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This article is about the Marvel comics character. For other uses, see Thog (disambiguation).
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Fear #11 (Dec 1972)
Created by Steve Gerber and Rich Buckler
In-story information
Species Demon

Thog the Nether-Spawn, Overmaster of Sominus is a fictional character appearing in the Marvel Comics universe. He is a demon from the extra-dimensional world of Sominus who has clashed with the Man-Thing.

Publication history[edit]

Thog first appeared in Adventure into Fear #11 (December 1972), Steve Gerber's first work for Marvel, illustrated by Val Mayerik.

Thog's subsequent appearances include in Fear #13 (April 1973), The Man-Thing #1 (January 1974), #20-22 (August–October 1975), The Man-Thing (vol. 2) #11 (July 1981), The 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[edit]

Thog the Nether-Spawn is a demon from the extra-dimensional world of Sominus who has clashed with the Man-Thing.[1]

Gerber himself, along with Man-Thing, were integral in defeating Thog on Therea in his first attempt to take over the universe.[2] Chris Claremont, in the form of Man-Thing, defeated him in his second.[3]

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.[4]

Thog, along with Mephisto and Satannish, were alleged to be manifestations of Satan's evil and power. However, he is autonomous from said beings with a unique appearance, personality and traits.[5]


  1. ^ Fear #11, 13; The Man-Thing #1, 21, 22, (vol. 2) #11
  2. ^ The Man-Thing #22
  3. ^ The Man-Thing (vol. 2) #11
  4. ^ Fear #11
  5. ^ Defenders V1 #100

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