Who would have thought that the intersection of all of realities is in Florida’s swamps. Introduced in Strange Tales #1 (1971) by Steve Gerber, Roy Thomas, Gerry Conway and Gray Morrow, Man-Thing would go from being just another one of Marvel’s Monsters to the guardian of the Nexus of All-Reality. Ted Sallis was once a researcher trying to create a new Super-Soldier formula in Florida when he lab was attacked by terrorists AIM. He fled and injected the formula into himself and fell into the swamp lands. The combination of the formula and the mystic properties of the Nexus nearby fused the swamp with Sallis’ body and thus created Man-Thing.
For many year after Strange Tales ending Man-thing was regulated to guess starring. This is mainly due to the fact that he can’t leave the Nexus for long periods of time without someone trying to He has a long-time friendship with Howard the Duck. He was one of the Thunderbolt that Luke Cage ran using the Nexus to help them teleport. He has recently joined a zombie Dum Dum Dugan Howling Commandos.
Surprisingly enough, Man-Thing has had a few figure over the years. Cause he doesn’t change his form, it are mainly done with a different artist interpretation.
Recommend Figure: Hasbro Marvel Legends Marvel Knight Man-Thing Wave Man-Thing BAF
- Man-Thing is a character that can’t change the way he looks, usually a humanoid shape giant covered in vines and swamp-like pants. He mainly consistent is his red eye and the nose like thing on his head.
- Why you need it for your collection?:
- Man-Thing is one of those character I really can’t recommend getting because he doesn’t really fall into one category. However, if you’re like me you want to get as many character as you can. While TB one is nice, the coming Man-Thing BAF is much better representation of the massive character that Man-Thing is. Horror fan, Thunderbolts, Dr. Strange and Legion of Monsters needed this
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