Bonus Man-Thing!

§ March 23rd, 2011 § Filed under giant-size man-thing § 10 Comments

So I ending up spending my bloggin’ time Tuesday night looking for a particular Man-Thing appearance that, it turns out, I didn’t have in the Vast Mikester Comic Archives, and I kinda needed it for what was intended to be the end of the Man-Thing posts. Yeah, I know, you’re all sad it’s coming to an end, but as a result of my inability to find that one comic, that final post is pushed back a day, and today you all are getting…Bonus Man-Thing!

Well, it’s not much, really…just his two appearances from Marvel’s alternate-timeline/future/whatever mini-series Universe X. Here’s Man-Thing apparently leaping into action against Dormammu, from issue #0 (September 2000) by Jim Krueger, Alex Ross, Doug Braithwaite, Bill Reinhold, Al Williamson, and Robin Riggs:

And here he is fighting the Micronauts in a flashback to Micronauts #7 (July 1979), accompanied by a brief synopsis of his origin, from issue #5 (February 2000) by Krueger, Ross, Braithwaite, and Garry Leach:

So there you go, Man-Thing’s brief appearances in a series with a cast of thousands. I don’t really have any commentary on this aside from “well, don’t that all look right nifty.” But it is nice when the comic book companies remember to include the poor, maligned swamp monsters in their multi-issue mega-event crossover/Elseworlds/hoohars, even if it is just for a couple of panels.

10 Responses to “Bonus Man-Thing!”

  • lankyguy says:

    I do like that artwork. You reminded me of someone I knew back in the day, whose screen name was ‘Giant Sized Man-Thing’.

  • Pal Cully says:

    More Manny! Gerber / Ploog Man-things are still some of my favorite comics to this day.

  • Did they purposely not mention the Micronauts by name (since I’m guessing) they no longer had the rights to use those characters when that book came out?

  • Scott Rowland says:


    That sounds about right. Also notice that the panel only shows Rann, MAri, and Bug, which if I recall correctly are the only three of the Micronauts for which they retain the rights.

  • Casie says:

    Awesome artwork! Truly enjoyed this weeks March Man-Thing Madness!

  • Leroy Hart says:

    Anyone remember this Man-Thing-related series from the 90’s?

    I own it, but it’s stored in the longboxes abnd haven’t been read since they came out. I just recall being extremely surprised and pleased that something so odd was out there.

  • Sarah says:

    Truly, Mike, you’re teaching a Man-Thing masterclass here. Before you started these posts, I didn’t know a damn thing about him. Now, I could probably hold my own in a bullshit bar argument about him.

  • sterg says:

    Bravo! Are we going to get a week on The Heap sometime in the future?

  • Mikester says:

    Sterg – I don’t own enough Heap to fill a week, but I did do a Heap post a few years back! (Click on the pics there to enlarge them.)

  • Ben says:

    Hey who ya gonna call? Looks like Dormaamu is teamed up with Slimer there