Man-Thing #9-10 (1974)

With this issue, the cover gets a tagline: The Most Startling Swamp Creature of Them All!  I’m assuming this is because Len Wein now works for Marvel, and they’re trying to compete.  I doubt it has anything to do with Marvel’s own Glob.

Two really old people have moved into Man-Thing’s swamp.  The wife gets sick, and in her anguish she accidentally brings a demon in to haunt the swamp.  Meanwhile, her husband is leaving the swamp to get her medicine, and Man-Thing protects him from the evil mojo.

In the end, the old man’s dog-who his wife always hated-dies killing the demon.  The husband and wife get the last word, in the pictured panel.

Creators: Steve Gerber, Mike Ploog
Grade: C+
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