The Daily Bugle

PROMPT #172

By day, Peter Parker is a young journalist describing the growing problem of child prostitution. At night, as Spider-Man trying to catch bad guys responsible for this crime. Unfortunately his actions are ineffective. So when the cops come to the Daily Bugle and ask for help he agrees immediately. This is why he i standing on a street corner right now and pretending to be underage prostitute.

Deadpool is a regular customer of Mexican restaurants in the vicinity where Peter works and constantly “rescues” him, Trying to get Peter out of prostitution, trying to hook him up with other jobs, or just scaring off johns.Spiderman is extremely annoyed and a little impressed too, because this big, loud weirdo with scars brings back his faith in humanity.

Submitted by Anon

it never fails to annoy me how modern superhero adaptations never use social media in their story arcs

WHY ISN’T CAPTAIN AMERICA ON TWITTER? WHAT ABOUT SUPERGIRL WHERE HER INSTAGRAM IS THE MOST FOLLOWED IN CAPITAL CITY WHICH MAKES CAT GRANT PROUD BUT ALSO COMPETITIVE?

WHERE THE BATMAN WATCH ON TUMBLR? WHY ISN’T CLARK KENT’S COLUMNS ONLINE? WHY IS TONY STARK THE ONLY ONE USING THOSE STARKTECH PHONES? DOES APPLE EXIST IN THE MCU? 

HAL JORDAN SNAPCHATS THE JUSTICE LEAGUE. ALL TERRIBLE. THE FLASH HAS VINES. SO MUCH HAPPENS IN THOSE 6 SECONDS

PETER PARKER’S INSTAGRAM HAS MORE TRAFFIC THAN THE ENTIRE DAILY BUGLE WEBSITE. 

JOHNNY STORM’S INSTAGRAM IS ON FIRE. LITERALLY

CATWOMAN POSTING SELFIES OF HER CRIMES

JUST ALL THE SUPERHERO VINES

idk why it’s such a large part of our day yet ignored by the superhero genre. 

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By Ned Leeds

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Lizard’s attack on Manhattan and the death of Captain George Stacy, of New York City Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit. Stacy was a decorated police veteran who left behind a loving wife and four children. In this Daily Bugle exclusive we spoke with the Stacy family, Helen, who lost a heroic husband that day, and Gwen, Phillip, Howard, and Simon, who lost their father.

Daily Bugle: Helen, is this a hard anniversary to commemorate?

Helen Stacy: It’s hard to believe George died a year ago. That night, that call, it still hurts as if it happened five seconds ago.

DB: Does your family take any solace that Curt Connors will spend the rest of his life in prison?

Helen Stacy: I think that would have mattered much more to George, just to know Connors is paying for his crimes. He cared very deeply about the law and about justice.

DB: Gwen, your graduation from Midtown Science High School is coming up and you are the valedictorian. How proud would your father have been?

Gwen Stacy: Very proud, I’m sure. (fighting back tears) And nervous for me, and concerned because he wouldn’t want me to be scared. And excited for my future. 

DB: Do you ever have any regrets that Spider-Man and your father saved the city but only one of them walked away that night?

Gwen Stacy: I think… (long pause) I think both of them did what they thought needed to be done without regard to the risk. I think both of them were heroes that night. I regret that my dad died, but not at the expense of anyone else.

DB: What about the kids? What do your classmates say about that night?

Simon Stacy: All my friends think that Spidey was totally cool, but that my dad was the coolest!

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An Editorial from Daily Bugle publisher J. Jonah Jameson

Before Spider-Man appeared, had a Lizard creature run amok on our city streets?

Before Spider-Man appeared, did our city know the presence of a gangster wearing a mask and calling himself “The Big Man”?

Before Spider-Man appeared, was there Herman Schultz, a bank robber using homemade weapons to create vibrational waves that could shatter three-foot thick steel bank vault doors?

Before Spider-Man appeared, criminals didn’t feel the need to keep pace by joining forces and growing mobs at a record pace, like Aleksei Sytsevich’s gang.

Before Spider-Man appeared, did we hear all of the rumors of Oscorp developing terrifying creations fit to stop creatures the likes of the wallcrawler?

The mystery and mystique that Spider-Man cultivates has led the criminal element to respond in kind, indulging in secret identities, colorful costumes and worst of all: catch phrases.

Where does this end? It is my prediction that in the coming weeks we will face an onslaught of villainous activity. Residents should remain calm and be prepared for the worst — power outages, mass destruction, possible chemical warfare…

Is Spider-Man responsible for the very creation of the enhanced criminals that have emerged across the city or is his existence the only hope to stop their increasingly destructive spree? Which came first, the chicken or the egg? The answer is: the Spider.

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By Joy Mercado

In the wake of her husband Dr. Curt Connors’s horrifying transformation into a lizard creature and subsequent rampage across New York, Martha Connors left the city to begin a new life with her son Billy. As the one year anniversary of the event approaches on Thursday, we caught up with her to talk where she’s been, where she’s going and ultimately what it’s like to have a convicted bioterrorist as an estranged husband.

Daily Bugle: How hard has this been for you?

Martha Connors: Are you kidding? Is this a joke? My heart aches every day for what Curt did.

DB: What do you think his reasons were?

Martha: Like he said at his trial, I do believe his reasons started out for noble purposes. But he took it too far, he was obsessive. Whenever you push boundaries like that… it can get bad.

DB: Do you think Oscorp bears some responsibility for what happened?

Martha: (long pause) I think it’s best if I kept my opinions to myself.

DB: Is that because Oscorp was rumored to have paid you a substantial fee in return for your silence?

Martha: Any money I received from Oscorp was all based on Curt’s contract with the company.

DB: Even though they claim to have fired him before the Lizard’s attack?

Martha: You’d have to ask them.

DB: I’m sorry, I didn’t want to go off on a tangent. Tell me about Billy?

Martha: He’s ten. He’s too young to really comprehend the magnitude of the pain his father has caused, but he is old enough to understand his father has issues and has done some very horrible things.

DB: What did you think when you first heard the news?

Martha: Like everyone else, I watched the attack live on cable news, shocked at what was going on. But the first time the cameras caught it ­–him – the Lizard – in close-up, I knew… I just knew it was Curt. I knew he had finally perfected the cross-genetic formula to regrow limbs… and all it had cost him was his humanity.

February 9

Four teen heroes were gathered together as a result of the Vision’s plan for the reformation of the Avengers in the event the team disbanded. Newspapers refer to the young heroes as “super-powered fanboys” and label them the “Young Avengers,” a name the team members initially disliked but which stuck nonetheless. They first appear in Young Avengers #1 (February 9, 2005). Reporters Jessica Jones and Kat Farrell of The Daily Bugle, along with Captain America and Iron Man, investigate the new group of teenage heroes. The team defeats Kang the Conqueror, still Captain America and Iron Man take away their gear and refuse to train the team without their parents’ consent. Despite the heroes’ warnings, the team continues with a new headquarters, new costumes, and new names. The Young Avengers must decide how much to tell their parents after the members decide to continue acting publicly. Wiccan discovers Eli abusing MGH a drug that gives people powers for short periods of time in order to appear to have superpowers. Eli confesses that he deceived Iron Lad who meant to recruit his missing uncle Josiah in order to join the team. Overwhelmed with emotion, he quits the team, though eventually redeems himself.

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See this morning’s Daily Bugle? Captain America #13 (1999)