He’s big, he’s green, he’s written by Goosebumps author R. L. Stine--he’s Man-Thing! The first issue of Man-Thing came out this week on March 8th, and in conjunction with the release, Marvel have put out this video featuring R. L. Stine, Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso, Senior Editor Mark Paniccia and Assistant Editor Christina Harrington. For a character with such a strange aesthetic and history, it’s refreshing to have some inside information on how this new series came to be.
[Cover by Tyler Crook]
Man-Thing was originally a biochemist, Ted Sallis, who was attempting to recreate the supersoldier serum that created Captain America, but instead transformed himself into the creature we see today. In this new story arc, drawn by German Peralta and Daniel Warren Johnson, he has regained his ability to speak, and sets out on a journey to leave the swamps where he has been hiding.But, of course, peril threatens the world and his choice of home may not be the biggest decision he has to make.
Here’s our video for Man-Thing #1:
Legendary author R.L. Stine brings his unique brand of horror to Marvel Comics as he makes his mark on one of the most monstrous creations in the Marvel mythos in MAN-THING #1! Attempting to recreate the formula that created Captain America, biochemist Ted Sallis was transformed in to the shambling creature known only as MAN-THING! Now, having recently regained his ability to speak, Man-Thing sets out on a journey to leave the swamp once and for all. But when an ancient and mysterious danger threatens reality, he will have to choose between his new life and the place he once called home!