Curse of the Man-Thing: X-Men #1

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Andrea Broccardo Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 5, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 13
7.5Critic Rating
5.8User Rating

Years ago, DOCTOR TED SALLIS was ready to give up anything to crack the SO-2 serum and deliver success to his growing family. Unbeknownst to the rest of the world...he did. Today, as cities spanning from the U.S. to Krakoa are besieged  by fear-driven blazes, the MAN-THING must reckon with his past deeds if he hopes to emerge renewed and rescue a world on fire. But fighting from his lowest means that Man-Thing can rise to his highest, especially with the unexpected help of the X-MEN'S resident sorceress MAGIK and her debuting team of monstrous mutants known as THE DARK more

  • 9.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson May 28, 2021

    Curse of the Man-Thing is a great re-introduction to this character as it celebrates its 50th Anniversary. It's redefined Man-Thing and put him squarely in the horror side of the Marvel Universe. Although this story is done, the door is left wide open for more and I certainly hope we get the chance to see this revisited soon. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jake Palermo May 5, 2021

    X-Men: Curse of the Man-Thing #1 completes the development of Ted Sallis in a satisfying manner. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Alexandra Iciek May 4, 2021

    Curse of the Man-Thing #3 is a good conclusion to an overall fun series. Orlando's writing is nostalgic and emotive. It successfully ties the plot together without rushing through chapters. The issue is, unfortunately, let down by its art, which whilst not bad, does not fit with the written narrative. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Chase Magnett May 5, 2021

    The story is competently told and features just enough creative flair to be forgotten; this is a version of Ted Sallis and Man-Thing with a lot of potential beyond oddly-assembled events. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - ozwoods May 5, 2021

    X-Men: Curse Of The Man-Thing #1 closes out this anniversary story to Marvel's Man-Thing. The art and colors are fine, but the story is the real problem here. The Harrower is an underwhelming villainess from start to finish, and this deep dive into the man behind Man-Thing is very by the numbers and has been done better in series like Immortal Hulk. Unfortunately, the whole story just makes me want to read Swamp Thing . Read Full Review

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