WEREWOLF

Real Name: Gergely Székely

Identity/Class: Human sub-species (werewolf);
    Hungarian citizen (Post-World War II era) (see comments)

Occupation: None

Affiliations: Karl, other members of his race

Enemies: Hungarian villagers

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Across the river from an unnamed village in Hungary;
   
Post-World War II era

First Appearance: Uncanny Tales I#23/4 (August, 1954)

Powers/Abilities: The Werewolf had sharp teeth and claws. It is unknown if he possessed any other typical werewolf powers such as superhuman strength, speed and endurance. If the Werewolf was exposed to even a drop of water he would go mad and become filled with an insatiable thirst for human blood.

History: (Uncanny Tales I#23/4 (fb) - BTS) - The Werewolf lived with others of his kind across the river from a small Hungarian village. After a trip to the village he was discovered and pursued by an angry mob.

(Uncanny Tales I#23/4) - The Werewolf barged into the home of Karl, a boat racing champion. The Werewolf explained that he needed a boat trip back home, and that he needed someone who could row him without allowing a single drop of water to touch him. He gave Karl $500, and told him to accept the job or he would kill him. After an arduous trip the Werewolf was rowed back home, but just as he stepped from the boat it started to rain. The Werewolf was now filled with blood-lust, and began chasing after Karl.

Comments: Created by an unnamed writer and Mort Lawrence.

As with many 1950's and 1960's Marvel monster stories, this story is not confirmed as part of Earth-616 continuity, but there's nothing to exclude it either.
    --Leave it in unless something rules it out!--Snood.

The Werewolf's water madness isn't a standard werewolf trait. Perhaps he comes from a slightly different race of werewolves? Or maybe his tribe was under some sort of curse. It's anybody's guess. Further discussions about the nature and origins of Werewolves and Wolf-Men in general can be found under Wolf-Men of Valusia.

His real name was revealed in the Werewolves profile in OHotMU A-Z HC#13.

This story was reprinted in Crypt of Shadows#8.

PROFILE BY FUTURE

CLARIFICATIONS:
The Werewolf has known connection to:


Karl

Boat racing champion who won fifteen Hungarian championships over the course of two years. After winning a race Karl celebrated with his friends. When they left the Werewolf approached him, and offered him $500 to to be rowed back home. Under the threat of death Karl accepted the job, and delivered the Werewolf across the river. Just as Karl pulled ashore it started to rain, and the now bloodthirsty Werewolf began chasing him.

--Uncanny Tales I#23/4

 

 

 

 


images:
Uncanny Tales I#23/4, p1, pan1;
(Karl) Uncanny Tales#23/4, p4, pan1


Crypt of Shadows#8 (January, 1973)


Last updated: 08/23/04

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