There's a deluge of Man-Thing at the moment; perhaps the Nexus of Realities
has sprung a leak...
Manny shows up on the cover of the 20th-anniversary issue, with original Thunderbolts artist Mark Bagley and writer Kurt Busiek helping out Jim Zub and Jon Malin. The story will feature the return of Jolt, not sure about Manny...
Due February 2017
Spotted by Guillaume.
The New York Times broke the news that Manny will return in a series beginning in March 2017, written by R. L. Stine, the author of the "Goosebumps" novellas for children. For Mr. Stine, 73, writing the five-issue series is something of a lifelong dream. 'My first ambition was to be a comic book artist,# he said. 'I started doing these little comic books in the fourth grade: ‘Super Stooge,’ the dumbest hero on earth.' Though he shared the stories with his classmates, he quickly realized he had no talent for illustration. 'I was terrible,' he said. 'I had no choice but to be a writer.' The new Man-Thing series, with covers by Tyler Crook and interior artwork by German Peralta and Daniel Johnson, is inspired by the iconic horror comics of the 1950s like Tales From the Crypt, of which Mr. Stine was a big fan. Marvel offered Mr. Stine several characters, but he quickly settled on Man-Thing because of his fondness for swamp monsters, which have been frequent characters in "Goosebumps" stories. Despite being a horror series — aimed at teenagers and older — Mr. Stine hopes to bring some comedy. "I’m going to do a lot of action and a lot of great violence and make it creepy, but I’m going to make it funny at the same time," he said. "It’s what I try to do in my books." In the first story, Man-Thing heads to Burbank, Calif., wondering why he is not starring in a major motion picture. In the new series Man-Thing will no longer be mute. "He can talk and he’s very sarcastic," Mr. Stine noted.)
Spotted by Joseph Pauley on the Facebook.
Old Man Logan #14 & 15
Jeff Lemire (w) • Filipe Andrade (a)
Cover by Andrea Sorrentino
Logan will have to team up with the supernatural Howling Commandos (including Manny) to unravel the mystery of why Jubilee has disappeared…but is he prepared for what this investigation will uncover? Follow the old man to Romania and find out!
Due December 2016
Spotted by Guillaume.
The name was revealed at Marvel's Diamond Retailer Summit presentation 1 Sepember 2016. Cullen Bunn will write the series, joined by artists Salvador Larocca, Leinil Yu, Steve McNiven, Greg Land, and Adam Kubert. As Manny was one of the stars in the black-and-white horror magazine Marvel published in the mid-1970s of the same name it's possible he'll make an appearance in this, but there's been no sightings yet.
Due Juanuary 2017
Spotted by Rickey Price on the Facebook.
Spyder-Knight & Man-Thing
A Marvel Minimates - Walgreens Two Pack (Wave 2.5)
Man Thing is a member of SHIELD's Howling Commandos. This "big guy," overwhelms the enemy with his plant-based powers. Released summer 2016.
Hulk: Where Monsters Dwell (October 21, 2016)
This Hallow's eve, Nightmare is bent on conquering our waking world by crossing through the Dream Dimension, and converting each dreamer into a monster! Can Dr. Strange, Hulk, and the Howling Commandoes (including Manny) hold the line and put an end to his nefarious scheme?
Hulk: Where Monsters Dwell will be released oon itunes. The film is directed by Mitch Schaur and written by Marty Isenberg and Dave McDermott. It stars Fred Tatasciore as Hulk, Jesse Burch as Bruce Banner, Liam O'Brien as Stephen Strange/Doctor Strange, Edward Bosco as Warwolf and Minotaur, Chiara Zanni as Nina Price/Vampire by Night, Mike Vaughn as Zombie Jasper Sitwell, Louis Tomeo as Man-Thing, Matthew Waterson as Nightmare, and Michael Robles as Benito.