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1980: Man-Thing #5 (v1)

" Night of the Laughing Dead "
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Man-Thing #5 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Roy Thomas
Cover Artists: Mike Ploog
Writers: Steve Gerber
Pencilers: Mike Ploog
Inkers: Frank Chiaramonte
Colourists: Linda Lessmann
Letterers: Artie Simek
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: May 1974
Release Date: February 1974
Story Arc: -
Pages: 19
Cover Price: $0.25
Times Read: 163                 Times Rated: 104
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Issue Blurb
Richard and Ruth help a high-wire artist try to find a suicidal clown. But the man has already killed himself. Or has he?
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
Man-Thing last appeared in Marvel Two-in-One #1. Man-Thing next appears in Man-Thing #6 (v1).
Supporting Characters
  Richard Rory
Richard Rory last appeared in Man-Thing #4 (v1). Richard Rory next appears in Man-Thing #6 (v1).
  Ruth Hart
Ruth Hart last appeared in Man-Thing #4 (v1). Ruth Hart next appears in Man-Thing #6 (v1).
  Darrel Daniel
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Darrel Daniel in the mainstream continuity. Darrel Daniel next appears in Man-Thing #6 (v1).
  Ayla Prentiss
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Ayla Prentiss in the mainstream continuity. Ayla Prentiss next appears in Man-Thing #6 (v1).
  Mr. Garvey
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Mr. Garvey in the mainstream continuity. Mr. Garvey next appears in Man-Thing #6 (v1).
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Tragg in the mainstream continuity. Tragg next appears in Man-Thing #6 (v1).
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Issue Review
   March 31, 2016
'Strange' does not even begin to describe the compelling Steve Gerber story in this issue.
I love the way Gerber uses the supporting cast and, as of this story, allows Man-Thing to enter the fray for different reasons.
But, yeah, what a strange story...
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  Kez Says:    
  2013-04-19 04:19:51  

  betarayben Says:    
  2013-06-30 11:12:07  
  I'll miss Mayerik's art, but you won't hear any complaints from me about Mike Ploog.  

  Drax Says:    
  2013-08-05 10:51:42  
  One the letters' answer announced the soon coming return of Howard the Duck!  

  Neskit Says:    
  2014-08-10 10:42:19  
  Not to shabby. Man Thing is always a weird read, almost a cross between horror and superhero.  

  skerit Says:    
  2015-04-15 11:10:26  
  They announced the return of Howard the duck in this issue.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-05-08 10:44:32  
  "The Tears of the Clown" song comes to mind.  

  illcom94 Says:    
  2015-07-08 22:07:53  
  +1 star for the creepy ghost clown.  

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-09-09 18:10:49  
  First off love the title. One thing I've noticed about Man-Thing is that it just tells whatever kind of story they want. He's just an observer. He sometimes helps out people in need, but for the most part he exists outside of the story.
In a world with Thing, Hulk, Spider-Man, etc., how is that brute supposed to be the "World's Strongest Man"?
I find myself interested in creepy clown's story, as weird as it will no doubt be.

  imeco Says:    
  2016-02-01 10:36:41  
  That was better than I was expecting based on the cover image.  

  rubixcube60 Says:    
  2016-09-20 20:08:27  
  I quite like the subtle off-ness of the clown ghost. Both from the disembodied spotlight and the extra lanky limbs that seem to have a few too many joints in a couple of panels.  

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   January 10, 2017 ViolentPhlegm Changed comic details.
   October 31, 2016 Neskit Changed comic details.
   November 21, 2015 fragsel Added Tragg to the issue.
   November 21, 2015 fragsel Added Mr. Garvey to the issue.
   November 21, 2015 fragsel Added Ayla Prentiss to the issue.
   November 21, 2015 fragsel Added Darrel Daniel to the issue.
   July 6, 2013 TStarnes Changed comic details.
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