Daily Globe (comics)

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The Daily Globe is a fictional New York City newspaper in the Marvel Comics Universe. It was introduced in Amazing Spider-Man #27 (August, 1965), and for a long time its Editor was Barney Bushkin.

History[edit]

Compared with its rival, The Daily Bugle, the staff and nature of the publication are far less revealed. Peter Parker has occasionally worked for the paper, where he met April Maye[1] and worked alongside her in several occasions. So has Eddie Brock, before he was fired when Spider-Man inadvertently exposed his poor reporting. The paper's editorship (including long-time Editor Barney Bushkin) is known for being largely more impartial concerning Spider-Man than the obsessively hateful publisher J. Jonah Jameson allows in the Bugle. A low point in the Globe's history came when it employed Rupert Dockery as Circulation Manager;[2] in due time, the dishonest Dockery set up schemes and attempted to kill the newspaper's owner, the often mysterious K.J. Clayton.[3]

The Daily Globe also made it public (with the help of the FBI) that lawyer Matt Murdock is Daredevil, and was sued by him. In the Marvel Comics stories, the paper is largely used as a foil to the Bugle, and as an alternative media outlet where characters can publicize information when its rival will not cooperate.

Other media[edit]

Television[edit]

  • In the 1994 Spider-Man series during the Spider-Slayer arc Eddie Brock starts working for the Globe and sells photos to Barney Bushkin after being fired from Bugle, and is later fired directly from Buskin.
  • In the Spectacular Spider Man animated series, Peter sells pictures of Spider-Man battling the Green Goblin on the same night as John Jameson's shuttle launch, which Jonah refuses to print the pictures of Spider-Man. Peter sells them to the Globe, which outshines the shuttle launch, to which Jonah offers Peter an exclusive contract with the Bugle.

Video games[edit]

  • The Daily Globe is mentioned in the PS2/Wii/PSP Version of Spider-Man 3.
  • A reference to the Daily Globe can be seen in the video game Grand Theft Auto IV.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Amazing Spider-Man #194
  2. ^ Amazing Spider-Man #209
  3. ^ Amazing Spider-Man #210