(of Earth-20051)

Real Name: Theodore Sallis (possibly) (see comments)

Identity/Class: Extradimensional/alternate reality (Earth-20051) human mutate (see comments)

Occupation: Unrevealed, if any

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Amy, Harry, Spider-Man (Peter Parker)

Enemies: Boris, unidentified criminals

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Man-Thing's swamp, Florida, USA

First Appearance: Marvel Adventures: Spider-Man I#18 (August, 2006)

Powers/AbilitiesThe Man-Thing has superhuman strength and durability. Due to his swamp-like body, it is impossible to harm him with various guns and even more so in hand-to-hand combat.

Man-Thing can sense strong emotions like anger and hate, and is especially attracted by fear. Man-Thing produces an acid compound that burns everything knowing fear via touch.

Height: 7'0" (by approximation) (see comments)
Weight: 507 lbs. (by approximation) (see comments)
Eyes: Red
Hair: None

History: (Marvel Adventures: Spider-Man I#18 (fb) - BTS) - The Man-Thing was a creature that lived in the swamp in the Florida and at various points, it crossed paths with several superheroes.

(Marvel Adventures: Spider-Man I#18) - One day, the attention of Man-Thing was attracted by the crash of a plane that was shot down by a gang of criminals. Upon reaching the crash site, the creature killed one of the fearful criminals with its burning touch. The wounded pilot (a man named Harry) soon saw Man-Thing, asking it to find his daughter Amy and save her. Hearing Harry's words, Man-Thing set off in search of the girl. A few minutes later, Spider-Man arrived at the crash site and saved Harry from an alligator. When Harry mentioned the swamp monster and the salvation of his daughter before losing consciousness, Spider-Man thought that Man-Thing was a danger to the child and hastened to stop him.

Man-Thing easily managed to find a scared girl as she was being chased by the two surviving bandits from the plane crash. One of the criminals shot him from a high-tech gun but this did not stop the monster and Spider-Man soon appeared, attacking Man-Thing. The swamp monster attacked the superhero in response. Spidey climbed a tree but Man-Thing uprooted it and tried to throw Spider-Man off. While the two were fighting, the bandits attempted to kill the girl but fortunately, Spider-Man saved her with the help of a web. Realizing that Spider-Man had wanted to save the child and was not an enemy, Man-Thing helped him to defeat the villains. In gratitude for saving her life, Amy hugged the monster. Later, Man-Thing watched ambulances and police leaving the scene.

Comments: Created by Peter David, Mike Norton and Norman Lee.

Man-Thing's real name and stats are taken from his Earth-616 counterpart. It should be noted there are no any implications that he even was a human to begin with.

Profile by Mike Castle.

Earth-20051's Man-Thing has no known connections to:

images: (without ads)
Marvel Adventures: Spider-Man I#18, cover (Man-Thing with Spider-Man, main image)
Marvel Adventures: Spider-Man I#18, p14, pan2 (Man-Thing's regeneration)
Marvel Adventures: Spider-Man I#18, p8, pan3 (Man-Thing meets Harry)
Marvel Adventures: Spider-Man I#18, p16, pa 1 (Man-Thing attacks Spidey)
Marvel Adventures: Spider-Man I#18, p20, pan5 (Man-Thing and Amy)

Marvel Adventures: Spider-Man I#18 (August, 2006) - Peter David (writer), Mike Norton (pencils), Norman Lee (inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)

First Posted: 04/28/2020
Last updated: 04/28/2020

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