MAN-THING #1-4 (R.L. Stine / German Peralta)

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L’écrivain R. L. Stine (73 ans) - célèbre pour avoir écrit les 74 livres de la collection de romans horrifiques pour adolescent Chair de Poule - a révélé qu’il travaillait sur une série de comics pour le compte de l’éditeur américain Marvel Comics lors d’une interview avec le site Reddit :

S’agit-il d’un projet rassemblant les héros monstrueux de la Maison des Idées (à l’instar de Monster Unleashed) ou une nouvelle adaptation, dessinée cette fois, de son œuvre phare ?

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Le site de l’éditeur : marvel.com

C’est maintenant officiel : à 73 ans, l’écrivain R.L. Stine fait ses débuts de scénariste de comics avec une nouvelle série limitée Man-Thing qui sera dessinée par German Peralta (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) !

Citant les anthologies horrifiques des années 50 comme source d’inspiration, R.L. Stine a révélé que chaque numéro contiendra en supplément une courte histoire d’horreur confiée à un dessinateur différent (le premier sera Daniel Warren Johnson).

Les couvertures de cette mini-série en 5 épisodes seront illustrées par Tyler Crook (Harrow County).

Source : cbr.com

3 pages de Man-Thing #1 par German Peralta :

En tant que gros fan du cycle de Steve Gerber sur le personnage (une quarantaine d’épisodes plus époustouflants les uns que les autres), je me réjouis du retour de l’Homme-Chose (en bonne VF) dans ce type de contexte, proche du feeling initial semble-t-il.
J’aime beaucoup ce que je vois là, en plus.

Pas mieux que mon éminent prédécesseur.

Ça me fait penser qu’il me manque les premiers Marvel Comics Presents, qui était l’occasion pour Gerber (et plus globalement les créatifs de 70’s) de revenir sur certains de ses personnages fétiches, à peu près au moment où son projet de graphic novel avec Kevin Nowlan avait débuté il me semble (et publié finalement 20 ans plus tard sous la forme de l’excellente mini-série Infernal Man-Thing).

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Une réédition de la version de DeMatteis et Liam Sharp ne serait pas de refus également.

[quote]MAN-THING #1 (of 5) (JAN170932)
Written by R.L. STINE
Art by GERMAN PERALTA & DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON
Cover by TYLER CROOK
Variant Covers by BILLY MARTIN (JAN170934) and FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (JAN170933)
Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (JAN170936)
Man-Thing and the Marvel Universe Variant by RON LIM (JAN170935)
Venomized Variant by STEPHANIE HANS (JAN170937)
Legendary author R.L. Stine brings his unique brand of horror to Marvel Comics as he makes his mark on one of the most monstrous creatures in the Marvel mythos! That’s right True Believer, the beloved Goosebumps & Fear Street scribe will pen the highly anticipated MAN-THING #1 – in stores on March 8th featuring art from German Peralta (Moon Knight, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and a bevy of comics rising stars!

Attempting to recreate the formula that produced Captain America, biochemist Ted Sallis was transformed into the shambling creature known only as MAN-THING! Now, having recently regained his ability to speak, Man-Thing sets out on a journey to leave the swamp once and for all. But when an ancient and mysterious danger threatens reality, he will have to choose between his new life and the place he once called home!

Plus, it’s terror on the high seas as R.L. Stine and artist Daniel Warren Johnson bring you a special second tale that’s sure to leave you seasick!

Prepare your senses for a spine-tingling journey that will take you, dear reader, from the glitz and glamour of Hollywood to the muck and grime of the deepest swamps. Run, don’t walk, to your local comic shop on March 8th for the can’t-miss MAN-THING #1![/quote]

Source : cbr.com

[quote] MAN-THING #2

Written by: R.L. Stine.

Art by: German Peralta, Christopher Mitten.

Cover by: Tyler Crook, Mike Deodato.

Description: 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.

Pages: 32.

Price: $3.99.

In stores: March 29. [/quote]

Source : comicscontinuum.com

[quote]MAN-THING #3

Written by: R.L. Stine.

Art by: German Peralta.

Cover by: Tyler Crook, Leonard Kirk.

Description: The Nexus of All Realities Is opened and the protector of the Nexus, the Oldfather, is missing! The only one who can restore balance to the swamp is Man-Thing, but all Man-Thing wants is to return to his human form. Can he overcome his desire for normalcy to save the swamp? Or will he get what he wished for, but at a cost? With a horror backup from R.L. Stine and Kate Niemczyk! You’ll want to check out this feminist agenda?

Pages: 32.

Price: $3.99.

In stores: April 26. [/quote]

Source : comicscontinuum.com

[quote]MAN-THING #5

Written by: R.L. Stine.

Art by: German Peralta.

Cover by: Tyler Crook, Pasqual Ferry.

Description: Trapped in the evil clutches of Queen Irena and stuck in another world through the power of the Nexus of all Realities, mild-mannered Ted Sallis is desperately trying to revert back to his alter ego: Man-Thing! Plus – Another short story from the master himself - a contemporary (and timely) take on a horror classic!

Pages: 32.

Price: $3.99.

In stores: May 24. [/quote]

Source : comicscontinuum.com