06 January 2007

The Many Foes of Spider-Man - Man-Wolf

Don't call him a wolf-man, he's Man-Wolf

John Jameson is the son of J. Jonah Jameson, publisher of the Daily Bugle. Initially an astronaut, he was first seen being saved by Spider-Man when his craft malfunctioned on re-entry, something that did nothing to endear the wall-crawler to his father.

On a later mission, Jameson was infected with a virus that gave him super-strength, but strained his body and mind. He was forced to wear a strength-restraining "Jupiter suit" and battled Spider-Man at his father's urging before recovering.

Still later, Jameson became possessed by an other-dimensional ruby which he found on the moon. The jewel transformed him into the lycanthropic Man-Wolf, and he fought Spider-Man in this beastial form. The ruby was removed by Spider-Man.

The ruby was later reattached onto John by Morbius the Living Vampire who used Man-Wolf as a pawn so Morbius can find a cure for himself...which is thwarted by Spider-Man.

Later, he was transported to the Other Realm, from which the ruby originated. It was revealed that the ruby was created by the dying Stargod to pass on his powers. While on earth Jameson could only partially transform, resulting his berserk behavior. While in the Other Realm he could fully transform, resulting in him retaining his human consciousness while in lupine form. He took up the mantle of Stargod, and gained new powers such as telepathy and energy manipulation. He fought his foes with a shortsword, dagger, and longbow in this incarnation. He later opted to return to earth, resulting him losing the ability to fully transform, and the loss of all memories of being the Stargod. He later allowed himself to be subjected to a procedure that removed the ruby, restoring normalcy for some time. Despite this, he remains friends with Spider-Man and often tries to convince his father to "let up on him."

Villain Profiles:

the Beetle
Black Cat
the Chameleon
Doctor Octopus
the Green Goblin
J. Jonah Jameson
Jack O' Lantern
the Kingpin
Kraven the Hunter
the Lizard

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