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ManThing VS SwampThing by Lordwormm ManThing VS SwampThing by Lordwormm
Marvel's Man-Thing (Ted Sallis)

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DC's Swamp Thing (Alec Holland)
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Dark-Carioca Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Man-Thing is still a bajillion times better.
Didn't they come out at the same time?
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Lordwormm Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist
I honestly had to look it up. 

Manny - May 1971
Swampy - July 1971

I love em both, just wish Manny's movie had been better.
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Antiquity-Varmint Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Believe it or not, I do believe that they're actually rip off of The Heap character found in the Airboy comics.

The Heap is a public domain character that have no copyrights, so they can't sue each on that because it must have been based off the Heap without knowing that each other is doing the same thing.

The co-creator Swamp Thing writer, said that when he found out about the Man-Thing that came as a surprise while he was working on Swamp Thing with the artist. He decided to give Man-Thing the burning touch to make it different from the Swamp Thing otherwise they're more of same.
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Lordwormm Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist
I love that, I've never heard the creator's take on it.  Thanks! 

Yes, I am familiar with the Heap, a fascinating character in his own right.  He's even been used more recently, in the War of the Independents series.  That we may never see the end of.  :(
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Antiquity-Varmint Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I shouldn't be surprised that he's being used more now thanks to the internet that give information and knowlegde on the public domian comic books, because he's been in public domain for years and will never be pulled out after that.

I did ask myself that should I use this Heap in my future comic art? I would said no, because the Heap looks ugly as hell and I rather be working on the Man Thing or Swamp Thing who looks much better anyway. Bernie Wrightson is outstanding as a co creator, he makes Swamp Thing looks more awesome than any artist who did swamp thing. Same thing with Steve on the Alan Moore's Swamp Thing run. Man Thing is also great looking drawn by Frank Brunner and others. 

One of my favorite artists, Tom Sutton's artwork on the heap shows that it's still difficult to make him look more interesting and fresh. But really, he's more like a tar monster to me found in a Scooby Doo cartoon.

The Heap is a old design that feels lame and weak by today's standard looking like a walking green glass guy. However, it's still a important part of the history behind the creation of the Swamp Thing and Man-Thing. I feel that the Heap do still have interesting future stories left in him to be told by many new writers and drawn by horror artist who would make it look more interesting than it is right now.
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Lordwormm Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist
Well said! :)
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:iconzombieboydragonov:
zombieboydragonov Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
"all those who know fear burn at the touch of the man thing!" 
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Lordwormm Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist
Indeed they do.  Even Daredevil once.  :)
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CraniusCrowley1 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
...err......swamp thing was actually made AFTER man thing, November 1972 was the first comic book swamp thing appeared in.

Man thing arrived in strange tales # 1 may 1971.

however out of the two, swamp thing is a bit more badass, such as deadpool is better than deathstroke.
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JohnnySlade Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
woah slow down, deadpool may be coolrer than deathstroke but he could never be better than deathstroke. deathstroke beat green arrow, zatanna, the atom, hawkman and the flash at the same time. he will ALWAYS have props for that.
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zombieboydragonov Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Deadpool actually killed the entire marvel universe though :P
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JohnnySlade Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
deathstroke is the best tactician DC has to offer. im pretty sure he could do what deadpool did (i read that miniseries it was pretty good! :D
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zombieboydragonov Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
well to be honest the comic itself wasn't even canon and really stupid, most of the things that happened wouldn't happen. and he probably could but deadpool died a few times, the thing is he had his overpowered healing factor, he got ripped apart, his head actually exploded by Invisible woman as well but still survived and not to mention how fast he was healing. but if it was Deadpool vs the DC universe Superman could disintegrate him with the laser vision but knowing comic books they would probably have deadpool tear his arm off right before he could be totally destroyed and if it was deathstroke vs Marvel...I mean...Apocalypse...Galactus...Hulk...Shumo gorath, Man thing.
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Lordwormm Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist
Yeah, but Swampy can talk, so the line had to come from him.

No one could accuse you of having a Marvel or DC bias! :)
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CraniusCrowley1 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
._. no one ever will, i remember everything, i see everything :iconstinkeyeplz:
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:iconlordwormm:
Lordwormm Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist
You are Uatron?
:)
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CraniusCrowley1 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
No, I am kiddiepool :icondeadpoolplz:
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Rhodenris Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Now I wonder who would win if they fought each other?
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Itswalterofcourse Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Neither could really  beat each other,they are both invulnerable to physical damage
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Lordwormm Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist
I'm guessing they'd eventually team up eh? :)
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zombieboydragonov Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
nah, Swamp thing is evil Man thing has been potrayed as a horror monster once which is not what the man thing is, The man thing has teamed up with spiderman even.
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Lordwormm Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist
No way, Swamp Thing isn't evil, unless I've missed something they've done recently.  :)

Yeah, Man-Thing has fought and sorta/kinda teamed up with lots of Marvel heroes.  I believe he even recently acted as a teleporter for one of the newer Thunderbolts rosters.  ;)
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zombieboydragonov Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
swamp thing isn't evil? wow uh...oh I have him mistaken with sludge thing from dc universe online.
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Lordwormm Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist
Oooh, now I need to know who that is.  :)

Yeah, Swampy has teamed with Superman, Batman, Phantom Stranger, Aquaman and tons of heroes.  :)
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zombieboydragonov Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Assuming swamp thing won't be afraid when he see's Man-thing or holding an anonymous grudge against Man thing they would probably refrain from fighting at all..but then again...Swamp thing can talk....
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Lordwormm Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist
Good call. 
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axem-ranger-black Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
lol
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Technomaru Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
I am aware that Man-Thing is actually a result of a scientist re-creating the super soldier formula that resulted in Captain America. But something went horribly wrong!
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derfs51 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
Imagine them on a episode of Jerry Springer!

SWAMPY! SWAMPY! SWAMPY! :D
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:iconlordwormm:
Lordwormm Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist
It would be messy as hell!
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derfs51 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
'Messy' would be a understatement!:)
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QueenBex Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
he just wants a hug!
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:iconlordwormm:
Lordwormm Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist
A slimy hug.
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Rylverine Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Nice one, Man-thing
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Lordwormm Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist
He might consider wearing gloves if he ever decides to date.
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GorillaKing18 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Yep. Man-Thing came first.

As did Namor appeared long before Aquaman.

So one has to wonder... who originally ripped off who?
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Lordwormm Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist
I know, right? Munsters/Addams is an interesting question too.
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GorillaKing18 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
That one is interesting. Don't get me wrong, I love both shows, but I can't help but wonder about certains elements regarding them, ya know?
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Lordwormm Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist
Hmmm Check this one out... [link]
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celamowari Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
BAD TOUCH, BAD TOUCH!
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Lordwormm Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist
Ahaha! That would have been a perfect line for Swampy!
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celamowari Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
:)

By the way, I am indirectly responsible for the fact that this has over 200 views. You were linked on Mike Sterling's Progressive Ruin. [link]
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Lordwormm Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist
You are Directly thanked by me then! That's amazing, thank you so much for that!!
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Deimos-Remus Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Actually, Man-Thing came first by just a couple months, haha.
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Lordwormm Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist
Yup, therefore he gets the last word...or burn! :)
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