Man-Thing: hyphen. Swamp Thing: no hyphen.

§ February 19th, 2012 § Filed under pal plugging § 2 Comments

So hey, what’s up with this little guy?

Why, that’s an enlarged detail from one of the drawings by pal Tom Foxmarnick that appears in the February 2012 issue of ImagineFX, currently on the stands! It has a nice full-color two-page spread of Tom’s work, and well worth checking out.

I’ve featured Tom’s art on this site before, which you may remember from the most terrifying MODOK-variation of all time, or this pic of Swamp Thing and Man-Thing wreaking some havoc. You can also see more of his work on his Deviantart page, or, if you bought that horror anthology Taboo, you can read his story “Check-Out Time in #2, or “39th and Norton” in #7. Or you can catch his work in pretty much any issue of CARtoons from the ’80s through the ’90s.

Anyway, Tom’s a swell guy, and I’ve always enjoyed his fine cartooning, so I’m always happy to plug it whenever the opportunity arises.

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Speaking of pal-plugging, pal Cathy has put together the final word on all you people out there who consistently misspell Spider-Man. Yeah, that’s right, I’m talking about you. If you’re having trouble remembering if “Spider-Man” requires a hyphen, then print out this informative cartoon and, I don’t know, glue it to the inside of your car’s windshield or something. And learn well from it, my friends…learn very well.

2 Responses to “Man-Thing: hyphen. Swamp Thing: no hyphen.”

  • That cartoon is as adorable as it is informative.

    It irks me (to a moderate degree) whenever I see the lack of a hyphen for Spider-man.
    Plus the missing hyphen KILLS Spidey-related web-searches!

    However, I will admit to being one who will place a hyphen on names such as Bat-Man and Iron-Man.

    I think those would be proper uses of the hyphen, even though the trademarked names might not use them.

    But maybe I’m just a dumb-ass (see? hyphen! I’m hyphen-happy).


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