Jean DeWolff is a female comic character who features in Marvel Comics.
Jean DeWolff was a red haired female human born in the modern age where she was the daughter of Phillip DeWolff with her having an older brother named Brian DeWolff. Her father Phillip had joined the police force where he held the position of Commissioner with both his children entering into the profession. Brian had gone to the police academy and become an officer with Jean also following a similar path. However, Phillip disapproved of his daughter becoming a police officer as he believed women had no place in such a job though Brian had always supported her. One day, her brother was out on patrol when their car was hit by another and five attackers emerged where they attacked the officers inside. Four of the attackers were shot but a fifth one had seemingly killed Brian whose body was never recovered from the scene of the crime. The next day, Jean graduated and appointed to a precinct where she began work as an assistant detective that was charged with investigating her brothers disappearance despite her father's protests. Her investigation uncovered nothing in the span of the next two years regarding Brian's disappearance and the case was ultimately closed. (Marvel Team-Up v1 #49)
A close friend of Jean's was Yuri Watanabe who was a fellow police officer. (Amazing Spider-Man v1 #664) The two were lieutenants at the NYPD where they worked under Captain George Stacy. During this time, they worked a case against the Lucky Lobo gang when Stacy received a tip from an informant. Upon meeting his contact, he was attacked and shot in the leg where it appeared that he killed his informant who had turned on him. Lieutenants DeWolff and Watanabe went to recover him where he was taken to the hospital. Afterwards, DeWolff informed Captain Stacy that a case was being made against him as his informant had ledgers involving bribes from the police force and that his death made it appear that George had killed him to hide his involvement in the crime. Thus, the department was looking to have him resign with a possible corruption case being made against him. (Gwen Stacy v1 #1)
Watanabe adopted the guise of the Wraith and used the Mysterio technology to make her face appear as Jean DeWolff in order to strike fear into the criminal underworld that she was her slain friend who came back from the dead. (Amazing Spider-Man v1 #664)
Personality and attributes
Her father was Phillip DeWolff who had a notable career as a Commissioner until his retirement though he retained links with the police force. She was not on good terms with her father with there not being much love lost between them. Her father believed police work was not a job for a woman. As a result, Phillip DeWolff had always shown more attention to her brother Brian. Despite this, there was no rivalry between her and Brian with the siblings loving one another. (Marvel Team-Up v1 #49)
Powers and abilities
- Jean DeWolff was created by Bill Mantlo and Sal Buscema where she made her first appearance in Marvel Team-Up v1 #48 (August, 1976).
In other media
- In The Spectacular Spider-Man, Jean DeWolff appeared in the animated television series where she was voiced by actor Irene Bedard.
- In Spider-Man 3, Jean DeWolfe appeared in the video game setting where she was voiced by actor Vanessa Marshall.
- In Marvel Heroes, Jean DeWolff appeared in the setting of the MMORPG video game where she was voiced by actor Mary Faber.
- In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Jean DeWolff appeared in the setting of the video game tie-in where she was voiced by actor Misty Lee.
- Marvel Team-Up v1: (1976)
- Gwen Stacy v1: (2020)