Monday, January 12, 2009


Far be it from me to question the cover copy of a 34-year-old Marvel comic, but I have a hard time believing anyone asked, let alone demanded that Man-Thing battle Spider-Man, Daredevil, The Thing and Shang-Chi simultaneously.

13 comments:

kromelizard said...

I don't know. People say some crazy ass things in letter columns. "You" might just mean Bill Loviscek from Des Moines.

Shep said...

I like how Manny is using DareDevil as a club.

Michael Hoskin said...

Good thing that no one demanded it, 'cause that's not what they got. It was not a dream, not an imaginary story, but a hoax.

Scott said...

I'm sure they got trippy letters about how "Duuude, Man-Thing should just fuck everyone up!" all the time back in the day. And probably a contact high when they opened the envelope.

snell said...

Well, I would have demanded it, had I been reading comics at the time...

LurkerWithout said...

Chris Sims is too young, but given access to a time machine and a post office...

George Galuschak said...

You can tell it's the 70's because Spider Man has the underarm webbing.

mordicai said...

But he's the most startling of ALL the slime creatures!

Also, heart underarm webbing.

Wild Goose said...

I like how Spidey fights by gently squirting a little web fluid on top of Man-Thing's head.

Tristan said...

Man thing vs. Swamp Thing
Versus blog leaves me wanting.

Tristan said...

Also, "gently squirting".

The Pretentious Fool said...

I did not demand it, but would have if I had known it was possible.

caleb said...

I don't know. People say some crazy ass things in letter columns. "You" might just mean Bill Loviscek from Des Moines.

That's a good point. Maybe Marvel should reprint the letters pages in their Essential collections...


Good thing that no one demanded it, 'cause that's not what they got. It was not a dream, not an imaginary story, but a hoax.

Yeah, it's pretty cruel. If there was someone who demanded that, they must have been pretty psyched to see that cover...and then pretty crushed when they found out it was just a couple of panels of some demons impersonating those four...