Aug 31, 2012

Jack Russell's Boyfriend: Werewolf by Night

Speaking of werewolves, the only Marvel comic I read regularly in the 1970s were Kamandi, Doc Savage, and Werewolf by Night, which appeared from 1972 to 1977.  I read it mostly from 1975 to 1977, when I was in high school.

Jack Russell turns 18 and inherits the family curse; during the three nights of the full moon, he turns into a ravaging werewolf. Afterwards, of course, his clothes are gone, revealing an amazing physique.  In the second issue, he tries to explain his dilemma to the man he lives with -- "more than a friend" -- a middle-aged writer named Buck Cowan.










Buck also has an amazing physique and is allergic to shirts.







There is a "damsel in distress" being threatened on most covers, but surprise!  It's not some girl, it's his sister.  Jack doesn't have a girlfriend, girl admirer, or female crush of any kind.  He likes men.

In 2013, he appeared in a guest spot on The Ultimate Spider-Man, voiced by Disney hunk Ross Lynch.

See also: Jim Steranko