Glory Grant
Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
First appearanceThe Amazing Spider-Man #140
(January 1975)
Created byGerry Conway (writer)
Ross Andru (artist)
In-story information
Full nameGloriana Grant
Team affiliationsDaily Bugle
Supporting character ofSpider-Man

Gloriana Grant, more commonly known as Glory Grant, is a Marvel Comics supporting character of Spider-Man. She is introduced in The Amazing Spider-Man #140 (January 1975) as a neighbor of Peter Parker.[1] Peter then helps her secure a position as J. Jonah Jameson's secretary at the Daily Bugle, replacing Betty Brant.

Publication history

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Glory Grant first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #140 (January 1975) and was created by Gerry Conway and Ross Andru.[2]

Fictional character biography

When first introduced, Glory Grant is pursuing a modeling career and meets Daily Bugle photographer Peter Parker who has just moved into her Lower West Side apartment building.[3] They then become fast friends.[4] When Glory is looking for work, Peter brought her to the Daily Bugle where the publisher J. Jonah Jameson has been going through secretaries since the departure of his long-time secretary Betty Brant. She works for Jameson and, later, Robbie Robertson who becomes editor-in-chief.[5]

Grant falls in love with a gang boss named Eduardo Lobo. He and his brother Carlos wage a gang war against the Kingpin, and he uses Glory to access the Daily Bugle's research files on the Kingpin. However, he falls in love with her, and Glory is conflicted over the romance. Peter suggests she follow her heart. When Eduardo ends up battling Spider-Man, Glory shoots and kills Eduardo with a silver bullet. Spider-Man thanks her but she reveals that she was aiming at Spider-Man, having followed her heart as Peter suggested.[6][7]

Despite Glory harboring a deep resentment for Spider-Man he helps her and government agent Shotgun against the late voodoo witch Calypso, who spiritually possesses Grant long enough to engineer a scheme that brings Calypso fully back from the dead.[8]

When Jameson becomes Mayor of Manhattan, Grant becomes one of his aides, appearing with him at the Raft on the day of Alistair Smythe's execution.[9] However, she later quit his administration when she saw that Jameson would never end his personal vendetta against Spider-Man.[10]

Other versions

Marvel Noir

In the Marvel Noir universe, Glory appears in Spider-Man: Eyes without a Face. She appears in a relatively minor role, being the girlfriend of Robbie Robertson and accompanying Joseph's father to the Parkers when he goes missing. She is again seen at the end devastated at the fact that Robertson has been lobotomized by Dr. Otto Octavius.[11]


In the universe of Spider-Gwen that takes place on Earth-65, a teenage version of Glory is seen as a friend and bandmate of Gwen Stacy where they are a member of a band called The Mary Janes.[12]

In other media


Video Games


  1. ^ Cowsill, Alan; Manning, Matthew K. (2012). Spider-Man Chronicle: Celebrating 50 Years of Web-Slinging. DK Publishing. p. 81. ISBN 978-0756692360.
  2. ^ DeFalco, Tom; Sanderson, Peter; Brevoort, Tom; Teitelbaum, Michael; Wallace, Daniel; Darling, Andrew; Forbeck, Matt; Cowsill, Alan; Bray, Adam (2019). The Marvel Encyclopedia. DK Publishing. p. 155. ISBN 978-1-4654-7890-0.
  3. ^ The Amazing Spider-Man #140
  4. ^ The Amazing Spider-Man #163
  5. ^ Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #2
  6. ^ Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #146 & 149-154
  7. ^ Web of Spider-Man #47-48, 51 & 55, 1989
  8. ^ Spider-Man Annual '97, 1997
  9. ^ The Superior Spider-Man #11
  10. ^ The Superior Spider-Man #29
  11. ^ Spider-Man Noir: Eyes Without a Mask Issues #2, #4
  12. ^ Spider-Gwen #2
  13. ^ Cheng, Susan; Flaherty, Keely (7 December 2017). "Marvel's Launching A New Franchise Of Wonderful, Diverse Superheroes". BuzzFeed News. Retrieved 7 December 2017.