Appearing in "Song-Cry... of the Living Dead Man!"
- Mr. Carver
Synopsis for "Song-Cry... of the Living Dead Man!"
Brian Lazarus is tormented as he busily tries to write something with substance, he finds himself attacked by the spirits of people who want him to pay an unbalanced debt, resorting to violence to try and beat him out of it. His tormented emotions are picked up by the Man-Thing, that comes and rescues him. Each person he pulls off Lazarus turning into a wisp of immaterial smoke.
Afterward Lazarus wanders around until he is found by Sybil Mills, who has just been set up in a motel by Richard Rory waiting for her folks to pick her up from Miami. Taking Brian in, she too witnesses his mania with writing something with substance, and when the spirits appear to whip Brian once more, the Man-Thing appears again to help fight them off. They finally disappear when Sybil dispels Brian's assertion that he's a dead man, by treating him and calling him for what he really is: A living human being. With the danger past, the Man-Thing shambles off into the swamps once more.
- First appearance of Brian Lazarus.
- The first part of this story is reprinted in Infernal Man-Thing #1.
- Man-Thing (Volume 1)
- Man-Thing (Volume 2)
- Man-Thing (Volume 3)
- Man-Thing (Volume 4)
- Infernal Man-Thing (Volume 1)
Links and References
- Man-Thing profile at Wikipedia
- Man-Thing profile at the Marvel Directory
- Man-Thing profile at Toonopedia
- Man-Thing movie entry at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB)
- First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
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