deadpool #6
Mary Morgan 1940s reporter Human Torch Comics #3 (Miss Patriot)
Mystique Reporter X-Factor Vol 3 #1 Seen working as a Daily Bugle reporter in X-Factor
Glorianna O'Breen photographer Daredevil #205
Clara Odetts Secretary Webspinners: Tales of Spider-Man #1
Norman Osborn Owner Amazing Spider-Man #14
Peter Parker Photographer, usually freelance Amazing Fantasy #15 Fired again for refusing to work under the new Dexter Bennett paparazzi style. Apparently Deceased
Jess Patton reporter Spider-Man's Tangled Web #1 Killed and body taken by the Thousand
Chuck Self Reporter Punisher Vol 5 #15 Handcuffed himself to the Punisher to get a story; died from falling into a woodchipper in Punisher #15
Phil Sheldon Photographer Marvels #1 Retired in Marvels #4
C. Thomas Sites 1940s reporter Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #110
Paul Sousa Maintenance Director The Spectacular Spider-Man #240
Paul Swanson Reporter Deadline #1 Fired
Leila Taylor Reporter Captain America #139
Ben Urich Reporter Daredevil #153 (1978) Resigned after the Civil War and founded his own magazine "Front Line" which he works now as Publisher
Phil Urich Intern Web of Spider-Man #125 Currently the Hobgoblin.
William "Billy" Walters Photographer, reporter The Spectacular Spider-Man #235
Richard Wormly Editor-in-chief's assistant Amazing Spider-Man #19

Anne (Earth-616)

Anne (Earth-616)

Anne

Anne handed Peter Parker a message from Aunt May.

Barry (Earth-616)

Barry (Earth-616)

Barry

In a nerve-wrecking moment, Barry confessed to J. Jonah Jameson he'd been embezzling because he was strangled by debts[1].

Carl Reed (Earth-616)

Carl Reed (Earth-616)

Carl Reed

Carl Reed was a reporter who investigated with Peter Parker about a mysterious series of kidnappings behind the Port Authority bus depot.[2]

Clara Odetts (Earth-616)

Clara Odetts (Earth-616)

Clara Odetts

Clara Odetts was J. Jonah Jameson's secretary, who told the police that Spider-Man attacked her employer in his office.[3]
Mrs. Odetts was worried about her employer's disappearance.[4]

Clarice Bernhard (Earth-616)

Clarice Bernhard (Earth-616)

Clarice Bernhard

Clarice Bernhard was a fashion and living senior editor.[5]

Finch (Earth-616)

Finch (Earth-616)

Finch

Finch was Ben Urich's last minute replacement.[6]

Harry (DB) (Earth-616)

Harry (DB) (Earth-616)

Harry

Harry came to the press conference for Ben Grimm's engagement in front of the Baxter Building.[7]

Ivan Snyder (Earth-616)

Ivan Snyder (Earth-616)

Ivan Snyder

Ivan Snyder worked with Peter Parker to interview the people about the police trustworthiness related to the Sin-Eater's alleged identity.

Jasper Cornbluth (Earth-616)

Jasper Cornbluth (Earth-616)

Jasper Cornblut

Jasper approved an advertisement from Silver Sable in the Daily Bugle.[8]

Kellerman (Earth-616)

Kellerman (Earth-616)

Kellerman

Kellerman was approached by the Angel when he was investigating Prof. Hamilton's death.[9]

Lenny (Daily Bugle) (Earth-616)

Lenny (Daily Bugle) (Earth-616)

Lenny

Lenny was invited to lunchb by Billy Walters.[10]

Lichtenstein (Earth-616)

Lichtenstein (Earth-616)

Lichtenstein

Lichtenstein complained about Ben Urich not being able to write anymore.[6]

Lou (Daily Bugle) (Earth-616)

Lou (Daily Bugle) (Earth-616)

Lou

Lou worked on the bombing at a supposedly abandoned power station down to the Bowery.[11]

Morton (Earth-616)

Morton (Earth-616)

Morton

Morton couldn't sell his pictures to Jameson.[6]

Richard Wormly (Earth-616)

Richard Wormly (Earth-616)

Mr. Wormly

Mr. Wormly reported J. Jonah Jameson that Spider-Man had just defeated a gang of robbers[12].

Tolliver (Earth-616)

Tolliver (Earth-616)

Miss Tolliver

Miss Tolliver was shouted by J. Jonah Jameson for asking a paid vacation.[13].

  1. The Spectacular Spider-Man #207
  2. Spider-Man #13
  3. Webspinners: Tales of Spider-Man #1
  4. Webspinners: Tales of Spider-Man #3
  5. Amazing Spider-Man Vol 2 #11
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Daredevil #230
  7. Fantastic Four #563
  8. Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 279
  9. Marvels Project #5
  10. Sensational Spider-Man #21
  11. Amazing Spider-Man #425
  12. Amazing Spider-Man #19
  13. Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #124

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