(May 1975)

Marvel, 1974 Series
Volume:
1
Price:
0.50 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Editing:
Len Wein
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Squarebound
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

Issue Notes

Corrected date by Bruno Andreacchi (http://errors.comics.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4191)


["Panic in the city..."] (Table of Contents)

Man-Thing / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Frank Brunner (signed)
Inks:
Frank Brunner (signed)
Colors:
Frank Brunner ?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino ?

Genre:
horror-suspense; satire-parody
Characters:
Man-Thing
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Garko the Man-frog from the story "Frog Death!" is called Gorko on the cover

The Kid's Night Out! [Part 1] (Table of Contents)

Man-Thing / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Gerber
Pencils:
Ed Hannigan; Ron Wilson
Inks:
Frank Springer
Colors:
Phil Rachelson [as P. Rache]
Letters:
Tom Orzechowski [as Tom Orz]

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Man-Thing; Oliver Winshed; Marie Winshed; Samuel Pinder; Elinore Pinder; Margaret Pinder; Lewis Milner; Alice Rimes
Synopsis:
Prejudice and hypocrisy plays a big part in a kids death.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Page count changed according to Bruno Andreacchi's error report (http://errors.comics.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4189)

Part 2 Paper Legacy! (Table of Contents)

Man-Thing / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Gerber
Pencils:
Ed Hannigan; Ron Wilson
Inks:
Frank Springer
Colors:
Phil Rachelson [as P. Rache]
Letters:
Tom Orzechowski [as Tom Orz]

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Man-Thing; Edmund Winshed; Lewis Milner; Alice Rimes; Miss Simmons
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Continued from "The Kid's Night Out!".
Sequence information provided by Bruno Andreacchi (http://errors.comics.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4189)

Part 3 The Final Silence (Table of Contents)

Man-Thing / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Gerber; Annette Kawecki (co-script, page 5 in this sequence)
Pencils:
John Buscema (p 1); Ed Hannigan; Ron Wilson
Inks:
Frank Springer
Colors:
Phil Rachelson [as P. Rache]
Letters:
Tom Orzechowski [as Tom Orz]

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Man-Thing; Oliver Winshed; Marie Winshed; Samuel Pinder; Elinore Pinder; Margaret Pinder; Lewis Milner; Alice Rimes; Mr. Dannon
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Continued from "Part 2 Paper Legacy". Concluded in this story.
Sequence information provided by Bruno Andreacchi (http://errors.comics.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4189)
Pencils credit for Buscema from Mike Burkey via the GCD Error Tracker (http://errors.comics.org/show_bug.cgi?id=7283), 2 July 2011.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Mail-Things! / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Gerber (replies)
Pencils:
Alfredo Alcala
Inks:
Alfredo Alcala
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Man-Thing; Jennifer Kale; Korrek; Dakimh

Indexer Notes

includes letters from David F. Godwin, Bill Warren, C.L.W., Stan Timmons and Marvel Value Stamp #36 (Ancient One)

Frog Death! (Table of Contents)

Howard the Duck / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Gerber
Pencils:
Frank Brunner
Inks:
Frank Brunner
Colors:
Frank Brunner
Letters:
Tom Orzechowski [as Tom Orz]

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Howard the Duck; Garko the Man-frog; Mr. Hooper; Joe; Mike
Synopsis:
Howard the Duck falls through the dimensions back to Earth and must face Garko the Man-frog.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Howard the Duck's first solo appearance. Spin-off from Man-Thing #1 (first series). Carl Barks credited as "spiritual guide."

I Entered the...Doorway to Doom! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)
Job Number:
T-459

Characters:
unnamed Russian (only appearance)
Synopsis:
A Russian farmer becomes a gold miner and uncovers a doorway into a dimension of malevolent beings. When the army comes for the man's gold they ignore his warnings to leave the doorway and are destroyed, leaving the man to reseal the portal, determined to open it again if democracy does not come soon.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

The Man With No Past (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely
Inks:
Joe Maneely
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Characters:
Alan Ohm; Fred; Dr. Trent
Synopsis:
A claustrophobic artist seeks help from a psychiatrist and it turns out he has no memories from more than one year before.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Panic in the city..."]
    Man-Thing
  2. 1. The Kid's Night Out! [Part 1]
    Man-Thing
  3. 2. Part 2 Paper Legacy!
    Man-Thing
  4. 3. Part 3 The Final Silence
    Man-Thing
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Mail-Things!
  6. 5. Frog Death!
    Howard the Duck
  7. 6. I Entered the...Doorway to Doom!
  8. 7. The Man With No Past
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Per Sandell
  • Darrel McCann
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Fredrik Ekman
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Steven Tice
  • Ramon Schenk