MAN-THING PART TWO MAN-THING JOINS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE
Man-Thing first appeared in SAVAGE TALES #1 magazine, but this publication wasn't officially part of the Marvel Universe. But the time came for Manny to join the gang, and the British house ad below announced his debut...
Man-Thing joined the Marvel Universe officially in JOURNEY INTO FEAR #10, October 1972, complete with a beautiful cover and interior by Gray Morrow.
Manny's origin was recapped in this one-page flashback:
Manny's second MCU story, in ADVENTURE INTO FEAR #12, was highlighted by this amazing Neal Adams cover, where Neal utilized one of his favorite themes: innocent little kids being menaced by a threatening monster:
In THE INCREDIBLE HULK #121, old Greenskin met a sort of Heap/Man-Thing wanna-be called the Glob. Here is is, coutresy of artist Herb Trimpe:
Then in THE INCREDIBLE HULK #197, Hulk finally encountered the real thing -- the real MAN-THING, that is. Check out this swampy cover by Bernie Wrightson!
Making the rounds of his new neighborhood, Manny also had an adventure with Spidey in MARVEL TEAM-UP #68, titled "Dark Swamp, Dark Fear."
Fans are still joking about the humourously-titled comic produced when Ben Grimm met Marvel's muck monster, in Marvel Two-In-One #1...
Haha! Good to know Manny has a sense of humor...
Remember the Glob? Well, he returned to battle Manny in GIANT-SIZE MAN-THING #1, winner of the Comic Book Double-Entendre Title of the Century Award! Cover by Ploog.
And finally, we say goodbye to the swamp with a pen and ink
portrait of Man-Thing, lovingly rendered by Bob Wiacek.