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J'son of Spartax
Steven Mark Levins
Jack of Hearts
Jackdaw is a fictional character featured in the Marvel Comics universe. He was created by Dez Skinn, Steve Parkhouse, Paul Neary and John Stokes, and first appeared in The Incredible Hulk Weekly #57 (April 1980).
A now-deceased hero, the sidekick of Captain Britain, Jackdaw was an Otherworld elf. Jackdaw had been mortally wounded earlier in his adventures, but was revived by Merlyn and given new powers and a new costume.
He was permanently slain later on Earth-238 by The Fury. Jackdaw was literally torn in half by one of the Fury's energy bolts and expired shortly thereafter in Captain Britain's arms. Jackdaw expressed a belief that Merlyn would resurrect him. Saturnyne had abandoned them (and her assistant Dimples, who loved her deeply) to escape. Merlyn did not resurrect Jackdaw as it would have damaged his chances of rescuing Captain Britain, who was killed as well by the Fury after Dimples and Jackdaw, and resurrected by Merlyn back on Earth-616.
J. Jonah Jameson
Jann of the Jungle
Jemiah the Analyzer
John the Skrull
Otis and Adina Johnson
Otis Johnson and Adina Johnson are the parents of Tyrone Johnson in Marvel Comics. The characters, created by Bill Mantlo and Rick Leonardi, made their sole appearance in Cloak and Dagger #4 (January 1984).
While their names have never been revealed in the comics, for the convenience of this section they will be referred to by their names in the TV series with their son renamed Otis Jr. Michael and Adina had four children, Tyrone, Otis Jr., Anna and an unnamed daughter. The Johnsons met with Tyrone's teacher when they discovered that despite Tyrone being a gifted basketball player, he had a stutter which worried the Johnsons. Beyond that not much is known about them, but it is assumed that they have been in grief due to Tyrone having run away which may have further affected them by the death of their daughter and imprisonment of Otis Johnson Jr.
The Johnsons in other media
Otis and Adina Johnson, appear in the Freeform series Marvel's Cloak & Dagger portrayed by Miles Mussenden and Gloria Reuben respectively. Earlier promotion had Otis named Michael, but it was changed shortly before filming. Otis has a desk job at an unknown place while Andina works at Roxxon Gulf. Otis and Andina work to have their son Tyrone grow up to a better future even after the death of their other son Billy. In the episode "Call/Response," it is revealed that Otis has an association with a group of Mardi Gras Indians called the Wild Red Hawks and that Otis had Billy do work with them on an earlier occasion. In the episode "Ghost Stories," Otis and Adina are shown to be at loss on the anniversary of Billy's death. While Otis has the Wild Red Hawks over, Adina's work ID is borrowed by Tandy Bowen so that she can confront Peter Scarborough. In "Back Breaker," Police Chief Duchamp informs Otis and Adina that Detective Connors has been suspended pending investigation. Neither Otis or Adina react to it. At her job, Adina is shown having an unheard conversation with one of the workers. Later that night, Adina tells Tyrone that she wanted to protect him from the police. When the police arrive outside their home to arrest Tyrone for supposedly killing Officer Fuchs, Adina tells Tyrone to run. Otis hears about what happened. When he confronts Tyrone who is looking for his cloak at the Wild Red Hawks' meeting place, Otis gives him the cloak and tells him to get far away from here and to stay out of contact with them. After the Terrors' crisis is over, Otis and Adina are later seen with the police and Father Delgado as Adina later finds something that Tyrone left for her.
The character first appeared in Power Man #30, (April, 1976). Ray Jones grew up in poverty and lost all of his teeth by the age of 15. Jones became a criminal at an early age, eventually rising to the level of crime boss where he gains an alliance with Dontrell "Cockroach" Hamilton. He had his missing teeth replaced with long, sharpened steel spikes. These, and his habit of using them on his enemies, gained him the nickname, "Piranha."
Piranha Jones in other media
- A different version of Ray "Piranha" Jones appears on Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes. As seen in the episode "To Steal an Ant Man", this version has had not just his teeth, but his entire mandible replaced with a mechanical metal jaw. He is one of the henchmen of gangster William Cross. Jones bites Luke Cage's arm, only to break his teeth on Cage's impervious flesh.
- Piranha Jones appears in the second season of Luke Cage, played by Chaz Lamar Shepherd. The son of one of Mama Mabel Stokes's prostitutes, he is a Wall Street broker who is trying to help Mariah Dillard sell her gun-dealing business through helping her invest in Atreus Plastics through insider trading. When Luke gets sued for beating up Cockroach, he is encouraged by Foggy Nelson to attend a party hosted by Piranha, who is a big fan of Luke and keeps a lot of his memorabilia in his office. The party is attacked by members of Bushmaster's gang, and Luke flees with Piranha, hiding him out in an abandoned theater. During this time, Luke gets Piranha to open up and reveal his role in the insider trading, and he also reveals a bit about his childhood, giving Luke the realization that he should consider making amends with his father, whom he has been at odds with since the start of the season. Bushmaster's men attempt to capture him, but Luke thwarts them the first time around. Luke tries to deposit Piranha at his father's church, but Piranha leaves while Luke goes to a showdown with Bushmaster on the High Bridge. He is subsequently snatched by Bushmaster's men. Bushmaster forces him to break into all of Mariah's bank accounts and deplete them of her money and then kills him. Afterwards, he cut off his head and leave it in a fish tank for Luke and Misty to find.
Jude the Entropic Man
John Roger Tensen
- Marvel Super-Heroes (July 1982)#387
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- Cloak and Dagger Vol. 3 #4
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- Mann, Ami Canaan (director); Christine Boylan & Marcus J. Guillory (writer) (June 21, 2018). "Call/Response". Marvel's Cloak & Dagger. Season 1. Episode 4. Freeform.
- Lopez, Alex Garcia (director); Christine Boylan & Jenny Klein (writer) (July 20, 2018). "Ghost Stories". Marvel's Cloak & Dagger. Season 1. Episode 8. Freeform.
- Woolnough, Jeff (director); Niceole R. Levy & Peter Calloway (writer) (July 26, 2018). "Back Breaker". Marvel's Cloak & Dagger. Season 1. Episode 9. Freeform.
- Yip, Wayne (director); Joe Pokaski (writer) (August 3, 2018). "Colony Collapse". Marvel's Cloak & Dagger. Season 1. Episode 10. Freeform.
- Lemmons, Kasi (director); Ian Stokes (writer) (June 22, 2018). "All Souled Out". Marvel's Luke Cage. Season 2. Episode 5. Netflix.
- Shelton, Millicent (director); Aïda Mashaka Croal (writer) (June 22, 2018). "The Basement". Marvel's Luke Cage. Season 2. Episode 6. Netflix.
- Green, Rashaad Ernesto (director); Nicole Mirante Matthews (writer) (June 22, 2018). "On and On". Marvel's Luke Cage. Season 2. Episode 7. Netflix.