Dr. Ted Sallis was a humble biochemist doing research in the Florida Everglades. His goal: to recreate the legendary Super Soldier Serum that created Captain America. When terrorist organization A.I.M. tries to steal the formula, Dr. Sallis destroys it and injects himself with the only samples. Tragically, he crashes his car into the swamp while attempting to escape. Left for dead, a combination of science and magic saves him, but he emerges from the bog forever changed into the monstrous MAN-THING!
Gentle Giant Ltd. is proud to bring you the gigantic Man-Thing Statue! Inspired by artist Mike Ploog, this dramatic limited edition statue renders the monstrous Man-Thing, denizen of the Everglades, as he was depicted on the cover of “The Night of the Laughing Dead.” Digitally sculpted by our master artisans, each individually-numbered limited edition statue is rendered using the highest quality polystone and hand painted, then paired with a matching certificate of authenticity. Make Mine Marvel!
What makes this issue unique is that it was also released by POWER! Records in 1974 as a “book and record” set which was a popular medium back then. It was part of the Marvel Monster series with Tomb of Dracula, Frankenstein and Curse of The Werewolf.
Furthermore, theoriginal artist Mike Ploog(who is awesome) did an unpublished re-draw of the same cover in 2002.
If you have some time on your hands , Here is the read along record uploaded to youtube.