JOHAN
(of Earth-8107)

Real Name: Johan (last name unrevealed-see comments)

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-8107) human

Occupation: Freedom fighter; former farmer

Group Membership: Latverian Underground (Latverian branch) (Stefan, others)

Affiliations: Boris, Betty Brant, Spider-Man (Peter Parker), his father

Enemies: Doctor Doom (Victor von Doom), J. Jonah Jameson, Latverian Underground (New York branch)

Known Relatives: Unidentified father

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Latveria; briefly New York, USA

First Appearance: Spider-Man cartoon episode, "The Doctor Prescribes Doom!" (October 31, 1981)

Powers/Abilities: Johan was a farmer but showed training in guerilla tactics. He was handy with a whip.

Height: 5'11" (by approximation-see comments)
Weight: 175 lbs. (by approximation-see comments)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Blonde

History: (Spider-Man cartoon episode - "The Doctor Prescribes Doom") - Johan broke his father out of prison. Seeing his father ride off, Johan swore to defeat Doctor Doom and free Latveria. He fought briefly against the dictator's arriving robots but was quickly overwhelmed and dragged away.

(Spider-Man cartoon episode - "The A-B-C’s of D-O-O-M") - Captured, Johan was put to work. Pushing a broom in front of a recently constructed factory, Johan groused that the factory was indeed a beauty, provided one didn't examine it too closely, as the factory was literally only a front and nothing else.

(Spider-Man cartoon episode - "Cannon of Doom") - Locked in a cell, Johan prepared to escape. When the cell door was opened, he attacked, only stopping when Boris, who had opened the door to help his escape, showed him a note written by his father to prove he could be trusted. As the two fled, Johan demanded that Boris denounce Doctor Doom but grew angry at the older man's hesitation. Their conversation was interrupted by an approaching patrol. Fleeing deeper into the tunnels under Castle Doom, Johan listened to Boris as the older man told him of Doom's origin and upbringing. Johan was unimpressed. Boris opened a secret door to the outside and gave Johan a letter to give to the Latverian Underground in New York. Johan took the letter and fled into the raging snowstorm.

(Spider-Man cartoon episode - "The Doom Report") - Johan was still running. Having left Latveria's borders (see comments), he quickly found himself being chased by a large bear. Fleeing down a mountain, he fell on a loose rock and was cornered by the animal, with only the timely intervention of some locals saving Johan's life. Recuperating in a nearby house, Johan made it clear that he had done the impossible by escaping Latveria.

Johan later arrived in New York City but his presence there was already known to Doctor Doom. Going by the letter Boris gave him, Johan found the Underground meeting place, unaware that the agents were loyal to Doom. Johan told them he was going to inform the world of Doom's crimes. The leader Akeem (see comments) agreed with Johan's decision and told him of the Daily Bugle, aware that J. Jonah Jameson considered himself a friend of Doom and would refuse to publish Johan's story. Thrown out of Jameson's office, Johan talked to Betty Brant and Peter Parker, cursing his inability to find help against Doom. Parker offered to take Johan back to his aunt's house and record his story. At May Parker's house, Johan related his story to Peter and upon finishing, he fell asleep while Peter took the tape back to Betty Brant for transcription.

At some point, Johan managed to contact other newspapers with his story, resulting in the Bugle being scooped. Upon hearing that the revolution against Doom had started, Johan made arrangements to fly back to Latveria via an old military base. He called Peter, thanking him for his help, and that night, Johan was about to board a jet when Spider-Man arrived (both unaware that New York's Latverian Underground leader, who also arrived, was working with Doom). They then both boarded the flight, unaware the plane was under Doctor Doom's control. When Doom's intentions to capture and return Johann to Latveria were made, Johan parachuted free thanks to Spider-Man. Johan then met with Stefan and the rest of the real Underground and battle plans were made. When parts of Doom's castle and radar tracking station were blown up to distract Doom on Johan's orders, allowing Spider-Man to enter and fully destroy Doom's Castle, Johan declared Latveria free, with the people in charge of their own destiny. Their joy was short-lived, however, when Doctor Doom rose from the rubble. The Underground was promptly ordered to begin work on rebuilding the castle while Johan was chased off into the countryside, Doom's energy bolts blasting at his heels.

(Spider-Man cartoon episode - "Countdown to Doom" (fb) - BTS) - Johan was captured and imprisoned in Doctor Doom's castle dungeon alongside the Latverian Underground's Latverian branch.

(Spider-Man cartoon episode - "Countdown to Doom") - Johan watched from his cell as Boris and the guards left the dungeon. Once they were gone, Johan was elected to go down the tunnel the Underground had discovered. Feeling that the tunnel could be no worse than the cell, Johan jumped down into the darkness. Johan then led the rest of the Underground into the tunnels, where they armed themselves with simple clubs and plotted their next action. When Spider-Man arrived to stop Doom's plan to knock Earth out of orbit, Johan was surprised to see his old ally. Leading the Underground on an assault on Castle Doom, Johan and the Underground engaged Doom's robots in battle while Spider-Man attacked Doom directly. When the dictator was seemingly slain by his own laser and his scheme foiled, the people rejoiced and Johan was paraded on the shoulders of his countrymen. He gave an enthusiastic thumbs-up to Spider-Man before the hero left.

Comments: Created by Creighton Barnes, Doug Booth, Francis X. Feighan, Donald F. Glut, Jack Hanrahan, Christy Marx, Larry Parr, Jeffrey Scott and Marvel Productions, Ltd. (see Appearances for list of artists involved).

Johan's presumably the same height and weight as Spider-Man as they appeared similar standing together.

According to a few online sources, Johan was voiced by Brian Fuld.

When Johan flees Latveria, it's a raging blizzard but when we next see him, it's sunny. He apparently ran all the way to France if we're to go by the local accents and names. How did he get to New York? No idea. Maybe some of the French rescuers loaned him some money?

I've listened to audio and it sounds like his last name is "Clemon" but I can't be sure. The New York Underground leader's name sounds like Akeem but I could be wrong. He does have the radio handle of Red Herring though.

Profile by David Lawrence.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Johan (Earth-8107) has No KNOWN connections to:


Johan's father

 Jailed for unspecified reasons (likely due to being part of the anti-Doom Latverian Underground), Johan's father was freed when Johan used a horse to pull the bars of his jail cell out. He rode off into the countryside but ran into a patrol of Doom's robots. He surrendered himself back to them. He was then put to work in Doom's dungeon, slaving away at machines to create robotic duplicates, including one of his son. Later, he witnessed Boris save a worker from the guard's whip and gave a note testifying what he had seen to Boris. He was later seen at the Underground's meeting place, trying to track his son via the radio but the signal was lost. He was later captured and imprisoned with the rest of the Underground. When Doom was defeated, he helped carry his son on his shoulders.





--Spider-Man cartoon episode, "The Doctor Prescribes Doom!" ("The A-B-C's of D-O-O-M," "Cannon of Doom," "The Doom Report," "Countdown to Doom,


Johan's robot double

A robotic duplicate made to fool officials visiting Latveria. Before the visiting international officials returned to Doom's castle, the robot threw itself in front of their car. It stated that it was simply wanted to tell them and the world how much everyone in Latveria loved Doctor Doom.






--Spider-Man cartoon episode, "The A-B-C's of D-O-O-M"

Latverian Underground (New York branch)

Posing as gypsies, the New York-based Latverian Underground were actually loyal to Doctor Doom. The leader tried to get information on Johan's friends but the young rebel failed to pick up on the ruse. Later, the leader and an Underground member posing as a fortune teller broke into May Parker's house looking for Johan. The leader sweet talked Peter, telling him that Johan was a vital part of the Underground. Overhearing Peter talking to Betty about Johan's story, they quickly fled the house and rushed to the Daily Bugle offices, where Betty was located. A member then kidnapped Betty from her office but Spider-Man saved her from the car. The leader and the fortune teller later arranged a flight back to Latveria for Johan and Spider-Man aboard a booby -trapped plane.





--Spider-Man cartoon episode, "The Doom Report"

Stefan and the Latverian Underground (Latverian branch)

A member of the real Underground, Stefan was a good friend to Johan's family. When Johan and Spider-Man arrived in Latveria, he met them in the woods. The rest of the Underground was devoted to stopping Doctor Doom. When they were captured by Doom and made to rebuild Doom's castle, they found an old tunnel under the castle which they used to escape. They later fought against Doom's robots and carried Johan on their shoulders when Doom was defeated.






--Spider-Man cartoon episode, "The Doom Report" ("Countdown to Doom,"

images: (without ads)
Spider-Man cartoon episode, "The Doom Report" (Johan on phone-main image, Latverian Underground New York branch, Stefan images)
Spider-Man cartoon episode, "Countdown to Doom" (Johan headshot image-giving a thumbs up & Latverian Underground Latverian branch image)
Spider-Man cartoon episode, "Cannon of Doom" (Johan, side view)
Spider-Man cartoon episode, "The Doctor Prescribes Doom!" (Johan's father)
Spider-Man cartoon episode, "The A-B-C's of D-O-O-M" (Johan's robot double)


Appearances:
Spider-Man cartoon episode, "The Doctor Prescribes Doom!" (October 31, 1981) - Creighton Barnes, Doug Booth, Francis X. Feighan, Donald F. Glut, Jack Hanrahan, Christy Marx, Larry Parr, Jeffrey Scott (writers), Rick Hoberg, Cullen Houghtaling, Larry Houston, Sherman Labby, Henry Tucker (storyboards), Mario Piluso (storyboards, layouts), Lyle Beddes, Bruce Bennett, Norm Cabral, Dan Faucett, Neil Galloway, Greg Garcia, Gary Graham, Rick Graham, Karl Hepworth, Stuart Heimdall, Larry Huber, Elaine Hultgren, Boyd Kirkland, Debra Pugh, Keith Sargent, Dave Sharp, Roy Smith, Grant Wilson, Roy Wilson, Bill Wray (layouts), Gerry Chiniquy, Steve Clark, John Gibbs, Sid Marcus, Bob Richardson, Nelson Shin, Kay Wright (animation directors)
Spider-Man cartoon episode, "The A-B-C's of D-O-O-M" (November 28, 1981) -
Creighton Barnes, Doug Booth, Francis X. Feighan, Donald F. Glut, Jack Hanrahan, Christy Marx, Larry Parr, Jeffrey Scott (writers), Rick Hoberg, Cullen Houghtaling, Larry Houston, Sherman Labby, Henry Tucker (storyboards), Mario Piluso (storyboards, layouts), Lyle Beddes, Bruce Bennett, Norm Cabral, Dan Faucett, Neil Galloway, Greg Garcia, Gary Graham, Rick Graham, Karl Hepworth, Stuart Heimdall, Larry Huber, Elaine Hultgren, Boyd Kirkland, Debra Pugh, Keith Sargent, Dave Sharp, Roy Smith, Grant Wilson, Roy Wilson, Bill Wray (layouts), Gerry Chiniquy, Steve Clark, John Gibbs, Sid Marcus, Bob Richardson, Nelson Shin, Kay Wright (animation directors)
Spider-Man cartoon episode, "Cannon of Doom" (January 2, 1982) - Creighton Barnes, Doug Booth, Francis X. Feighan, Donald F. Glut, Jack Hanrahan, Christy Marx, Larry Parr, Jeffrey Scott (writers), Rick Hoberg, Cullen Houghtaling, Larry Houston, Sherman Labby, Henry Tucker (storyboards), Mario Piluso (storyboards, layouts), Lyle Beddes, Bruce Bennett, Norm Cabral, Dan Faucett, Neil Galloway, Greg Garcia, Gary Graham, Rick Graham, Karl Hepworth, Stuart Heimdall, Larry Huber, Elaine Hultgren, Boyd Kirkland, Debra Pugh, Keith Sargent, Dave Sharp, Roy Smith, Grant Wilson, Roy Wilson, Bill Wray (layouts), Gerry Chiniquy, Steve Clark, John Gibbs, Sid Marcus, Bob Richardson, Nelson Shin, Kay Wright (animation directors)
Spider-Man cartoon episode, "The Doom Report" (January 16, 1982) - Creighton Barnes, Doug Booth, Francis X. Feighan, Donald F. Glut, Jack Hanrahan, Christy Marx, Larry Parr, Jeffrey Scott (writers), Rick Hoberg, Cullen Houghtaling, Larry Houston, Sherman Labby, Henry Tucker (storyboards), Mario Piluso (storyboards, layouts), Lyle Beddes, Bruce Bennett, Norm Cabral, Dan Faucett, Neil Galloway, Greg Garcia, Gary Graham, Rick Graham, Karl Hepworth, Stuart Heimdall, Larry Huber, Elaine Hultgren, Boyd Kirkland, Debra Pugh, Keith Sargent, Dave Sharp, Roy Smith, Grant Wilson, Roy Wilson, Bill Wray (layouts), Gerry Chiniquy, Steve Clark, John Gibbs, Sid Marcus, Bob Richardson, Nelson Shin, Kay Wright (animation directors)
Spider-Man cartoon episode, "Countdown to Doom" (January 30, 1982) - Creighton Barnes, Doug Booth, Francis X. Feighan, Donald F. Glut, Jack Hanrahan, Christy Marx, Larry Parr, Jeffrey Scott (writers), Rick Hoberg, Cullen Houghtaling, Larry Houston, Sherman Labby, Henry Tucker (storyboards), Mario Piluso (storyboards, layouts), Lyle Beddes, Bruce Bennett, Norm Cabral, Dan Faucett, Neil Galloway, Greg Garcia, Gary Graham, Rick Graham, Karl Hepworth, Stuart Heimdall, Larry Huber, Elaine Hultgren, Boyd Kirkland, Debra Pugh, Keith Sargent, Dave Sharp, Roy Smith, Grant Wilson, Roy Wilson, Bill Wray (layouts), Gerry Chiniquy, Steve Clark, John Gibbs, Sid Marcus, Bob Richardson, Nelson Shin, Kay Wright (animation directors)


Last updated: 01/24/18

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