Marvel Comics celebrates 50 years of the swamp creature Man-Thing

Marvel Comics celebrates 50 years of the swamp creature Man-Factor

It’s the fiftieth anniversary of Marvel’s favourite swamp monster, and the writer is marking the event with a sequence of three new one-shots from Steve Orlando and numerous artists. Avengers: Curse of the Man-Factor hit cabinets this week, and finds the author in prime type.

Orlando has spent a few years at DC Comics — with numerous indie work on the aspect. That is amongst his first work at Marvel, although, and he pulls out all of the monster horror stops, with artist Francesco Mobili and colorist Guru-eFX delivering a painterly fashion good for the style. It’s big.

What else is occurring within the pages of our favourite comics? We’ll inform you. Welcome to Monday Funnies, Polygon’s weekly checklist of the books that our comics editor loved this previous week. It’s half society pages of superhero lives, half studying suggestions, half “look at this cool art.” There could also be some spoilers. There might not be sufficient context. However there might be nice comics. (And should you missed the final version, learn this.)


Hordeculture, a group of female septuagenarian mad scientists argue with a protege about how dangerous her plan to destroy humanity is, in Avengers: Curse of the Man-Thing #1, Marvel Comics (2021).

Picture: Steve Orlando, Francesco Mobili/Marvel Comics

Probably the most Orlando-y contact to Cruse of the Man-Factor is bringing in Hordeculture, the Golden-Ladies-Meets-Mad-Science-Ecoterrorist group that debuted in X-Males in 2019, because the inciting drive of the story. Nice stuff.

Doc Hynes explains his theory about UFO sightings and his hope that it’ll bring about world peace, as he eats pie in a diner with an FBI agent. Smaller inset panels illustrate him unwrapping his writing from a carefully folded foil packet, to “keep the flipping bad guys from finding out what I’m writing,” in The Department of Truth #7, Image Comics (2021).

Picture: James Tynion IV, Tyler Boss/Picture Comics

What can I say, I’m nonetheless actually having fun with The Division of Reality, as author James Tynion IV welcomes in visitor artists for just a few between-arc points to look at particular conspiracy theories — and the way they got here to be within the actuality of The Division of Reality, the place if sufficient folks imagine a factor it actually turns into actual. However this inset panel factor that artist Tyler Boss is doing right here? Catnip to us comics folks.

“Sif — please. I understand,” says Beta Ray Bill, looking at his own reflection: Orange, with a distended snout tipped by exposed teeth like a horse skull. “I am not blind.” He leaves the room sadly, in Beta Ray Bill #1, Marvel Comics (2021).

Picture: Daniel Warren Johnson/Marvel Comics

Additionally it is my skilled comics opinion that noooooo simply let Beta Ray Invoice be pleased nooooo don’t give him crippling self-image points regarding the sacrifice he made to at all times have a monstrous type nooooooo 🙁

“So, Marius. This group has some real... issues, don’t they?” Marius continues staring at the fire silently like a real creepo. “Always a pleasure chatting with you, perrepatae,” Fenris says sarcastically as he walks away, in Dragon Age: Dark Fortress #1, Dark Horse Comics (2021).

Picture: Nunzio DeFilippis, Christina Weir, Fernando Heinz Furukawa/Darkish Horse Comics

Can’t watch for the subsequent drip of Dragon Age 4 content material from Bioware? Effectively, Darkish Horse has a brand new arc of what’s now principally a semi-recurrent ongoing Dragon Age sequence, with its personal set of characters and motivations.

Additionally, Fenris, you frolicked with Hawke and all of Hawke’s pals for like 10 years, dude.

On a NYC subway platform, J. Jonah Jameson badgers Silk to be his bodyguard for a while. She reluctantly agrees in Silk #1, Marvel Comics (2021).

Picture: Maurene Goo, Takeshi Miyazawa/Marvel Comics

Cindy Moon is again because the spider-hero Silk in Marvel Comics. It’s an excellent debut concern, with enjoyable and snappy stuff from author Maurene Goo, and clear, energetic artwork from Takeshi Miyazawa. Additionally, Cindy lives the nightmare of any journalist: She by chance publishes an unedited story reside on the web site.

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