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Stan Lee Presents...

The Macabre Man-Thing!
in Adventure into Fear part 2!








CoverIssueCover ArtDate

Title

Story

Art

Notes

AdF #16

Frank Brunner
Sept 1973

Cry of the Native!

Steve Gerber

Val Mayerick
Sal Trapani


Summary: Man-Thing watches in the swamp as native Americans war-dance against the encroachment of the swamp by the developers of F.A. Schist. Protests and riots start after one of the natives is wounded. The riots turn into a territorial battle and the Man-Thing is there!

This issue has the chemical explanation of the Man-thing's power by Andrea Thorpe!
And here it is!:
SO+HO=HSO
2HSO+O=2HSO4(dilute)
(3HO+2HSO4=HSO4-HO+HSO4-2HO, plus energy)
2NaCl+HSO4=NaCO4+2HCl
And of course, HCl+HO=HO +Cl, if you want to get technical.
Basically it says that his diluted sulfuric acid skin reacts to the sweat and salt of his victims, causing them to burn.
Hope that clears it up.

Also included is the obit for Bill Everett, co-creator of the Zombie. He died Feb. 27, 1973.







AdF #17

Frank Brunner
Oct 1973

It came out of the Sky!

Steve Gerber

Val Mayerick
Sal Trapani

1st Wundarr

Summary: A strange visitor from another world arrives in the best Superman tradition. but what if the circumstances of his life were different, more harsh, than the origin of the DC icon? Steve Gerber and the Man-Thing find out!









AdF #18

Nov 73

A Question of Survival!

Steve Gerber

Val Mayerik
Sal Trapani

Summary: ManThing witnesses a head-on crash between bus and car. He then helps the survivors and deals with the disruptive element within them.









AdF #19

Gil Kane
Dec 1973

The Encanter's Apprentice!

Steve Gerber

Val Mayerick
Sal Trapani

1st Howard the Duck

Summary: Man-Thing, Jen Kale and others are drawn into an interdimensional dream. One warrior, Korrek, comes into our world. Dakimh returns to enlist Jen's aid while the Man-Thing busies himself distracting Korrek. Then Howard the Duck shows up as the dimensional barriers crumble. The Man-Thing is there! And so are the demons!
To Be Continued!









MT #1

Frank Brunner
Jan 1974

Battle for the Palace of the Gods!

Steve Gerber

Val mayerick
Sal Trapani

cont. from AdF #19

Summary: The Battle for the dimensions is on! Cameos from Daredevil and the Black Widow. Howard the Duck falls to his (seeming) death. The Nether-Spawn does battle with Dakimh, Korrek, Jen and the Man-Thing. Oh, and God is revealed to be a dog.

Howard goes from here to Howard the Duck #1.









MT #2

?
Feb 1974

Nowhere to Go but Down!

Steve Gerber

Val Mayerick
Sal Trapani

1st Richard Rory

Summary: Man-Thing saves Richard Rory from an alligator. Richard is met by a nurse named Ruth, who is hiding from some bikers. The Man-Thing meets the bikers and they run away in the best Kn-igets style. The Schist company is still trying to develop the swamp.









MT #3

?
Mar 1974

Day of the Killer, Night of the Fool!

Steve Gerber

Val Mayerick
Jack Abel

1st Foolkiller

Summary: The development company is still around and they face the Man-Thing, who tears up a shack and scares them away. The bikers and Richard Rory get along now, and Ruth stays with him. The bikers leave and die at the hands of the Foolkiller, who is looking for, well, fools. He finds them aplenty, including the Man-Thing!
To Be Continued!









MT #4

Gil Kane
Apr 1974

The Making of a Madman!

Steve Gerber

Val Mayerick
Jack Abel

D: Foolkiller

Summary: Man-Thing lays defeated by the Foolkiller, but gets better in time. Foolkiller's origin is recounted, while the Man-Thing gets run into by F.A. Schist himself. Eventually the Foolkiller runs into Schist's vehicle with a large green truck, going on a fool-killing spree proper. Man-Thing again faces him and the Fool dies by his own hand.








MT #5

Mike Ploog
May 1974

Night of the Laughing Dead!

Steve Gerber

Mike Ploog
Frank Chiaramonte

also a Power record 1975

Summary: A dead clown's ghost seeks out those around him as he sets his life to rights from beyond the grave.








Mt #6

Mike Ploog
Jun 74

And When I Died...!

Steve Gerber

Mike Ploog
Frank Chiaramonte

Summary: The dead clown continues to try for a better life next time as his life is examined in dreams and nightmares this time by those around him, including the Man-Thing! And Richard Rory.

Continue
to the next part of the Man-Thing!
the end of his 1st series, including the famous Giant-Size Man-Thing issues!


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