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I promised Steve Gerber, and by golly, I'm delivering. Mr. Gerber did a number of oddball titles for Marvel in the 1970s, including The Man-Thing.



Like the Swamp Thing, created almost simultaneously over at DC, Man-Thing was originally a scientist, Ted Sallis. He was working on recreating the Super-Soldier serum that created Captain America when there was an explosion and he was flung into the Florida swamp. There, the chemicals reacted with the mysterious forces in the Swamp (the Nexus of Reality) to create a muck-monster out of Sallis's body.

Unlike Swamp Thing, Man-Thing did not have access to Ted Sallis' memories most of the time. It shambled about mindlessly, drawn or repelled by human emotions. In particular, fear annoyed Man-Thing, and it would attack the source of that emotion. And "Whatsoever knows fear...burns at the Man-Thing's touch!"

Given this, Man-Thing is usually less of a protagonist, and more of a force of nature that other characters who the story is actually about interact with. This story is not an exception.

Six pages of 18 from #9, five of 17 from #10 )

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S_D'er [profile] liekomgwtfbbq asked for "some of DC's mystic characters doing what they do" over in the latest requests post, and mentioned Phantom Stranger and Traci 13 specifically. Traci I've got none of except the Blue Beetle appearances, but I have got a Phantom Stranger issue, #25, coming to you from 1969 and the pens of Len Wein and Jim Aparo. This is a standalone issue dealing with voodoo and a serpent cult. If any of those three key words are triggery for you, beware of what's below the cut.

Sometimes, what the Phantom Stranger does is...not very much, beyond issuing the standard Mysterious Asshole Warnings, then standing back and letting his warn-ee's own character lead them to their own mystical fate or not, as the case may be, rather than intervening proactively on their behalf. This is one such case, in which jerkass filmmaker Jim Colter - travels to tropical Costa Roja to film, and mightily disrespect, the cult and its legendary Dance of the Serpent.

It does not go well for him, and after being royally dissed more than once by Colter, PS is ready to leave him to his fate. He ends up with a curse on his head courtesy of the High Serpent Priest -

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the union of the snake is on the climb )
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"The Little Green God of Agony" was a serialized webcomic based on a Stephen King short story that was published on his website for free over several weeks. As such, I'll only post the opening pages with a link to the rest of the story.

Images under the cut... )

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This is a repost of an older entry here from a little over two years ago which I figured might be good for Halloween.

Story under the cut... )

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Here's another Junji Ito story just in time for the Halloween season. Remember to read from right to left. This is 1/3 of the story.

As a warning, eating disorders factor into this story.

Story under the cut... )
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Note: Only one issue has come out so far, however this issue came out months ago and the second issue has been delayed. As such, I am posting seven pages.

Scans under the cut... )

So if you're a fan of the original novel (or just Berni Wrightson's art) you should definitely pick yourself up a copy. Hopefully future issues will come out in time; this came out in May.

The Bully

Jul. 31st, 2012 11:31 pm
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Unlike Junji Ito's other stories, there's no supernatural horror here and it's all the more scary for it. Also a trigger warning for depictions of child abuse.

Story under the cut... )
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Disclaimer: It's not really gory but it IS Junji Ito, so take that as you will...

And remember, right to left.

Story under the cut... )

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