no 9 Man-God

série: Marvel Preview
dessinateur / scénariste: Collectif
éditeur: Marvel USA
genre: ScienceFiction
classement: carton131
date: 1976
format: broché
état: TBE/N
valeur: 8 €
critère: *
remarques: Hugo Danner (Man-God)is a fictional character (kind of Superman)
and the protagonist of Philip Wylie's 1930 novel Gladiator

Marvel Preview no 9, serie 2928, winter 1976
cover Earl Norem

1/ Man-God the superhero,
the product of an amazing biological experiment
an awesome adaptation of Philip Sylie's epic novel Gladiator
by Roy Thomas and Tony Dezuniga

2/ supermen in science fiction
by Don and Maggie Thompson

in comics, Danner first appeared in the 52-page story "Man-God",
by writer Roy Thomas and artist Tony DeZuniga (credited as Antony DeZuniga)
in Marvel Comics' Marvel Preview #9 (winter 1976),
only the first half of the novel is adapted

Danner next appeared in DC Comics' Young All-Stars
#9-11 (Feb.-April 1988) and #28-31 (Aug.-Nov. 1989),
as the estranged father of Iron Munro, his illegitimate son,
Munro was not a character or even a possibility in the original novel,
where, as Danner's ailing scientist father explained,
"the effect of the process is not inherited by the future generations,
it must be done over each time"

in this storyline, Munro comes into possession of his father’s diary
and learns of Danner's troubled life as the 20th century’s first metahuman,
after having read the diary, Munro turns to the government's secret Project M,
demanding to know the location of the "Dinosaur Island" mentioned by Danner
there he meets a person who leads him instead to Maple White Land in South America,
Munro is surprised when he finds his father is alive,
Danner apparently faked his death in the Yucatan and briefly returned home
to have a one-night stand with his former high school sweetheart Anna Blake,
the resulting union bore Munro, who took his surname from his mother's new husband
(who believed the child to be his own)
Danner has, by this time, succeeded in rearing the first generation of the Sons of Dawn
he later reveals to the Young-All Stars that the villain Übermensch
has stolen the formula in order to create his own race of supermen,
Munro is forced to oppose his father
when Danner orders the Sons of Dawn to attack a Brazilian city,
the combined might of the All-Star Squadron defeats the Sons of Dawn
and Danner is killed during the final battle

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