Appearing in "The Mystery of the Mad Monk!"
- Mad Monk (Aelfric) (Only appearance) (Main story and flashback) (Origin revealed)
- Dragonus (First appearance)
- Buck Cowan (Mentioned)
- Grant (Mentioned)
- Laura Russell (Mentioned)
- Satan (Mentioned) (Only in flashback)
- Savior (Mentioned) (Only in flashback)
- Lucifer (Mentioned) (Only in flashback)
- Scavengers (Only in flashback)
- Man (Apparent death) (Only in flashback)
- Woman (Apparent death) (Only in flashback)
- Scholar (Death) (Only in flashback)
- Arabian Bandit (Death) (Only in flashback)
- Bandit's Wife (Death) (Only in flashback)
- Ernie (Death)
Races and Species:
- Earth (Main story and flashback)
- North America
- Europe (Only in flashback)
- Damascus (Mentioned) (Only in flashback)
- Buck Cowan's car (Destroyed)
Synopsis for "The Mystery of the Mad Monk!"
Father Ramon Joquez peruses the mystic tome known as the Darkhold. Suddenly, a grey mist begins pouring from the pages, infecting him. He telephones Jack Russell in a panic, but the mist consumes him.
Jack hops into his car and begins racing towards the rectory in Tugunga Canyon. As he’s driving, the full moon rises and Jack transforms into the Werewolf. He leaps from the vehicle, sending the car careening off the edge of a cliff.
Back at the Russell estate, Lissa overhears her father on the telephone. He confesses to his part in a conspiracy to murder his late wife, Laura. Lissa runs out of the house and races towards Buck's place.
As the evening grows, the Werewolf instinctively makes his way towards Father Joquez' rectory. When he arrives, he finds that Father Joquez' body has been taken over by the spirit of a 12th century monk named Aelfric. Aelfric reveals that in the year 1179 he took possession of the scrolls of Chthon – scrolls that would one day become better known as the Darkhold. Fully aware of the curse that has plagued the Russell family, Aelfric seeks to take control of the Werewolf.
Using his magic, Aelfric secures the Werewolf to the wall of the rectory, while simultaneously releasing a plague known as the Grey Death upon the land. The Werewolf breaks free, and Aelfric summons a bull-headed servant named Dragonus to combat him. Dragonus charges at the werewolf, but Jack ducks out of the way. The monster's body plunges into Aelfric, goring him with his horns. Aelfric's soul is released, but Father Joquez dies from the injuries.
- The origin of Aelfric, the Mad Monk is revealed in this issue. Flashback sequences take place in the year 1179.
- Aelfric, the Mad Monk and Dragonus also appear in flashback in the second story in Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #12.
- Philip Russell appeared last in Werewolf by Night #1.
- Gregory Russoff appears in a flashback which takes place after the flashback featured in Werewolf by Night #2.
First Appearances: Aelfric (the Mad Monk); Ernie (a police officer); Dragonus (Aelfric's creation) Final Appearances: Aelfric (dies in this issue); Ernie (dies in this issue); Father Ramon Joquez (dies in this issue)