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1521: Adventure into Fear #17

" It Came Out of the Sky! "
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Adventure into Fear #17
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Editor-in-Chief: Roy Thomas
Cover Artists: Frank Brunner
Writers: Steve Gerber
Pencilers: Val Mayerik
Inkers: Sal Trapani
Colourists: George Roussos
Letterers: Jean Izzo (Jean Simek)
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: October 1973
Release Date: July 1973
Story Arc: -
Pages: 19
Cover Price: $0.20
Times Read: 238                 Times Rated: 161
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Warlock #2 (v1)
Marvel Spotlight #5 (v1)
Adventure into Fear #17
Daredevil #90 (v1)
Daredevil #91 (v1)
1519: Warlock
#2 (v1)
1520: Marvel Spot...
#5 (v1)
 
1522: Daredevil
#90 (v1)
1523: Daredevil
#91 (v1)
 
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Finding a derelict space capsule in the swamp, Man-Thing unwittingly releases its occupant. But will this visitor to our world be friend or foe?
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Character Appearances
 
Main Characters
  Man-Thing
Man-Thing last appeared in Adventure into Fear #16. Man-Thing next appears in Adventure into Fear #18.
     
Supporting Characters
  Jennifer Kale
Jennifer Kale last appeared in Adventure into Fear #16. Jennifer Kale next appears in Adventure into Fear #18.
     
  Joshua Kale
Joshua Kale last appeared in Adventure into Fear #16. Joshua Kale next appears in Adventure into Fear #18.
     
  Andrew Kale
Andrew Kale last appeared in Adventure into Fear #16. Andrew Kale next appears in Adventure into Fear #19.
     
  Ninox
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Ninox in the mainstream continuity. Ninox next appears in Marvel Two-in-One #2. This is flashback appearance.
     
  Hektu
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Hektu in the mainstream continuity. This is flashback appearance.
     
  Soja
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Soja in the mainstream continuity. This is flashback appearance.
     
  Gorein
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Gorein in the mainstream continuity. Gorein next appears in Marvel Two-in-One #2. This is flashback appearance.
     
  Ruseef
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Ruseef in the mainstream continuity. Ruseef next appears in Marvel Two-in-One #2. This is flashback appearance.
     
Villains
  Wundarr
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Wundarr in the mainstream continuity. Wundarr next appears in Marvel Two-in-One #2.
     
 
Group Appearances
Dakkamites
This is the first appearance by Dakkamites in the mainstream continuity. Dakkamites next appears in Marvel Two-in-One #2.
   
     
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RikerDonegal
   March 30, 2016
Wundarr the Aquarian (one of my favourite characters) meets The Man-Thing. Another great Steve Gerber story. 9/10
 
 
 
 
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Comments
   
 
  Kez Says:    
  2012-09-12 17:39:21  
  Poor Wundarr.. if only his spaceship had been found by the Kents too, thinks could have been so different...  
 
 

  Nexus Says:    
  2013-07-23 11:24:53  
  Terrible story, but i like to imagine the couple at the page 12 as the Kents of an alternative universe.  
 
 

  spencer617 Says:    
  2013-07-24 23:34:59  
  The best part was the realization oh the pun in F. A. Schist's name. Otherwise, this one was not very impressive.  
 
 

  skalchemist Says:    
  2013-11-06 08:31:20  
  A passable Superman pastiche. The bit with the "Kents" was well done, and I liked the goofy pathos of Wundarr wondering who he was, who his "mother" was, etc. Not a great issue, but it has some charm.  
 
 

  leisch Says:    
  2014-02-10 11:20:50  
  As a longtime Superman fan, I enjoyed the hell out of Gerber bringing Supes into the Marvel Universe.  
 
 

  scottyjrules Says:    
  2014-11-30 00:27:15  
  That origin story sounds familiar...  
 
 

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-02-18 09:57:59  
  Aside from this being a Superman origin reject story, how could the kid a) survive for so long in the ship without food and water b) grow without nourishment and c) have clothes that grow with his body.

What a goofy story.
 
 
 

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-04-07 15:33:13  
  I loved it. Yes it was bizarre and made no sense, but it was fun to see what would have happened if Kal-El had landed in the Marvel Universe rather than in DC. Apparently the biggest difference between the two is Ma Kent is a bit of a hag in the MU.  
 
 

  jwerth Says:    
  2015-06-28 22:44:29  
  I like the idea behind this Superman satire. The execution was a little lacking because the plot is so meh. I'm curious to see what becomes of Wundarr.  
 
 

  MattzLadd Says:    
  2016-04-23 12:25:15  
  The execution of this was completely botched, and I'd just like to highlight: '...He has been decieved by this - UN-MOTHER!'  
 
 

  Locust75 Says:    
  2016-08-21 20:32:50  
  3 stars for the wonder that is Wundarr!!!

Cover Me - The Man-Thing looks good on the cover!!

Born On The Bayou - I wonder how CCR inspired this story??

Rock It - Funny scene of the Man-Thing breaking his toy rocketship! Although, when the narration mentions a purplish glow. You'd think that the glow would actually be purple!!!

Soja - Why would Hektu waste time looking to the heavens? When there's a heavenly body standing right next to him!!!

Space Trippin' - When I wander around aimlessly...it's usually by D-Warping...

Line Of Sight - That one construction worker wonders why they're not hitting Wundarr? All three of them are shooting everywhere but Wundarr!!!

Shady - Jennifer should be more worried about her Grandpa changing color!!!

'Nuff Said - "You could get your fool self ray gunned to t'death!"-Ma Kettle
 
 
 

  Russ Says:    
  2017-04-17 19:49:33  
  Other than being a Superman satire (or tribute?), there really was no point to this story. Man-Thing knocks Wundarr out of the spaceship, they tussle for a bit, then Wundarr flies off. If anything, it does show that Man-Thing can be a somewhat limited character in his current state, and is therefore a challenge to write for.

2 stars. @jwerth: we all know that Wundarr would eventually land in a large city and go to work as a reporter for a great Metropolitan newspaper!
 
 
 

  dadoodoflow Says:    
  2017-04-24 22:19:19  
  - Hektu and Soja aka a couple that will never get little ditty about growing up in the heartland

- I think we should measure climate change in Dakkam Hektu

- E.g. That country is at 37 Hektu (37% of the population doesn't believe in climate change)

- F.A. Schist's giant crane

- I was resisting this story at first, but Gerber totally won me over with his Superman needs a mommy story

- This has a Rick Veitch vibe
 
 
 

  Katryn Says:    
  2017-05-10 08:54:46  
  Aside from the issues of how Wundarr survived for 22 years in that ship without obvious food or water or why his muscles aren't severely atrophied, there's only one thing I want to know. How did Hektu plan to fit all 3 of them in that rocket???  
 
 

  drfaustus13 Says:    
  2017-05-22 11:05:15  
  The ending seemed really rushed. I thought it had the makings of something really interesting, until Wundarr realised "Hey, I'm not made of slime... this can't be my mother", then randomly flew away. As it looks like he won't reappear until over a year, it seems really random that they introduced this character in FEAR...

Also: did the cover guy just totally not interact with the writers? Wundarr can't even speak, yet there he is talking smack to Man-Thing.
 
 
 

  CrazyforRAMU Says:    
  2017-09-30 11:41:31  
  "What if we redo Superman, except his parents get killed by authoritarian secret police? And instead of loving foster parents, the Kents are paranoid xenophobes that flee from his spaceship? And he's cast into the world as an idiot manchild, like Lennie with superpowers?" Golly, Steve Gerber is cynical.  
 
 

  Allencthulhu @ Locust75 (original post):    
  2017-11-29 17:52:17  
  There's a CCR song called "It Came Out of the Sky". It has nothing to do with what happened in the story except giving the title.  
 
 

 
 
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Updates
Date User Name Update
   July 19, 2016 fragsel Updated the listing for Soja.
   July 19, 2016 fragsel Updated the listing for Hektu.
   July 19, 2016 fragsel Updated the listing for Ninox.
   July 19, 2016 fragsel Updated the listing for Wundarr.
   July 19, 2016 fragsel Added Ruseef to the issue.
   July 19, 2016 fragsel Added Gorein to the issue.
   July 19, 2016 fragsel Added Dakkamites to the issue.
   April 23, 2016 fragsel Moved this issue.
   April 9, 2016 fragsel Updated the listing for Wundarr.
   April 4, 2016 Neskit Changed comic details.
   November 21, 2015 fragsel Updated the listing for Ninox.
   November 21, 2015 fragsel Added Soja to the issue.
   November 21, 2015 fragsel Added Hektu to the issue.
   November 21, 2015 fragsel Added Ninox to the issue.
     
 
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