Marvel Super Heroes: What The ?!
Marvel vs. Capcom!
The Marvel heroes and Capcom superstars collide in a barbeque of brutality, with Man-Thing's head being BBQ'd as veggie burgers by Captain America.
Released online Sep 28, 2012.
Spotted by PTOR
Cover from Man-Thing Vol 2 #1 T-shirt
From Junk-Food Clothing, in previews for May 2013
Spotted by PTOR
Cover from Marvel Premiere #28 T-shirt
From Junk-food T-shirts. In Previews for January 2013
Spotted by PTOR
Heroclix: Man-thing and
Howard the Duck Duo
Part of the Amazing Spider-Man HeroClix set, this super-rare duo figure is expected February 2013.
Manny also gets a new solo figure (#033) as part of the set.
Spotted by me at Wikipedia
Jeff Parker (w) Carlo Pagulayan & Wellinton Alves (a) Cover by Francesco FrancavillaTS.
Route 616 continues with a nightmare at the nexus of realities! Betty needs to save the future, but The Man-Thing stands in her way! The Mad Thinker retools the ECHELON soldiers! Red She-Hulk versus Green She-Hulk!
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
Shipping June 2013
Spotted by PTOR who asks So, this is Jeff Parker writing Manny - but AFTER Frank Cho's Wolverine story. Are they both the same Manny? Will this one speak? Will it all depend on what happens in Savage Wolverine? Which one takes place first? Do you know the way to San Jose? Why am I asking you all these questions?
#1 (to/and??) #4 (2013)
The Savage Land holds many secrets, among them what could be the key to resurrection... but at what cost? A mountain shaped like a seated Manny (with obvious head) is in #1 and is the heart of the whole mystery of the first story arc concerning Shanna the She-Devil and Wolverine's adventures on Savage island. #4 sees the entrance of Man-Thing in "person".
Cost - $3.99
#4 details spotted by me, Issue #1 details provided by PTOR
A fitting time for the new Man-Thing.
Man-Thing had a supporting role in the Thunderbolts after Jeff Parker took over writing the series from issue 138, using the opportunity to alter the membership of the team and making use of Man-Thing. Prior to events in this series our favourite Muck Monster had been shown being arrested by H.A.M.M.E.R. in issue 10 of Dark Avengers. Parker decided that the authorities had realized that Manny is too powerful a creature to be left out on the loose, so he was drafted into the Thunderbolts. Man-Thing fulfills a lead logistics role, with the team using his link to the Nexus of all realities as a means of transport to get them where ever they needed to go.
In most issues Man-Thing played a background role, but Parker portrayed him in a rather wistful manner, including echo's from Ted's life and hints of hidden depths, which often gave his usually impulsive team members pause for thought. Parker also expanded the Man-Thing mythos, setting up in issue #162 a major turning-point for Manny, with the reveal finally arriving in issue #176.
When the saga came to an end in Dark Avengers #183 the team broke up and Man-Thing returned to the Nexus of Realities, intent on finding his place in the world a changed creature; as Parker described to Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources Man-Thing can now talk and think clearly. That was something Kev [Walker] was pushing for early on, when he started speaking to me. I'd really like to do a new Man-Thing comic, I have ideas that would make it a different kind of book. I established the universal language he speaks to explain that everyone hears him differently, so he could never be written wrong.
I think the changes made worked well in the context of a team focused book where the technique of having each character hear him speak in a different way got a good work-out. The recent publication of the last Steve Gerber written Man-Thing story (Infernal Man-Thing) means it would actually be a fitting time to retire the mindless empath which Steve made his own in his classic stories with the character.
The strength of Steve's work with Manny has meant previous revamps of the character have been quick to fade away so for this new incarnation to stick for the long-term a few other writers will have to show a willingness to use him. I sincerely hope that some do.
Older appearances in the bibliographies, those of you who want to track down appearances from the last few years check these pages: