Dave Galanter
December 1st 1969 - December 12th 2020
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Doc Shallot

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Attok12

Subj: Always liked the Wraith
Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 11:21:24 am EST
Reply Subj: Call Him...The Wraith! [SPOILERS]
Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 09:40:56 am EST

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Ah, here's another favorite old villain of mine....Brian DeWolff, the Wraith! I've always liked this guy. Not only was he related to famous police captain Jean DeWolff, but he was one mixed up customer! His telepathic powers drove him wacky, although his father had a hand in the things he did in his first appearance in MTU. The Wraith became a good guy for a short while in IRON MAN #103-108 before he went zonkers again in MTU #72, when he took over the Maggia and hired Whiplash to do his dirty work. He also used to be a cop, too. On an interesting note, Bill Mantlo, who created the Wraith, wrote all of his appearances in the 70s.



Unfortunately, the Wraith became the latest victim of Scourge (although that's Flash Thompson in a Hobgoblin suit on the cover).



But what some of you may or may not know, the Wraith survived, becoming a disembodied consciousness that took over some nutjob who ran a cult of vampire-wannabes. The Wraith ran afoul of Morbius and Deathlok and was killed off again by Morbs at the end of the two-part story. Being a disembodied consciousness, who's to say that Brian DeWolff is really dead? Unfortunately, Marvel has left him in the ground, at least for now. Maybe someday....



those cover images bring back memories. I liked Brian, felt he was a tragic figure who deserved better, and got short-changed when he met his fate at the hands of Scourge. I was not aware of his reappearance in Morbius.

The whole DeWolff family didn't fare too well, did they?

Mantlo created many Marvel characters that I was a fan of. The Schizoid Man, one of my favorite obscure villains, was created by Mantlo as well. Maybe the disembodied mind of Brian DeWolff can take over the body of nutjob Chip Martin!


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> Ah, here's another favorite old villain of mine....Brian DeWolff, the Wraith! I've always liked this guy. Not only was he related to famous police captain Jean DeWolff, but he was one mixed up customer! His telepathic powers drove him wacky, although his father had a hand in the things he did in his first appearance in MTU. The Wraith became a good guy for a short while in IRON MAN #103-108 before he went zonkers again in MTU #72, when he took over the Maggia and hired Whiplash to do his dirty work. He also used to be a cop, too. On an interesting note, Bill Mantlo, who created the Wraith, wrote all of his appearances in the 70s.
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> Unfortunately, the Wraith became the latest victim of Scourge (although that's Flash Thompson in a Hobgoblin suit on the cover).
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> But what some of you may or may not know, the Wraith survived, becoming a disembodied consciousness that took over some nutjob who ran a cult of vampire-wannabes. The Wraith ran afoul of Morbius and Deathlok and was killed off again by Morbs at the end of the two-part story. Being a disembodied consciousness, who's to say that Brian DeWolff is really dead? Unfortunately, Marvel has left him in the ground, at least for now. Maybe someday....
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