Sunday, June 20, 2010

John Jameson

Real Name
John Jameson

Employed by the Queens Dept. of Social Services; former security chief of the Ravencroft Institute, monster hunter, astronaut, test pilot


Place of Birth
New York, New York

Known Relatives
J. Jonah Jameson (father), Joan Jameson (mother, deceased), Marla Madison (stepmother), Jennifer "Jen" Walters Jameson (She-Hulk, ex-wife)

Group Affiliation
Ravencroft Institute, Avengers Support Crew, NASA, USAF

College educated, NASA astronaut program graduate, Master of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering

6'2" (6'6" as Man-Wolf)

200 lbs. (350 lbs. as Man-Wolf)

Brown (red as Man-Wolf)

Red-brown (white as Man-Wolf)

As the Man-Wolf, Jameson possessed superhuman strength, agility, speed, healing, and stamina as well as heightened senses. He was able to lift 4 tons under peak moonlight conditions. As Stargod, he had some degree of energy manipulation, but the full extent of his powers remains unknown. As Man-Wolf, he was not a traditional werewolf vulnerable to silver.

Jameson is a skilled pilot, astronaut, and is experienced in hand-to-hand combat and a variety of weapons.

Other Info
As a career test pilot and astronaut, Col. John Jameson was, according to his father J. Jonah, "made of the stuff of heroes." During his first mission orbiting Earth, Spider-Man replaced a guidance module in Col. Jameson's plummeting space capsule. In a later mission in space, Jameson contacted spores from Jupiter that endowed him with superhuman strength, increased his size, and made him act more aggressively. Afterward, NASA gave him a special suit from Tony Stark's lab to keep his strength in check. When it appeared that Spider-Man was responsible for a bank robbery, John was persuaded by his father to become a public hero by apprehending him. Spider-Man had the upper hand, but John sought a rematch. This time, Spider-Man neutralized the spores with a dose of high-voltage electricity, returning John to normal. (To learn about the characters above, just click on their highlighted names.)

Later, John was sent to the moon to collect rock samples on a top-secret mission and stumbled upon a glittering red gemstone. Once his mission was complete, he had a strange urge to obtain the gemstone from quarantine and have it made into a pendant, which he wore around his neck. The stone reacted to the moonlight on the first night of the next full moon, transforming Jameson into a savage creature. (The gem was actually the Godstone, the crystallized power and essence of Stargod, an ancient ruler from a dimension called Other Realm.) The energies of the Godstone transformed Jameson into the form of the Stargod, but the radiation that leaked through the portal to Other Realm was so weak that the change was only partial. Whenever the moon shone upon the Godstone, Jameson gained the form, strength, and primal fury of Stargod, but lacked his wisdom and power. He went by the name, Man-Wolf. (To learn about the Other Realm, click on the highlighted name above. The third picture posted is of John Jameson as Man-Wolf.)

Jameson fought the transformations for months. As the Man-Wolf, he instinctively sought out and seemingly attacked his father, who was quick to suspect the creature was partnered with Spider-Man. When his father recognized the pendant around the Man-Wolf's neck, he knew the creature was his son. However, he could not cure him by removing the pendant, since it had grafted itself onto his skin. Fortunately, in a later battle with Spider-Man, the stone was torn from his neck and thrown it into the Hudson River. This next wound took months to heal, but Jameson was cured of his transformations.

Unfortunately, the artificial vampire Michael Morbius recovered the stone and reverted Jameson into the Man-Wolf again, hoping to use the beast in a scheme to cure himself of his affliction. Spider-Man thwarted the effort, but both Morbius and Jameson escaped. Once again, the Man-Wolf ran rampant monthly. (To learn about Morbius, click on his name above.)

With the Man-Wolf on the loose, the police assigned special investigator Simon Stroud took the case of the Man-Wolf. John fled New York to Georgia where he became entangled in a fight between S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Hate-Monger (a clone of Adolph Hitler). After, Nick Fury escorted Jameson back to NASA, where he had been absent without leave. NASA offered to drop the charges if John agreed to perform a secret mission to investigate the communication breakdown with an orbiting space station. Then later, at the station, Jameson began his journey to discover the other-dimensional origin of his powers. He journeyed with three humanoids from the Other Realm through the portal on the moon into their dimension. In the Other Realm, John was fully transformed into the essence of Stargod, this time maintaining his personality and intelligence. Fulfilling the prophecies, Stargod was reborn through Jameson and John wore the costume and wielded the weapons of Stargod. (As Stargod, Jameson possessed both his human intellect and the Man-Wolf's body. He had cosmic powers, and he wears scale mail armor and uses a broadsword, dagger, short bow and arrows.) (To learn about the characters or team above, just click on their highlighted names. John as Stargod is shown in the forth picture posted.)

Later, as Stargod, he (with She-Hulk and Hellcat) saved the Other Realm from gravitational collapse. Although he enjoyed being the Stargod, Jameson decided to return to Earth, losing his memory of the Other Realm. Reunited with his father, he and Spider-Man sought Dr. Curt Connors to administer a biomagnetic treatment that caused John's body to reject the Godstone. The stone crumbled into powder, and John stopped transforming into the Man-Wolf. Soon after, John broke up with his fiancée, Kristine Saunders, and spent some time at the Sherwood Nursing Home sanitarium to mentally recover from all his life's ordeals. (To learn about all the characters above, click on their highlighted names. Note: Beware of the EXTREMELY skin-tight and revealing outfit worn by the She-Hulk on her bio page. Also, beware of the form-fitting outfit worn by Hellcat on her bio page too.)

For a time, Captain America hired John to serve as pilot of his personal Quinjet, Freedom's Flight, as well as his van. While aboard the Freedom's Flight, Jameson's alias was "Skywolf." When he was aboard the van, his alias was "Vanwolf." Jameson, sometimes, even assisted in some combat. However, after some time, John was attracted to Captain America's girlfriend, Diamondback, and left his employment in shame after he tried to steal a kiss. (Click on the highlighted names to learn about the characters and/or jet. Note: Beware of Diamondback's form-fitting outfit on her bio page.)

After a time as a freelance monster-hunter, he served as security chief at the Ravencroft Institute, where he began a romantic relationship with the director, Dr. Ashley Kafka. After several problems with superpowered criminally insane inmates, such as Carnage, the Institute was temporarily shut down. (For a short time John served as host to the Carnage symbiote, and had the same powers as Carnage; but, the alien left him in soon after to bond with someone else.) (To learn about the above highlighted characters and place, click on their names. The fifth picture posted is of Jameson as Carnage.)

John hopes to someday return to a more adventurous life. For now he is living simply as a social worker. He also expressed some romantic interest in She-Hulk, and gave her his Jupiter suit (after a few modifications by Reed Richards) to help her manage her out-of-control strength. Then later on, he and the She-Hulk dated. Later, they two were actually married in Las Vegas. However, there, he suddenly turned into Man-Wolf and after going into a rampage he turned back into Stargod. When She-Hulk discovered that her feelings for John was influenced by Starfox (Starfox can stimulate the pleasure centers in the brains of others). Because of this, She-Hulk filed for an annulment, but John admitted that his love for her was genuine and had nothing to do with Starfox's powers. However, She-Hulk rejected this and John finally signed the annulment papers, dissolving their marriage. (To learn about the above characters, click on their highlighted names. Note: Beware of the Starfox's bio page--a picture with She-Hulk in a skin-tight outfit is shown.)

Currently, to end a crusade to discover Spider-Man's identity, John's father, J. Jonah Jameson, has been tricked by Peter Parker into believing his son, John, is secretly Spider-Man.

To learn more about John Jameson/Man-Wolf/Stargod/Vanwolf/Skywolf, click on the following link,,_John.


  1. What? There was a She-Hulk too? Amazing!!

  2. This guy really got the shaft in the movie... and in real life.

  3. I think they should have built more off this character. This is a really interesting bio I've never heard of.