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Appearing in "Chapter I How Will We Keep Warm When the Last Flame Dies? / Chapter II This Mind, This Universe! / Chapter III No Shortage of Evil!"

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Synopsis for "Chapter I How Will We Keep Warm When the Last Flame Dies? / Chapter II This Mind, This Universe! / Chapter III No Shortage of Evil!"

The Man-Thing stumbles upon an altercation between two scientists, Paul Benton and Professor Marshall, (who are looking for new renewable energy sources) and the Cult of Entropy. The Cult threatens the two scientists with their Golden Brain. When the globe is exposed from it's carrying case, it causes the Man-Thing pain, and so the Man-Thing attempts to attack them. In defense, the Cult members command the brain to create a monster which battles the Man-Thing. During the fight, the Man-Thing impales the Glob with a tree causing it to explode, the feedback causes the globe which contains the Golden Brain to explode and land in the swamps muck. With the Cult trying to collect the brain back, the scientists are able to get away and continue on their mission.

As the Brain is washed away, it recalls the events that led it to being where it is, as it turns out the brain is really Joseph Timms, the man who was mutated into the Glob and battled the Hulk, his brain surviving the conflict and getting into the hands of the Cult of Entropy. The Brain eventually washes ashore, where it uses it's powers to transform the muck around it into a new human body, and the reborn Timms. With no memory of his previous lives, the being once known as Timms, wanders the swamp.

While in Miami, the Cult members report back to their leader Yagzan, who is not impressed and demands that they go back to the swamps near Citrusville and get the Golden Brain back, at any cost. While back in Citrusville, Benton and Marshall begin building their latest scientific creation: Omegaville, a completely energy self sufficient city. The construction is being silently watched by the Man-Thing. While the construction continues, the two scientists find Timms, and take him in, clothing him and giving him a job on the site, with no name of his own, they call him "Joe". The operations are later explained to Richard Rory, who has come to the site to get the story for the radio station he works for.

That night, the Cult of Entropy returns to the swamps, and Yagzan begins tracking the Golden Brain, when they find it in the form of "Joe", Yagzan takes control of Joe and he transforms into the Glob once more. They set Glob on a rampage which destroys much of Omegaville. This prompts the Man-Thing to enter the fray, and to battle the Glob, beating it until it loses it's corporal form and crumbles into a pile of muck. When Yagzan tries to get control of the creature again, the clay then engulfs his body killing him. With the threat made by the Cult over, the Man-Thing leaves for it's home in the swamp, leaving all the witnesses to figure the aftermath out for themselves.

Appearing in "The Ice Monster Cometh"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Adult Fantasy #11.

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  • Abominable Snowman/Ice-Monster
  • Jeweller

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Synopsis for "The Ice Monster Cometh"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Adult Fantasy #11.
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A jewel thief buries his loot under a tree in a European village where the people have a superstitious belief in an ice monster. After he returns to the scene of the crime years later when the police commissioner has died, he finds to his dismay that a new village has been built around the tree and so he doesn't know how he is going to be able to dig up the loot unnoticed. He overhears the people refer to the ice monster and so he gets the idea to make a costume and appear before the locals to scare them off while he recovers his ill-gotten gain. His disguise works too well, for the villagers are scared off, but he attracts the attention of the real ice monster who is lonely and carries him off back to the mountains with him.

Appearing in "I Was the Invisible Man!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Strange Tales #67.

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Synopsis for "I Was the Invisible Man!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Strange Tales #67.
Strange Tales Vol 1 67 013
A scientist uses a device that makes the particles of a living body move at the speed of light rendering him invisible to the eye. He conducts a series of stunts in order to build up a name for himself so he can them go public and cash in. After forty days he glances into the mirror that morning and realizes that he has aged forty years during that span. Since he has sped up his body so dramatically, his aging has accelerated in proportion, and he realizes with the little time left to him that he can no longer use his knowledge for selfish gain.

Appearing in "Goom! The Thing from Planet X!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #15.

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  • Goom (First appearance)

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Synopsis for "Goom! The Thing from Planet X!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #15.
Tales of Suspense Vol 1 15 001
The scientist hero of this story gives the same speech at the end as Reed Richards does in Fantastic Four Vol 1 24. After attracting the hostile attention of Goom of Planet X, he realizes that any civilization possessing such advanced technology must be benevolent and that his radar transmissions must have been intercepted by a criminal. He rebroadcasts to Planet X, and the Earth officials plan to execute him as a traitor for summoning a full invasion fleet from Planet X, when the representatives from Planet X arrive and stop the execution and take Goom into their custody and leave the planet.


Notes

  • The Man-Thing story is divided into the following three chapters:
    • Chapter I: How Will We Keep Warm When the Last Flame Dies?
    • Chapter II: This Mind, This Universe!
    • Chapter III: No Shortage of Evil!
  • Yagzan, the leader of the Cult of Entropy in the Man-Thing story looks suspiciously like former President Richard Nixon.
  • First appearance of Yagzan and the Cult of Entropy.
  • "Ice-Monster Cometh!" was originally printed in Amazing Adult Fantasy #11.
  • "I Was the Invisible Man!" was originally printed in Strange Tales #67.
  • "Goom! The Thing from Planet-X!" was originally printed in Tales of Suspense #15.

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Footnotes

  1. First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks



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