Real Name: Unrevealed
Group Membership: None; possibly Cult of the Third Moon (see comments)
Affiliations: Unidentified driver & other agents;
formerly Werewolf (Jack Russell)
Enemies: Werewolf (Jack Russell)
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: "Your Friend"
Base of Operations: Unrevealed, but he was on the move a lot (mobile)
First Appearance: Werewolf by Night II#2 (March, 1998)
Powers/Abilities: The enigmatic Smedley was a manipulative, relatively out of shape man. He had no superhuman abilities, but possessed vast information about lycanthropy and its mystic origins.
Height: 5' 2" (by approximation)
Weight: 165 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Unrevealed (impossible to tell due to his glasses and the art)
Hair: Brown (balding)
(Werewolf by Night II#2) - While going to a funfair with his girlfriend Roxanna Jack was approached by Smedley, running out of a Ghost Train funride. Keeping his identity secret Smedley told Frank that he was working for parties, who considered an allegiance with Jack adventageous as soon as he had overcome his current disability. He knew about Jack's recent encounter with the Cult of the Third Moon and how Jack had acquired the Wolfsblade from them. Smedley led Jack inside the Ghost Train ride and told him that it led to Jack's hell where the demon controlling Jack lived and also the two remaining puzzle pieces he needed to control the beast within him. Smedley told Jack to hurry because according to Smedley he could only keep the door down to hell open for another 70 seconds. When Jack decided to enter Smedley warned him not to underestimate hell.
(Werewolf by Night II#3) - In an delusion Jack got stuck in a bestial form and hunted down Smedley. He slaughtered him when Smedley didn't confess what he had done to him.
(Werewolf by Night II#4) - After returning from Vârcolac's hell Jack exited the Ghost Train ride and tried to go after Smedley, who ran away scared and sweating like a pig before Jack could reach him.
(Werewolf by Night II#6 - BTS) - Smedley sent a message to Jack in a fortune cookie asking him to meet him and pay for overcoming the wolf demon.
(Werewolf by Night II#6) - Driving up to Jack in a limousine Smedley asked Jack to join him. Smedley still didn't tell Jack who he was working for and who Jack was now indebted to, but he had a job for Jack that required his lycanthropic powers. He sent Jack to the Underworld club to find out whoever was responsible for a spate of supernatural serial murders that started last July in New York.
(Werewolf by Night II#6 - BTS) - Jack told Noble Kale, lord of Hell, that he needed help doing something for the man that had helped him overcome the wolf demon. Noble didn't like Jack's new attachments and told him to ask himself if he just went from one indebtedness to another. He then told Jack that he needed to look no further than the Underworld club they were in to find the serial murderer he was looking for.
(Strange Tales IV#1/2 - BTS) - Jack and Smedley set up another meeting.
(Strange Tales IV#1/2) - Stuck in Werewolf form Jack attacked Smedley's car turning it over and grabbing Smedley by his throat. Jack gave him twenty seconds what Smedley had done to him. Smedley stopped his bodyguards from shooting at the Werewolf and then told him that had not been careful enough when he got rid of the demon's influence. Smedley revealed that he could help Jack, but Jack ran away. Smedley told his men not to go after him and shouted after Jack that he should not fight the disease anymore, but embrace it.
Comments: Created by Paul Jenkins (writer) & Leonardo Manco (artist).
And that was it for Smedley's history. It seems like we will never learn who he was working for or why he was doing what he was doing. Cancellation be damned!
Even though he led Jack to kill Värcolac it is possible Smedley was a member of the Cult of the Third Moon, who had been indebted to the demon and probably wanted to get rid of him. Walter Clark was the first to give Jack a hint at how to defeat the demon, which led to the encounter with Smedley at the funfair. The Cult of the Third Moon probably planned to enslave Jack Russell like they failed to do with Vˆrcolac. Maybe Jack had even become the demon's successor by defeating him and embedding the demon's puzzle into his chest.
Profile by Markus Raymond.
Smedley has no known connection to:
This winged, demonic-looking guy served as Smedley's chaffeur. His car was turned over by Werewolf at his second meeting with him.
--Werewolf by Night II#6 (Werewolf by Night II#6, Strange Tales IV#1/2
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Werewolf by Night II#2, p21, pan2 (main image)
Strange Tales IV#1/2, p19, pan5 (head shot)
Werewolf by Night II#6, p8, pan4 (driver)
Werewolf by Night II#2 (March, 1998) - Paul Jenkins (writer), Leonardo Manco (artist), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Werewolf by Night II#3-4 (April-May, 1998) - Paul Jenkins (writer), Leonardo Manco (artist), Joe Andreani (editor)
Werewolf by Night II#6 (July, 1998) - Paul Jenkins (writer), Leonardo Manco (artist), Joe Andreani (editor)
Strange Tales IV#1 (September, 1998) - Paul Jenkins (writer), Leonardo Manco (artist), Joe Andreani (editor)
Last updated: 01/05/16
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