Caesar, Jonathan

 In: Characters
 Posted: Jul 2010
 Staff: Dave Sippel (E-Mail)
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light brown




180 lbs


Only human, pompous

Strength Level:

Norman human


goons with guns



Created By:

David Michelinie, Todd McFarlane

Current Occupation:


Dual Identity:



Presumed high

Former Aliases:


Former Bases:


Former Occupation:


Known Allies:

Stix, Stone

Known Confidants:

Stix, Stone

Known Relatives:


Legal Status:


Major Enemies:

Spider-Man, Mary Jane

Marital Status:


Place of Birth:


Real Name:

Jonathan Caesar

Usual Bases:



”California Scheming”

When Peter and Mary Jane met Jonathan Caesar, the owner of their Bedford Towers apartment building, he seemed like a nice if overly attentive neighbor. If Peter brought MJ a rose, Jonathan brought a bouquet. When they came home from Los Angeles, he was the first to greet them. (Amazing Spider-Man #304) Peter let it go, until he returned from Chicago (where he had been promoting his book of Spider-Man photos, "Webs", and faced the Chameleon) to find his wife missing. (Amazing Spider-Man #307)

”Styx and Stone”

While Spider-Man tore apart the lower parts of New York looking for his wife, MJ was being held by Caesar, who planned on marrying her. Ironically, Mary Jane was still in Bedford Towers, in a specially made room to keep her from escaping. (Amazing Spider-Man #308) Upon hearing that Spidey was looking for MJ, Caesar hired the mercenaries Styx and Stone. (Amazing Spider-Man #309)


Far from a helpless damsel in distress, MJ knocked Caesar over the head with a lamp and shocked his goons with the electrical wires. She grabbed one of the guns and drove away Stone and Styx as he was about to kill Spidey with his deadly touch. (Amazing Spider-Man #313)

”Down and Out in Forest Hills”

Caesar was sentenced to a minimum security prison in upstate New York and was able to have the Parkers evicted from his building. They briefly lived with Aunt May (Amazing Spider-Man #314) before moving into a Soho apartment owned by Harry Osborn. The newfound peace didn't last, as Caesar used his influence to end MJ's modeling career and rubbed it in by sending her flowers and an ice sculpture. (Amazing Spider-Man #316)

”Venom’s Back”

He was soon released from jail and had Styx and Stone back to hunting Spidey. His spider sense kept them from following him, so they followed Venom, knowing that the two would eventually clash. (Amazing Spider-Man #332)

”Stalking Feat!”

They eventually caught up with the two and in the following battle, Stone was defeated and Styx was in such rapture from "killing" Venom that he didn't bother resisting arrest. (Amazing Spider-Man #333)

”Death From Above”

Caesar continued to plan for his future life with Mary Jane, without his hired muscle. He set a trap by visiting her injured boss, Harold McGee, director of the soap opera "Secret Hospital.” He forced him to sign a note telling MJ to meet him at the studio, then killed him. (Amazing Spider-Man #338)

”The Killing Cure”

She was surprised to find Caesar at the studio, who informed her that they were headed for his island in the Caribbean. They were confronted by a police department file clerk who posed as a police officer, who shot Caesar dead. "Detective Goldman" followed MJ after her kidnapping file crossed his desk and decided that she needed protection. Another obsessed fan, he was the one that injured Harold McGee after he shouted at Mary Jane, ran over an old woman that slapped her and tried to drop masonry on Peter after they had an argument.

Mary Jane was no more interested in Goldman than in Caesar. He shrugged and said, "Well, I'll always have re-runs” and pointed his gun at her. She saved herself from being shot by telling Goldman that she would tell him the future episodes on "Secret Hospital." She leaned in to whisper and then sprayed him with hair spray and knocked him out with her purse. (Amazing Spider-Man #339)

Image Gallery


Cover Date Appearance Information
Sep 1988 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #304
Oct 1988 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #306
Oct 1988 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #307
Nov 1988 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #308
Nov 1988 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #309
Mar 1989 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #313
Apr 1989 BTS: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #314
Year 1989 App: Spectacular Spider-Man (Vol. 1) Annual #9 (Story 2)
Dec 1989 BTS: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #326
Apr 1990 BTS: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #331
May 1990 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #332
Jun 1990 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #333
Aug 1990 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #337
Sep 1990 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #338
Sep 1990 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #339
 In: Characters
 Posted: Jul 2010
 Staff: Dave Sippel (E-Mail)