no36 weird stone

série: Man-Wolf
dessinateur / scénariste: Collectif
éditeur: Marvel USA
genre: Horreur
classement: carton131
date: 1975
format: broché
état: TBE/N
valeur: 6 €
critère: *
remarques: John Jonah Jameson III (also known by the aliases
Colonel Jupiter, Man-Wolf, and Stargod)
is a fictional character appearing in American comic books
published by Marvel Comics,
the serie ran for 8 issues continued from the serie Thongor
at no 30 (July 1974) up to no 37 (September 1975)

n.b. only the two last numbers 36 and 37 are collected here
as representative samples of the serie

Man-Wolf no 36, serie 2480, July 1975

1/ Man-Wolf, the weird stone
man-wolf: savage progeny of the moon,
his strength and intelligence varies according to lunar phases
by David Kraft and George Perez+Frank McLaughlin

John Jonah Jameson III was born in New York City,
he is the son of J. Jonah Jameson, the irascible, gruff publisher of the Daily Bugle,
Jonah is immensely proud of his son, whom he sees as a true hero,
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,
who resents Spider-Man's form of heroism

on a later mission, Jameson was infected with spores
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 and calling himself Colonel Jupiter,
his father convinced him to go after Spider-Man,
who had been seen apparently robbing a bank,
the web-slinger outsmarted him, and Jonah soon learned
that Spider-Man was saving the bank from a bomb,
however, John didn't care about the misunderstanding;
he was really out for revenge,
Spider-Man managed to neutralize the spores with electricity,
returning Jameson to normal

while he was on the moon, Jameson found the mystical Godstone,
an other-dimensional ruby,
the jewel grafted itself to his throat and extended tendrils through his body,
moonlight activated the gem, which transformed him
into the lycanthropic Man-Wolf
and he fought Spider-Man in this bestial form
the ruby was removed by Spider-Man,
some time after that, the ruby was reattached to John
by Morbius, the living vampire
who used the Man-Wolf as a pawn so Morbius could find a cure for himself,
Man-Wolf was again thwarted by Spider-Man

later, he was transported to the dimension known as "other Realm",
from which the ruby originated and the source of the radiation
that transforms John into the Man-Wolf,
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 in his berserk behavior
while in the other Realm he could however fully transform,
resulting in retention of his human consciousness while in lupine form,
he took up the mantle of Stargod, and acted as champion of the other Realm
and gained new powers such as telepathy and energy manipulation,
he fought his foes with a sword, dagger, and longbow in this incarnation,
afterward, he opted to return to Earth, resulting in 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

Jameson became the pilot of Captain America's personal Quinjet for a period,
using the call-sign "Skywolf", during this time,
he was temporarily transformed into Man-Wolf by Dredmond Druid,
who wanted the power of the Stargod
Jameson left Captain America's employ due to his attraction
to Captain America's then girlfriend, Diamondback

as the Man-Wolf, Jameson possessed superhuman strength,
agility, speed and durability, an accelerated healing factor and heightened senses,
he also has large razor sharp teeth and claws to use as weapons once transformed,
the Man-Wolf's strength and degree of intelligence
varied according to the phases of the moon,
Jameson did not retain his personality or intelligence while in Man-Wolf form,
he was not a traditional werewolf and was invulnerable to silver.

as Stargod, while in the Other Realm, Jameson possessed
both his human intellect and the Man-Wolf's body,
as well as vast superhuman strength, a high degree of durability,
and cosmic and telepathic powers, the full extent of which is yet unrevealed,
he wears scale mail armor and uses a broadsword, dagger, short bow, and arrows

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