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 The Man-Thing

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Savage Tales No. 1
May 1971
Story: "Man-Thing" (11 pages)
Editor: Stan Lee
Writers: Roy Thomas, Gerry Conway
Artist, letterer: Grey Morrow
Feature Character: The Man-Thing (Ted Sallis; first appearance and origin; last chronological appearance in GIANT-SIZE MAN-THING #5; next appears in ASTONISHING TALES #12)
Villains: Ellen Brandt (first appearance; last chronological appearance in GIANT-SIZE MAN-THING #5; next appears in MONSTERS UNLEASHED #5), Hamilton, another AIM agent (first appearance for both; both die in this story)
Comment: Ted Sallis makes chronologically earlier appearances in MAN-THING #15 (flashback) and GIANT-SIZE MAN-THING #5.
 Shortly after this story, Man-Thing and Ka-Zar battle AIM in ASTONISHING TALES #12, 13.
 This story takes place sometime after May 1, 1971, as indicated in GIANT-SIZE MAN-THING #5.
Synopsis: To keep AIM from getting its hands on the serum he devised to allow people to survive in polluted environimants, chemist Ted Sallis injects himself with it, and its properties combine with the mystic powers of the swamp to turn him into a near-mindless Man-Thing.

Fear No. 10
October 1972
Cover: Man-Thing, Bobby Drummond, Hank Drummond, and two hunters //Grey Morrow
Story: [untitled] (10 pages)
Editor: Roy Thomas
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Grey Morrow
Inker: Howard Chaykin
Feature Character: Man-Thing (last appearance in ASTONISHING TALES #13; origin retold in flashback)
Cameo appearance: Ellen Brandt, Hamilton, the other AIM agent (all in flashback)
Intro: Dr. Warren B. Thompson, Margaret Thompson (both next appear in issue #16), Hank Drummond, Billie-Jo Drummond, Bobby Drummond (only appearance for all)
Synopsis: The Man-Thing saves a child thrown from a bridge by its father and takes revenge for him.

Fear No. 11
December 1972
Cover: Man-Thing, Jennifer Kale, and Andy Kale //Neal Adams
Story: "Night of the Nether-Spawn" (15 pages)
Editor: Roy Thomas
Writer; Steve Gerber
Penciller: Rich Buckler
Inker: Jim Mooney
Letterer: Jean Izzo
Feature Character: Man-Thing
Supporting Characters: Jennifer Kale, Andy Jackson Kale (first appearance for both; both next appear in issue #13)
Villain: Thog (first appearance; next appears in issue #13), a demon (first appearance; destroyed in this story)
Synopsis: A girl studying witchcraft inadvertently releases a demon on the small Florida town in which she lives, which the Man-Thing must combat.

Fear No. 12
February 1973
Cover: Man-Thing, snake, Mark Jackson, and Wallace Corlee //Jim Starlin / Joe Sinnott?
Story: "No Choice of Colors" (15 pages)
Editor: Roy Thomas
Writer: Steve Gerber
Penciller: Jim Starlin
Inker: Rich Buckler
Letterer: John Costanza
Feature Character: Man-Thing
Cameo appearance: Ellen Brandt (in flashback)
Intro: Mr. and Mrs. Jackson (in flashback; only appearance for both)
Villains: Wallace Corlee, Mark Jackson (first appearance for both; both die in this story)
Synopsis: A sheriff chases a fugitive who may be wrongfully accused into the swamp, where both must deal with the Man-Thing.

Fear No. 13
April 1973
Cover: Man-Thing and Jennifer Kale vs. Thog and his demons //Rich Buckler / Mike Esposito?
Story: "Where Worlds Collide" (15 pages)
Editor: Roy Thomas
Writer: Steve Gerber
Penciller: Val Mayerik
Inker: Frank Bolle
Letterer: Art Simek
Colorist: Ben Hunt
Feature Character: Man-Thing
Supporting Characters: Jennifer Kale, Andy Kale (last appearance for both in issue #11), Joshua Kale (first appearance)
Intro: Jaxon (next appears in issue #19), Brainerd (next appears in issue #16)
Cameo appearance: Ellen Brandt
Villains: Thog (last appearance in issue #11; next appears in MAN-THING (1st series) #1) and his demons (first appearance; next appear in issue #19)
Synopsis: A youth is possessed by one of Thog's demons in the swamp, and the Man-Thing is lured into a trap whereby he may regain his humanity, if he kills Jennifer Kale and her family.

Fear No. 14
June 1973
Cover: Man-Thing, Jennifer Kale, and cultists //Val Mayerik (signed)
Story: "The Demon Plague" (16 pages)
Editor: Roy Thomas
Writer: Steve Gerber
Penciller: Val Mayerik
Inker: Chic Stone
Letterer: Art Simek
Colorist: Stan Goldberg
Feature Character: Man-Thing
Supporting Characters: Joshua Kale, Jennifer Kale, Andy Kale, Dakimh (first appearance)
Intro: Howard, Grant, Hubert Meese, Miss Kelman, Debby, Elrico Elnardo (only appearance for all)
Villains: The emperor of a sideral dimension (first and only appearance), Mongu (not to be confused with the character introduced in INCREDIBLE HULK (1st series) #4; first appearance; next appears in INCREDIBLE HULK (2nd series) #210)
Comment: Story continues in part in next issue.
Synopsis: A plague of madness breaks out in the world, and Joshua Kale dispatches Jennifer and the Man-Thing to another dimension to find a mystic tome to prevent it.

Fear No. 15
August 1973
Cover: Man-Thing and Jennifer Kale vs. Sominus //Frank Brunner (signed)
Story: "From Here To Infinity" (chapter 1; 7 pages)
 Chapter 2: "The Tale of the Tome" (12 pages)
Editor: Roy Thomas
Writer: Steve Gerber
Penciller: Val Mayerik
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Art Simek
Colorist: Petra Goldberg
Feature Character: Man-Thing
Supporting Characters: Joshua Kale, Jennifer Kale, Andy Kale, Dakimh (next appears in issue #19)
Intro: Zhered-Na (in flashback; dies in this story; appears more or less isochronally with MARVEL SPOTLIGHT #?), George, Orville (only appearance for both)
Other Characters: Kamuu, Zartra (first chronological appearance for both; next chronological appearance for both in SUB-MARINER #62)
Cameo appearances: Sgt. Rock, Captain America, Spider-Man
Villains: Yopp (first and only appearance), Sominus (first appearance; destroyed in this story)
Synopsis: The demon-possessed madmen make attacks on the Man-Thing, and Dakimh sends him and Jennifer Kale on a quest for the Tome of Zhered-Na.

Fear No. 16
September 1973
Cover: Man-Thing confronting two workers on bulldozer //Frank Brunner (signed)
Story: "Cry of the Native" (19 pages)
Editor: Roy Thomas
Writer: Steve Gerber
Penciller: Val Mayerik
Inker:  Sal Trapani
Letterer: Art Simek
Colorist: Petra Goldberg
Feature Character: Man-Thing
Supporting Characters: Joshua Kale, Jennifer Kale, Andy Kale
Other Characters: Dr. Warren B. Thompson, Margaret Thompson (last appearance for both in issue #10; last appearance for both), Brainerd (last appearance in issue #13; last appearance)
Intro: Black Eagle, his father, and other American Indians (only appearance for all)
Villains: Franklin Armstrong (F. A.) Schist (first appearance; next appears in MAN-THING (1st series) #2), Jake Simpson (first appearance; dies in this story), F. A. Schist's construction crew (including Sam; first appearance)
Synopsis: Real estate developer F. A. Schist wants to drain the swamp and turn it into an airport, evacuating a Native American tribe in the process, and incurs the interference of the Man-Thing.

Fear No. 17
October 1973
Covedr: Wundarr vs. Man-Thing //Frank Brunner (signed)
Story: "It Came Out of the Sky" (20 pages)
Editor: Roy Thomas
Writer: Steve Gerber
Penciller: Val Mayerik
Inker: Sal Trapani
Letterer: Jean Izzo
Colorist: George Roussos
Feature Character: Man-Thing
Supporting Characters: Joshua Kale, Jennifer Kale, Andy Kale (next appears in issue #19)
Intro: Wundarr (next appears in MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #2), Hektu, Soja (Wundarr's parents; in flashback; both die in this story)
Villains: The Planetary Triumvirate of Dakkam (including Ninox; first and only appearance; in flashback; Dakkamites next appear in MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #2), F. A. Schist's construction crew
Synopsis: A rocket lands in Man-Thing's swamp and disgorges a strange visitor from another planet, with the powers of a superman but the mind of a child.

Fear No. 18
November 1973
Cover: Man-Thing, Mary Brown, Kevin Kennerman, and Holden Crane //Sal Buscema / John Romita?
Story: "A Question of Survival" (19 pages)
Editor: Roy Thomas
Writer: Steve Gerber
Penciller: Val Mayerik
Inker: Sal Trapani
Letterer: Art Simek
Colorist: Linda Lessmann
Supporting Characters: Jennifer Kale, Joshua Kale
Other Character: Jaxon (last appearance in issue #13; next appears in MAN-THING (2nd series) #4)
Intro: Jim Arsdale, Holden Crane (both die in this story), Mary Brown, Kevin Kennerman (only appearance for both)
Villains: Ralph Sorrell (first appearance; dies in this story), F. A. Schist's construction crew
Synopsis: The Man-Thing tries to save five survivors of a bus wreck, who prove almost as much of a danger to themselves as was the accident.
 

Fear No. 19
December 1973
Cover: Man-Thing, Korrek, and Jennifer Kale //Gil Kane / Ralph Reese?
Story: "The Enchanter's Apprentice" (19 pages)
Editor: Roy Thomas
Writer: Steve Gerber
Penciller: Val Mayerik
Inker: Sal Trapani
Letterer: Art Simek
Colorist: Stan Goldberg
Feature Character: Man-Thing (next appears in MAN-THING (1st series) #1)
Intro: Howard the Duck (next appears in MAN-THING (1st series) #1)
Supporting Characters: Jennifer Kale (next appears in MAN-THING (1st series) #1), Joshua Kale (next appears in DR. STRANGE (2nd series) #41), Andy Kale (last appearance in issue #17; next appears in DR. STRANGE (2nd series) #41), Dakimh (last appearance in issue #15; next appears in MAN-THING (1st series) #1), Korrek (first appearance; next appears in MAN-THING (1st series) #1)
Villains: The Congress of Realities (first appearance; next appears in MAN-THING (1st series) #1), Akilla (first and only appearance), Thog's demons (last appearance in issue #13; next appear in MAN-THING (1st series) #1), F. A. Schist's construction crew (next appear in MAN-THING (1st series) #1)
Comment: Story continues in MAN-THING (1st series) #1.
Synopsis: Jennifer Kale learns from Dakimh the Enchanter that the swamp is the nexus of all realities, and, if disturbed, could cause millions of parallel universes to collide.  Thus, he sends her on a quest against the evil Congress of Realities, together with the Man-Thing, a barbarian, and a talking duck.

Man-Thing (1st series) No. 1
January 1974
Cover: Man-Thing //Frank Brunner (signed)
Story: "Battle For the Palace of the Gods" (19 pages)
Editor: Roy Thomas
Writer: Steve Gerber
Penciller: Val Mayerik
Inker: Sal Trapani
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Dave Hunt
Feature Character: Man-Thing (last appearance in FEAR #19; next appears in MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #1)
GS: Howard the Duck (last appearance in FEAR #19; next appears in GIANT-SIZE MAN-THING #4)
GA: Daredevil, Black Widow (between DAREDEVIL #107 / 108)
Supporting Characters: Korrek, Dakimh, Jennifer Kale (last appearance for all in FEAR #19; all next appear in GIANT-SIZE MAN-THING #3)
Intro: Gods of Therea (two dogs) and their caretakers (an elderly man and woman; only appearance for all)
Villains: Thog (last appearance in FEAR #13; next appears in issue #21) and his demons (last appearance in FEAR #19; next appear in issue #21), Zaddak, Konos (first and only appearance for both), the Congress of Realities (last appearance in FEAR #19; next appearance in MAN-THING (2nd series) #11), F. A. Schist's construction crew (last appearance in FEAR #19)
Comments: Story continues from FEAR #19.
 Shortly after this story, Man-Thing teams up with the Thing to fight the second Molecule Man in MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #1.
Synopsis: The Man-Thing and Dakimh's band must attempt to realign the Cosmic Axis, but Thog sends the Congress of Realities to attack them.

Man-Thing (1st series) No. 2
February 1974
Cover: Man-Thing, Snake, Ruth Hart, and Richard Rory //Rich Buckler?
Story: "Nowhere To Go But Down" (19 pages)
Editor: Roy Thomas
Writer: Steve Gerber
Penciller: Val Mayerik
Inker: Sal Trapani
Letterer: Jean Izzo
Colorist: Petra Goldberg
Feature Character: Man-Thing (last appearance in MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #1)
Supporting Characters: Richard Rory, Ruth Hart (first appearance for both)
Intro: Hank, Charlie, Dr. Myers (only appearance for all), Ernest "Darby" Logan, Morton "French" Small, two girl members of the Skull-Crushers motorcycle gang
Cameo appearance: Wundarr (in flashback)
Villains: F. A. Schist (last appearance in FEAR #16) and his construction crew (including Paulsen), Prof. Hargood Wilbur Wickham (Professor Slaughter; first appearance), Snake (first appearance; dies in this story)
Synopsis: The Man-Thing and a girl save a young man's life, but are soon endangered by a motorcycle gang and a professor who has built a deathtrap for the monster.

Man-Thing (1st series) No. 3
March 1974
Cover: Man-Thing and helicopter crash victims vs. alligators //Luis Dominguez?
Story: "Day of the Killer, Night of the Fool" (19 pages)
Editor: Roy Thomas
Writer: Steve Gerber
Penciller: Val Mayerik
Inker: Jack Abel
Letterer: Jean Simek
Colorist: Linda Lessmann
Feature Character: Man-Thing
Supporting Characters: Richard Rory, Ruth Hart
Intro: Steve Gerber (of Marvel-Earth; next appears in issue #22)
Other Characters: Ernest "Darby" Logan, Morton "French" Small (both die in this story), their two girls (both possibly die in this story; last appearance for both), a pilot and his three passengers
Villains: The Foolkiller (Ross G. Everbest; first appearance; real name revealed in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #225), F. A. Schist and his construction crew (including Frank), Hargood Wickham
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Richard Rory is stalked by a costumed man called the Foolkiller, who wishes to destroy him with a blast of his Purifier, along with F. A. Schist and the Man-Thing.

Man-Thing (1st series) No. 4
April 1974
Cover: Man-Thing vs. F. A. Schist and Hargood Wickham in jeep //Gil Kane / Klaus Janson
Story: "The Making of a Madman" (19 pages)
Editor: Roy Thomas
Writer: Steve Gerber
Penciller: Val Mayerik
Inker: Jack Abel
Letterer: Dave Hunt
Colorist: Linda Lessmann
Feature Character: Man-Thing
Supporting Characters: Richard Rory, Ruth Hart
Intro: Reverend Mike, Mr. and Mrs. Everbest (all in flashback; all die in this story), Foolkiller's grandmother (in flashback; only appearance)
Other Characters: The pilot (dies in this story) and his three passengers (last appearance for all)
Villains: The Foolkiller (dies in this story), F. A. Schist and his construction crew, Hargood Wickham (all next appear in issue #7)
Synopsis: The Foolkiller proceeds with his plan to kill Rory, Schist, and the Man-Thing as "fools".

Man-Thing (1st series) No. 5
May 1974
Cover: Man-Thing, Darrell Daniel, Ruth Hart, and Richard Rory //Mike Ploog (signed)
Story: "Night of the Laughing Dead" (19 pages)
Editor: Roy Thomas
Writer: Steve Gerber
Penciller: Mike Ploog
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Art Simek
Colorist: Linda Lessmann
Feature Character: Man-Thing
Supporting Characters: Richard Rory, Ruth Hart
Intro: Darrel Daniel (dies and returns as a ghost), Ayla Prentiss
Villains: Tragg, Garvey (first appearance for both)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: A clown commits suicide in the swamp, and his lover, his boss, a rival, Richard Rory, Ruth Hart, and Man-Thing are summoned by his ghost to view a drama of his life.

Man-Thing (1st series) No. 6
June 1974
Cover: Man-Thing and Ruth Hart vs. the Critics //Mike Ploog (signed)
Story: "And When I Died" (19 pages)
Editor: Roy Thomas
Writer: Steve Gerber
Penciller: Mike Ploog
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Petra Goldberg
Feature Character: Man-Thing
Supporting Characters: Richard Rory, Ruth Hart
Intro: Milo Daniel (dies in this story), Zoe Daniel, Betty-Jo, Dr. Laslo Schact (all in flashback; only appearance for all)
Other Characters: Darrel Daniel (last appearance), Ayla Prentiss
Villains: The Critics (first and only appearance for all), Tragg, Garvey (last appearance for both)
Synopsis: Darrel Daniel's ghost forces Richard Rory and company to take roles in a play based on his life, staged in the swamp, to determine the destination of his soul.

Man-Thing (1st series) No. 7
July 1974
Cover: Man-Thing vs. Capitan and Lorena //Gil Kane / Mike Esposito
Story: "The Old Die Young" (18 pages)
Editor: Roy Thomas
Writer: Steve Gerber
Artist: Mike Ploog
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Glynis Wein
Feature Character: Man-Thing
Supporting Characters: Richard Rory (next appears in GIANT-SIZE MAN-THING #1), Ruth Hart (next appears in OMEGA THE UNKNOWN #1)
Other Character: Ayla Prentiss (last appearance)
Intro: Diego, Alejandro, and their partner (all die in this story), Mr. Carver (next appears in issue #11), Capitan, Lorena
Villains: F. A. Schist and his construction crew (including Hank and Olaf), Hargood Wickham (last appearance for all in issue #4)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Three ancient Spanish conquistadors try to capture the Man-Thing even as F. A. Schist reveals his real interest in the swamp: it holds the fabled Fountain of Youth.

Man-Thing (1st series) No. 8
August 1974
Cover: Man-Thing, transformed F. A. Schist, and Lorena //Mike Ploog (signed)
Story: "The Gift of Death" (18 pages)
Editor: Roy Thomas
Writer: Steve Gerber
Artist: Mike Ploog
Letterer: Art Simek
Colorist: Petra Goldberg
Feature Character: Man-Thing (next appears in GIANT-SIZE MAN-THING #1)
Intro: The Fathers (only appearance)
Other Characters: Capitan, Lorena (last appearance for both)
Villains: F. A. Schist (transformed into a monster), Hargood Wickham (both die in this story)
Synopsis: With one hand transformed back into human shape by the Fountain of Youth's waters, the Man-Thing is trailed back to the swamp's hidden city by F. A. Schist and Prof. Wickham.

Giant-Size Man-Thing No. 1
August 1974
Cover: Man-Thing vs. the Glob, Yagzan, and Cult of Entropy //Mike Ploog (signed)
Story: "How Will We Keep Warm When the Last Flame Dies?"  (part 1; 8 pages)
 Part 2: "This Mind, This Universe" (7 pages)
 Part 3: "No Shortage of Evil" (10 pages)
Editor: Roy Thomas
Writer: Steve Gerber
Penciller: Mike Ploog
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Petra Goldberg
Feature Character: Man-Thing (last appearance in MAN-THING (1st series) #8; next appears in DAREDEVIL #113)
Supporting Character: Richard Rory (last appearance in MAN-THING (1st series) #7; next appears in DAREDEVIL #113)
Intro: Paul Benton, Arthur Marshall (both next appear in IRON MAN ANNUAL #3)
Cameo appearance: The Hulk (in flashback)
Villains: The Glob (between INCREDIBLE HULK #129 / 197), Yagzan, Akar (first appearance for both; both die in this story), Kamar, Cult of Entropy (first and only appearance for both)
Comment: Shortly after this story, the Man-Thing teams with Daredevil to battle the Gladiator in DAREDEVIL #113-114.
 The Cult of Entropy does reappear in the Howard the Duck newspaper strip.
Synopsis: A team of scientists trying to build an ecology-conscious village in the swamp run afoul of the Cult of Entropists, who inadvertently cause the revival of the Glob, who does battle with the Man-Thing.

Monsters Unleashed No. 5
April 1974
Cover: Man-Thing saving Ellen Brandt from alligator //Bob Larkin (painting)
Story: "All the Faces of Fear" (11 pages)
Editor: Roy Thomas
Writer: Tony Isabella
Artist: Vincente Alcazar
Feature Character: Man-Thing (last appearance in DAREDEVIL #114; next appears in MASTER OF KUNG FU #19)
Other Character: Ellen Brandt (last appearance in SAVAGE TALES #1; last appearance)
Cameo appearance: Leonard, other AIM agent (in flashback)
Intro; Leonard, Farley, Alby (only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story Man-Thing helps Shang-Chi battle two Si-Fan assassins in MASTER OF KUNG FU #19.
Synopsis: Ellen Brandt, still thinking herself disfigured from her facial burn, returns with her psychiatrist to the swamp, where she hopes to destroy the Man-Thing.

Man-Thing (1st series) No. 9
September 1974
Cover: Man-Thing, girl, and living tree //Mike Ploog (signed)
Story: "Deathwatch" (18 pages)
Editor: Roy Thomas
Writer: Steve Gerber
Penciller: Mike Ploog
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Linda Lessmann
Feature Character: Man-Thing (last appearance in MASTER OF KUNG FU #19)
Intro: Maybelle Tork, Zeke (Ezekiel) Tork
Villain: Maybelle's demon (first appearance)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Man-Thing, a man, and his dog are endangered by demons created in the swamp by a strange red mist.

Man-Thing (1st series) No. 10
October 1974
Cover: Man-Thing and Zeke Tork vs. demon //Gil Kane / Klaus Janson
Story: "Nobody Dies Forever" (18 pages)
Editor: Roy Thomas
Co-plotter, scripter: Steve Gerber
Co-plotter, penciller: Mike Ploog
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Dave Hunt
Colorist: Linda Lessmann
Feature Character: Man-Thing (next appears in GIANT-SIZE MAN-THING #2)
Other Characters: Zeke Tork, Maybelle Tork (last appearance for both)
Villains: Maybelle's demon (destroyed in this story), Truckstop Ed, Sam, Lester (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Maybelle Tork realizes her hatred has created the demons which endanger Zeke and the Man-Thing.

Giant-Size Man-Thing No. 2
November 1974
Cover: Man-Thing terrifying crowd in theater //John Buscema / Klaus Janson
Story: "Of Monsters and Men" (part 1; 9 pages)
 Part 2: "The High Cost of Vengeance" (15 pages)
 Part 3: "Man-Thing's New York Adventure" (9 pages)
Editor: Roy Thomas
Writer: Steve Gerber
Penciller: John Buscema
Inker: Klaus Janson
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Linda Lessmann
Feature Character: Man-Thing (last appearance in MAN-THING #10; next appears in MONSTERS UNLEASHED #8)
GS: Reed Richards (between FANTASTIC FOUR #154 / 155), Tony Stark (Iron Man; between IRON MAN #72 / 73)
GA: Human Torch, Thing (both between FANTASTIC FOUR #154 / 155)
Cameo appearance: F. A. Schist
Intro: Carolyn Schist, Dane Gavin, Dr. Warner, Dr. Graham, Marcus, Frank, Jeff, Beth (only appearance for all)
Villain: Vivian Schist (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: F. A. Schist's widow has the Man-Thing trapped and brought to New York for exhibition.

Monsters Unleashed No. 8
October 1974
Story: "Several Meaningless Deaths" (7 pages)
Editor: Tony Isabella
Writer: Steve Gerber
Artists: Pat Broderick, Al Milgrom
Feature Character: Man-Thing (last appearance in GIANT-SIZE MAN-THING #2)
Intro: Elaine (dies in this story), Christopher Dale, Elaine Parrish
Villain: Samuel Parrish (first appearance)
Comment:  Text story by Steve Gerber with illustrations by Broderick and Milgrom; continues in next issue.
Synopsis: A writer who has rented Ted Sallis's old shack encounters, in short order,  a wounded girl, her murderous father, and the Man-Thing.

Monsters Unleashed No. 9
December 1974
Story: "Several Meaningless Deaths": Conclusion (6 pages)
Editor: Tony Isabella
Writer: Steve Gerber
Artists: Pat Broderick, Al Milgrom
Feature Character: Man-Thing (next appears in MAN-THING (1st series) #11)
Intro: Mrs. Parrish (only appearance)
Other Characters: Christopher Dale, Elaine Parrish (both die in this story)
Villain: Samuel Parrish (dies in this story)
Comment:   Text story by Steve Gerber with illustrations by Broderick and Milgrom.
Synopsis: Samuel Parrish takes vengeance on his daughter and Christopher Dale, but must now face the wrath of the Man-Thing.

Man-Thing (1st series) No. 11
November 1974
Cover: Man-Thing, Richard Rory, and Sybil Mills vs. Demons of Liberation //Mike Ploog (signed)
Story: "Dance To the Murder" (18 pages)
Editor: Roy Thomas
Writer: Steve Gerber
Penciller: Mike Ploog
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Linda Lessmann
Feature Character: Man-Thing (last appearance in MONSTERS UNLEASHED #9)
Supporting Character: Richard Rory (last appearance in DAREDEVIL #114)
Intro: Sybil Mills
Other Character: Mr. Carver (last appearance in issue #7)
Cameo appearances: Ruth Hart, Snake, Foolkiller, Critics (in flashback)
Villains: The Demons of Liberation (Ed, Vic, Toby (one of whom dies in this story), and Mills; first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: A ballet dancer endangered by masked terrorists escapes into the swamp, where she encounters Richard Rory and the Man-Thing.

Man-Thing (1st series) No. 12
December 1974
Cover: Man-Thing, Brian Lazarus, and Sybil Mills //Gil Kane / John Romita (signed)
Story: "Song-Cry of the Living Dead Man" (18 pages)
Editor: Roy Thomas
Writer: Steve Gerber
Penciller: John Buscema
Inker: Klaus Janson
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Glynis Wein
Feature Character: Man-Thing
Supporting Character: Richard Rory (next appears in issue #17)
Other Characters: Sybil Mills, Mr. Carver (last appearance for both)
Intro: Brian Lazarus (only appearance)
Synopsis: The Man-Thing and Sybil Mills try to save a writer from his inner demons.

Man-Thing (1st series) No. 13
January 1975
Cover: Man-Thing and Captain Fate //Gil Kane / Klaus Janson (signed)
Story: "Red Sails at Forty Thousand Feet" (18 pages)
Editor: Roy Thomas
Writer: Steve Gerber
Penciller: John Buscema
Inker: Tom Sutton
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Petra Goldberg
Feature Character: Man-Thing
Intro: Maura Spinner, James Matson, Lipton, Tanner (only appearance for last two)
Villains: Captain Jebediah Fate and his crew (first appearance for all)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Man-Thing stows away aboard a ship bound for the Bermuda Triangle, where he and the crew encounter a band of pirates whose ship sails the sky.

Man-Thing (1st series) No. 14
February 1975
Cover: Man-Thing vs. Captain Fate and his crew //Gil Kane / Klaus Janson
Story: "Tower of the Satyr" (18 pages)
Editor: Roy Thomas
Writer: Steve Gerber
Artist: Alfredo Alcala
Letterer: Marcos Pelayo
Colorist: Glynis Wein
Feature Character: Man-Thing (next appears in GIANT-SIZE MAN-THING #3)
Intro: Khordes (next appears in MAN-THING (2nd series) #9), Jones (only appearance)
Other Characters: Maura Spinner (next appears in MAN-THING (2nd series) #9), James Matson (last appearance)
Villain: Captain Jebediah Fate and his crew (all next appear in MAN-THING (2nd series) #8)
Synopsis: Aboard Captain Fate's sky-ship, Maura Spinner learns she must release the captain and his crew from a satyr's curse, or sail the skies with them forever.

Giant-Size Man-Thing No. 3
February 1975
Cover: Man-Thing, Korrek, and Jennifer Kale vs. Mortak and Klonus //Gil Kane / Klaus Janson (signed)
Story: "The Blood of Kings" (part 1; 8 pages)
 Part 2: "The Land Between Night and Day" (7 pages)
 Part 3: "Fates and Fables" (5 pages)
 Interlude: "Meanwhile, Back in Katharta" (2 pages)
 Part 4: "This World and Next" (8 pages)
Editor: Roy Thomas
Writer: Steve Gerber
Artist: Alfredo Alcala
Letterer: Marcos Pelayo
Colorist: Petra Goldberg
Feature Character: Man-Thing (between MAN-THING (1st series) #14 / 15)
Supporting Characters: Jennifer Kale, Korrek (last appearance for both in MAN-THING (1st series) #1), Dakimh (last appearance in MAN-THING (1st series) #1; dies in this story, but returns in MAN-THING (1st series) #22 as a ghost)
Intro: Korrek's father (dies in this story), Ipsis (dies in this story; in flashback), Talita (in flashback; only appearance)
Villains: Mortak, Klonus (first appearance for both; both next appear in issue #21), Tai (first appearance; dies in this story), a giant warrior (in flashback; only appearance)
Synopsis: The Man-Thing teams with Korrek, Dakimh, and Jennifer Kale again to overthrow the usurpers of Korrek's kingdom.

Man-Thing (1st series) No. 15
March 1975
Cover: Man-Thing, Sainte-Cloud, and Jeremy //Gil Kane / Klaus Janson
Story: "A Candle For Sainte-Cloud" (18 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Steve Gerber
Artist: Rico Rival
Letterer: Marcos Pelayo
Colorist: Glynis Wein
Feature Character: Man-Thing (last appearance in GIANT-SIZE MAN-THING #3; next appears in GIANT-SIZE SPIDER-MAN #5; also appears in flashback as Ted Sallis, his earliest chronological appearance; next chronological appearance after flashback in GIANT-SIZE MAN-THING #5; origin details revealed)
Intro: Sainte-Cloud, Jeremy (only appearance for both)
Villains: Charles and his uncle (only appearance for both)
Comment: Shortly after this story Man-Thing teams with Spider-Man to fight the Lizard in GIANT-SIZE SPIDER-MAN #5.
Synopsis: An old girlfriend of Ted Sallis's buys a candle in the shape of the Man-Thing, not knowing it gives off drugged fumes.

Man-Thing (1st series) No. 16
April 1975
Cover: Man-Thing vs. Mad Viking //Gil Kane / Klaus Janson
Story: "Decay Meets the Mad Viking" (18 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Steve Gerber
Penciller: John Buscema
Inker, colorist: Tom Palmer
Letterer: Art Simek
Feature Character: Man-Thing (last appearance in GIANT-SIZE SPIDER-MAN #5; next appears in GIANT-SIZE MAN-THING #4)
Intro: Roger (in flashback), Morty (only appearance for both), Jamie Horner (dies in this story), Astrid Josefson
Cameo appearances: Baron Von Dupnik, Eugene Spangler's father and mother (first and only appearance for all; in Spangler's fantasy fable)
Villains: Eugene "Star" Spangler (first appearance; dies in this story), the Mad Viking (Josefson; first appearance)
Comment: Story continues in part in GIANT-SIZE MAN-THING #4.
Synopsis: A decadent rock star, a fleeing girl, and a berserker in a Viking outfit come together in the swamp, with the Man-Thing to sort them out.

Giant-Size Man-Thing No. 4
May 1975
Cover: Man-Thing and Edmond Winshead's hand //Frank Brunner (signed)
Story: "The Kid's Night Out" (part 1; 11 pages)
 Part 2: "Paper Legacy" (9 pages)
 Part 3: "The Final Silence" (11 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Steve Gerber
Pencillers: Ed Hannigan, Ron Wilson
Inker: Frank Springer
Letterer: Tom Orzechowski
Colorist: Phil Rachelson
Feature Character: Man-Thing (between MAN-THING (1st series) #16 / 17)
Intro: Edmond Winshead (dies in flashback), Alice Rimes, Miss Simmons, Mr. Dannon (only appearance for all)
Cameo appearances: Steve Gerber, Miss Hartwin (in flashback; first and only appearance)
Villains: Oliver Winshead, Samuel Pinder, Lewis Milner (first appearance for all; all die in this story), Marie Winshead, Elinore Pinder, Margaret Pinder (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Story continues in part between MAN-THING (1st series) #16 / 17.
Synopsis: A boy who identifies with the Man-Thing dies when he is forced to perform a physical feat beyond his capacities.  The townspeople try to keep his diary from being published, but must then face the real Man-Thing's vengeance.

Man-Thing (1st series) No. 17
May 1975
Cover: Man-Thing in Citrusville book-burning //Gil Kane / Klaus Janson
Story: "A Book Burns In Citrusville" (18 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Steve Gerber
Artist: Jim Mooney
Letterer: Joe Rosen
Colorist: Petra Goldberg
Feature Character: Man-Thing (last appearance in GIANT-SIZE MAN-THING #4)
Supporting Character: Richard Rory (last appearance in issue #12)
Intro: Newton Selby, Mr. Carpenter, Jeb, mayor of Citrusville (only appearance)
Other character: Astrid Josefsen
Cameo appearances: Darrel Daniel, Maura Spinner, Zeke Tork, Maybelle Tork, Wundarr, F. A. Schist, Jennifer Kale, Thor, Foolkiller, Sybil Mills, Brian Lazarus, Korrek
Villains: Mad Viking, Olivia Selby, Orville Latimer (first appearance for last two)
Comment: Story continues in part from GIANT-SIZE MAN-THING #4 and continues in next issue.
Synopsis:  The Man-Thing's body is dissolved in chemical wastes, while a woman teams up with the Mad Viking to stage a book-burning in Citrusville.

Man-Thing (1st series) No. 18
June 1975
Cover: Mad Viking vs. Man-Thing and students //Gil Kane / Klaus Janson
Story: "School's Out" (18 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Steve Gerber
Artist: Jim Mooney
Letterer: Ray Holloway
Colorist: Phil Rachelson
Feature Character: Man-Thing
Supporting Characters: Richard Rory, Carol Selby (first appearance)
Intro: Mr. Edwards, Dr. Walter Heller, Miss Barth (only appearance for all)
Other Character: Astrid Josefson (dies in this story)
Villains: Mad Viking (dies in this story), Olivia Selby, Orville Latimer (last appearance for both)

Synopsis: Olivia Selby and the Mad Viking storm the local high school to burn textbooks they deem offensive, even as the Man-Thing rises from a chemical grave.

Man-Thing (1st series) No. 19
July 1975
Cover: Man-Thing escaping from back of van //Gil Kane / Mike Esposito?
Story: "The Scavenger of Atlanta" (18 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Steve Gerber
Penciller: Jim Mooney
Inker: Frank Springer
Letterer: Dave Hunt
Colorist: Don Warfield
Feature Character: Man-Thing
Supporting Characters: Richard Rory, Carol Selby
Intro: Millicent Godfrey (dies in this story), Colleen Sanders, Paul Sanders, Mark Sanders, Chris Sanders (only appearance for all)
Cameo appearance: Mad Viking (in flashback)
Villain: The Scavenger (Robert Nicolle; first appearance)
Comments: The Man-Thing's body chemistry has been altered enough to allow him to survive outside of the swamp by this story.
 Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Richard Rory and Carol Selby take the Man-Thing with them on a journey out of Citrusville, even as a costumed mind-pirate called the Scavenger strikes.

Man-Thing (1st series) No. 20
August 1975
Cover: Man-Thing vs. phony Daredevil, Spider-Man, Shang-Chi, and Thing //Gil Kane / John Romita
Story: "The Nightmare Box" (part 1; 7 pages)
 Part 2: "Dani's Eyes" (6 pages)
 Part 3: "The Eternal Rectangle" (5 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Steve Gerber
Artist: Jim Mooney
Letterer: June Braverman
Colorist: Petra Goldberg
Feature Character: Man-Thing
Supporting Characters: Richard Rory (next appears in IRON MAN ANNUAL #3), Carol Selby (last appearance)
Intro: Wilber Unger, Paul Jennings, Sage (only appearance for all)
Villains: Scavenger, Danielle Nicole (first appearance), demons impersonating Daredevil, Spider-Man, Thing, Shang-Chi, Richard Rory, Jennifer Kale, Korrek, and Carol Selby (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: After a collision with a vehicle driven by a demon in disguise, Richard Rory is given a "Nightmare Box" which will have dire consequences for the Man-Thing.

Man-Thing No. 21
September 1975
Cover: Man-Thing and Scavenger //Gil Kane / Dan Adkins?
Story: "A Lunatic On Every Corner" (18 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Steve Gerber
Artist: Jim Mooney
Letterer: Joe Rosen
Colorist: Janice Cohen
Feature Character: Man-Thing
Intro: Elizabeth Duhl (dies in this story), Mr. and Mrs. Nicolle (in flashback; only appearance for both)
Cameo appearances: Richard Rory, Carol Selby
Villains: Thog (last appearance in issue #1), Scavenger, Danielle Nicole, Roland Duhl (first appearance), Klonus, Mortak (last appearance for both in issue #14; last appearance for both)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The servants of Thog, both demonic and human, begin a coordinated operation, and Thog himself rises from a junkyard to confront the Man-Thing.

Man-Thing (1st series) No. 22
October 1975
Cover: Man-Thing and Danielle Nicolle //Gil Kane / Klaus Janson
Story: "Pop Goes the Cosmos" (18 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Steve Gerber
Artist: Jim Mooney
Letterer: Irving Watanabe
Colorist: Don Warfield
Feature Character: Man-Thing (next appears in GIANT-SIZE MAN-THING #5)
Supporting Character: Dakimh (last appearance in GIANT-SIZE MAN-THING #3; returns as a ghost; next appears in HOWARD THE DUCK #22)
Other Character: Steve Gerber (last appearance in issue #3; next appears in HOWARD THE DUCK #?)
Cameo appearances: Wallace Corlee, Mark Jackson, Mongu, Jake Simpson, Wundarr, Richard Rory, Howard the Duck, Foolkiller, Fathers, Jennifer Kale, Mad Viking, Eugene "Star"Spangler, Khordes, Maura Spinner, Brian Lazarus, Korrek, Astrid Joseffson, Olivia Selby, Mortak, Elizabeth Duhl, Mr. Greybar (from HAUNT OF HORROR #1), Hulk, Human Torch, Conan, Thor, Spider-Man, Xorr, Dracula
Villains: Thog (next appears in MAN-THING (2nd series) #11), Scavenger, Roland Duhl, Danielle Nicolle (last appearance for all)
Comment: This is the last issue of the first series of MAN-THING.
Synopsis: Steve Gerber writes a long letter to editor Len Wein explaining why he cannot continue writing the series: he recently became a character in it, and helped Man-Thing in his final battle against Thog.

Giant-Size Man-Thing No. 5
August 1975
Cover: Man-Thing and Tally Emmett //Gil Kane / Dan Adkins (signed)
Story: "Fear Times Three" (3 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Steve Gerber
Penciller: Ed Hannigan
Inker: Dan Adkins
Letterer: Gaspar Saladino (G. L. Peter)
Colorist: Glynis Wein
Feature Character: Ted Sallis (Man-Thing; last chronological appearance in flashback in MAN-THING (1st series) #15; next chronological appearance in SAVAGE TALES #1)
Other Characters: Madame Swabada (first chronological appearance; next chronological appearance in MARVEL SPOTLIGHT #?), Ellen Brandt (with blonde hair; first chronological appearance; next chronological appearance in SAVAGE TALES #1)
Cameo appearances: Darrel Daniel, Tragg (on carnival posters)
Comment: Story features Ted Sallis (with Man-Thing cameo) on May 1, 1971, before story in SAVAGE TALES #1, as a framing sequence for other stories.
Synopsis: At a carnival in 1971, Ted Sallis listens to a fortune teller predict his future, in which he will become the Man-Thing.

Story: "There's a Party in 6G" (11 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Steve Gerber
Artist, letterer: Tom Sutton
Feature Character: Man-Thing (last appearance in MAN-THING (1st series) #22)
Intro: Mrs. Calley, Allen Calley (only appearance for both)
Villains: Margaret (first appearance; dies in this story), Erthold (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Man-Thing must stop a sorceress from making a sacrifice that will make her a demon's bride.

Story: "The Sins of the Fathers" (10 pages)
Editor, writer: Len Wein
Penciller: John Buscema
Inker: Frank Springer
Letterer: Joe Rosen
Feature Character: Man-Thing
Intro: Kip Powers, Talley Emmett (both die in this story)
Villains: Mr. and Mrs. Powers, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Emmett (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: The children of two feuding families run off to the swamp together, hoping it will help their parents forego their differences.  Instead, the feud becomes even hotter, and both youngsters die, despite the Man-Thing's intervention.

Story: "Lifeline" (11 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Ed Hannigan
Inker: Tom Sutton
Letterer: Karen Mantlo
Feature Character: Man-Thing (next appears in MARVEL PREMIERE #28)
Villains: Jackson Hunter (first appearance; dies in this story), six soldiers (first appearance; all but one die in this story)
Comment: Shortly after this story Man-Thing teams with the Legion of Monsters in MARVEL PREMIERE #28.
Synopsis: A wealthy man disfigured by the Man-Thing hires a group of mercenaries to help him try to destroy the swamp-monster.

Man-Thing's interim appearances (i):
MARVEL PREMIERE #28
IRON MAN ANNUAL #3
INCREDIBLE HULK #197, 198

Rampaging Hulk No. 7
February 1978
Story: "Among the Great Divide" (22 pages)
Editor: Roger Slifer
Writer: Steve Gerber
Penciller: Jim Starlin
Inker: Bob Wiacek
Letterer: Annette Kawecki
Feature Character: Man-Thing (last appearance in INCREDIBLE HULK #198; next appears in HOWARD THE DUCK #22)
Intro: Andrea Rodgers, Mrs. Rodgers, Circe, Snake, Patti, Miranda, She-Demon (latter five are aspects of Andrea's personality; only appearance for all), Mickey Hooper (dies in this story)
Cameo appearance: Mr. Rodgers, Eugene (in flashback; first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: The Man-Thing encounters a girl who can manifest her multiple personalities as tangible beings, some of whom have deadly intent.

Man-Thing's interim appearances (ii):
HOWARD THE DUCK #22-24
MARVEL TEAM-UP #68
MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #43
MICRONAUTS #7
SHADOWS AND LIGHT #2

Man-Thing (2nd series) No. 1
November 1979
Cover: Man-Thing //Bob Wiacek (signed)
Story: "Regeneration and Rebirth" (17 pages)
Editor: Jim Shooter
Writer: Michael Fleisher
Penciller: Jim Mooney
Inker: Bob Wiacek
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: Man-Thing (last chronological appearance in SHADOWS AND LIGHT #2; origin retold in flashback)
Intro: Dr. Karl Oheimer (dies in this story), Mrs. Franklin, Williams (only appearance for both)
Other Character: Henry Peter Gyrich (last appearance in ?)
Cameo appearances: Ellen Brandt, Hamilton, other AIM agent (all in flashback)
Villain: Smathers (first appearance; probably dies in this story), Jimmy, Ned, other agents (first and only appearance for all; some die in this story)
Synopsis: Several secret agents hire a scientist to help trap the Man-Thing and regenerate his brain to human levels so that he may reveal the Super-Soldier Serum formula to them.

Man-Thing (2nd series) No. 2
January 1980
Cover: Man-Thing and Elaine Simpson vs. bear //Bob Wiacek (signed)
Story: "Himalayan Nightmare" (17 pages)
Editor: Jim Shooter
Writer: Michael Fleisher
Penciller: Jim Mooney
Inker: Bob Wiacek
Letterer: Tom Orzechowski
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: Man-Thing
Intro: Russell Simpson (dies in this story), Dr. Schectman, Frederick (only appearance for both), Elaine Simpson
Villain: Roger Grafton (first appearance)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Man-Thing is teleported to the Himalayas, where an unscrupulous man learns of him and hopes to exhibit him as the Abominable Snowman.

Man-Thing (2nd series) No. 3
March 1980
Cover: Man-Thing and Elaine Simpson vs. Yetis //Bob Wiacek (signed)
Story: "The Gong of Doom" (17 pages)
Editor: Mark Gruenwald
Writer: Michael Fleisher
Penciller: Jim Mooney
Inker: Bob Wiacek
Letterer: Diana Albers
Colorist: Bob Sharen
Feature Character: Man-Thing (next appears in DR. STRANGE (2nd series) #40)
Intro: Conrad Shutz, Billy Corey Ellenshaw, a tribe of Yetis (some of whom die in this story; only appearance)
Other Character: Elaine Simpson
Villains: Roger Grafton (dies in this story), Hiram Swenson (first appearance)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Man-Thing and Elaine Simpson face danger from the mad human lord of a Yeti tribe and from Roger Grafton, who wants to capture the muck-monster.

Man-Thing (2nd series) No. 4
May 1980
Cover: Baron Mordo vs. Man-Thing and Dr. Strange //Bob Wiacek (signed)
Story: "Death-Knell" (17 pages)
Editor: Denny O'Neil
Writer: Chris Claremont
Penciller: Don Perlin
Inker: Bob Wiacek
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Ben Sean
Feature Character: Man-Thing (between DR. STRANGE (2nd series) #40 / 41)
GS: Dr. Strange (between DR. STRANGE (2nd series) #40 / 41)
Supporting Character: John Daltry (first appearance)
Other Characters: Conrad Shurz, Billy Ellenshaw (last appearance for both), Elaine Simpson, Madeline de St. Germain (between DR. STRANGE (2nd series) #40 / 41), Jaxon (last appearance in FEAR #18; last appearance)
Cameo appearance: Alfeo Cardinal Spinsa
Villains: Baron Mordo (between DR. STRANGE (2nd series) #40 / 41), Azrael (last appearance in DR. STRANGE (2nd series) #40; dies in this story)
Comment: Story continues between DR. STRANGE (2nd series) #40 / 41.
Synopsis: Man-Thing and Elaine Simpson are yanked back to the swamp, where they find themselves embroiled in a battle between Dr. Strange and Baron Mordo.

Man-Thing (2nd series) No. 5
July 1980
Cover: Man-Thing, Barbie Bannister, and Ian McGuire //Bob Wiacek
Story: "Who Knows Fear" (17 pages)
Editor: Denny O'Neil
Writer: Chris Claremont
Penciller: Don Perlin
Inker: Bob Wiacek
Letterer: Joe Rosen
Colorist: Ben Sean
Feature Character: Man-Thing (last appearance in DR. STRANGE (2nd series) #41; next appears in HOWARD THE DUCK (magazine) #6)
Supporting Characters: John Daltry, Barbie Bannister (first appearance)
Intro: Dr. and Mrs. Bannister (both die in this story), Sharon Cole (only appearance for all)
Villains: Rivera (first appearance; dies in this story), Ian McGuire, Tomaso, an unnamed hood (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story Man-Thing helps Howard the Duck fight Kong Lomerate in HOWARD THE DUCK (magazine) #6-7, then teams up with the She-Hulk in SHE-HULK #8.
Synopsis: A drug dealer and his men pursue a witness to a murder, and find themselves confronted by the Man-Thing.

Man-Thing (2nd series) No. 6
September 1980
Cover: Man-Thing, John Daltry, J. Elliot Osbourne, Regina Masters, and William Hobart //Don Perlin / Bob Wiacek
Story: "Fraternity Rites" (17 pages)
Editors: Denny O'Neil, Louise Jones
Writer: Chris Claremont
Penciller: Don Perlin
Inker: Bob Wiacek
Letterer: Diana Albers
Colorist: Glynis Wein
Feature Character: Man-Thing (last appearance in SHE-HULK #8)
Supporting Character: John Daltry
Intro: Charley Hazzard (only appearance)
Villains: Jack Elliot Osbourne, Allen Walsh (first appearance for both; both die in this story), Regina Masters, William Hobart (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: A group of fraternity members seeks to destroy the Man-Thing in full view of Sheriff Daltry.

Man-Thing (2nd series) No. 7
November 1980
Cover: Man-Thing, Captain Fate, and pirates attacking plane //Bob Wiacek (signed)
Story: "What Ever Happened To Captain Fate?"  (22 pages)
Editors: Louise Jones, Danny Fingeroth
Writer: Chris Claremont
Penciller: Don Perlin
Inker: Bob Wiacek
Letterer: Diana Albers
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: Man-Thing
Supporting Characters: John Daltry, Barbie Bannister
Intro: George, Phil, the Skipper (all die in this story), Niles Watson (only appearance)
Villains: Captain Jebediah Fate and his pirates (last appearance for all in MAN-THING (1st series) #14), Abel Barlow, Maxwell, Turk, Harris (first appearance for all; all die in this story)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Captain Fate returns to plunder an airliner and attack Citrusville, with the Man-Thing, John Daltry, and Barbie Bannister drawn into the conflict.

Man-Thing (2nd series) No. 8
January 1981
Cover: Captain Fate and pirate firing cannonball at Man-Thing and Barbie Bannister //Bob Wiacek (signed)
Story: "Red Sails, Burning" (22 pages)
Editor: Danny Fingeroth
Writer: Chris Claremont
Penciller: Don Perlin
Inker: Bob Wiacek
Letterer: Diana Albers
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: Man-Thing
Supporting Characters: John Daltry (next appears in issue #11), Barbie Bannister (next appears in issue #10)
Other Characters: Maura Spinner, Khordes (last appearance for both in MAN-THING (1st series) #14; both next appear in issue #10)
Intro: Mary Louise Kennedy (only appearance)
Villains: Captain Fate (dies in this story) and his pirates (last appearance), Pitt (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: John Daltry, Barbie Bannister, and Man-Thing are captured aboard Captain Fate's vessel, where they begin resistance against him.

Man-Thing (2nd series) No. 9
March 1981
Cover: Man-Thing, Connelly baby, Jessie Connelly, and hunting dog //Bob Wiacek (signed)
Story: "The Echo of Pain" (17 pages)
Editor: Danny Fingeroth
Writer: Dickie McKenzie
Penciller: Larry Hama
Inker: Danny Bulanadi
Letterer: Rick Parker
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: Man-Thing
Intro: David Connelly, Elizabeth Connelly, Edward Hart, Jane Hart (all die in this story), Jessie Connelly, Connelly baby (only appearance)
Synopsis: Two parents of a newborn baby die of drinking contaminated water, and Man-Thing takes the baby, but is pursued by its grandparents.

Story: "My Soul To Keep" (5 pages)
Editor: Danny Fingeroth
Writer: J. Marc DeMatteis
Penciller: Ed Hannigan
Inker: Bob Wiacek
Letterer: Jim Novak
Colorist: Ed Hannigan
Feature Character: Man-Thing (next appears in X-MEN #144)
Intro: Larry, the Tao Children (only appearance for all)
Villains: Two deprogrammers (first and only appearance for both)
Comment: Shortly after this story Man-Thing helps the X-Men battle D'spayre in X-MEN #144.
Synopsis: Man-Thing helps save a cultist from two brutal deprogrammers.

Man-Thing No. 10
May 1981
Cover: Man-Thing vs. motorcycle gang //Bob Wiacek (signed)
Story: "Came the Dark Man Walkin', Walkin'" (22 pages)
Editor: Danny Fingeroth
Writer: Chris Claremont
Penciller: Don Perlin
Inkers: Bob Wiacek and others
Letterer: Diana Albers
Colorists: Carl Gafford, Christie Scheele
Feature Character: Man-Thing (last appearance in X-MEN #144)
GS: John Kowalski (last appearance in WAR IS HELL #15)
Supporting Characters: Jennifer Kale, Joshua Kale, Andy Kale (last appearance for all in DR. STRANGE (2nd series) #41), Barbie Bannister (last appearance in issue #8), Wong (last appearance in DR. STRANGE #47; next appears in DEFENDERS #95)
Other Characters: Khordes, Maura Spinner (both in flashback; last appearance for both in issue #8; last appearance for both)
Cameo appearances: Captain Fate, John Daltry
Villains: Barnaby Stone (first appearance; dies in this story), Sally, Ramsey, Dez, Anson, Phil, Jim-Bob, Charley (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: John Kowalski joins the Kales and Barbie Bannister, who is trying to find a way to lift John Daltry from Captain Fate's curse and bring him back to her, while the Man-Thing fights a motorcycle gang.

Man-Thing No. 11
July 1981
Cover: Man-Thing vs. Thog, Dakimh, Jennifer Kale, Dr. Strange, Clea, Chris Claremont, Khordes //Val Mayerik
Story: "Hell's Gate" (22 pages)
Editor: Danny Fingeroth
Writer: Chris Claremont
Penciller: Val Mayerik
Inker: Bob Wiacek
Letterer: Janice Chiang
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: Man-Thing (next appears in MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #77)
GS: Dr. Strange (last appearance in DR. STRANGE (2nd series) #47; next appears in MICRONAUTS #30)
Intro: Chris Claremont (becomes the Man-Thing for a time in this story), Jim Shooter, Louise Jones, Danny Fingeroth, Lark (Chris Claremont's girlfriend; all of Marvel Earth; only appearance for all), Sally Rovere (dies in this story)
Supporting Characters: Joshua Kale, Barbie Bannister, Dakimh (last appearance in HOWARD THE DUCK #22), Clea (last appearance in DR. STRANGE (2nd series) #47; next appears in DEFENDERS #94), Jennifer Kale, Margali Szardos, Amanda Sefton (as Jimaine Szardos), John Daltry (last appearance in issue #8; last appearance)
Villains: Thog (last appearance in MAN-THING (1st series) #22; next appears in DEFENDERS #98), Congress of Realities (last appearance in MAN-THING (1st series) #1; last appearance)
Comment: This is the last issue of the second series of MAN-THING.
Synopsis: Chris Claremont merges with the Man-Thing in a final battle to save John Daltry and fight Thog.

Man-Thing's interim appearances (iii):
MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #77
DEFENDERS #98
THOR #316, 317
MARVEL TEAM-UP #122

Marvel Fanfare No. 9
June 1983
Cover: Man-Thing, Nicholas Eblis, and B. L. Zeebub //J. J. Brozowski / Gray Morrow (signed)
Story: "Rock n' Soul" (17 pages)
Editor: Al Milgrom
Writer: J. Marc DeMatteis
Penciller, colorist: J. J. Brozowski
Inker: Gray Morrow
Letterer: Joe Rosen
Feature Character: Man-Thing (last appearance in MARVEL TEAM-UP #122; next appears in issue #36)
Intro: Walter (Wally) Michael Marcus, Stix (only appearance), Blatt Twins (both die in this story; in flashback)
Villains: Nicholas Eblis, B. L. Zeebub (first and only appearance for both), Jason Broderick, Dickie (first appearance for both; both die in this story)
Synopsis: A musician fleeing a deal his band made with infernal powers finds himself in the Man-Thing's swamp.

Marvel Fanfare No. 36
January 1988
Story: "Touch of Fire, Touch of Fear" (10 pages)
Editor: Al Milgrom
Writer: Michael Fleisher
Artist: Tom Sutton
Letterer: Jim Novak
Colorist: Glynis Oliver
Feature Character: Man-Thing (last appearance in issue #9; next appears in MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #1)

Marvel Comics Presents No. 1
Early September 1988
Cover: Wolverine, Man-Thing, Shang-Chi, Silver Surfer //Walt Simonson (signed)
Story: "Elements of Terror": Chapter 1 (8 pages)
Editors: Terry Kavanagh, Michael Higgins
Writer: Steve Gerber
Artist: Tom Sutton
Letterer: Agustin Mas
Colorist: Petra Scotese
Feature Character: Man-Thing (last appearance in MARVEL FANFARE #36)
Intro: Two "subjects" (both die in this story)
Villains: Zahner, Monteiro, General Selbert (first appearance for all)
Comment: Story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: The Man-Thing discovers humans in his swamp who have been horribly altered by government experiments--and melds with one of them.

Marvel Comics Presents No. 2
Mid-September 1988
Story: "Elements of Terror"
 Chapter 2: "First Witness" (8 pages)
Editors: Terry Kavanagh, Michael Higgins
Writer: Steve Gerber
Artist: Tom Sutton
Letterer: Agustin Mas
Colorist: Petra Scotese
Feature Character: Man-Thing
Intro: Senator Wilbur Wycombe
Villains: General Selbert, Zahner, Monteiro, Freedom Science Studies Institute, Skinny, Demon (Marea; first appearance for last three)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: As the Man-Thing lies stricken by his invaded body, a senator is attacked and abducted for asking the right questions.

Marvel Comics Presents No. 3
Late September 1988
Story: "Elements of Terror"
 Chapter 3: "Ritual and Belief" (8 pages)
Editors: Terry Kavanagh, Michael Higgins
Writer: Steve Gerber
Artist: Tom Sutton
Letterer: Agustin Mas
Colorist: Petra Scotese
Feature Character: Man-Thing
Other Character: Senator Wilbur Wycombe
Intro: Mickey Ditillo, Lyssa, Sen. Miller, Debbi Choate
Villains: Railsback, Col. Jody Choate (first appearance for both), a coven (first appearance; all die in this story), Zahner, Demon, Freedom Science Studies Institute
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The senator's body is physically altered by the FSSI, as the mutated Man-Thing attacks a coven which is operating in his swamp.

Marvel Comics Presents No. 4
Early October 1988
Story: "Elements of Terror"
 Chapter 4: "Rage and Design" (8 pages)
Editors: Terry Kavanagh, Michael Higgins
Writer: Steve Gerber
Artist: Tom Sutton
Letterer: Bill Oakley
Colorist: Petra Scotese
Feature Character: Man-Thing
Other Characters: Senator Wilbur Wycombe, Mickey Ditillo, Debbi Choate
Villains: Demon, Zahner, Monteiro, Col. Jody Choate, Skinny, Freedom Science Studies Institute, Bressack (first appearane), Railsback, Goren (first appearance; dies in this story)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Senator Wilbur Wycombe, turned into a monster, attacks his captors, while Demon shows the government agents her new acquistion: the Man-Thing.

Marvel Comics Presents
No. 5
Late October 1988
Story: "Elements of Terror"
 Chapter 5: "God and Country" (8 pages)
Editors: Terry Kavanagh, Michael Higgins
Writer: Steve Gerber
Artist: Tom Sutton
Letterer: Bill Oakley
Colorist: Petra Scotese
Feature Character: Man-Thing
Villains: Col. Jody Choate, Railsback, Demon, Zahner, Monteiro, Freedom Science Studies Institute, Selbert, McDonald, Kuyper (first appearance for last three)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: While Col. Choate testifies in Washington, Monteiro allies himself with Demon and (supposedly) with Man-Thing.

Marvel Comics Presents No. 6
Early November 1988
Story: "Elements of Terror"
 Chapter 6: "The Horror Within" (8 pages)
Editors: Terry Kavanagh, Michael Higgins
Writer: Steve Gerber
Artist: Tom Sutton
Letterer: Bill Oakley
Colorist: Petra Scotese
Feature Character: Man-Thing
Other Character: Debbi Choate
Villains: Col. Jody Choate, Demon, Railsback, Kuyper, McDonald, Selbert
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Demon "merges" psychically with Man-Thing and the being who has melded with him, to horrific result.

Marvel Comics Presents No. 7
Late November 1988
Cover: Wolverine, Jessan Hoan, Shang-Chi, Sub-Mariner, Man-Thing //?
Story: "Elements of Terror"
 Chapter 7: "Boxes" (8 pages)
Editors: Terry Kavanagh, Michael Higgins
Writer: Steve Gerber
Artist: Tom Sutton
Letterer: Bill Oakley
Colorist: Petra Scotese
Feature Character: Man-Thing
Other Characters:  Mickey Ditillo, Sen. Miller
Villains: Col. Jody Choate, McDonald, Kuyper, Demon, cultists, Zahner, Railsback, Selbert, Skinny (dies in this story), Monteiro (dies in this story)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: As the FSCI turns Railsback into a "super-soldier" monstrosity, Zahner and his crew attack Man-Thing, Demon, and Monteiro.

Marvel Comics Presents No. 8
Early December 1988
Cover: Wolverine and Man-Thing; Iron Man and Zzax; Shang-Chi and Leiko Wu //Charles Vess
Story: "Elements of Terror"
 Chapter 8: "Prisoners" (8 pages)
Editors: Terry Kavanagh, Michael Higgins
Writer: Steve Gerber
Artist: Tom Sutton
Letterer: Bill Oakley
Colorist: Petra Scotese
Feature Character: Man-Thing
Other Characters: Mickey Ditillo, Debbi Choate
Villains: Zahner, Demon, Wilkerson (first appearance; dies in this story), Dixon, Spung, Pixie (first appearance for all), Selbert, McDonald, Col. Jody Choate, Railsback, cultists
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Zahner's attack fails and Demon prepares to summon Chaos with the Man-Thing's help.

Marvel Comics Presents No. 9
Late December 1988
Story: "Elements of Terror"
 Chapter 9: "Breaking Faith" (8 pages)
Editors: Terry Kavanagh, Michael Higgins
Writer: Steve Gerber
Artist: Tom Sutton
Letterer: Bill Oakley
Colorist: Petra Scotese
Feature Character: Man-Thing
Other Characters: Mickey Ditillo
Villains: Spung, Pixie (both die in this story), Demon, Selbert, Col. Jody Choate, Railsback, McDonald, Freedom Studies Science Institute, Zahner
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Man-Thing is decapitated when the government bombs the swamp, but begins to grow a new body.

Marvel Comics Presents No. 10
Early January 1989
Story: "Elements of Terror"
 Chapter 10: "Freedom Fighters" (8 pages)
Editors: Terry Kavanagh, Michael Higgins
Writer: Steve Gerber
Penciller: Don Hudson
Inker: Tom Sutton
Letterer: Bill Oakley
Colorist: Petra Scotese
Feature Character: Man-Thing

Marvel Comics Presents No. 11
Late January 1989
Story: "Elements of Terror"
 Chapter 11: "Perception and Actuality" (8 pages)
Editors: Terry Kavanagh, Michael Higgins
Writer: Steve Gerber
Artist: Tom Sutton
Letterer: Bill Oakley
Colorist: Petra Scotese
Feature Character: Man-Thing
Other Characters: Mickey Ditillo, Lyssa
Cameo appearance: Mikhail Gorbachev (in a photo)
Villains: Demon (dies in this story), Zahner, Selbert, Col. Jody Choate, "super-soldiers" (first appearance), Harris, Railsback
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Selbert holds Zahner and those with him prisoner as Col. Choate, having transformed himself into a monstrous "super-soldier", begins a mission with his fellow monsters.

Marvel Comics Presents No. 12
Early February 1989
Cover: Man-Thing burning victim; Colossus rampaging in Washington, D.C. //Ron Frenz / Joe Sinnott (signed)
Story: "Elements of Terror"
 Part 12: "Glamor" (8 pages)
Editors: Terry Kavanagh, Michael Higgins
Writer: Steve Gerber
Artist: Tom Sutton
Letterer: Bill Oakley
Colorist: Petra Scotese
Feature Character: Man-Thing (next appears in SHADOWS AND LIGHT #2)
Intro: Ed (only appearance)
Other Characters: Mickey Ditillo (last appearance), Lyssa (dies in this story), President Ronald Reagan (as a voice)
Villains: Col. Jody Choate, Selbert (both die in this story), Zahner, Railsback (both possibly die in this story), Dixon, "super-soldiers" (last appearance for all)
Synopsis: Jody Choate and his super-soldiers attack, and Man-Thing returns as a counterforce.

Man-Thing's interim appearances (iv):
SHADOWS AND LIGHT #2
IRON MAN #275
INCREDIBLE HULK #389
QUASAR #31
INCREDIBLE HULK #427-428
GENERATION X #25
DAYDREAMERS #1-3
HEROES REBORN: THE RETURN #1
MARVEL TEAM UP V. 2 #4

Man-Thing (3rd series) No. 1
December 1997
Cover: Man-Thing //Liam Roger Sharp?
Story: "Shame Shame Shame" (23 pages)
Editor: Mark Bernardo
Writer: J. Marc DeMatteis
Artist: Liam Roger Sharp
Letterer: Christie Scheele
Colorist: Jonathan Babcock
Feature Character: Man-Thing (last appearance in MARVEL TEAM-UP V. 2 #4)

Man-Thing (3rd series) No. 2
January 1998
Cover: Man-Thing //Liam Roger Sharp (signed)
Story: "The Journey" (23 pages)
Editor: Mark Bernardo
Writer: J. Marc DeMatteis
Artist: Liam Roger Sharp
Letterer: Christie Scheele
Colorist: Jonathan Babcock
Feature Character: Man-Thing

Man-Thing (3rd series) No. 3
February 1998
Cover: Man-Thing //Liam Roger Sharp
Story: "Christmas In Bedlam" (22 pages)
Editor: Mark Bernardo
Writer: J. Marc DeMatteis
Artist: Liam Roger Sharp
Letterer: Christie Scheele
Colorist: Jonathan Babcock
Feature Character: Man-Thing

Man-Thing (3rd series) No. 4
March 1998
Cover: Man-Thing //McNabb (signed)
Story: "Silent Night" (22 pages)
Editor: Mark Bernardo
Writer: J. Marc DeMatteis
Artist: Liam Roger Sharp
Letterer: Christie Scheele
Colorist: Jonathan Babcock
Feature Character: Man-Thing

Man-Thing (3rd series) No. 5
April 1998
Cover: Man-Thing //McNabb (signed)
Story: "An Empty House" (22 pages)
Editor: Mark Bernardo
Writer: J. Marc DeMatteis
Artist: Liam Roger Sharp
Letterer: Christie Scheele
Colorist: Jonathan Babcock
Feature Character: Man-Thing

Man-Thing (3rd series) No. 6
May 1998
Cover: Man-Thing //Liam Roger Sharp (signed)
Story: "The Duck and the Muck" (22 pages)
Editor: Mark Bernardo
Writer: J. Marc DeMatteis
Artist: Liam Roger Sharp
Letterer: Christie Scheele
Colorist: Jonathan Babcock
Feature Character: Man-Thing

Man-Thing (3rd series) No. 7
June 1998
Cover: Man-Thing //Liam Roger Sharp (signed)
Story: "In the Waters of Eternity": Part 1 (22 pages)
Editor: Mark Bernardo
Writer: J. Marc DeMatteis
Artist: Liam Roger Sharp
Letterer: Christie Scheele
Colorist: Jonathan Babcock
Feature Character: Man-Thing

Man-Thing (3rd series) No. 8
July 1998
Story: "In the Waters of Eternity": Part 2 (22 pages)
Editor: Mark Bernardo
Writer: J. Marc DeMatteis
Artist: Liam Roger Sharp
Letterer: Christie Scheele
Colorist: Jonathan Babcock
Feature Character: Man-Thing (next appears in STRANGE TALES (3rd series) #1, but next actual story appearance in STRANGE TALES (3rd series) #2)

Strange Tales (3rd series) No. 2
October, 1998
Story: "The End Of All Things" (22 pages)
Editor: Mark Bernardo
Writer: J. Marc DeMatteis
Artist: Liam Roger Sharp
Letterer: Christie Scheele
Colorist: Jonathan Babcock
Feature Character: Man-Thing (last appearance in MAN-THING (3rd series) #8; next appears in PETER PARKER, THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL 99)

Man-Thing's interim appearances (v):
PETER PARKER, THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL 99
INCREDIBLE HULK (3rd series) #4, 6, 7
X-FORCE #100

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