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Man-Thing Joins Marvel Contest of Champions

Dr. Ted Sallis has many names…The Bog-Monster, Man-Object, Swamp Walker, Vagornus Koth, Protector of the Nexus of All Realities, but he’s better known as Man-Thing. Make way as Man-Thing oozes into The Contest on Kabam’s Marvel Contest of Champions.

The Man-Thing was once the brilliant biochemist Dr. Ted Sallis. While working for S.H.I.E.L.D. to replicate the Super Soldier Serum, Dr. Sallis was forced to flee due to an A.I.M. plot to steal his work. Injecting himself with the only remaining sample of his serum before crashing his car into the swamp while on the run. Rather than dying from that crash, he was reformed into a creature made of the swamp itself, The Man-Thing!

The Champion’s spotlight is here if you’d like to know about this character’s abilities and stats.

SDCC Convention Exclusive Jaws Eating Quint and Man-Thing Funko Pops are On Sale Online Now

Man-Thing Pop! Vinyl Bobble Head – 2019 Convention Exclusive

Funko / Entertainment Earth Convention Exclusive! Fresh out of the Florida Everglades, Marvel’s Man-Thing is joining the ranks of Funko’s Pop! Vinyl figures! This beautifully detailed Man-Thing Pop! Vinyl Bobble Head – 2019 Convention Exclusive features a forward-bobbling head, measures about 3 3/4-inches tall, and comes packaged in a window display box. Don’t let it get away! 

Jaws Eating Quint Deluxe Pop! Vinyl Figure – 2019 Convention Exclusive

Funko / Entertainment Earth Convention Exclusive! “This shark, swallow you whole.” Capture the moment Quint’s own words came true with the Jaws Eating Quint Deluxe Pop! Vinyl Figure – 2019 Convention Exclusive! Inspired by Steven Spielberg’s landmark film Jaws, this remarkable figure depicts Quint’s bloody end as he’s swallowed by Bruce the shark. You’re gonna need a bigger shelf for this massive Pop! Vinyl that measures approximately 10-inches long x 5-inches tall! It comes packaged in a window display box.

SDCC 2019: Funko Delivers Man-Thing, Gamora, Wong, and Minn-Erva

San Diego Comic-Con is about a month away and the exclusive reveals are rolling in. Funko has shown off some of what we’ll be seeing at the show with a Marvel focus. There’ll also be a limited quantity available through retailers.

This year’s exclusives include Gamora who will be available at Hot Topic.

SDCC 2019 Marvel Funko Pop! Gamora

Man-Thing will be available from Entertainment Earth.

SDCC 2019 Marvel Funko Pop! Man-Thing

A cinematic version of Wong will be available through Walgreens.

SDCC 2019 Marvel Funko Pop! Wong

Minn-Erva will be available through GameStop.

SDCC 2019 Marvel Funko Pop! Minn-Erva

Preview: Man-Thing #3

Man-Thing #3

(W) R. L. Stine (A) German Peralta, Daniel Johnson (CA) Tyler Crook
Rated T+
In Shops: Apr 26, 2017
SRP: $3.99

INTO THE NEXUS OF ALL REALITIES!

THE NEXUS OF ALL REALITIES is opened and the protector of the Nexus, the OLDFATHER, is missing! The only one who can restore balance to the swamp is MAN-THING, but all MAN-THING wants is to return to his human form. Can he overcome his desire for normalcy to save the swamp? Or will he get what he wished for, but at a cost? With a horror backup from R.L. STINE and KATE NIEMCZYK (MOCKINGBIRD)! You’ll want to check out THIS feminist agenda…

Preview: Man-Thing #2

Man-Thing #2

(W) R. L. Stine (A) German Peralta, Christopher Mitten (CA) Tyler Crook
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Mar 29, 2017
SRP: $3.99

THE MUCK RUN AMUCK!

Back in his old swamp, MAN-THING is visited by an ally from his past, while struggling with his new status in life. But the swamp is less than welcoming, with every creature seemingly out to get him! Crocodiles, bats and mosquitoes – oh my! Will Man-Thing be able to restore the balance of the swamp and the cause of this calamity? Or will the forces that are affecting the swamp prove to be beyond his control? PLUS! Even more horror for your dollar! A terrible tale of ROAD RAGE, as told by R.L. STINE and CHRISTOPHER MITTEN.

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

We’re bringing back something we haven’t done for a while, what the team thinks. Our contributors are choosing up to five books each week and why they’re choosing the books.

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Paul

Top Pick: X-Men Prime #1 (Marvel) – Well it wasn’t looking good for awhile there.  It seemed that Marvel was giving up on the X-Men and moving on with other titles.  But, now we have ResurrXion and I am excited!  I can’t wait to see how it all begins here and see the new teams and books take shape.  Not a fan of some of the costume designs I’ve seen peeks of (I’m looking at Rachel Grey) but really cannot wait to see this new chapter take shape.

All-New X-Men #19 (Marvel) – Jean Grey is back and the gangs all here.  This has been a fun title and I’m sorry to see it end.  Yes, I know this team is coming back in X-Men Blue, I just hope it brings along the fun from this first book.  And I am excited to see it focus on the 5 original members (no offense to Idie, Laura and Evan).

Inhumans Prime #1 (Marvel) – I wasn’t at all happy that it looked like Marvel was going to sacrifice the X-Men and make the Inhumans the next “it” thing, but that seems to have all changed.  While I am very excited for the new X-Men books, I am a fan of the Inhumans and look forward to seeing what’s next for them.  The Royal family has left the throne and I’m hearing things about them heading out into space?  Yeah, definitely down for this one.

 

Alex

Top Pick: Divinity III: Stalinverse #4 (Valiant) – Alright, so I’ve already read this, and it’s fantastic. What’s got me excited is the thought of reading the issue without any watermarked art work because this is a beautiful looking issue, and a fantastic conclusion.

Voracious: Feeding Time #4 (Action Lab Entertainment/Action Lab: Danger Zone) – Another comic I’ve already read and loved, my reasons for picking this are very similar to Divinity III: Stalinverse #4 – I want to see the colours pop in print.

Aldous Spark #1 (Grenade Fire, Inc) – So this one’s a bit of a cheat, but it’s sat on my desktop right now waiting for me to read it for a review… and because I plan on doing that this week, and the comic looks pretty bloody awesome, I figured I’d have it as one of my top picks.

Ninjak #25 (Valiant) – It’s taken me awhile to get really excited for this series, and I’m not really sure why, but when I read the first part of The Seven Blades Of Master Darque something clicked and I was suddenly all in with Valiant’s purple clad ninja that blends James Bond with Batman. And swords.

Old Man Logan #20 (Marvel) – The last Marvel book still on my pull list is always going to find a spot here because I am an unashamed Wolverine fanboy. I make no excuses.

 

Joe

Top Pick: Animosity #6 (Aftershock) – This is one of my favorite comic books out in the entire medium, and I wish more people read it. An awesome story about a girl and her dog, and the downfall of humanity.

Dark Knight III: The Master Race #8 (DC Comics) – It hasn’t been all good, but I’ve enjoyed the last few. It feels just different and classic enough for me, even if it doesn’t touch the highs of the original legendary story.

Old Man Logan #20 (Marvel) – Lemire is done in a few issues, so I want to savor these. Also, we are almost at the past lives story arc which has me so excited. I love this book.

Moonshine #6 (Image) – This is such a crazy and original book. Moonshine, gangsters, romance, and werewolves. What isn’t there to like?

Booster Gold/The Flintstones Special #1 (DC Comics) – Mark Russell does amazing work on books like Prez, and The Flintstones, and now he’s giving us this odd gem among the other DC/Hanna-Barbera mashups.

 

Shay

Top Pick: Orphan Black Deviations #1 (IDW Publishing) – It’s a sci-fi bonanza , in a super sized cross over that’ll make the tv lover in you squeal with delight. It’s a 6 part arc and this is the very beginning of what I’m sure will be a lovely story!

Harley’s Little Black Book #6 (DC Comics) – Harley finds herself tossed out of a space ship and stranded with Lobos and his dog/food tester on a rainy planet, with minimal clothing. Hijiniks ensue in this over the top issue of Harley’s LBB .

Suicide Squad/Banana Splits Special #1 (DC Comics) – Yes, it is as silly as you think it is and yes you will laugh your butt off and love it as much as you think you will. It’s a mash-up you didn’t know you needed.

Inhumans Prime #1 (Marvel) – The bridge isn’t over, this is the super-sized issue that kicks it off. RESURRXION Starts now with the first issue in the arc that’ll connect IVX to whatever Marvel has planned next.

X-Men Prime #1 (Marvel) – The X-Men team have a little bridge of their own, Kitty Pryde is back, ready to lead & it’s time to rebuild.

 

Brett

Top Pick: Suicide Squad/Banana Splits Special #1 (DC Comics) – The concept is completely insane, but this is a comic that you didn’t know you need until you’ve read it. It’s off the wall fun and exactly what I was hoping for when DC Comics announced this series of mash-ups. The main story is solid, but the Snagglepuss story by Mark Russell with art by Howard Porter is perfection. Twisted fun that also reflects on the world.

Hook Jaw #4 (Titan Comics) – This is basically Jaws, except crazier, and I’m completely sucked in and sold on it.

Man-Thing #2 (Marvel) – I wasn’t completely sold on the first issue but the back-up story was top notch. I’m interested in seeing the second issue mostly because I have a better idea of what R.L. Stine is going for with this series so it won’t catch me off guard as much.

The Rift #3 (Red 5 Comics) – Time travel fun that’s a great twist on a Twilight Zone like story.

Rough Riders: Riders on the Storm #2 (Aftershock) – Historical figures come together in this weird twist on history. The first issue picks up where the first volume left off and it continues the fun. There’s lots of mysteries to answer and I want to see where this story takes us.

Around the Tubes

It was new comic book day yesterday. What’d folks get? What’d you enjoy? What didn’t you like? Sound off in the comments below!

While you decide on that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Around the Tubes

Kotaku – Six Years Later, Player Finds Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 Glitch That Makes Phoenix Weaker – Huh.

CBR – Logan Blu-Ray Will Contain Black & White Version Of The Film – Can’t wait to see this in black and white.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Newsarama – Man-Thing #1

Review: Man-Thing #1

After working for years, Man-Thing has regained his ability to speak and has taken Hollywood by storm…But when an ancient and mysterious danger threatens the swamp, Man-Thing is going to have to choose between his new life and celebrity, and the world he used to call home…

When it was announced that R. L. Stine was tackling Man-Thing I was beyond excited. I missed out on Stine’s popular prose books, but to see what could be done with this classic character had me intrigued. That probably worked against the comic which is both good and bad.

Man-Thing #1 has two stories in it. The first with art by German Peralta has Man-Thing in Hollywood where he’s trying to work as a movie monster. The concept is interesting but seeing a Man-Thing that’s speaking and aware really caught me off guard. It’s not bad and played in a B-movie sort of way it’s all fun in a goofy way. This isn’t the Man-Thing we’ve seen used as an interdimensional portal setting people on fire. There’s a bit more monster to it and a bit of a certain other green creature from another publisher. Again, it’s not bad, it’s just not what I expected. It definitely feels like Stine but caught me off guard. Really caught me off guard. And that’s probably why I had issues with the first half of the comic. It’s not bad, don’t get me wrong, it’s just not what I expected. Peralta’s art is solid and there’s great detail in the story, especially flashbacks. How some of the pages are laid out are really entertaining and enhances the horror vibe to it.

The second story though is more of what I was expecting. With art by Daniel Warren Johnson this is a straight up horror story that absolutely pays an homage to classics like the Twilight Zone. Evoking horror comics like EC Comics, the story involves a jealous suitor who covets a ring thinking it’ll bring him fame and fortune. Like those great stories there’s a lesson and it plays out like old horror comics. This second story is a bit more of what I expected. The look of it is fantastic, again evoking those EC horror comics of yesteryear. More of this please.

Man-Thing #1 is a bit of a mixed bag. Half isn’t what I expected and it’s still entertaining. But, what is presented caught me so off guard I was taken out of it a bit. The second half though nails the horror comic perfectly. It’s more of what I expected and wanted. Who knows what future issues will hold and maybe now I know what to expect I can enjoy it a bit more. If nothing else, even with a high profile writer things can still surprise.

Story: R. L. Stine Art: German Peralta, Daniel Johnson Cover Art: Tyler Crook
Story: 7.75 Art: 7.95 Overall: 7.75 Recommendation: Read

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

We’re bringing back something we haven’t done for a while, what the team thinks. Our contributors are choosing up to five books each week and why they’re choosing the books.

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Joe

Top Pick: Grass Kings #1 (BOOM! Studios) – Matt Kindt and Tyler Jenkins are delivering a series that looks like it would come from Image or Dark Horse, but instead it comes from BOOM! The publisher has had multiple great series, but this looks like the start of something new from them, and boy did they get a hell of a creative team behind this book. Kindt is one of my favorite creators, and with Jenkins on art, this series looks fantastic.

Man-Thing #1 (Marvel) – RL Stine writing a Marvel comic about that other Swamp Thing dude?! Hell yeah! It’s about time Ted aka Man-Thing got his due with a good updated comic, and Stine may just be the perfect voice for that. Let’s hope he writes more Marvel stories!

Low #16 (Image) – Remender’s had some amazing series lately, and this is another one. I cannot wait to see what the heck is going to happen since this book left on a pretty crazy cliffhanger. Time to see if what I think happened actually happened. Knowing Remender, it did.

Action Comics #975 (DC Comics) – That last Superman issue was wild. What a way to kick start the “Superman Reborn” arc. I won’t give much away, but Fake Clark Kent is something else. I mean that kind of literally. This dude doesn’t seem to be human, and just made more questions than answers.

Old Man Logan #19 (Marvel) – Lemire is leaving the series after #24, and that makes me sad. Brisson has massive shoes to fill, and I can’t wait to see how Lemire ends this with the “Past Lives” arc, but we are not quite there yet. I am always excited for Logan, especially anything from Lemire on this run. It’s so good!

 

Brett

Top Pick: Secret Coders Vol. 3: Secrets & Sequences (First Second) – Gene Luen Yang and Mike Homes returns with the third volume of his kids focused graphic novel series. What’s wonderful about the series is that it not only entertains but also teaches how to code. Even as an adult I find myself learning more and more with each volume. Yang has a knack for teaching complicated (and at times boring) material in an engaging and fun way.

California Dreamin’: Cass Elliot Before the Mamas & the Papas (First Second) – This graphic novel is a biography of Mama Cass and the 1960s New York Folk scene. A fantastic graphic novel from Pénélope Bagieu taking a look at a music icon.

Grass Kings #1 (BOOM! Studios) – A new series by Matt Kindt and Tyler Jenkins. Those two creators alone have gotten me to take notice. The concept of ” three brothers and rulers of a trailer park kingdom, a fiefdom of the hopeless and lost, of the desperate poor seeking a promised land” just makes it all the more awesome.

I Thought You Hated Me (Retrofit Comics/Big Planet Comics) – Retrofit/Big Planet puts out fantastic indie comic series and this one by MariNaomi is a great read that focuses on friendship through the years. This should be your small press buy this week.

Man-Thing #1 (Marvel) – RL Stine brings his brand of horror to this classic character and Marvel. This has been a comic I’ve been fascinated by and can’t wait for. I have no doubt it’ll be fantastic.

 

Paul

Top Pick: Inhumans vs. X-Men #6 (Marvel) – This is the end!  The X-Men and Inhumans face off to end the war between them and when the dust settles, both sides will be left affected whether good or bad.  This has been an action packed event and I can’t wait to see the outcome!

Jessica Jones #6 (Marvel) – We now know how and why Jessica’s life has been turned upside down, and we know the big bad and their motives.  Now we have to see how Jessica will get through it all.  I’ve really enjoyed this book and I’m looking forward to see how this all comes around and if Jessica can get back to some level of normalcy…at least as normal as a super heroes life can be.

Old Man Logan #19 (Marvel) – This title has consistently delivered and I’m looking forward to this new story.  The solicit tells of Logan righting a wrong and getting some help from an unlikely ally – given what we’ve seen from this book, that could be anyone!

 

Shay

Pick of the Week: Nancy Drew & The Hardy Boys #1 – (Dynamite Entertainment) – It’s like the books we used to read when we were little, all grown up. Nancy Drew plays the femme fatale detective on a mission to prove that the Hardin boys, Frank and Joe, didn’t Menendez their dad.

Guardians of the Galaxy #1.MU (Marvel) – Groot has been kidnapped and the team reunites to get our fave monosyllabic nature man back from the bad guys.

Motor Crush #4 (Image) -An injured Domino might not be able to race and the origin of Crush is revealed.

Suicide Squad #13 (DC Comics) – Deadshot is getting out of the squad and the death of one of someone on the team is his way out.

Jessica Jones #6 (Marvel) – The new, improved bad guy is revealed and Jessica has got a lot of explaining to do.

 

Alex

Top Pick: Old Man Logan #19 (Marvel) – So…. I thought this was out last week… and it wasn’t. Anyway, having seen Logan twice now, I’m super excited to get my hands on this issue for the simple fact that Lemire has been writing so really good stories featuring one of my favourite characters.

Man-Thing #1 (Marvel) – I know nothing about this other than it’s a five issue miniseries on a character that’s always interested me.

Redline #1 (Oni Press) – Based on the preview text, this looks like it’ll right up my alley – which is strange since I normally don’t like much sci-fi.

Preview: Man-Thing #1 (of 5)

Man-Thing #1 (of 5)

(W) R. L. Stine (A) German Peralta, Daniel Johnson (CA) Tyler Crook
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Mar 08, 2017
SRP: $3.99

MARVEL WELCOMES R.L. STINE!

Beloved writer R.L. STINE (Goosebumps, Fear Street) brings his special brand of horror to MAN-THING!

After working for years, MAN-THING has regained his ability to speak and has taken Hollywood by storm…But when an ancient and mysterious danger threatens the swamp, Man-Thing is going to have to choose between his new life and celebrity, and the world he used to call home…

PLUS! A bone-chilling new horror story, written by the master himself, R.L. STINE, and illustrated by the incomparable Daniel Warren Johnson!

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