Man-Thing #2

Man-Thing #2

Writer: R. L. Stine Artist: German Peralta, Christopher Mitten Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 29, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 6
6.5Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

•  Back in his old swamp, MAN-THING is visited by an ally from his past, while struggling with his new status in life.
•  But the swamp is less than welcoming, with every creature seemingly out to get him! Crocodiles, bats and mosquitoes - oh my!
•  Will Man-Thing be able to restore the balance of the swamp and the cause of this calamity? Or will the forces that are affecting the swamp prove to be beyond his control?
•  PLUS! Even more horror for your dollar! A terrible tale of ROAD RAGE, as told by R.L. STINE and CHRISTOPHER MITTEN.  < more

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Branden Murray Apr 3, 2017

    Man-Thing hasbeen a hit so far with R.L. Stine, a proverbial childhood author for a largegroup of readers, penning an action packed, mystery/horror story supported withgreat art. Mini-series sometimes don't get the attention they deserve but thisis just different enough to warrant your attention. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We Got This Covered - Christian Bone Mar 29, 2017

    Man-Thing #2 follows on in much the same spirit as the first, as Goosebumps author R.L. Stine fills it with black humour and lots of pulpy horror. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Apr 3, 2017

    An old-fashioned ghost story mixed with action and mystery, "Man-Thing" provides a lot of fun but with a fairly predictable plot structure. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Apr 3, 2017

    On the one hand, this issue is a fast read that is filled with a lot of things happening, and the sarcastic voice of Ted Sallis in the Man-Thing's head is amusing. On the other, this issue piles on the random encounters, teleports the character across the country suddenly, introduces what might be important characters before quickly shuffling them off-stage for more strangeness, which undercuts some of the best parts of the dialogue and story. Man-Thing #2 nonetheless falls on the winning side, thanks to some excellent art and a strong narrative voice through the madness. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Beat - A.J. Frost Mar 29, 2017

    While Stine's writing is a throwback to an earlier era of disposable prose, German Peralta's artwork continues to shine. It's playful, and you can sense the almost child-like wonder her is when it comes to drawing the plethora of swamp beasts or the subtle facial tics of Man-Thing. It's a highlight of the issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Joey Edsall Mar 30, 2017

    The comic ends with Man-Thing opening the door to the Nexus of All Realities, which gives the narrative so much room for interesting turns, and hopefully less invasive quips. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    AiPT! - Ken Petti Mar 29, 2017

    The story in Man-Thing #2 does not work for many reasons, which is too bad, because I applaud the fact that a Man-Thing book exists. Existing is just not enough to justify the cover price. Read Full Review

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