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

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Marco Fialla Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 28, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 9
6.8Critic Rating
5.8User Rating

MAN-THING's supernatural abilities have been pirated thanks to HARROWER, a zealot intent on clearing humanity off the board so a new species can get a shot at the top. The world burns and fear is the accelerant! Meanwhile, SPIDER-MAN races across New York desperate to avert disaster and find the one man that just might be able to get through to Man-Thing...his former colleague CURT CONNORS, A.K.A. THE LIZARD! But deep within the Man-Thing's psyche, it's Spider-Man that discovers something he never expected: a devilish secret, and a doctor seeking redemption. Part 2 of 3!

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  • 8.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Apr 28, 2021

    Failla and Jung do an excellent job with the art in the issue. The tone of the story and its action are perfectly melded with the style of the art. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Apr 26, 2021

    An enjoyable installment in this Marvel Universe-spanning Man-Thing tale, and a really solid book overall. Definitely worth picking up! Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jake Palermo Apr 28, 2021

    Amazing Spider-Man: Curse of the Man-Thing #1 gives a dynamic to protagonist Ted Sallis to work with in order to complete his character arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Christopher Egan Apr 30, 2021

    Man adventure with action, twists, horror, and great character moments. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson May 4, 2021

    The story gets supernatural by the end, further expanding the mythos behind the Man-Thing in new and interesting ways. I'm very curious how this story will wrap up with the X-Men in the next chapter. Man-Thing is frequently compared to Swamp Thing over at DC, but it's less regarded, perhaps because the character hasn't had a breakout story to really put it on the map. This could very well be that story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - ozwoods Apr 28, 2021

    The Amazing Spider-Man: Curse of the Man-Thing #1 isn't bad but it's not great. It does its best to provide a deep dive into Ted Sallis, the man within Man-Thing, and it's okay. It's not that compelling, but how his personal crisis is resolved feels sincere. The art and colors are good, and the characterization of the characters is fine too. Overall, the comic is okay. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Spencer Perry Apr 28, 2021

    . Artist Marco Failla does good work with the many characters and settings seen throughout but in the end it's mostly a middling narrative that might only appeal to super fans. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Apr 28, 2021

    Amazing Spider-Man: Curse of the Man-Thing #1 continues in the style established in the previous issue. While it features more actual Man-Thing content, and that's much appreciated, the driving purpose is still to give the author a crack at writing as many high-profile Marvel characters as possible. He does it well, and the artists support him capably, but the obvious contrivance of the plot makes it hard to engage with. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    AIPT - Colin Moon Apr 26, 2021

    Curse of the Man-Thing: Spider-Man manages to begrudgingly move the story along while managing to capture none of the fun inherent to either character. Read Full Review

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