The Enchanter's Apprentice
Howard's first appearance was in the Marvel Comics monthly
book, Adventures into Fear. At this time this ongoing title
was featuring the adventures of Marvel's very own muck monster
the Man-Thing. In this issue Man-Thing and a host of other
characters were fighting a battle to protect the Nexus of
All Reality (a doorway to infinite numbers of universes),
and there he was on page 26 panel 5 without any fanfare
or hoopla the very first time that he appeared in any comic.
From this modest begining this little fella would go on
to many great things in the late Seventies.