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1667: Werewolf by Night #7 (v1)

" Ritual of Blood "
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Werewolf by Night #7 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Roy Thomas
Cover Artists: Mike Ploog
Writers: Len Wein
Pencilers: Mike Ploog
Inkers: Jim Mooney
Colourists: Glynis Wein (Oliver)
Letterers: Charlotte Jetter
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: July 1973
Release Date: April 1973
Story Arc: -
Pages: 19
Cover Price: $0.20
Times Read: 204                 Times Rated: 137
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Trapped in the circus by the devious Rhiva, the Werewolf finds himself face to face with the circus' other beasts. Before long the true nature of the mystic's plan will be revealed.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
Werewolf last appeared in Werewolf by Night #6 (v1). Werewolf next appears in Werewolf by Night #8 (v1).
Supporting Characters
  Buck Cowan
Buck Cowan last appeared in Werewolf by Night #6 (v1). Buck Cowan next appears in Werewolf by Night #8 (v1).
  Lissa Russell
Lissa Russell last appeared in Werewolf by Night #6 (v1). Lissa Russell next appears in Werewolf by Night #8 (v1).
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Issue Review
   September 17, 2013
Good conclusion to the circus two-parter. The flashbacks, and the characters, are interesting.

Series seems to be getting better now that Len Wein is writing it. 9/10
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  skalchemist Says:    
  2013-12-27 17:51:38  
  Mike Ploog is improving with each issue.  

  leisch Says:    
  2014-02-15 17:34:22  
  Is this the same Bloodstone that turns up later in the Bloodstone series and a Cap arc?  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-03-23 09:56:20  
  The ending ruined it, too convenient for me to believe...  

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-05-28 11:45:29  
  An improvement over last issue since it actually explained what was going on, but I still don't understand the Mige's motivation for hating Jack so much, if he was going to get rich off of him.
So even though we often see the werewolf getting his butt kicked around in one on one fights with humans, in this issue he was able to beat 3 lions at the beginning, and a group of carnies at the end.

  jwerth Says:    
  2015-08-19 21:49:14  
  I actually like Len Wein's writing a lot. He creates the atmosphere well and moves the story along at a good pace. The problem is that we don't know anything about these characters, heroes or villains, so it's really hard to care what happens to them.  

  GroovyGolem Says:    
  2015-12-14 07:19:10  
  So I'm wondering if they've completely dropped the dead mother / evil step-father plot line, or will we get back to it eventually?

Wasn't it ironic that the Swami was from Nepal, yet searched the world over looking for the Bloodstone, only to find it in the Himalayas? He should have started looking there first and saved himself some time!

And finally, poor Buck... He looks pretty sad in that chicken costume. The circus wasn't even TRYING with that one!

  Locust75 Says:    
  2017-03-22 20:17:30  
  3 stars for the life and times of the Amazing Bloodstone Jumping Bean!!!

Credit Due - @skalchemist: He had help from Jim Mooney!!

Shock - The Rihva's spell worked so well that it turned Buck's hair blond!!! (p12,p3)

Cluck - @GroovyGolem: Also, as dressed like a chicken, poor Buck is probably the circus geek!!!

Hat Hair - Halfway through the issue the Executioner's cap is colored to look like his hair!!

Kidney Bean - @leisch: As far as I know this is not THE Bloodstone, but it does have a cool history though!!!

Cold Blooded - Man this series...not only do the bad guys get it, but the slow helpful ones as well...

'Nuff Said - "The rubes aren't going to like that, Swami!"-Carny Calliope

  Russ Says:    
  2017-06-11 15:15:16  
  And another baddie in a werewolf story bites the big one. I tell you, it's bad luck to try to use Jack for his own ends.

Elmo and Mige got theirs, too. Hated to see Elmo killed, but I did see it coming. I thought it was also cool that Lissa didn't play passive once she snapped out of it. She let the Swami have it good! Nice work there. I was also starting to wonder if Len Wein had forgotten that Lissa knew Jack's secret.

@GroovyGolem: did you notice in the first few pages? Your girlfriend's costume bottom was getting lower and lower down her hips!

3 stars. Lissa didn't need to drag Buck anywhere when they were escaping. He was entranced; all she needed to do was tell him to cross the road!

  Katryn Says:    
  2017-06-28 08:17:18  
  Poor Elmo. Although it was a little difficult taking him seriously with that name. I know this will predate the little red Muppet, but still.  

  Allencthulhu Says:    
  2017-12-11 11:16:29  
  Elmo's death scene earned this issue another star.

Three stars.

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