Why does Man-Thing seem to be so selective about who he kills? The comic keeps hammering home the point that Man-Thing is a mindless monstrosity, a beast of instinct that lashes out at anything that feels fear in range of his senses because fear is so discordant to his empathic senses. Well, given that A: he's a horrifying-looking muck monster, and B: he's a known killer that seems to strike out at random, who wouldn't be afraid of him when they first meet? You'd expect him to rack up a higher bodycount of innocents as a result of that.
Why everyone involved didn't do anything before Kyle arrived? To elaborate:
Pete Horn could have tried to stop the creature any time. He knew what it was, so what kept him?
Why didn't LaRoqe blow up the oil plant in the Darkwater that seemed to be the root (ha!) of all problems earlier?
Schists and brothers Thibadeux could have gone after LaRoque at any time, why did they wait so long?