Spider-Man: Curse of the Man-Thing #1
Written by Steve Orlando
Art by Marco Failla and Minkyu Jung
Colors by GURU-eFX
Letters by Clayton Cowles
The Rundown: With the battle raging everywhere, Spidey, Cap and the Lizard must work together to convince Man-Thing to help.
Harrower has unleashed the power of the Man-Thing all over, but she has no way to control it. Something she will be confronted with by those she stole the power from. While Harrower attempts to escape, Steve Rogers confronts the man inside the creature Dr. Sallis. When the conversation doesn’t go as planned Sallis says that they need to get in contact with Curt Conners if they have any chance of getting answers.
With things getting more desperate, Spider-Man and his allies find themselves facing an overwhelming force. When that force leads Peter to Conners and Cap, it might take a lesson from Spider-Man’s past to convince the man that he needs to embrace the power of Man-Thing before it’s too late.
The Story: Orlando crafts an entertaining story for these characters. The stakes are high, but the characters are capable and the inclusion of Spidey and his fellow Spiders is well done. The plot works well. The dialogue is great and the tension throughout the issue is engaging. It’s a fun, thrilling and entertaining story that has a really good twist at the end.
The Art: Failla and Jung do an excellent job with the art in the issue. The tone of the story and its action are perfectly melded with the style of the art.