Werewolf by Night
Nick Name
Civilian ID

Jacob Russoff

Adopted Name

Jack Russell




Legal Status
Naturalized citizen of the United States with no criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Medias, Transylvania, Romania
Group Affiliation

Legion of Monsters

Night Shift

Base of Operations

Russell: 5' 10"

Werewolf: 6' 8"


Russell: 200 lbs.

Werewolf: 300 lbs.

Eye Color

Russell: Blue

Werewolf: Red

Hair Color

Russell: Red

Werewolf: Reddish-Brown

Known Powers

Werewolf who transforms under the light of a full moon. In his full werewolf form, Russell has superhuman strength, speed, stamina, agility, durability and senses, including ultraviolet and infrared vision. His feral attributes include razor sharp claws and teeth.

Increased durability and a rapid healing factor make the werewolf nearly impossible to kill, but he is vulnerable to magic, silver and irritated by sunlight.

Russell has most often been unable to control his transformations, but when he as had control he was able to transform all or part of his body at will - exerting more control when the moon is not in it full phase.

When not transformed Russell still possesses physical ability above average of other normal humans.

Russell possesses limited knowledge of the occult.

Common Enemies



Regularly Appearing
Werewolf by Night
First Appearance
Marvel Spotlight #2 (Feb. 1972)
Roy Thomas, Jean Thomas, Gerry Conway & Mike Ploog

Tracing their origins back to the ancient times when the Elderspawn ruled and warred with one another over the face of the Earth, werewolves are one of the few original races to survive the Great Cataclysm of 18,000 B.C.

Becoming more creatures of magic than nature their heritage began to be passed down as a curse upon the wicked and unwary. Inheriting the curse of lycanthropy from his great-grandfather, Jack Russell continues to struggle with his transformations under a full moon into a savage Werewolf by Night.