The Old Die Young!
F.A. Schist still lives, still tries to drive out the Man-Thing in order to develop the swamp. Man-Thing is attacked and nearly captured by... conquistadors? Richard Rory loses Ruth as she decides to move on. Man-Thing follows back to Shangri-La, hidden in the swamp. He cannot stay there, but a side effect of his being there his right hands turns... human!
Back in the swamp, F.A. Schist has fond the Man-Thing in his sights and drives his boat right at him!
To Be Continued!
The Gift of Death!
Summary: A fine tale from the Masters!
We pick up from last issue with F.A. Schist bearing down on our fave muck-monster with a bayou-boat. Man-Thing's right hand is human again. Schist and Wickham escape before a spectacular explosion lights the sky. Man-Thing recovers and wanders into the two other men who drove him from the sanctuary last issue. They are now under orders to accept him back and the lady who first doused him with the healing water brings him back inside as Schist looks on. He secretly enters the commune area, expecting some great city but that is not the case. He still sees an opportunity for profit.
Man-Thing is taken before the Fathers, those who were among the first to imbibe the waters centuries ago. They strap the uncaring Man-thing on a table and begin to examine him and return him to humanity. Schist arrives and lays out his plan to sell the waters of life. Man-Thing, partially humanized, attacks the hard emotions that Schist carries. Wickham falls to his death while fleeing. Man-Thing is stopped from killing Schist by the Fathers, who decide to bestow upon Schist the waters of life. He drinks deep, then is told the terrible truth: the waters are not for consumption, but bathing. The fathers were the first to discover this when their bodies were hideously transformed by the waters. This now happens to Schist who goes mad with rage and attacks the Man-Thing. He trashes the lab area, dumping the collected muck that was the Man-Thing back upon him, which restores him to his old muckable self. His essence restored, Man-Thing burns away the deformed, mad body of Schist, who above all fears the Man-Thing!
The Fathers decide it is for the best to keep him as he was. Mindless once again, the Man-Thing returns to the swamp.
How Will We Keep Warm When the Last Flame Dies?
Summary: The Cult of Entropy has the Golden Brain and use it to bring forth the Glob and try to destroy the Man-Thing. Richard Rory goes to Omegaville, recently built in the swamp. Man-Thing meets the cultists there and deals with them. Harshly.
Next Seen in Incredible Hulk #197-198, coming soon!
Summary: Shang-Chi avoids his father's minions and runs into the Man-Thing! Can Eastern philosophy deal with a Western monster? Can David Carradine's "Kung-Fu" character, in a guest-star role, save Shang-Chi? Do ninjas have any better luck in the muck? Find out here!
When Strikes the Gladiator!
Summary: Man-Thing is only at the end of this issue, as Matt Murdock and Daredevil are drawn into the disappearance of Ted Sallis! Going to Florida, Matt faces both the Gladiator and his benefactor, the Death-Stalker!
To Be Continued!
Summary: Monday. Man-thing meets an old couple and their dog living in the swamp. The Man-Thing fights directed poltergeists to save the old man and his dog in the swamp.
To Be Continued!
Nobody Dies Forever
Summary: The Man-Thing fights a malevolent force in the swamp. It is revealed to be the old lady from last issue, who really hates the dog. Man-Thing fights the ghostly beings the old lady draws forth, but to no avail. The dog is killed and the old lady regrets her actions too late.
Of Monsters and Men!
Summary: Man-Thing returns to the F.A. Schist site. The Schist family comes to tour the ruins and meet the Man-Thing. They decide to track him down. They trap and have him studied. The Thing sees it on tv. The Man-Thing comes to New York City in the best King Kong tradition. He is quickly sent home.
Dance to the Murder!
Summary: Richard Rory is lonely. The Man-Thing visits. A strange woman attacks Richard, thinking he is one she is running from. They are saved when one of them arrives by the Man-Thing. They trade stories on the way to town and the Man-Thing faces their chasers in the streets of town. He ends up leaving in victory with Richard.
Song-Cry... of the Living Dead Man!
Summary: Brian Lazarus is trying, and trying not to, wrie a book. He is attacked by spirits and saved by the Man-Thing. A Summary just won't do for this classic tale.
Red Sails At 40,000 Feet!
Summary: Man-Thing is at the Port Everglades. He is inadvertently caught in a ships' cargo and sent out to sea. The crew become aware of him and they shove him off like wood. Then a Phatom Ship appears. They take the Man-Thing and disappear. He awakens and takes them on. They end up tossing him off the side into interdimensional space, where he quickly freezes.
To Be Continued!
Tower of the Satyr!
Summary: The Man-Thing tumbles in space frozen. He crashes, meteor-like, almost back to the boat he had been on last issue. The Red Sail ship has a prisoner: Maura Spinner from last issue's boat crew. The Captain tells his tale, which says that she is really one of them from long ago! She was given over unwillingly to a satyr named Khourdes in exchange for gold. The Man-Thing finally reforms himself and takes on the ancient crew. The mess is straightened out, though not to everyone's satisfaction. The Man-Thing walks away, back to the lonely swamp.
The Blood of Kings!
Summary: In another land, beings scheme much as they do here. But the Man-Thing is there to oppose them. He finds Korrek, Jen Kale and Dakimh in this lost land. Dakimh goes down in battle with their foes,but not for the last time as it appears. The Man-Thing goes back to the swamp.
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