JFK is the top international air passenger gateway to the United States and is also the leading freight gateway to the country by value of shipments.
Before having that name, when it was still called Idlewild Airport, it was near the lair of evil Puppet Master. The Puppet Master took control of his enemies Human Torch and Thing, making them fight each other, and he also moved them to the Airport to personally witness their defeat - however, Masters' daughter Alicia discovered her father's involvement and turned the tables on him.
When Jasper Sitwell was searching for Morgan Stark, he received a notice from Nick Fury telling him that Morgan was being escorted onto a private plane by some of the Maggia's hired guns. Rushing to the airport, Jasper managed to incapacitate the Maggia gunsels and save Morgan, who told Jasper what he had done.
As the convoy escorting Bruce Banner was attacked by the Rhino, the airport was closed until further notice and a state of emergency was announced, alerting all aircraft to proceed to other airports.
Alerted by the news that Doctor Octopus had taken over the plane with General Su aboard, Peter Parker, Robbie Robertson and Captain Stacy went to the airport, which was jammed with militant demonstrators. As the plane landed, Spider-Man managed to free everyone on board the plane, among whose passengers there were also J. Jonah Jameson, Colonel Jameson and Captain Fong. During their fight, the Doctor managed to activate the plane's engines with one of his arms. When the plane moved down the runway out of control, Spider-Man fled the jet, and it soon crashed.
- Prior to the Kennedy Assassination, JFK Airport was named Idlewild Airport after a local country club in the area. Readers will note it referenced several times in Marvel Comics prior to the airport changing it's name.
- 200 appearance(s) of John F. Kennedy International Airport
- 5 minor appearance(s) of John F. Kennedy International Airport
- 40 mention(s) of John F. Kennedy International Airport
- 2 image(s) of John F. Kennedy International Airport
Links and References
- Fantastic Four #14 - Landing Site of the Fantastic Four after their historic trip to the Blue Area of the Moon.
- Tales of Suspense #50 - Landing site of the plan that brought Iron Man back from his reconnaissance mission in Red China.
- Amazing Spider-Man #42 - John Jameson's reaction to spores from space turn him super strong while there. Also present his father J. Jonah Jameson.
- Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 381) - The Hulk stops in New York City on the way back from Scotland