You wouldn’t know it by looking at him, but everyone’s favorite heap of vegetation is about to turn 50! That’s right… Man-Thing, Marvel’s scientist-turned-swamp monster is about to celebrate his 50th anniversary. To mark this momentous occasion, the studio will launch a new series that sees a crossover between Man-Thing and The Avengers.
Marvel launched a press release announcing that The Avengers: Curse of the Man-Thing will launch in March. The series will be written by Steve Orlando (Martian Manhunter, Batman, Wonder Woman) and feature art by Francesco Mobili (Old Man Hawkeye).
The synopsis for the series is as follows:
“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?”
The book will feature a new villain called Harrower, who is designed by Carmen Carnero. Carnero is a member of Marvel’s Stormbreaker team, a group of visionary up and coming artists who will define the next generation of comic books.
The Avengers: Curse of the Man-Thing #1 will debut in comic book stores in March. Marvel will produce a slew of variant covers to keep Man-Thing collectors happy and busy all month long!
Stay tuned to Conskipper for complete coverage of all things Man-Thing as soon as it breaks!