Thursday, March 9, 2017
But someone at Marvel, in a stroke of genius, decided to recruit the master of horror for young readers, R.L. Stine, to offer his take on Marvel's swamp creature.
But don't this really isn't a juvenile approach to the character - it's a fresh (and often surprising) take, as the Man-Thing takes on Hollywood - and a surprising opponent.
And for readers new to the character, you get a nifty recap of the character's origin story.
Best of all, the story actually includes quite a bit of humor - the ingredient Gerber also mastered.
The comic also includes a mini-horror story as a backup, giving the series a Silver Age / Goosebumps feel.
The art by German Peralta (and color art by Rachelle Rosenburg) is lush and atmospheric.
It's a solid start (and a great re-start) for this classic character!