Appearing in "The Kid's Night Out!"
- Oliver Winshed
- Marie Winshed
- Samuel Pinder
- Elinore Pinder
- Margaret Pinder
- Lewis Milner (Death)
- high school students
- Alice Rimes
- Miss Simmons
- Edmond Winshed (Only appearance; dies) (Only in flashback)
- Mr. Dannon
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Synopsis for "The Kid's Night Out!"
The Man-Thing finds himself drawn to the emotions that are coming from a funeral being held for Edmond Winshed. Attending the funeral is his parents, uncle, aunt, grandmother, gym teacher, and classmates. However when Alice Rimes (Edmond's classmate and only friend) interrupts the eulogy to call them all on how horribly the treated Edmond, she is violently removed by Edmond's uncle. However she is saved by the Man-Thing which is drawn by the violent emotions and burns Edmond's uncle and Alice manages to escape.
The next day, Alice takes an essay written by the late Edmond to have it published in the schools newspaper. The essay inside is Edmond's life story where he talks about how he was always treated poorly because of his weight and how his gym teacher ultimately caused his death by pushing him to hard and literally making Edmond run to death.
Believing that it's all lies perpetuated by Alice, the gym teacher calls in the Windshed clan to confront her. As they are about to burn Edmond's memoirs, the Man-Thing arrives and attacks them all. Each victim gives into their fears and is burned and killed in a fitting epitaph to their behavior to Edmond. After the attacks end, the Man-Thing walks off again into the swamp.
This story is continued in Man-Thing #17...
Appearing in "Frog Death!"
- Mr. Hooper, cigar salesman
- Cleveland Division of Police
- George Washington (Photo)
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Synopsis for "Frog Death!"
After months of falling between the dimensional void was stranded on during his battle against the Overmaster, Howard lands back on Earth, however this time he lands in Cleveland. Befriending some children, they take Howard to the nearest cigar shop, where the indifferent owner is given a shock first by Howard's currency (US money with ducks for presidents) and later his appearance.
When asking the children why the cigar shop owner was on edge, they point out Garko, a man who, since moving into the neighborhood, has sat in the window of his fourth floor apartment looking into a jar and occasionally yelling about taking over the world.
Garko debates over the merits of ruling the world, and decides that the point of acquiring power would be to get more, which would equate to killing people. Opting to just cut out the world conquering and skip to the killing, he consumes the potion in his bottle and transforms into a Man-Frog creature.
When the rampaging Garko approaches Howard and the boys, Howard sends them off to call the police while he battles the Man-Frog. During the fight Garko begins to shrink and turn into a real frog. Swinging blindly, Howard accidentally strikes a police officer who has arrived to the scene. Not believing his story about a giant Man-Frog, the police arrest Howard instead believing him to be the maniac that was called in about. As the police car drives away, it runs over the frog body of Garko.
Appearing in "I Entered the Doorway to Doom!"
Synopsis for "I Entered the Doorway to Doom!"
A Russian returning to his farm after the war has found the soil to be no good and so he goes prospecting for gold in caves. He comes across invaders from dimension Z but they fear fire, so he holds them back with flames in order to finish constructing a door that will lock them deeper in the cavern while he finishes mining. The soviet authorities seize his gold and demand that he lead them to the source. When they are before the door, they demand it be opened over his protests, and rough him up to seize the key. Outside the cave, he hears their shouts and knows that two evil forces have encountered each other. He muses that he will demand freedom from the premier, and if refused, will open the door a final time to ensure that tyranny perishes from his homeland.
Appearing in "A Man With No Past"
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Synopsis for "A Man With No Past"
An artist who's been working with a publisher for a year suffers from severe claustrophobia. His boss refers him to a psychiatrist who puts him under hypnosis and asks him to draw his earliest memories, but they only go back the one year that he's been working for the publisher. He hires a detective to do a background check, but he can only find documentation a year old. When he puts the artist under the deepest possible trance and demands he draw the earliest possible memory, he produces a drawing of a man lying in a casket.
- Garko the Man-Frog's name is spelled as "Gorko" on the cover to this issue.
- First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
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