The Man-Thing (Dr. Theodore “Ted” Sallis) is a fictional monster appearing in books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writers Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, and Gerry Conway and artist Gray Morrow, the character first appeared in Savage Tales #1 (May 1971), and went on to be featured in various titles and in his own series, including Adventure into Fear, which introduced the character Howard the Duck.
Steve Gerber’s 39-issue run on the series is a cult classic that was influential on such writers as Neil Gaiman.
Man-Thing is a large, slow-moving, empathic, humanoid creature living in the Florida Everglades near the Seminole reservation and the fictitious town of Citrusville. He was portrayed by Mark Stevens in the 2005 made-for-TV film Man-Thing.