Better get all eight issues of this series to make sense of “Christmas in Bedlam!”
By 1997 the comic’s industry had taken a beating after the bean counters played on the greed of the carpetbaggers. Marvel was on the verge of bankruptcy as Avi Arad stepped in to take control of the purse strings and save the paper portion of the company with licensed likenesses.
DC had launched its Vertigo line spearheaded by writers like Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman. In doing so they also earned literary accreditation with adults who wanted more than spandex and capes.
In my opinion, Marvel took note and attempted to do the same with a relaunch of an eight-issue mini-series of Man-Thing written by J.M. DeMatteis.
Issue three spends its entirety touching on the plot with time slips to the past to save look to the future.
If you’re buying this for more than the cover, pick up the previous two and the remaining five issues.Read More