Characters Appearing: Jennifer Kale, Joshua Kale, Man-Thing
Issue(s): Fear #18
One of the guys turns out to be a nihilist, one's a soldier, the drunk guy is a patriotic conservative, etc.
While the nihilist seems (at least to me) ridiculous, this is a story that otherwise downplays Gerber's zanier side and lets him focus on what i think is his stronger trait, which is character development. I'm not getting into the details here because it's not really relevant to the larger Marvel universe, but it's a decent story. I guess the one elephant in the room is the fact that no one is all that fazed by the existence of the Man-Thing.
You can attribute that to the fact that this is the Marvel universe, where strange things happen all the time, but that obviously isn't the intent here.
Gerber does keep the Kale family in the picture, showing that Jennifer is having some problems.
Quality Rating: C+
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: Essential Man-Thing vol. 1
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