Comics
Published December 18, 2020

Marvel Celebrates 50 Fearsome Years of Man-Thing with a New Comic Series and Haunting Variant Covers

Steve Orlando makes his Marvel Comics debut as the blockbuster celebration of Man-Thing’s 50th anniversary kicks off this March!

Announced earlier today by horror website Bloody Disgusting, Marvel will honor the 50th anniversary of Man-Thing with a new series this March. The horror comics icon will star in AVENGERS: CURSE OF THE MAN-THING #1, the start of a three-part Marvel Universe-spanning saga that will redefine one of Marvel’s most unique characters for a new age. Critically-acclaimed writer Steve Orlando (Martian Manhunter, Batman, Wonder Woman) makes his Marvel Comics debut with the series, joined by rising star artist Francesco Mobili (OLD MAN HAWKEYE). Each issue will focus on a different corner of the Marvel Universe, starting with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.

Avengers: Curse of the Man-Thing #1
AVENGERS: CURSE OF THE MAN-THING (2021) #1

For decades, the Man-Thing has haunted the Florida Everglades. Now a new enemy has hijacked his body on a quest to take his incendiary abilities global! The Marvel Universe wakes to fear as gargantuan monoliths menace cities worldwide, with only the Avengers standing between the population of Earth and a planetwide inferno. Can they save Man-Thing in time to douse the fires? And does the man inside the thing, Ted Sallis, even want to be saved? All this plus a sensational new villain designed by Marvel’s Stormbreaker Carmen Carnero await readers in the exciting opening tale that will kick off an unforgettable journey for Man-Thing and your favorite Marvel heroes including the X-Men, Spider-Man, and more!

AVENGERS: CURSE OF THE MAN-THING (2021) #1
AVENGERS: CURSE OF THE MAN-THING (2021) #1

“It's a huge honor to be asked to make my debut as part of a character's anniversary. There's an incredible amount of faith and opportunity there, and it's something I never take lightly!” Orlando told Bloody Disgusting in an exclusive interview. “It is honestly amazing to be welcomed to Marvel and tell this nailbiter of a story that's going to remind people just how unique Man-Thing is. He'll be better positioned than ever to shock and scare readers and villains alike, but first he'll have to survive an attack that cuts him to his core and sets the Marvel Universe ablaze.”

AVENGERS: CURSE OF THE MAN-THING (2021) #1
AVENGERS: CURSE OF THE MAN-THING (2021) #1

“If you like Super Heroes and the supernatural, you’ll LOVE this high-octane celebration of one of Marvel’s strangest characters,” Editor Mark Paniccia said. “It feels like its own big event. And Steve’s epic story will reveal, amongst other things, an unexpected new dimension of the Marvel Universe.”

AVENGERS: CURSE OF THE MAN-THING (2021) #1
AVENGERS: CURSE OF THE MAN-THING (2021) #1
Harrower characters design
Harrower character design by Carmen Carnero

March will also see some of your favorite Marvel heroes transformed into outrageous Man-Thing personas on stunning variant covers by today’s best artists including Superlog, Bernard Chang, Greg Land, Sara Pichelli, and more! Check out the first three in the gallery below and be on the lookout for more Man-Thing variant cover reveals in the coming weeks.

Since his creation by Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, Gerry Conway, and Gray Morrow in 1971’s SAVAGE TALES #1, the misunderstood swamp monster has taught readers the true meaning of fear in thought-provoking tales by legendary creators such as Steve Gerber and R.L. Stine. Prepare to burn at the Man-Thing’s touch once again when AVENGERS: CURSE OF THE MAN-THING # hits stands this March.

For the latest news on Man-Thing, March announcements, and more, stay tuned to Marvel.com!

1/
CAPTAIN MARVEL #27 CAPTAIN MARVEL-THING VARIANT COVER by BERNARD CHANG

Related

AVENGERS UNITED INFINITY COMIC (2023) #21 artwork by Davide Tinto

Comics

'Avengers United' Marks the Beginning of the End for the Avengers' Cosmic Arc

The terrible truth of 'The Dead Moon' looms as Derek Landy and Davide Tinto kick off the final cosmic arc of 'Avengers United Infinity Comic' with issue #21.

AVENGERS (2016) #685 page by Jim Zub, Mark Waid, Al Ewing, Paco Medina, and Juan Vlasco

Comics

Meet the Black Swans, the Heralds of the Multiverse's Doom

Who are the Black Swans? On the heels of their reappearance in 'G.O.D.S.' #5, rediscover this group of powerful Multiversal beings and their role in 'Secret Wars.'

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (2022) #39 cover by John Romita Jr.

Comics

'Amazing Spider-Man: Gang War' Arrives Early on Marvel Unlimited

The first half of 'Gang War' becomes available today in a special accelerated release on Marvel Unlimited.

SPIDER-PUNK: ARMS RACE (2024) #1 cover by Takashi Okazaki

Comics

February 28's New Marvel Comics: The Full List

Rock out with Spider-Punk, behold the end of 'Gang War,' celebrate the Women of Marvel, and more in this week's comics!