Infernal Man-Thing #1

Infernal Man-Thing #1

Writer: Steve Gerber Artist: Kevin Nowlan Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 4, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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STEVE GERBER’S FINAL MAN-THING STORY! What is the mystery behind the “Screenplay of the Living Dead Man”? The story no one thought existed!!! NO ADS! BONUS CONTENT!

  • 9.0
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Jul 5, 2012

    Even if you don't enjoy the bizarre nature of this book, you can't help but marvel at the art of Kevin Nowlan. Every page is a painted masterpiece. The introduction in the beginning of the book tells us that it took Nowlan a week to produce a single page and it shows. The Infernal Man-Thing is gorgeous; truly a work of art. In an age of slick, brightly colored artwork, Nowlan's work will make your jaw drop. It's a thing of beauty, the kind of work that the comic industry just doesn't do much of anymore, but one that is sorely missed. This is a comic book that looks and reads like a true labor of love, and we're lucky that it finally made it here. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 6, 2012

    It should probably come as no surprise that this issue appeals to me, coming as it does from one of my favorite writers, and serving as a sequel to a story that I very much enjoyed when I discovered it in the mid-1980s. Infernal Man-Thing #1 may be buoyed by nostalgia, but the craft is strong, with some very peculiar and charming art from Nowlan and a story that reminds me of Gerber's strongest works, earning 4.5 out of 5 stars overall. This comic has made me want to dig out my old copies of Man-Thing Volume 1, including the much-giggled-over Giant-Size issues, and read through them again this weekend, which sounds like an excellent plan... Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outer Realm Comics - Charles Joy Jul 22, 2012

    The story itself is deep and thoughtful, as well as depressing and enthralling. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Multiversity Comics - Chad Bowers Jul 6, 2012

    “Infernal Man-thing” #1 is inventive, and weird, and gorgeous, and sort of shockingly heartfelt. As a fan of Gerber and his work on Man-thing, it's going to be hard not to like this comic a whole lot. In some ways, it's setting itself up to be the most Man-thing story of all time, and considering it's Gerber's final take, that's pretty appropriate. Just be aware, this is no one off, romp in the swamp comic. This is the real deal, and with two issues left to go, I can't imagine it getting any less Gerber. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Jul 6, 2012

    "The Infernal Man-Thing" is a twisted and darkly intense tale about futility and choice. Reading this book is akin to discovering the last confessions of a man already long dead. The outcome isn't the point, it's all about the journey and Gerber and Nowlan come together to create a road paved with insanity and internal depravity. Don't expect Marvel heroics here, this comic is only for those who want a sad tale to score the end of their worst days with a wander into the alleys of a broken mind. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jul 15, 2012

    It's clear Infernal Man-Thing should've been offered as a single volume, with the 1974 story first, followed the new work by Nowlan (though one can understand why Marvel would want to put Nowlan's art front and centre). Those with an interest in this story would be well advised to wait for a collected edition, which hopefully will present the story in the proper order Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Jul 5, 2012

    Now you can get the slings and arrows ready, because one of my big problems with the story is the art. I realize Kevin Nowlan is considered the “artists artist,” but I can’t stand his work. It all comes across like soulless watercolors from a dentist’s office. Perhaps on huge canvas this type of work would be stunning, but confined to comic book panels, it looks, well, goofy. I hate the way Nowlan does human faces, especially the woman Brian Lazarus meets in a coffee shop. She always looks almost like the Joker. Again, I wanted to like the art as much as I wanted to like the story, but I ended up enjoying neither. Read Full Review

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