Issue(s): Man-Thing #12
One page of the issue is nearly fully text, almost a precursor to the all-text issue of Howard the Duck (forgive the b&w scan and blurred edge here; my digital copy doesn't include this, and i don't expect you to actually read all of that (i certainly didn't!)).
It's a really dark and symbolic sort of story; at the risk of sounding pithy, it seems like Gerber had some real issues he was working through.
The next issue blurb says "So you've had your fill of quasi-profound psychological drama, huh? Okay -- then be here next ish for your basic 180-degree storyline turnabout!". And they aren't kidding.
Quality Rating: C-
Chronological Placement Considerations: As Michael Grabowski notes in the comments, this takes place on the same night as the previous issue.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: Essential Man-Thing vol. 1
The writer(and maybe the dancer) showed up again almost 4 decades later in that Man-Thing mini-series from 1 or 2 years ago, which was a resurrection of the never-published-at-the-time Gerber/Nowlan graphic novel.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | April 13, 2013 5:19 PM
Yeah, Brian Lazarus does reappear. Here's a link to a preview of the second issue:
Posted by: Michael | April 13, 2013 6:00 PM
Added Lazarus. And the dancer too, just to be safe. Thanks guys.
Posted by: fnord12 | April 14, 2013 1:29 PM
Strictly speaking, this issue takes place the same night as the previous issue, according to a caption when Brian shows up at the motel and meets Sybil.
That column of text reads better if you imagine it being rapped as you read it. In the story, reading it seems to strike a chord in Sybil that probably is the motivation for her deeper sympathy with Brian, than, say, Richard Rory.
Posted by: Michael Grabowski | May 27, 2018 11:15 AM
Thanks Michael. I've moved this to follow last issue directly.
Posted by: fnord12 | June 2, 2018 3:02 PM
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