Man-Thing (the)

série: Marvel various
dessinateur / scénariste: Collectif
éditeur: Marvel USA
genre: Horreur
classement: carton131
date: 1973
format: broché
état: TBE
valeur: 10 €
critère: *
remarques: 31 issues from November 1970 to December 1975,
the Man-Thing serie start at no 10 October 1972 and
finishes at no 19 December 1973

the Man-Thing no 19, serie 2448, December 1973
this issue collected here
as a representative sample of the serie

1/ adventure into fear with the Man-Thing,
the enchanter's apprentice,
a voyage beyond the beyond
by Steve Gerber and Val Mayerik

n.b. p. 26 introducing Howard the Duck

- cover Man-Thing no 19 December 1973, last issue
- cover Man-Thing no 10 October 1972, first issue
- cover Man-Thing no 1 1974
- cover Man-Thing no 1 1979

Adventure into Fear is an American horror comic book series
published by Marvel Comics from cover dates
November 1970 through December 1975 for 31 issues,
this is its trademarked cover title for all but its first nine issues,
though the serie is copyrighted in its postal indicia as simply Fear,
the first nine issues, cover-titled Fear,
reprinted science fiction/fantasy and monster stories
from the late-1950s and early 1960s "pre-superhero Marvel" comics,
primarily Journey into Mystery, Strange Tales,
Tales to Astonish, and Tales of Suspense,

most were written by Marvel editor-in-chief Stan Lee and/or Larry Lieber
and generally penciled by Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, or Don Heck,
though occasionally by Paul Reinman or Joe Sinnott,
most covers were reprints, though Marie Severin drew the new top half of #4,
John Severin the cover of #8, and the team of
Gil Kane (penciler) and Frank Giacoia (inker) the covers of #5, 6 and 9.

with issue #10 (Oct. 1972), the serie was retitled Adventure into Fear
(though remained titled Fear in the indicia) and began featuring new material,
issues #10-19 featured the swamp creature the Man-Thing,
continuing from his introduction in the black-and-white comics-magazine
Savage Tales #1 (May 1971),
following a story written by Man-Thing co-creator Gerry Conway,
scripting was taken over by Steve Gerber,
for whom the feature and eventual comic-book serie Man-Thing
would prove a signature work,
through issue #14, a back-up reprint story would be featured,
similar to those that appeared in the first nine issues.

the story in issue #19 (Dec. 1973), page 26, introduced Howard the Duck,
a cynical, cigar-smoking, anthropomorphic waterfowl
— a parody of funny animals — intended as a throwaway character,
that plan changed when the duck quickly proved popular,
becoming one of Marvel's biggest 1970s characters
and a pop-culture phenomenon that would later get a solo series
as well as a notoriously hilarious feature film produced by George Lucas,
issue #20 was originally supposed to finish this story,
but it was published as Man-Thing vol. 1 #1 (Jan. 1974) instead
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