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1430: Marvel Spotlight #4 (v1)

" Island of the Damned "
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Marvel Spotlight #4 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Stan Lee
Cover Artists: Mike Ploog
Writers: Gerry Conway
Pencilers: Mike Ploog
Inkers: Mike Ploog
Colourists:
Letterers: Sam Rosen
Editors: Stan Lee
Cover Date: June 1972
Release Date: March 1972
Story Arc: -
Pages: 21
Cover Price: $0.20
Times Read: 191                 Times Rated: 128
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Sub-Mariner #50 (v1)
Sub-Mariner #51 (v1)
Marvel Spotlight #4 (v1)
Werewolf by Night #1 (v1)
Daredevil #88 (v1)
1428: Sub-Mariner
#50 (v1)
1429: Sub-Mariner
#51 (v1)
 
1431: Werewolf by...
#1 (v1)
1432: Daredevil
#88 (v1)
 
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Issue Blurb
After a visit from a mysterious stranger in the night, Jack ventures off to the island where his castle resides. What possibly could be there which would make a Witch want him dead?
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Character Appearances
 
Main Characters
  Werewolf by Night
Werewolf by Night last appeared in Marvel Spotlight #3 (v1). Werewolf by Night next appears in Werewolf by Night #1 (v1).
     
Supporting Characters
  Buck Cowan
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Buck Cowan in the mainstream continuity. Buck Cowan next appears in Werewolf by Night #1 (v1).
     
  Lissa Russell
Lissa Russell last appeared in Marvel Spotlight #3 (v1). Lissa Russell next appears in Werewolf by Night #1 (v1).
     
  Philip Russell
Philip Russell last appeared in Marvel Spotlight #3 (v1). Philip Russell next appears in Werewolf by Night #1 (v1).
     
  Marlene Blackgar
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Marlene Blackgar in the mainstream continuity. Marlene Blackgar next appears in Werewolf by Night #1 (v1).
     
Villains
  Miles Blackgar
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Miles Blackgar in the mainstream continuity. Miles Blackgar next appears in Werewolf by Night #1 (v1).
     
  Garth
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Garth in the mainstream continuity. Dies in this issue.
     
  Strug
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Strug in the mainstream continuity. Strug next appears in Werewolf by Night #1 (v1).
     
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RikerDonegal
   September 20, 2013
Werewolf by Night goes searching for The Darkhold. The set-up is weak/awful, but - once the story gets going - the atmosphere wins you over and makes for a very enjoyable read. 6/10
 
 
 
 
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Comments
   
 
  Wady Says:    
  2012-11-19 20:14:13  
  Wpw his was a bit slow to read and a bit boaring  
 
 

  spencer617 Says:    
  2013-07-12 01:26:11  
  This is my favorite of the early 70's horror magazines so far. I hope it continues to be good.  
 
 

  leisch Says:    
  2014-02-07 19:26:15  
  Werewolf is developing a lot better than I expected.  
 
 

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-02-07 19:45:04  
  Decent issue... Mutant? Too bad she couldn't have been an X-Men villain or something...  
 
 

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-03-14 05:17:40  
  Too bad the name Medusa is already taken. Nice to see the consistency with the order, ever though we're in the horror corner or the Marvel U there are still mutants.  
 
 

  GroovyGolem Says:    
  2015-11-20 14:42:16  
  I cry foul on the Darkhold book. Sure, the castle was shipped from Europe stone by stone... But the book too??

Other than that, I like the way Ploog's artwork blends the look of contemporary Los Angeles, the dark, brooding history of Bavaria, and the stormy coasts of New England-style seascapes. These complement the werewolf mythos nicely!
 
 
 

  MattzLadd Says:    
  2016-03-27 08:59:02  
  Slow, boring issue, though it had a couple of good moments - namely Garth's death and the ending.  
 
 

  Locust75 Says:    
  2016-05-12 20:20:05  
  3 stars for the Werewolf trying to restart the Monterey Pop Festival!!!

Night Stalker - I wonder if Buck Cowan will be like Kolchak?!

Beast Of Burden - You can tell why Jack's step-dad is always riding him. I bet this is not the first time that Jack has caused major financial loss to his step-father!!

Freakshow - A couple of those experiments look like they're missing skin!!!

Witchy Woman - Did you catch Marlene's remark that she'd might have spared Jack the same fate?!!

Set In Stone - Great cliffhanger!

'Nuff Said - "An operation, doctor?---in a mental institution?"-Jack Russell
 
 
 

  Katryn Says:    
  2017-03-02 17:18:14  
  I can't possibly betray my father, but ps, I want him dead.  
 
 

  Russ Says:    
  2017-03-20 21:58:00  
  Nice little twist at the end, even if it's a device we've seen a few times before. However, what teenager wouldn't look at a woman and get ha.....uhmm, I don't think I better finish this sentence.

And what a story. Nice touch of creepiness in the portrayal of those experiments. I think this story advanced the overall arc really well; however, I wonder if Miles Blackgar used the Darkhold when he created those monstrosities.

3 stars for Marlene giving the neighborhood park pigeons new bathrooms!
 
 
 

 
 
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Updates
Date User Name Update
   May 1, 2016 Raistlin903 Changed comic details.
   March 27, 2016 MattzLadd Updated the listing for Marlene Blackgar .
   March 27, 2016 fragsel Added Strug to the issue.
   March 27, 2016 fragsel Added Garth to the issue.
   March 27, 2016 fragsel Added Marlene Blackgar to the issue.
   March 27, 2016 fragsel Added Miles Blackgar to the issue.
   July 20, 2015 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   September 4, 2013 TStarnes Changed comic details.
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