|First appearance||Fear #11 (Dec 1972)|
|Created by||Steve Gerber (writer)|
Rich Buckler (artist)
|Abilities||Magical Energy Bolts Projection|
Thog the Nether-Spawn, Overmaster of Sominus is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is a demon from the extra-dimensional world of Sominus who has clashed with the Man-Thing.
Thog's subsequent appearances include in Adventure into Fear #13 (April 1973), Man-Thing (vol. 1) #1 (January 1974) and #21-22 (August–October 1975), Man-Thing (vol. 2) #11 (July 1981), Defenders #99-100 (September–October 1981), Ghost Rider (vol. 2) #77 (February 1983), Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #8 (October 1989) and Annual 2 (1992), and Magik (vol. 2). #3 (February 2001).
Thog was given his own entry in The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Horror (2005) and in The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z. In the earlier editions, he appeared in a group entry under "demons."
Fictional character biography
Gerber himself, along with Man-Thing, were integral in defeating Thog on Therea in his first attempt to take over the universe. Chris Claremont, in the form of Man-Thing, defeated him in his second.
Some commentators have noted that Thog is modest enough to wear shorts. This is only the case in his subsequent appearances. In his first appearance, he was initially bat-like, and when harmed by Man-Thing, Thog later took on a more human form, and only shadows and angle choices protected his modesty.
Powers and abilities
Thog can fire magical energy bolts. Like most demons, Thog is more powerful in his realm where he can alter its reality. He is assumed to be immortal after surviving even Man-Thing's fiery touch.
- Fear #11, 13; Man-Thing (vol. 1) #1, 21, 22, (vol. 2) #11
- Man-Thing (vol. 1) #22
- Man-Thing (vol. 2) #11
- Fear #11
- Defenders (vol. 1) #100
- Thog at Marvel.com
- Thog at Marvel Wiki
- Thog at Comic Vine
- Thog at the Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe
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