Marvel Preview #9: Man-God (1976)

 

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Adapted by Roy Thomas.  Artwork by Tony DeZuniga.

 

This comic is a partial adaptation of the 1930 novel, “Gladiator,” by Philip Wylie.  The comic does feel like a novel, being more character driven than action-focused.  This fits Wylie’s original story well, but feels a bit strange in a comic.  Rather than an action tale, it is really about a man with extraordinary powers who cannot find his place in the world.

 

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The novel may have influenced Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, creaters of Superman, and Stan Lee, creator of Spider-Man and the Incredible Hulk.  (You can read the public domain novel here.)

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