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Published January 7, 2021

Fear the Horror of the Man-Thing in 'Spider-Man: Curse of the Man-Thing'

Spider-Man joins the fray as Steve Orlando’s three-part saga rages on!

Marvel is honoring the 50th anniversary of Man-Thing with a new series! Starting last month on Marvel Unlimited with AVENGERS: CURSE OF THE MAN-THING #1, the three-part, Marvel Universe-spanning event will continue this month with SPIDER-MAN: CURSE OF THE MAN-THING #1. In this installment, critically-acclaimed writer Steve Orlando (Martian Manhunter, Batman, Wonder Woman) will be joined by artist Alberto Foche (Dan Dare), who makes his Marvel Comics debut with an unforgettable tale.

Spider-Man: Curse of the Man-Thing
SPIDER-MAN: CURSE OF THE MAN-THING (2021) #1 Cover by Daniel Acuña

Ted Sallis AKA Man-Thing’s supernatural abilities have been pirated thanks to the new Marvel villain, Harrower, a zealot intent on clearing humanity off the board so a new species can get a shot at the top. The world burns and fear is the accelerant! Meanwhile, Peter Parker AKA Spider-Man races across New York desperate to avert disaster and find the one man that just might be able to get through to Man-Thing -- his former colleague Curt Connors AKA the Lizard! But deep within the Man-Thing’s psyche, it’s Spider-Man that discovers something he never expected: a devilish secret, and a doctor seeking redemption.

“SPIDER-MAN: CURSE OF THE MAN-THING picks up the second, explosive chapter of our anniversary celebration as cities across the world fall prey to Man-Thing's fire, and the best hope for stopping the blaze rests with not just Spider-Man, but one of this oldest foes: the Lizard,” Orlando said. “What a blast to watch Man-Thing take Manhattan, and to see both Peter Parker and Miles Morales step up to the plate to defend their city against fear!”

Spider-Man Curse of the Man-Thing variant cover
SPIDER-MAN: CURSE OF THE MAN-THING (2021) #1 Variant Cover by Nick Bradshaw

“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.”

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 with SPIDER-MAN: CURSE OF THE MAN-THING #1, now available to read on Marvel Unlimited!

For the latest news on all upcoming comic releases, stay tuned to Marvel.com!

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