Curse of the Man-Thing: Avengers #1
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Curse of the Man-Thing: Avengers #1

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Francesco Mobili Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 31, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 11
7.3Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

Critically acclaimed writer Steve Orlando (Martian Manhunter, Batman, Wonder Woman) makes his Marvel debut with a blockbuster celebration of MAN-THING'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY! 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! We wake 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? Introducin more

  • 9.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jake Palermo Mar 29, 2021

    Avengers: Curse of the Man-Thing utilizes the horror elements of its titular monster to create a unique experience similar to a crossover event without the baggage. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Mar 29, 2021

    This is part one of a three-part series -- the final issue is out in May and involves the X-Men -- and it's a great start. Marvel has shown it does well with mini-events that run outside their tentpole events of the year, and this three-parter is no different. Avengers: Curse of the Man-Thing is jam-packed with action, characters, and important moments Marvel fans shouldn't miss. Absorbing storytelling for Marvel aficionados wrapped in an event-caliber thrill ride. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Apr 9, 2021

    Avengers: Curse of the Man-Thing is the first chapter of a bold new path for the protector of the Nexus. It has the potential to redefine the character, putting Man-Thing on the map in a big way. This story sets a high bar right out of the gate and it's clear we're in for an epic adventure, bringing all kinds of horror into the Marvel Universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comic Watch - James Remolde Mar 29, 2021

    Thrilling book! I am saddened I have to wait a month to find out what happens next!! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Mar 31, 2021

    Avengers: Curse of the Man-Thing #1 might seem like a lot of action and a disaster film on its surface. Orlando delivers more than that. There's a real exploration of the character and some of the motivations behind it. There's a tragedy that's played out and it'll be interesting to see how this all continues in the next two chapters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jenna Anderson Mar 31, 2021

    Whether you're a diehard Man-Thing fan or somebody with next-to-no knowledge of the character, there's something here for you. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Apr 5, 2021

    Not quite an Avengers story, the first part of 'Curse of the Man-Thing' does a very good job of introducing the threat alongside reintroducing eponymous character for a potentially new audience. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Apr 8, 2021

    A fun introduction to the mini-event centered on one of Marvel's longest lived, weird characters. This issue does a lot of heavy lifting and while it doesn't always succeed, it's a lot of fun all around. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    But Why Tho? - Aaron Phillips Apr 3, 2021

    Overall this was an interesting premise and Orlando appears to be in his element. While some of the art doesnt live up to the concept, there were some brilliant panels that this series can definitely build from. A good first issue, but nothing mind-blowing. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Apr 5, 2021

    This issue feels like a throwback to Bronze Age storytelling, thanks to a tight script and better-than-average art, and that last-page reveal? It's a shocker. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - ozwoods Mar 31, 2021

    Avengers: Curse Of The Man-Thing #1 is pretty underwhelming, unfortunately. The new villain, Harrower, is not a great addition to Marvel in terms of her design, powers, and goal. She's pretty generic by all accounts. The saving grace of this comic is the action, art, and writing when the Avengers are on panel. Ironically, this comic is meant to be part of a mini-event celebrating Man-Thing, but the character's hardly in it. If anything, he's more of a plot device than a character here. Hopefully the next two issues actually use Man-Thing and make the character more interesting. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Mar 31, 2021

    Avengers: Curse of the Man-Thing #1 is a lot of fancy complicated machinations that establishes an extinction-level threat but it's so contrived that it fails to make an impact. The art is decent enough but nothing memorable or stand-out. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comics: The Gathering - James Caudill Mar 31, 2021

    You know the trope of the man that forgets his wife’s birthday and gets her a gift at the local gas station on the way home? That is pretty much what this story feels like. It is almost as if Marvel said “oh, we have Man-Thing’s 50th anniversary coming up, we really need to put out a book.” The best part about this book is that a writer and a team of artists were paid to do it. Read Full Review

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