Glory Grant

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Attributes
Eyes:

brown

Hair:

black

Height:

5'8"

Weight:

120 lbs

Summary
Citizenship:

U.S.A.

Current Occupation:

Secretary to J. Jonah Jameson

Marital Status:

single

Usual Bases:

Daily Bugle

Background

Peter really needs to stop complaining about the "Parker Luck." How many gorgeous girlfriends and friends has he had? Liz Allan, Betty Brant, Felicia Hardy, Mary Jane Watson, Gwen Stacy, Carlie Cooper, Norah Winters, Joy Mercado Deborah Whitman, Candice Muggins and her room mates, Randi and Bambi. Gloria "Glory" Grant is no exception.

Peter and Flash Thompson met Glory as they were checking out Peter's new apartment. Flash was commenting on what a dump it was, when Glory introduced herself as a neighbor from down the hall. A model, she and Peter immediately hit it off when she found out he was a photographer. Flash stopped complaining about the apartment after that. Glory soon invited Peter to a party, despite the noise caused when he threw a telephone at a hologram of Wilson Fisk, created by the Daniel Berkhart Mysterio. (Amazing Spider-Man #140)

She also came to the rescue after Peter returned to the apartment after having his life energy drained by a machine of the Kingpin's, in an attempted to save the life of Fisk's son, Richard Fisk. She ran to get a doctor but Peter quickly left to get help from Dr Curtis Connors.

Glory was also a near victim of Michael Morbius, the Living Vampire. Working late at the Bugle one night, Glory was taken by Morbius, who was under the control of the being called the Empathoid. Her kidnapping drew out Spider-Man, who was soon under the attack of the Empathoid himself. (Spectacular Spider-Man #7 & #8)

Glory soon took the position of J. Jonah Jameson's personal assistant at the Daily Bugle. She handled her boss much better than previous secretaries had, except perhaps for Betty. She proved it when a hit man hired by the People's Liberation Army threatened Jonah and Marla Jameson in his office. She calmly called security while a fight between Spider-Man, the Hitman and the Punisher went on. (Amazing Spider-Man #174) She could even keep cool when Jameson repeatedly called her Glory Brant. Despite that, she tried to console JJ when Robbie Robertson quit the Bugle over his constant harassment of Spider-Man in the newspapers editorials.

Glory was usually seen at the Bugle, and provided exposition for Peter. She got along well with Betty Brant, her predecessor. They often gossiped about Peter and compared notes on working for Jonah and Robbie. She was finally able to have a story of her own once the Lobo Brothers came to New York to kill the Kingpin. She began dating Eduardo Lobo, which was too bad for her, considering he was a werewolf. Eduardo had been using Glory to get any and all information on Fisk that the Bugle had on file. (This was a plan similar to that of the Chameleon's, who was impersonating Jameson at the time to over throw the Kingpin.) Naturally, it ended tragically, with Glory shooting Eduardo as he fought Spider-Man. After thanking her for helping him, Glory told Spidey she had meant to shoot him. (Web of Spider-Man #55)

Glory became a target of Calypso after the voodoo priestess was killed in a battle with Spider-Man and the Lizard. Some of the witch's subordinates kidnapped Glory and attempted to transfer their leaders soul into Glory's body but they were stopped by the web slinger.

Glory stayed a minor character but did see action when Norman Osborn returned to New York. She was one of the many captives held in the Bugle by the Green Goblin as he battled Peter Parker and Ben Reilly. (Peter Parker: Spider-Man #75) The Daily Bugle staff went through several layoffs but Glory always seemed to stick around. She had proven to be an invaluable resource to Jonah. She and Peter remained friends through the years and she manged to get him a job interview at a small research and pharmaceutical company that her friend worked at. It was her way of helping him deal with life after Mary Jane was seemingly killed in an airplane crash. He feared he was late for his job interview after dealing with an enraged Sandman (who wanted to kill Electro and Mysterio after they betrayed him) but then found out he was actually early for his appointment. He didn't get the job, as he was over qualified.

Robbie's son, Randy Robertson, took Peter in as his room mate and asked Peter to put in a good word for him with Glory. He must have been keeping his eye on her for a while. Its hard to believe that they never met, despite the fact that his father and Glory are always at the Daily Bugle. Glory let Peter know to have Randy give her a call, and she wasn't against the idea of seeing a movie with Peter, either. Gloria showed up at Randy's apartment later, surprised to see that Jill Stacy (cousin of Gwen) was also invited. Randy thought he had died and gone to Heaven.

Peter showed up to the party late and immediately started looking for the tiny spider slayers that Alistaire Smythe had sent for him. (The slayers had made a psychic connection to Spider-Man and the small slayers were leading a large one to the apartment. He eventually figured out that the smaller slayers waiting hidden in the homes of his loved ones were being fed commands by the large slayer. As soon as the large robot was destroyed, the others ceased to function.

Despite Glory thinking that Randy was sometimes a bonehead (he suggested Peter sell some of Mary Jane's items to help pay the rent) they did become a sort of couple. They became a target of Peter (dressed as the Green Goblin and under Norman Osborn's control) when Osborn attempted to make him his heir. Randy, Glory, Peter and Jill often double dated and once were interrupted by two guys hired to kill a smelly black cat. She also helped set Peter up with a tattooed, body pierced voodoo priestess. Yeah, that didn't last.

Neither did her relationship to Randy. She did, however, become Jameson's press secretary after he became mayor of New York. She made it clear to Peter that she wouldn't tolerate any of his sarcasm towards the new mayor after he was allowed to become Jameson's photographer. (Amazing Spider-Man #602) She was with Mayor Jameson when Alistaire Smythe, the Spider-Slayers and Scorpion attacked John and Jonah. During the fight, the Spider-Slayers killed Jonah's wife, Marla. She was also comforting Betty Brant when she broke up with Flash Thompson, who assumed Flash missed a V.A. meeting because he was drinking again. Actually, he had been on a secret U.S. government mission while bonded to the Venom symbiote.

Glory, her new boyfriend and Mary Jane briefly ran into the Vulture's new henchmen at The Wake, a dance club that Toomes was using as a hideout. The enhanced thugs demonstrated their strength on Glory's boyfriend, letting the crowd know who was running the club. Mary Jane got suspicious and called Peter. (Amazing Spider-Man #675)

As press secretary, she has sometimes acted as a messenger for Mayor Jameson, such as when she went to Horizon Labs to tell Max Modell about the growing list of grievances that the mayor had with the company. During a demonstration of "Parker Particles," a teenage student named Andrew Maguire was given superhuman powers when the experiment that Peter was overseeing failed. He was given the codename of "Alpha" and started using his powers for good, but recklessly. Glory was sent to Horizon to voice Jameson's displeasure with the situation. (Amazing Spider-Man #693)

She was also used as a hostage at Avengers Tower when Doctor Octopus switched minds with Peter Parker. Glory, JJJ and his father, Aunt May, Ben Urich, Robbie Robertson, Norah Winters, the staff of Horizon Labs and Mary Jane had all been fooled into trusting "Spider-Man" when "Doctor Octopus" escaped from prison. "Doc Ock" had allied himself with the Scorpion and Hydro-Man and when "Spider-Man" mentioned that Jameson was present at Avengers Tower, Scorpion convinced Hydro-Man to go after him with him. Hydro-Man found the assembled hostages but was defeated by a device created by the Horizon scientists. The group escaped just as the Scorpion was defeated and "Ock" and "Spider-Man" tumbled out of the tower's window. (Amazing Spider-Man #700)

Gloria went with Mayor Jameson to The Raft (a floating prison for super criminals) to witness the execution of Alistaire Smythe. He attempted an escape but was soon battling the Superior Spider-Man. Smythe had an ace up his sleeve, the other convicts on The Raft and his tiny robots soon freed and upgraded the Vulture, Scorpion and Boomerang. (Superior Spider-Man #11) Spider-Man anticipated that the assembled witnesses would become Smythe's hostages and arranged for his own mini-robots to project a force field around the civilians. Jameson left the safety of the force field before it closed, despite Gloria's protests. Soon, she became a target of the Vulture, who was sent by Smythe to kill the hostages. (Superior Spider-Man #12)

Glory's personal ethics finally forced her to quit as Jameson's assistant after he agreed to use spider slayers to kill Spider-Man. She was furious that as New York was under attack from the Goblin King, Jonah was more concerned with his vendetta against Spider-Man. She resigned, reminding him that if his deceased wife's wish that he would give up his hatred wasn't enough, that nothing would be. (Superior Spider-Man #29)

Appearances

Cover Date Appearance Information
Jan 1975 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #140
Feb 1975 App: Marvel Team-Up #30
Mar 1975 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #142
Jul 1976 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #158
Dec 1976 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #163
Dec 1976 App: Spectacular Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #1
Jan 1977 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #164
Sep 2003 App: Spectacular Spider-Man (Vol. 2) #2
Oct 2003 App: Spectacular Spider-Man (Vol. 2) #3
Mar 1977 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #166
Apr 1977 App: Marvel Team-Up #56
Jun 1977 App: Spectacular Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #7
Jul 1977 App: Spectacular Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #8
Sep 1977 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #172
Nov 1977 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #174
Dec 1977 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #175
Mar 1978 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #178
Jun 1978 App: Spectacular Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #19
Jul 1978 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #182
Aug 1978 App: Spectacular Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #21
Nov 1978 App: Spectacular Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #24
Mar 1980 App: Marvel Team-Up #91
Jul 1979 App: Spectacular Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #32
Feb 1979 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #189
Jun 1979 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #193
Jul 1979 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #194
Sep 1979 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #196
Mar 1980 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #202
May 1980 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #204
Jul 1980 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #206
Mar 1979 App: Marvel Team-Up #79
Year 1980 App: Spectacular Spider-Man (Vol. 1) Annual #2
Jul 1981 App: Marvel Team-Up #107
Year 1981 App: Marvel Team-Up (Vol. 1) Annual #4
Mar 1982 App: Marvel Fanfare #1
Aug 1981 App: Marvel Team-Up #108
Year 1981 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) Annual #15 (Story 1)
May 1982 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #228
Jun 1982 App: Spectacular Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #67
Jun 1982 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #229
Jul 1982 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #230
Jul 1983 App: Spectacular Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #80
Oct 1983 App: Spectacular Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #83
Year 1984 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) Annual #18
Aug 1985 App: Web of Spider-Man #5
Nov 1985 App: Longshot (Limited Series) #3
Nov 1986 App: Spectacular Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #120
May 1988 App: Web of Spider-Man #38
Mar 1988 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #298
Nov 1988 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #309
Jan 1989 App: Spectacular Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #146
Feb 1989 App: Web of Spider-Man #47
Mar 1989 App: Web of Spider-Man #48
Apr 1989 App: Spectacular Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #149
May 1989 App: Web of Spider-Man #50
May 1989 App: Spectacular Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #150
Jun 1989 App: Web of Spider-Man #51
Jun 1989 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #316
Jun 1989 App: Spectacular Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #151
Jul 1989 App: Spectacular Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #152
Sep 1989 App: Web of Spider-Man #54
Sep 1989 App: Spectacular Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #154
Oct 1989 App: Web of Spider-Man #55
Nov 1989 App: Spectacular Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #156
Nov 1989 App: Web of Spider-Man #57
Nov 1989 App: Spectacular Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #157
Dec 1989 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #326
Dec 1989 App: Web of Spider-Man #59
Jan 1990 App: Web of Spider-Man #60
Feb 1990 App: Punisher War Journal #15
Sep 1990 App: Spectacular Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #168
Feb 1991 App: Spectacular Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #173
Mar 1991 App: Spectacular Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #174
Jun 1991 App: Web of Spider-Man #77
Jul 1991 App: Web of Spider-Man #78
Jan 1993 App: Fantastic Four (Vol. 1) #372
Mar 1993 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #375 (Story 3)
Oct 1993 App: Spectacular Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #205 (Story 2)
Dec 1993 App: Spectacular Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #207 (Story 2)
Feb 1994 App: Spectacular Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #209 (Story 1)
Sep 1994 App: Spectacular Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #216
Jul 1995 App: Spectacular Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #226
Dec 1996 App: Daily Bugle #1
Jan 1997 App: Daily Bugle #2
Feb 1997 App: Daily Bugle #3
Jun 1996 App: Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #69
Aug 1996 App: Spectacular Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #237
Oct 1996 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #416
Dec 1996 App: Sensational Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #11
Dec 1996 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #418
Dec 1996 App: Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #75
May 1997 App: Spider-Man Unlimited #16
Year 1997 App: Spider-Man (Vol. 1) Annual 1997
Year 1997 App: Spider-Man/Kingpin: To The Death
Mar 1998 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #432
Apr 1998 App: Sensational Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #26
Nov 1998 App: Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #98
Feb 1999 App: Peter Parker: Spider-Man (Vol. 2) #2
Sep 1999 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 2) #9
Nov 1999 App: Peter Parker: Spider-Man (Vol. 2) #11
Feb 2000 App: Peter Parker: Spider-Man (Vol. 2) #14
May 2000 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 2) #17
Nov 1964 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #18
Jul 2000 App: Peter Parker: Spider-Man (Vol. 2) #19
Aug 2000 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 2) #20
Sep 2000 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 2) #21
Oct 2000 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 2) #22
Nov 2000 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 2) #23
Dec 2000 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 2) #24
Oct 2000 App: Peter Parker: Spider-Man (Vol. 2) #22
Nov 2000 App: Peter Parker: Spider-Man (Vol. 2) #23
Jan 2001 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 2) #25
Mar 2001 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 2) #27
Apr 2001 App: Peter Parker: Spider-Man (Vol. 2) #28
Apr 2001 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 2) #28
Year 2001 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 2) Annual 2001
Jun 2001 App: Peter Parker: Spider-Man (Vol. 2) #30
Sep 2003 App: Spectacular Spider-Man (Vol. 2) #1
Oct 2003 App: Spectacular Spider-Man (Vol. 2) #3
Jan 2004 App: Spectacular Spider-Man (Vol. 2) #6
Mar 2008 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #547
Mar 2008 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #548
Jul 2008 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #560
Aug 2008 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #561