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1542: Adventure into Fear #19

" The Enchanter's Apprentice! "
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Adventure into Fear #19
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Editor-in-Chief: Roy Thomas
Cover Artists: Gil Kane, Ernie Chan
Writers: Steve Gerber
Pencilers: Val Mayerik
Inkers: Sal Trapani
Colourists: Stan Goldberg
Letterers: Artie Simek
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: December 1973
Release Date: September 1973
Story Arc: -
Pages: 19
Cover Price: $0.20
Times Read: 265                 Times Rated: 177
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Incredible Hulk #156 (v1)
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Adventure into Fear #19
Man-Thing #1 (v1)
Amazing Spider-Man #116 (v1)
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1541: Marvel Feat...
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1544: Amazing Spi...
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Issue Blurb
As the line between Jennifer's nightmares and reality blurs, she must embark on a quest to close the dimensional rift. Back in the swamp, Man-Thing finds himself amongst strange new bedfellows.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
Man-Thing last appeared in Adventure into Fear #18. Man-Thing next appears in Man-Thing #1 (v1).
Supporting Characters
  Dakimh the Enchanter
Dakimh the Enchanter last appeared in Adventure into Fear #15. Dakimh the Enchanter next appears in Man-Thing #1 (v1).
  Jennifer Kale
Jennifer Kale last appeared in Adventure into Fear #18. Jennifer Kale next appears in Man-Thing #1 (v1).
  Joshua Kale
Joshua Kale last appeared in Adventure into Fear #18. Joshua Kale next appears in Man-Thing #22 (v1).
  Andrew Kale
Andrew Kale last appeared in Adventure into Fear #17. Andrew Kale next appears in Man-Thing #22 (v1).
  Howard the Duck
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Howard the Duck in the mainstream continuity. Howard the Duck next appears in Man-Thing #1 (v1).
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Korrek in the mainstream continuity. Korrek next appears in Man-Thing #1 (v1).
Thog last appeared in Adventure into Fear #13. Thog next appears in Man-Thing #1 (v1).
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Akilla in the mainstream continuity.
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Issue Review
   March 30, 2016
An issue of reality-bending madness, starring Jennifer Kale. The story is crazy, but it makes sense and it's a lot of fun. Man-Thing appears briefly. As does Howard the Duck. 9/10
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  Kez Says:    
  2012-09-13 17:48:34  
  Man, it sounds weird but I've genuinely been looking forward to the arrival of Howard the Duck.  

  TStarnes Says:    
  2012-09-13 23:33:00  
  You might be the only person ever to have used that sentence.  

  Kez Says:    
  2013-07-14 15:42:03  
  Actually it turns out that neutrinos don't move faster than light after all. =P  

  skalchemist Says:    
  2013-11-07 07:50:32  
  Right, that issue wasn't weird enough to be truly psychedelic, goofy enough to be funny, coherent enough to be taken seriously, and the art was awful. I'm not sure what Gerber was going for, but I'm pretty certain he didn't succeed.  

  leisch Says:    
  2014-02-10 11:39:17  
  Korrek is a great satire on the sword & sorcery characters proliferating at Marvel at the time. I would love to see a Conan story where, unable to kill the monster, he just sits down and figures "oh, screw it!"  

  Magik_Rune Says:    
  2014-05-20 23:35:12  
  I really, really like the wtf tone of that arc.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-02-18 11:33:54  
  This is great! Man-Thing is turning into a culmination of Conan and Dr. Strange which works perfectly for MT... And YES!!! Howard!!!!!  

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-04-08 23:39:46  
  What....the....f&$*!? How is it possible that this comic made so very little sense, yet was extremely entertaining? Peanut butter people?! Dream blinking!?
Once again Grandpa shows himself to be a terrible guardian! He says "I can't stand in your way" when he should be saying "Hell no, you can't go with this strange old man that mysteriously appeared in your bedroom in the middle of the night, and that you have explicitly stated isn't trustworthy!" And what is the first thing that happens when she goes with him? She's forced to change into a metal bikini again!
But hey, at least this all gave us Howard!

  jwerth Says:    
  2015-06-29 10:03:24  
  I really liked Korrek's line that his people never feel fear because they're just not that bright.

It's really fun to read something so different from everything else Marvel was putting out at the time.

  MattzLadd Says:    
  2016-05-19 17:52:41  
  Seriously, this is batsh*t insane. Or is it a jar of... man?? (My new favourite line from any comic book ever.)  

  Locust75 Says:    
  2016-11-01 20:32:49  
  4 stars for the 1st app of Korrek the Barbarian! Also for some lame duck; a real quack if you ask me...

Credit Due - It would've been 5 stars, but Val's art is killing this series. He can hardly do swamp scenes; much less fantasy and sci-fi!!!

Goober - Hmmm...first time that Andy is being a jerk...must be the peanut butter...

Nutty - I wonder if Carlin Peanut Butter is named after George Carlin??

Hold The Mayo - I can understand everybody freaking out about the peanut butter. When everyone knew that Korrek should've been coming out of a jar of MANonnaise!!!

Peking Duck - Yikes! Howard looks pretty rough for his first appearance! It's like watching early Looney Tunes and Disney cartoons and seeing how they evolved over the years!!!

Penalize - It must be a rule at F. A. Schist of no shirts allowed...

Bat Out Of Hell - So, I guess the flying demon at the end was supposed to be Thog???

'Nuff Said - "Suddenly all this is starting to make a perverse kind of sense!"-Jennifer Kale, remembering that it was Dakimh who designed her costume...

  dadoodoflow Says:    
  2017-04-25 07:36:23  
  I love Gerber. Peanut butter warriors, a world that looks like Fritz the Cat's, just the general tone of insanity  

  Russ Says:    
  2017-04-27 00:05:57  
  Everybody! Duck! Howard's here! But he does look different. I wonder if fowl play was involved....

This was one bizarre story. It seems as though Jennifer's at fault, but I'm sure there's another theory as to the melding of her dreams and reality. Interesting that she's wearing that provocative costume again, too.

And Korrek emerging from a jar of peanut butter? Do choosy barbarians choose Jif? Women might argue that he came from a jar of chunky.

4 stars. Nice to see the AFLAC spokesperson in his first job.

  Katryn Says:    
  2017-05-16 01:43:58  
  The end of reality as we know it is because someone decided to build an airport in a swamp. That's so silly that I kind of really like it. Damn you, F.A. Schist!  

  JonahBlack Says:    
  2018-02-04 09:04:54  
  My only issue is that dirty ol' Dakimh wasted zero time getting Jennifer back into that costume. Pretty sure that he's behind all this expressly for that purpose.  

  Marksman Says:    
  2018-02-25 22:31:07  
  Carlin Peanut Butter this issue. Nilrac (Carlin backwards) the demon from Vampire Tales #1.

Is Steve Gerber giving homage to George Carlin or is there some other Carlin he is referring to?

  Marksman Says:    
  2018-02-26 08:29:31  
  Doing some digging and Carlin is likely referencing his friend Bruce Carlin. Howard the Duck is named after another of Gerber's friends, Howard Tockman.  

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Man-Thing by Steve Gerber: The Complete Collection, Volume 1
This collection includes Astonishing Tales #12 (v1), Astonishing Tales #13 (v1), Savage Tales #1c (v1), Adventure into Fear #10, Adventure into Fear #11, Adventure into Fear #12, Adventure into Fear #13, Adventure into Fear #14, Adventure into Fear #15, Adventure into Fear #16, Adventure into Fear #17, Adventure into Fear #18, Adventure into Fear #19, Man-Thing #1 (v1), Man-Thing #2 (v1), Man-Thing #3 (v1), Man-Thing #4 (v1), Man-Thing #5 (v1), Man-Thing #6 (v1), Man-Thing #7 (v1), Man-Thing #8 (v1), Monsters Unleashed #5a (v1), Marvel Two-in-One #1
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   April 23, 2016 fragsel Moved this issue.
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   November 21, 2015 fragsel Added Akilla to the issue.
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