Jolen (comics)

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Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
First appearanceInhumans #2 vol. 4 (August 2003)
Created bySean McKeever
Matt Clark
In-story information
Alter egoJolen
Team affiliationsInhumans
AbilitiesAbility to control vegetation.

Jolen is a fictional character, and a superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is a member of the Inhumans, and was also part of the delegation sent to Earth.

Fictional character biography[edit]

No background history is known about the Jolen, except that he is an Inhuman. In his first appearance, he is seen passing through the Terrigen Mist, and gaining his superhuman abilities. He is then selected alongside a number of other youths to be sent to Earth on a sort of foreign exchange program at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.[1] He adjusts quickly to the conditions of Earth, but appears to have trouble understanding the nature of his peers, often overreacting to them.[volume & issue needed]

After hearing from one of his friends that Nahrees, a former love-interest, has been captured by Mister Chase,[2] he quickly drives to Chicago, where she is being held prisoner. Jolen confronts Mister Chase, a hired hitman, and is shot in the head.[3] After a bit of scuffle, Jolen revives, and uses a root to murder the hitman.[4] From here, Jolen appears to take a darker moral path, threatening and killing several other people.[volume & issue needed]

In response to a report of Terrigen crystals in New York City, Jolen is assembled with a team, and leads an assault on the reported owner of the crystals. During the assault, the team is confronted by the Fantastic Four, and are quickly defeated. The Fantastic Four turned the Inhuman team over to the Office of National Security(ONE), where they were detained.[5]

After being freed by Mala The Diviner and Dewoz, they retrieve the Terrigen crystals, as well as capture the holder of the crystals, Dr. Cartwrite. Having accomplished their mission, they return to their moon base.[6]

Powers and abilities[edit]

Due to his race, he is gifted with a number of abilities in addition to that of a normal human. Included in these abilities is an above-average lifespan, 150 years average, physical strength and speed greater than that of a peak-condition human athlete, Above-average reflexes, and above-average endurance.

After passing through the Terrigen mists, he is granted plant-related abilities. Among these are the ability to control plants with his mind, grow plants by linking with them, and transform into a plant himself. He is also able to use plants as a means of travel by shrinking, then traveling through the plant's root system. He is also sometimes shown recovering from fatal wounds by transforming into a plant and letting the wound heal.


A likely incomplete list of his appearances, credits included:

  • Inhumans V#2 (July, 2003) - Sean McKeever (writer), Matthew Clark (penciler), Nelson (inker), Tom Brevoort & Marc Sumerak (editors)
  • Inhumans V#3-6 (August–November, 2003) - Sean McKeever (writer), Matthew Clark (penciler), Nelson (inker), Marc Sumerak (editor)
  • Inhumans V#7-8 (December, 2003-January, 2004) - Sean McKeever (writer), Robert Teranishi (penciler), Nelson (inker), Marc Sumerak (editor)
  • Inhumans V#9-10 (April–May, 2004) - Sean McKeever (writer), David Ross (penciler), Nelson & Scott Elmer (inkers), Marc Sumerak (editor)
  • Inhumans V#11 (June, 2004) - Sean McKeever (writer), David Ross & Doug Braithwaite (pencilers), Nelson & Rodney Ramos (inkers), Marc Sumerak (editor)
  • Inhumans V#12 (July, 2004) - Sean McKeever (writer), David Ross (penciler), Rodney Ramos (inker), Marc Sumerak (editor)
  • Son of M #3-4 (April–May, 2006) - David Hine (writer), Roy Allan Martinez (penciler/inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
  • Silent War#1 (March, 2007) - David Hine (writer), Frazer Irving (penciler/inker), Stephen Wacker (editor)
  • Silent War#5 (July, 2007) - David Hine (writer), Frazer Irving (penciler/inker), Stephen Wacker (editor)


  1. ^ Inhumans V #2
  2. ^ Inhumans V #10
  3. ^ Inhumans V #11
  4. ^ Inhumans V #12
  5. ^ Silent War #1
  6. ^ Silent War #5

External links[edit]

  • Jolen at the Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe
  • Jolen at the Comic Book DB
  • Jolen at the Marvel Database Project