Dave Galanter
December 1st 1969 - December 12th 2020
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Subj: Avengers: Curse Of The Man-Thing #1...
Posted: Sat Apr 03, 2021 at 06:32:32 pm EDT (Viewed 117 times)

Avengers: Curse Of The Man-Thing 001
> BURN AT THE TOUCH OF THE HARROWER! Critically acclaimed writer Steve Orlando (Martian Manhunter, Batman, Wonder Woman) makes his Marvel debut with a blockbuster celebration of MAN-THING’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY! For decades, the Man-Thing has haunted the Florida Everglades. Now a new enemy has hijacked his body on a quest to take his incendiary abilities global! We wake to fear as gargantuan monoliths menace cities worldwide, with only the AVENGERS standing between the population of Earth and a planetwide inferno. Can they save Man-Thing in time to douse the fires? And does the man inside the thing, TED SALLIS, even want to be saved? Introducing a sensational new villain, THE HARROWER! PART 1 of 3!

Finally! A presentation more akin to the preferrable character interpretation from AGES ago, long before he became part of the Thunderbolts! Yay. Sure, it had the disgusting Krakoan element of the Hordeculture old bitties but beggars can't be choosers and at least Man-Thing isn't yacking it up on a studio set. At least their connection is the intro of Harrower, who is suitably powerful and intriguing enough, at the start, to take on the A team. And sure it was very annoying continuity that the story includes Blade but not the perturbingly precidented pill: Boy-Thing. On the plus side for a change, the daywalker is part of the current Avengers full first string for a non-Event mission. The art is better than decent, as is working in the homage to past Caps. It was so promising to see Ted Sallis' "trapped" soul properly complicated, conflicted, and conversing with Cap. And then Ted's final splash page comment that surprisingly served as a canon-shocking ending for this somewhat generic/redundant global plant-based crisis to top things off.

It is odd to imagine how Spidey and Lizard would reasonably factor in next ish. However, comicbookroundup's current 7.1-8.2 rating seems about the right rating range.


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