Saturday, September 8, 2012

Giant-size Man-Thing #5 - Frank Brunner art

Giant-size Man-Thing v1 #5, 1975 - Although a showcase for the Man-Thing, this issue does benefit from a short Howard the .Duck tale (only his third appearance). Frank Brunner illustrates a farcical tale of a cow bitten by Count Dracula. Humor and horror are combined seamlessly, drawn with an unexpected realism. The opening splash of Howard moping in a jail cell is strangely empathetic, made more so by the somber mood of Tom Palmer's inks. This story was later reprinted in Marvel Treasury #12. Tom Sutton also contributes a splendid effort for the main Man-Thing feature. Other artists in this issue include John Buscema, Dan Adkins and Gil Kane (cover). This is number 2 of 2 Giant Size Man-Thing issues with Brunner art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Brunner, Man-Thing or Howard the Duck issues. See also this blog's Brunner checklist or Top 10 Brunner comics.
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"Hellcow" Brunner story pencils (Tom Palmer inks) 10 pages = ****
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More Brunner posts:
Web of Horror #3
Marvel Premiere #9
Brunner Mystique


  1. The Howard The Duck tale was reprinted in Howard The Duck Treasury I think.

  2. That's right, along with GS Man-thing #4 and HOD #1