"My father, a European scholar and aristocrat -- and more, a warlock and werewolf -- who, now dead, had left me another inheritance as well -- the curse of a werewolf born!"
Jack Russell
"Eye of the Beholder!"
Werewolf by Night 1
Werewolf by Night
Title: "Eye of the Beholder!"
Volume: 1
number: 1
Cover date: September, 1972
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Editor-in-Chief: Roy Thomas
Writers: Gerry Conway
Pencilers: Mike Ploog
Inkers: Frank Chiaramonte
Cover artists: Mike Ploog
Cover inker: Mike Ploog
Letterers: John Costanza
Editors: Roy Thomas
Next: Werewolf by Night #2

"Eye of the Beholder" is the first issue of volume 1 of the Werewolf by Night ongoing comic book series published by Marvel Comics. The issue was written by Gerry Conway with cover and interior artwork by Mike Ploog and inker Frank Chiaramonte. It was lettered by John Costanza and edited by Editor-in-Chief Roy Thomas. No colorist was credited for this issue. The storyline from this issue picks up from the events of the werewolf's last appearance in Marvel Spotlight #4.

Synopsis Edit

Due to the actions of a mutant gorgon named Marlene Blackgar, the Werewolf has been turned into solid stone. However, as the sun rises, he transforms back into flesh and blood (as well as back into Jack Russell).

Buck Cowan finds Jack on the beach, and brings him back to his house. Jack tells Buck that he still possesses the Darkhold. As the two talk, Jack receives a frantic telephone call from Lissa. She arranges to meet up with him at Buck's place. Little does Jack realize that Marlene is forcing Lissa to set Jack up. She wants to regain the dark grimoire for herself.

Marlene, Strug and her invalid father, Miles, find Jack and manage to capture him. Jack succeeds in escaping just as the moon begins to rise. He races away from the Blackgar home, leaving Buck and Lissa still captive.

Turning into the werewolf, he circles back and enters the castle. He engages in a brutal struggle with Strug, and Marlene fires her gun at both of them. Stug takes the fatal hit and falls over dead.

Facing Jack, Marlene removes her sunglasses intent on turning him back into stone. The werewolf lunges out of the way, and Marlene accidentally catches her own reflection in a wall-mounted mirror. Both her father and she are instantly turned to stone.

Buck Cowan takes possession of the "statues" and donates them to the Santa Monica Art Museum.

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Notes & Trivia Edit

  • CCA approved.
  • The tagline for this issue is "Full Moon Rise -- Werewolf Kill!".
  • Fictional mascot Irving Forbush is credited as "stone-cutter" in this issue.
  • This issue takes place over the course of two days (the second and third nights of the full moon).

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