Real Name: Vince Adobe

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Protestant priest

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: NYPD (Phil Jones & Len Mico), Roxanna, Jack Russell

Enemies: None

Known Relatives: Unidentified wife

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: An unidentified church on the Lower East Side in Manhattan, New York City

First Appearance: Werewolf by Night II#1 (February, 1998)

Powers/Abilities: Father Adobe is a protestant priest with a strong belief in God and some knowledge of the occult. He is a good basketball player, but lousy at pool billiard. He has no superhuman abilities.

Height: 6' (by approximation)
Weight: 175 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black


(Werewolf by Night II#2 (fb) - BTS) - Father Adobe became priest at a protestant church on the Lower East Side in Manhattan.

(Werewolf by Night II#1 (fb) - BTS) - Adobe studied the occult in seminary.

(Werewolf by Night II#2 (fb) - BTS) - At some point Adobe became a close confidant of Jack Russell, though he stayed unaware of the fact that Jack was secretly a werewolf.

(Werewolf by Night II#1) - Forty-year-old Father Adobe was playing some basketball with youths, who had no chance against him. When he saw his good friend Jack standing at the fence nearby Adobe dropped the ball for the kids and went over to Jack to talk with him. Assuming Jack was in trouble again Adobe was worried for him, but Jack didn't want to talk about his problems with Adobe. Adobe told Jack to spend more time with his girlfriend Roxanna and offered Jack his help whenever he needed it. Jack left.

   After finding out about the Wolfblade Jack called Adobe, waking up Vince and his wife, at 3 AM in the morning to ask him if he knew anything about the Cult of the Third Moon. Thinking for a second Adobe remembered that the Third Moon were wolf cultists from before the birth of christ, who used an ancient blade in sacrifices for the demons. The blade was acquired in the 1930s by actor Walter Clark, who was keeping it at his estate to this day. This was all Adobe could remember. Asking what Jack was actually looking for Jack promised to tell Adobe as soon as he found it.

(Werewolf by Night II#2 (fb) ) - Father Adobe and Jack Russell played pool billiard at a bar and had a talk. Adobe wanted to know why Jack had called him about the Third Moon at such an ungodly hour, but didn't get any answer. Jack smiled when Adobe mentioned that he didn't believe in werewolves. Jack easily defeated Adobe at pool.

(Werewolf by Night II#3) - In a delusion Jack called Adobe after accidentally murdering Roxanne. Adobe told him the police were searching for him. Jack ran away.

(Werewolf by Night II#5) - After destroying the demon Vârcolac to regain control over his werewolf persona Jack met with some of his friends including Father Adobe. He had a talk with Adobe while having a smoke.

(Strange Tales IV#2/2) - Detectives Mico and Jones on trail of a serial killer met with Father Adobe at his church. Adobe was fixing the confessional booth and cussed a bit, which was overheard and commented on by the detectives. After joking around a bit about religion Mico and Jones asked Adobe if he knew about somebody that lived down in the sewers that could be the suspected murderer. Unable to give them any information Adobe told them to ask Jack Russell.

   Some time later Adobe returned to the church where Jack Russell, transformed into the Werewolf, was waiting for him in the confessional booth. When Jack opened the grille like Jack asked him to Adobe was shocked to see Jack was a Werewolf.

Comments: Created by Paul Jenkins (writer) & Leonard Manco (artist).

...and the title was cancelled. Adobe wasn't seen again.

Profile by Markus Raymond.

Father Adobe has no known connection to:

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Werewolf by Night II#1, p5, pan3 (main image)
Strange Tales IV#2/2, p6, pan1 (fixing confession booth)

Werewolf by Night II#1-2 (February-March, 1998) - Paul Jenkins (writer), Leonardo Manco (artist), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Werewolf by Night II#5 (June, 1998) - Paul Jenkins (writer), Leonardo Manco (artist), Joe Andreani (editor)
Strange Tales IV#2 (October, 1998) - Paul Jenkins (writer), Leonardo Manco (artist), Joe Andreani (editor)

Last updated: 01/27/16

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