|Pin-up of The THING, FF #2. Images copyright MARVEL COMICS|
statement of fact. ALAN McKENZIE, writer, editor, and a
up my game. Ready? Okay, Al - take it away.
|Narrow doorways? Then how did he get into the store? (From FF #1)|
|Yeah, right. Lose your temper, reach for a tree. I do it all the time|
|The THING rips off his costume. Be still my beating heart|
being they'd all cover their faces - but it was erased before inking.) There
would persist for the next year and a bit, so I'd always believed that's just
what Kirby had intended. But here's something startling I noticed. Take
ciate with the character's look in 1964. And we know this is what
JK intended because he inked his own cover pencils on #7.
by Kirby which was probably done in the early part of '62...but I do think
|There he goes, ripping off his clothes again - swoon! (FF #18)|
|The rocky, blocky THING that fans came to know and love|
#293, dated Aug '86). In #238, Mister Fantastic tried once again to
cure Ben's condition...the outcome was that The Thing reverted
to his original, mudslide appearance. The condition would last
for a couple of years before The Thing mutated again...
And a great big Criv-ite thanks to Al for taking the time
and trouble to write this fascinating guest post. Be sure to
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