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2421: Werewolf by Night #27 (v1)

" The Amazing Doctor Glitternight "
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Werewolf by Night #27 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Len Wein
Cover Artists: Gil Kane, Tom Palmer
Writers: Doug Moench
Pencilers: Don Perlin
Inkers: Don Perlin
Colourists: Phil Rachelson
Letterers: Karen Pocock
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: March 1975
Release Date: January 1975
Story Arc: -
Pages: 18
Cover Price: $0.25
Times Read: 157                 Times Rated: 107
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Captain America #192 (v1)
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#29 (v1)
Character Appearances
Main Characters
Werewolf last appeared in Giant-Size Werewolf by Night #3. Werewolf next appears in Werewolf by Night #28 (v1).
Supporting Characters
  Buck Cowan
Buck Cowan last appeared in Giant-Size Werewolf by Night #3. Buck Cowan next appears in Werewolf by Night #28 (v1).
Topaz last appeared in Giant-Size Werewolf by Night #3. Topaz next appears in Werewolf by Night #28 (v1).
Taboo last appeared in Werewolf by Night #14 (v1). Taboo next appears in Werewolf by Night #28 (v1). This is a flashback appearance.
  Doctor Glitternight
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Doctor Glitternight in the mainstream continuity. Doctor Glitternight next appears in Werewolf by Night #28 (v1).
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Issue Review
   March 10, 2016
It jumps right into a fight, without really telling anything about the new villain. So the reader isn't invested.
Later, as we find out - via lengthy flashback - what is going on, it's difficult to get past the absurdity of it all. Whereas a title like Doctor Strange can make the mumbo jumbo of magic seem plausible and coherent, this series can't disguise what it is. Utterly random and silly.
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Issue Synopsis
Hunting as the Werewolf, Jack finds a cave with a strange man and a monster inside. The monster is ordered to attack Jack, who manages to kill it before fleeing. He learns that the man is Dr. Glitternight who is after Topaz, who shows up and captures Jack and his friends. A captive Jack transforms and attacks Glitternight who creates a larger monster. With Topaz's telepathic help Jack defeats the monster and Glitternight leaves, giving Topaz a warning.
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  Redsvetz Says:    
  2012-12-16 08:00:32  
  Amazingly, I enjoyed this mess of an issue--the ugly soul boogie thingies were kinda cool.  

  Calthor Says:    
  2013-02-07 03:46:56  
  Tentacles! o/  

  john54542 Says:    
  2013-07-10 17:06:11  
  Definitely got boosted to 3 stars with the help of the Norm Saundersish ugly monsters.  

  Kez Says:    
  2013-07-28 06:42:09  
  Topaz is probably the only interesting character in this series. It still sucks though.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-07-22 10:46:40  
  They've been mentioning Lissa turning 18 now for a while.  

  heman0420 Says:    
  2015-08-23 00:34:34  
  Wow. What have they done to this series? It used to be decent.  

  illcom94 Says:    
  2015-08-28 21:10:05  
  I'm seriously skimming this title at this point.  

  duncanm Says:    
  2016-02-18 16:29:01  
  He uses magic powered by darkness, so I get the "night" part of Glitternight, but the Glitter part really seems like a misnomer.
The werewolf regularly gets hisa**kicked by normal human beings, but here he goes all Hulk on a giant tentacle monster. Not sure that adds up.
Speaking of adding up, Mr Glitter is right. It is extremely fishy that he moved across the ocean into a cave within a quick walk from Buck's place. Almost as if the writer couldn't think of a good reason for them to randomly stumble upon him.

  gumchewspit Says:    
  2017-02-15 03:25:03  
  Doctor Glitternight is the bestworst name yet! I think it's his eyes that glitter, they glitter from black to white panel-to-panel.  

  ViolentPhlegm Says:    
  2017-07-08 17:59:53  
  I was going to drop this down a star, but then the bit with the eye stalks happened.  

  HeffElf Says:    
  2017-10-16 03:47:28  
  Glitternight, really!? Glitternight is an activity that tween girls do, not a villian!
The only good thing about reading this is that I have only 7 issues of this crap to make it through now.

  Shocker Says:    
  2017-12-11 13:11:06  
  Please start to look in a calendar when there's a full moon! It's not rocket science!!!  

  Russ Says:    
  2018-01-10 18:42:31  
  First off, "Glitternight" sounds a lot like Edward Cullen's grandfather or something. (If you don't know who Edward Cullen is, I envy you!) Second, using the "evil from Topaz's soul" to create some blob? Topaz is a real sweetie; no wonder the werewolf had such an easy time beating it! If you want to create an effective monster from someone's evil, get Dr. DOOM! Or Thanos! Or the Red Skull! Or even Gerry Conway! I'd offer my own soul, but all you'd get is that little guy from Fantasy Island that ran around screaming "De plane Boss! De plane!"

2 stars. Lissa's finally going to turn 18? She's been almost there for at least a couple of years now. How many people wished their senior year in high school lasted that long?

  dadoodoflow Says:    
  2018-04-14 06:30:17  
  Think olí Gil is channeling Basil Wolverton for that cover?

Still bad, but at least it was gonzo bad, with magic and soul-snot monsters.

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