Giant Size Man-Thing (1974) comic books
- 1/2" Spine split.
Cover art by Mike Ploog. "How Will We Keep Warm When the Last Flame Dies?" starring Man-Thing, The Glob, Paul Benton, Professor Marshall, Akar, Yagzan, Kamar, The Entropists and Richard Rory, script by Steve Gerber, pencils by Mike Ploog, inks by Frank Chiaramonte; Man-Thing gets down and dirty with the Glob. "Ice-Monster Cometh!" (reprinted from Amazing Adult Fantasy #11), script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; A criminal pretends to be the ice-monster when the real thing comes to call. "I Was the Invisible Man!" (reprinted from Strange Tales #67), pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Christopher Rule; A scientist invents a device that allows him to run faster than light, becoming invisible; He uses this ability to anonymously show off, planning to soon reveal his discovery and become rich; However, traveling so fast ages him rapidly, so that after only a few weeks he is elderly and near death. "Goom! The Thing from Planet X!" (reprinted from Tales of Suspense #15), pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; An astronomer sends radar waves to communicate with aliens, unfortunately attracting the attention of the hideous Goom who tries to conquer earth. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.50.
- Staple rust.
- 1/2" Tear in back cover.
Cover art by John Buscema. "Of Monsters and Men!", script by Steve Gerber, pencils by John Buscema, inks by Klaus Janson; Man-Thing goes berserk in New York City. "I Learned the Dread Secret of the Blip!" (reprinted from Tales to Astonish #15), pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; A power drain and radar anomaly is traced to a creature made of electricity hiding in a cave; It claims to be a friendly visitor, but humans attack it and it flees into space. "He Stalks By Night!" (reprinted from Strange Tales #51), art by Bob Powell; A planter in India is nearly convinced of superstitions concerning were-tigers after he slays its mate, but it turns out to be a plot by one of the locals to seize control of the village. "I Dared Enter the Forbidden World!" (reprinted from Tales to Astonish #15), art by Don Heck; A white game hunter finds the legendary elephant's graveyard, hoping to make a fortune in ivory; He discovers that elephants were introduced to Earth by Martians, who use the graveyard as a gathering point for the ivory, and won't let him leave. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.50.
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Cover pencils by Gil Kane and John Romita (alterations), inks by Klaus Janson and John Romita (alterations). A special note from Steve Gerber on the reason the promised Howard the Duck back-up is missing. "Krogg!" (reprinted from Amazing Adventures #6), art by Paul Reinman; Dr. Druid investigates the disappearance of several houses, and finds that an alien disguised as a scientist is to blame. "Save Me From The Weed!" (reprinted from Strange Tales #94), pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; A wealthy man urges his unambitious gardener to go into business for himself, his diligence saves the world when he snips a radioactive telepathic weed while it rests; His employer realizes that everyone has their own part to play. "Humans, Keep Out!" (reprinted from Journey into Mystery #86), script by Stan Lee, art by Don Heck; Humans are distressed to discover that the Venusians believe them to be hostile and have built robots to destroy any expedition that lands; A humble janitor thinks of building identical robots, reasoning that the Venusian's robots will not attack things like themselves, allowing peaceful contact to be made. "Blackmail!" (reprinted from Mystery Tales #11), art by Manny Stallman; A man gets rid of a elderly blackmailer by putting peppermint candies in his drink and telling him it was arsenic and letting fear go to work on the old man's heart. Includes Marvel Value Stamp. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.50.
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- Paper: Off white to white
- Slab: Minor side edge crack; Debris trapped between case and inner well
- Label #0930477006
Cover art by Frank Brunner. "The Kid's Night Out!", script by Steve Gerber, pencils by Ed Hannigan and Ron Wilson, inks by Frank Springer; Panic in the sky as the most startling slime-creature of all stalks the hallowed halls of a terrified high school; Prejudice and hypocrisy plays a big part in a kids death. "Frog Death!", script by Steve Gerber, art by Frank Brunner; Howard the Duck falls through the dimensions back to Earth and must face Garko the Man-frog. "I Entered the...Doorway to Doom!" (reprinted from Strange Tales #72), art by Steve Ditko; A Russian farmer becomes a gold miner and uncovers a doorway into a dimension of malevolent beings; When the army comes for the man's gold they ignore his warnings to leave the doorway. "The Man With No Past" (reprinted from Journey into Mystery #21), script by Paul S. Newman, art by Joe Maneely; A claustrophobic artist seeks help from a psychiatrist and it turns out he has no memories from more than one year before. Marvel Value Stamp #36 (Ancient One). 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.50.
Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Dan Adkins. "Fear Times Three!", script by Steve Gerber, pencils by Ed Hannigan, inks by Dan Adkins; Theodore Sallis and Ellen visit a fortune teller at a fair and are told stories of the Man-Thing. "There's a Party in 6G!", script by Steve Gerber, art by Tom Sutton; Man-Thing goes up against satanists. "The Sins of the Fathers...", script by Len Wein, pencils by John Buscema, inks by Frank Springer; Two kids secretly meet out in the swamp because their fathers hate each other. "Lifeline!", script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Ed Hannigan, inks by Tom Sutton; A mad multimillionaire sends his well-trained commandos to take revenge on Man-Thing. Editorial explaining this is the final issue to be replaced by Giant-Size Guardians of the Galaxy, a title that instead became a regular sized comic when the Giant-Size line was phased out. "Hellcow!", script by Steve Gerber, pencils by Frank Brunner, inks by Tom Palmer; Howard the Duck battles for his life against a vampire cow. "A Sight for Sore Eyes" (reprinted from Marvel Tales #109), pencils by Don Perlin, inks by Abe Simon; A nearsighted burglar tries to find a cure for his eyes. Letter from Fred G. Hembeck. Marvel Value Stamp #79 (Kang). 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.50.