- You're a plague of sin -- one which smites innocents with suffering and pain. But the guiltless need suffer no longer -- for while the law has become corrupt, the Hangman stands only for justice.
- -- The Hangman
Appearing in "Cry Werewolf"
- Hangman (Harlan Krueger)
- The Committee
Races and Species:
- The Hangman's noose
- The Hangman's scythe
- Nerve Impulse Charger
Synopsis for "Cry Werewolf"
The Hangman draws tighter on his noose, hoisting the Werewolf into the air. The beast struggles, and finally bites his way free of the strangling rope. The two combatants prepare to square off with one another, but a police squad car pulls up, forcing them to flee. The Werewolf stumbles down an alleyway and passes out. By morning, he has transformed back into Jack Russell.
Elsewhere, Professor Makko and other members of the Committee continue to torture Phillip Russell. He resists as best he can, but ultimately he submits to the pressure and agrees to tell them everything he knows about Jack.
Jack eventually awakens and returns to Colden House. There he briefly makes acquaintances with neighbor Raymond Coker. Coker is brusk with him however and brushes him off. Jack meets up with Sam and Clary Winter who help to alleviate his stress.
That afternoon, Frank and Harry, two agents of the Committee arrive at Colden House and break into Jack's apartment. They knock him out, and arrange to bring him back to Committee headquarters. Unaware that Jack is a werewolf, the two agents wait until nighttime before leaving. Jack transforms into the Werewolf during the drive, forcing the car off the road. Harry and Frank die in the resulting crash.
The Werewolf eventually meets up again with the Hangman. The two fight one another inside the Hangman's lair, and Jack inadvertently sets the other prisoners free. During the fight, the ceiling collapses pinning the Hangman to the floor. The Hangman begs the Werewolf to end his life, but Jack ignores the villain's pleas and runs off.
- The Hangman appeared last in Werewolf by Night #11. He appears next in Werewolf by Night #25.
- Raymond Coker was introduced in issue #11. He appears next in Werewolf by Night #18.
- This issue takes place on the second and third nights of the full moon.
- The tag line for this issue is, "Cry Monster".
- The letters column for this issue includes an obituary for artist Syd Shores who passed away on June 3rd, 1973.
- Buck Cowan learns that Jack Russell is the Werewolf in this issue.
- Werewolf by Night (Volume 1) #1-43
- Werewolf by Night (Volume 2) #1-6
- Giant-Size Werewolf #1-4
- Marvel Spotlight #2-4
- Moon Knight (Volume 1) #29-30
- Spider-Woman (Volume 1) #6, 48-50
Links and References
- Werewolf by Night series article at Wikipedia
- Werewolf by Night series review at Photon Torpedoes
- Werewolf article at the Marvel Universe
- Werewolf by Night article at the Marvel Appendix
- Werewolf by Night series index at the Grand Comics Database (creator credits)
- The Marvel Chronology Project (character appearances)
- ↑ First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
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