JANET LYTON

Real Name: Janet Lyton

Identity/Class: Human (English)

Occupation: Archaeologist

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Louise Hastings, Modred the Mystic, Grant Whittaker

Enemies: The Other/Chthon

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: England

First Appearance: Marvel Chillers#1 (October, 1975)

Powers/Abilities: Janet was an archaeologist who specialized in unorthodox and occult theories.

History: (Marvel Chillers#1) - On an archeological dig with Grant, the two were trapped when a storm caved in the tunnel they were working in. Searching for an exit, they found the lifeless form of Modred, Janet disrupted the candles around him and he awakened. At first, Modred was confused and mistook her for his beloved Janice. Modred told them how he came to be there and they told him they were all now trapped underground and Modred used his magic to save them all.

(Marvel Chillers#2 - BTS) - Modred was seperated from Janet and Grant. The two looked for him until they heard over the radio about him causing a disturbance in London.

(Marvel Chillers#2) - Janet found Modred after he had been shot by police, she took him to Grant's van and he drove them out of the city while Janet tended to his wound. The van was attacked and destroyed by the Other and Modred told his friends to run. They returned after Modred had bested his foe.

(Darkhold#3 (fb) - BTS) - At some point Grant and Janet discussed Modred with their collegue Louise Hastings.

Comments: Created by Bill Mantlo, Yong Montano and possibly Marv Wolfman.

Grant and Janet were digging where they were because apparently the Darkhold was rumored to have been there. That was incorrect, but what was there had all the power of the Darkhold so it's understandable that such a legend might exist.

Janet was either oblivious to Grant's feelings towards her, or just plain didn't care.

by Patrick D Ryall

CLARIFICATIONS:
Janet Lyton should not be confused with:


Images taken from:
Marvel Chillers#1 page 6, panel 1


Marvel Chillers#2 (December, 1975)
Darkhold#3 (December, 1992)

Last updated: 09/12/04

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