Buzz (comics)

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The Buzz
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Spider-Girl #18, March 2000
Created by Tom DeFalco
Ron Frenz
In-story information
Alter ego Jack Benjamin Jameson
Team affiliations New Warriors
Partnerships Spider-Girl
Notable aliases JJ
Abilities Powered armor grants:
Superhuman strength
360 degree vision via goggles
Gauntlets that fire electric blasts or streamers of sticky adhesive

The Buzz (Jack "JJ" Jameson) is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character appeared in the Spider-Girl comic book series. JJ is the grandson of J. Jonah Jameson and the son of John Jameson. His costume bears some similarities to Henry Pym's Yellowjacket suit.

Publication history[edit]

First appearing in the MC2 comic book series, Spider-Girl, the Buzz went on to have his own limited series.

Fictional character biography[edit]

Jack Jameson, or JJ to his friends, accompanied his grandfather, J. Jonah Jameson, C.E.O. of Jameson Communications (publisher of the Daily Bugle) to a demonstration of Project Human Fly. The project's goal was to create body armor that would grant the wearer superpowers. The staff of the project included Dr. Marla Jameson (Jonah's wife), biophysicist Dr. Sonja Jade and Robert Douglas, grandson of the late Joseph "Robbie" Robertson. It was then that JJ first met Buzz Bannon, a former Navy SEAL and the test pilot for the Human Fly armor. They quickly became friends. While JJ and Buzz were in the gym, Buzz received a message that he needed to attend a meeting about the Human Fly project, but it was a trap.

Dr. Sonja Jade turned out to be a traitor who took Marla, Jonah Jameson and Buzz Bannon hostage and was stealing the project files and armor. While her minions went to retrieve the armor, JJ and Richie Robertson discovered what was happening and triggered a fire alarm. Buzz used the distraction to overcome most of his guards, but he was shot in the abdomen during the fight, while Richie was beaten unconscious. Nevertheless, Buzz managed to escape, and, joined by JJ, get to the armor.

A few moments later, the Human Fly rescued the hostages and went after the villains, but Dr. Jade got away due to an explosion. Later on that evening Buzz Bannon's body was discovered. JJ had donned the armor, but he could not tell his grandfather (who, in a fit of rage, accused the Human Fly of killing Bannon). JJ knew that the body armor was the only way he could get revenge for Buzz's death. He kept the armor a secret from his grandfather and, in memory of his friend, called himself the Buzz.

Richie, having seen Buzz die, agreed to help JJ with his armor from an electronics equipped van. With Richie's help, the Buzz was able to find and defeat Dr. Jade.

The Buzz soon met Spider-Girl, but she was leery of him, since she had been reading in the Daily Bugle that Buzz was a murderer. Buzz, however, convinced her he was not like his grandfather, and later helped her form a new team of New Warriors, (including Ladyhawk, the Raptor, Darkdevil, and Phil Urich (the good Green Goblin).

The Buzz is currently considered to be on active duty. Recently, he was attacked by the Hobgoblin, but suffered only minor damage.

Powers and abilities[edit]

Jack Jameson has no superhuman abilities of his own but his power comes from the Human Fly armor. The armor gives him superhuman strength and flight. His gauntlets can fire blasts of electricity (his "Bug Zapper") or ribbons of adhesive polymer (his "Fly Paper"). His goggles give him 360 degree vision.

The neural interface of the armor is bonded specifically to Jack Jameson and will not work for anyone else.