So anyway, have I shown you this Man-Thing sticker from 1975?

§ June 20th, 2014 § Filed under giant-size man-thing, trading cards § 14 Comments

That’s the joke you’re going with, 1970s-era Marvel and / or Topps? Well, okay then.

14 Responses to “So anyway, have I shown you this Man-Thing sticker from 1975?”

  • Jer says:

    Is that really what was on the sticker originally, or is that a photoshop joke?

  • Mikester says:

    That is, honest to God, what is on the sticker, direct from my scanner to your eyes.

  • Daniel T says:

    Isn’t that the set of stickers where Shang-Chi talks about aspirin?

  • IT says:

    The shower then proceeds to run away screaming, its curtains fluttering as it flees.

  • ExistentialMan says:

    Well that’s certainly a twist on the phrase “Go $%#& yourself!”

  • Please tell me someone has posted an entire set of these stickers online. Because I could use a giggle.

  • Steve says:

    Ah, fond memories! I used to have a few of these when I was a kid.

    And Tony, some have been posted online:

  • Steve says:

    There was also apparently a second series of stupendous superhero stickers in ’76:


  • Snark Shark says:

    Why WOULD a Swamp Creature SHOWER in the first place?

    Clearly, he prefers BATHS.

  • Thom H. says:

    Also, why is Man-Thing in prison? This is a prison rape joke, right?

  • Dave-El says:

    “…and that is how I came to be known as ‘Man Thing’.”

  • philfromgermany says:

    He looks like he is in need of a shower and some conditioner. Whatever knows lye slips at the touch of the Man-Thing.

  • Snark Shark says:

    “Also, why is Man-Thing in prison? This is a prison rape joke, right?”

    No, I think they intended it as a “he looks like the man-thing because he doesn’t have soap and can’t wash himself” joke.

    I wonder what Steve Gerber would think of this!

  • Rex Dart says:

    Really, I think it’s just “Man-Thing looks like he’s stooping down to pick up something out of the water,” and the Topps writer going on from there.

    That seems to be one of two main comedy sources for these stickers:
    1. Take the character’s pose and give an alternate explanation for his unusual stance.
    2. Work in a catchphrase, usually involving some then-current advertising campaign.

    But, heck, they worked for me when I was 5!