(2005)

Marvel, 2005 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
16.99 USD; 27.25 CAD
Pages:
584
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Brand:
Marvel Comics
ISBN:
0-7851-1729-6 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Mark D. Beazley; Jennifer Gr├╝nwald (Assistant Editor); Michael Short (Assistant Editor); Jeff Youngquist (Senior Editor Special Projects)
Color:
Color cover; Black and White interior
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Squarebound Trade Paperback

Issue Notes

Marvel Two-In-One #21, which features The Thing and Doc Savage, is not included in this volume as Marvel no longer has the rights to publish Doc Savage stories.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Marvel Two-In-One / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jim Starlin
Inks:
Jim Starlin
Colors:
Christopher Sotomayor
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Other Essential volumes on sale.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[Title Page] (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

[Table of Contents] (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

[Marvel Feature #11] (Table of Contents)

Marvel Two-In-One / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jim Starlin?; John Romita?
Inks:
John Romita
Letters:
?
Editing:
Roy Thomas (Original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thing [Ben Grimm]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]
Reprints:

Cry: Monster! (Table of Contents)

Marvel Two-In-One / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein
Pencils:
Jim Starlin
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Letters:
Glynis Wein
Editing:
Roy Thomas (Original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thing; Hulk; GUESTS: Mr. Fantastic; Human Torch; VILLAINS: Leader; Kurrgo; CAMEO: Iron Man (next issue teaser); CAMEO FLASHBACK: Invisible Girl
Synopsis:
The Hulk and the Thing are transported to a ghost town in the New Mexico desert to be pitted against one another in combat by the Leader and Kurrgo.
Reprints:

[Marvel Feature #12] (Table of Contents)

Marvel Two-In-One / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jim Starlin
Inks:
John Romita
Letters:
Typeset
Editing:
Roy Thomas (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thing [Ben Grimm]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Blood Brothers
Reprints:

The Bite of the Blood Brothers! (Table of Contents)

Marvel Two-In-One / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Friedrich
Pencils:
Jim Starlin
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Letters:
Mike Royer
Editing:
Roy Thomas (Original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thing [Ben Grimm]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; VILLAINS: Blood Brothers; Thanos; CAMEOS: Eros [Starfox]; Mentor; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Vision; Controller
Synopsis:
The Thing is hot-footing it across the New Mexico desert when he stumbles upon the Blood Brothers trying their best to kill Iron Man on orders from Thanos.
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[Marvel Two-In-One #1] (Table of Contents)

Thing; Man-Thing / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
John Romita
Letters:
?
Editing:
Roy Thomas (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Man-Thing
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

As pointed out in the Marvel No-Prize Book, the title to the left of "Marvel Comics Group" in the black band across the top of the cover says "Marvel Two-On-One" and was not corrected for this reprinting.

Vengeance of the Molecule Man! (Table of Contents)

Thing; Man-Thing / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Gerber
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Letters:
Jean Izzo
Editing:
Roy Thomas (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Thing [also as Ben Grimm]; Man-Thing [also as Ted Sallas]; VILLAIN: Molecule Man; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Hulk; Iron Man; Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch
Synopsis:
The Thing is cooling his heels in the New Mexico desert when he decides to head to Florida and take on the Man-Thing for appropriating his name; In an alternate dimension, the Molecule Man has duplicated himself and his "son" decides to take vengeance on the Fantastic Four when his "father" dies; Instead of arriving in New York, Molecule Man finds himself in the Florida Swamp where Thing and Man-Thing are able to separate the villain from his power staff and reduce him to dust.
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[Marvel Two-In-One #2] (Table of Contents)

Thing; Sub-Mariner / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Romita
Inks:
John Romita
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino
Editing:
Roy Thomas (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Thing; Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]
Reprints:

Manhunters from the Stars! (Table of Contents)

Thing; Sub-Mariner / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Gerber
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Letters:
Artie Simek
Editing:
Roy Thomas (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Thing; Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; GUESTS: Namorita; Wundarr; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; VILLAINS: Dakkam Aliens [Tuumar; Zeneg]; Mortoid; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Man-Thing
Synopsis:
The child-like alien, Wundarr, falls into the ocean near Namorita but flees when Namor arrives and menaces him; Arriving in New York, Wundarr battles the Thing until Namor and his cousin show up and explain to Grimm that he has the mind of a child and means no harm; The Thing and his allies then have to save Wundarr from his alien people who have sent a giant robot to kill him; With the Dakkams driven off, Namor and Nita leave Wundarr in the tender loving care of a very unhappy Thing.
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[Marvel Two-In-One #3] (Table of Contents)

Thing; Daredevil / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino
Editing:
Roy Thomas (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Black Widow [Natasha Romanova]; Black Spectre
Reprints:

Inside Black Spectre! (Table of Contents)

Thing; Daredevil / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Gerber
Pencils:
Sal Buscema
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Letters:
David Hunt
Editing:
Roy Thomas (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Wundarr; Reed Richards; Shanna; Commissioner O'Hara; Candace Nelson; Black Widow [Natasha Romanova]; Nekra; Mandrill; Black Spectre
Synopsis:
Mr. Fantastic runs some tests on Wundarr and makes a costume for him that will help harness his explosive power; Matt Murdock and Candice Nelson go on a date to a politically charged play that gets interrupted by the Black Spectre; DD and the Thing attack the Black Spectre's blimp where they find the Black Widow working for the villains; They vow to bring the evil organization down.
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Indexer Notes

Story continues in Daredevil #110 which is not reprinted in this volume.

[Blank Page] (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

[Marvel Two-In-One #4] (Table of Contents)

Thing; Captain America / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino
Editing:
Roy Thomas (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Thing; Captain America; Zom Soldiers; Monster of Badoon
Reprints:

Doomsday 3014! (Table of Contents)

Thing; Captain America / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Gerber
Pencils:
Sal Buscema
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino (page 1); Charlotte Jetter
Editing:
Roy Thomas (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Thing; Captain America; GUESTS: Wundarr; Sharon Carter; Namorita; Annie Christopher; Mr. Fantastic; Medusa; Tarin; VILLAINS: Zom Soldeirs; Monster of Badoon
Synopsis:
The Thing takes Wundarr to the zoo but the child-like alien causes havok when he begins to free the animals; Steve and Sharon are enjoying a nice day together when the mayhem ensues and Cap lends a hand; Namorita is convieniently also in the vicinity and takes Wundarr off the Thing's hands; Ben returns to the Baxter Building with Cap and Sharon in tow and they are shocked to discover a woman from the far future has made her way to the present thanks to one of Reed's experiments; Tarin spins an apocalyptic tale of the subjugation of earth by the Badoon and Reed sends The Thing, Cap and Sharon back with her to the future to save humanity.
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[Marvel Two-In-One #5] (Table of Contents)

Thing; Guardians of the Galaxy / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Letters:
Dan Crespi
Editing:
Roy Thomas (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Thing; Major Vance Astro; Charlie-27; Yondu; Martinex; Captain America; Badoon
Reprints:

Seven Against the Empire! (Table of Contents)

The Thing; Guardians of the Galaxy / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Gerber
Pencils:
Sal Buscema
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Letters:
Annette Kawecki
Editing:
Roy Thomas (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Thing; Guardians of the Galaxy [Major Vance Astro; Charlie-27; Yondu; Martinex]; GUESTS: Captain America; Sharon Carter; Tarin; VILLAINS: Badoon; Zom Soldiers; Monster of Badoon; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Mr. Fantastic; Medusa
Synopsis:
The Thing, Cap and Sharon Carter have travelled forward in time to the year 3018 and help the Guardians of the Galaxy drive the world conquering Badoon from earth.
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[Marvel Two-In-One #6] (Table of Contents)

The Thing; Doctor Strange / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jim Starlin
Inks:
Jim Starlin; John Romita ? (Thing alterations)
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino
Editing:
Roy Thomas (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thing [Ben Grimm]; Dr. Strange [Dr. Stephen Strange]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Possible Romita cover credit provided 2006 by Nick Caputo.

Death-Song of Destiny! (Table of Contents)

The Thing; Doctor Strange / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Gerber
Pencils:
George Tuska
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Letters:
Artie Simek
Editing:
Roy Thomas (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Strange [Dr. Stephen Strange]; Clea; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mrs. Coogan; Wong; Renee Goldenberg; Sheldon Goldenberg; Alvin Denton; Nick Cromer; Duff Coogan; Yancy Street Gang
Synopsis:
A mysterious woman is struck by a subway train, releasing the mystic power to bystanders to reveal their destiny.
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[Marvel Two-In-One #7] (Table of Contents)

The Thing; Valkyrie / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Romita
Inks:
John Romita; Tony Mortellaro ?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino
Editing:
Roy Thomas (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thing [Ben Grimm]; Valkyrie; Executioner
Reprints:

Name That Doom! (Table of Contents)

The Thing; Valkyrie / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Gerber
Pencils:
Sal Buscema
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Letters:
Joe Rosen
Editing:
Roy Thomas (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Valkyrie; Aragorn; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Dr. Strange [Dr. Stephen Strange]; Clea (flashback); Executioner; Enchantress [Amora]; Alvin Denton; Nick Cromer (Flashback; Cameo); Duff Coogan (Flashback; Cameo); Sheldon Goldenberg (Flashback; Cameo); Renee Goldenberg (Flashback; Cameo)
Synopsis:
The Thing and Valkyrie stop Enchantress and the Executioner. The Thing saves the world with a supernatural harmonica.
Reprints:

[Marvel Two-In-One #8] (Table of Contents)

The Thing; Ghost Rider / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino
Editing:
Len Wein (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Thing; Ghost Rider [Johnny Blaze]
Reprints:

Silent Night... Deadly Night! (Table of Contents)

The Thing; Ghost Rider / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Gerber
Pencils:
Sal Buscema
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino (page 1); Charlotte Jetter
Editing:
Len Wein (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Thing; Ghost Rider [Johnny Blaze]; GUESTS: Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch; Franklin Richards; Alicia Masters; Namorita; Annie Christopher; Wundarr; Wyatt Wingfoot; VILLAIN: Miracle Man
Synopsis:
It is Christmas Eve, 1974, and Mr. Fantastic discovers a bright new star hanging over the Arizona sky where Wyatt Wingfoot's tribe makes its home; The Thing investigates and discovers Ghost Rider already exploring a strange Native American nativity scene orchestrated by the sinister Miracle Man who is trying to become a god.
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[Marvel Two-In-One #9] (Table of Contents)

The Thing; Thor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Letters:
Typeset
Editing:
Len Wein (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Thing; Thor; Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Woman; Human Torch; Puppet Master
Reprints:

When A God Goes Mad! (Table of Contents)

The Thing; Thor / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Gerber (plot); Chris Claremont (script)
Pencils:
Herb Trimpe
Inks:
Joe Giella
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino (page 1); Charlotte Jetter
Editing:
Len Wein (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thing; Thor; GUESTS: Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch; Namorita; Annie Christopher; Wundarr; VILLAINS: Puppet Master; Radion
Synopsis:
The Puppet Master uses the vast powers of his new ally Radion to super-charge his radioactive clay so that he can make the mighty Thor his slave and force the thunder god to destroy the Fantastic Four.
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[Marvel Two-In-One #10] (Table of Contents)

Thing: Black Widow / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Letters:
Typeset
Editing:
Len Wein (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thing; Black Widow; Sword of Judgment
Reprints:

Is This The Day The World Ends? (Table of Contents)

Thing; Black Widow / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Chris Claremont
Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Klaus Janson
Letters:
John Costanza
Editing:
Len Wein (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thing; Black Widow; GUEST: Alicia Masters; VILLAINS: Agamemnon [Andrei Rostov]; Sword of Judgment
Synopsis:
The Widow is trying to escape from members of the Sword of Judgment when she literally runs over the Thing who is out taking a walk in the park with Alicia; The Sword captures the Thing and the Widow and takes them to their floating ocean platform where Natasha learns that the terrorists are being led by an old flame; While the Thing tries to pull up three miles of cable attached to a powerful nuclear bomb from the ocean floor, Black Widow fights off Agamemnon and his followers to give her ally time to save the world from destruction.
Reprints:

[Marvel Feature #11] (Table of Contents)

The Thing; Golem / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Letters:
?
Editing:
Len Wein (original editor)

Genre:
horror-suspense; superhero
Characters:
The Thing; Golem
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

The Thing Goes South! (Table of Contents)

The Thing; Golem / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas (plot); Bill Mantlo (script)
Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Jack Abel
Letters:
Janice Cohen
Editing:
Len Wein (original editor)

Genre:
horror-suspense; superhero
Characters:
The Thing; Golem; GUESTS: Alicia Masters; Jason Adamson; Rebecca Adamson; Wayne Logan; Professor Yeates; Saudia Yamal; VILLAIN: Kaballa
Synopsis:
Ben and Alicia are on the train to Disney World when they get diverted to St. Petersburg where the mystic master Kaballa has possessed the stone might of the Golem and is destroying the city.
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Marvel Two-In-One #12 (Table of Contents)

The Thing; Iron Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Letters:
John Costanza
Editing:
Len Wein (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Thing; Iron Man; Prester John
Reprints:

The Stalker In the Sands! (Table of Contents)

The Thing; Iron Man / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Mantlo
Pencils:
Ron Wilson
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Karen Mantlo
Editing:
Len Wein (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Thing; Iron Man; VILLAIN: Prester John; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Human Torch; Wyatt Wingfoot
Synopsis:
The Thing is preparing to take a test flight in one of Tony Stark's experimental space craft when the rocket mis-fires and uncovers the buried Prester John who has a powerful alien stone and a hankering for taking over the world.
Reprints:

[Marvel Two-In-One #13] (Table of Contents)

The Thing; Power Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ron Wilson
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino
Editing:
Marv Wolfman (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Thing; Power Man [Luke Cage]; Braggadoom
Reprints:

I Created Braggadoom! The Mountain That Walked Like A Man! (Table of Contents)

The Thing; Power Man / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Roger Slifer (script); Len Wein (script); Marv Wolfman (plot)
Pencils:
Ron Wilson
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino (page 1); Joe Rosen
Editing:
Marv Wolfman (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thing; Power Man [Luke Cage]; GUEST: Arnold Krank; VILLAIN: Braggadoom
Synopsis:
The Thing and Power Man are called in when a scientists out-of-control experiment becomes a 300 foot tall monster who tries to destory New York.
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[Marvel Two-In-One #14] (Table of Contents)

The Thing; Son of Satan / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Letters:
Dan Crespi
Editing:
Marv Wolfman (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Thing; Son of Satan; Jedediah Ravenstorm
Reprints:

Ghost Town! (Table of Contents)

The Thing; Son of Satan / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Mantlo
Pencils:
Herb Trimpe
Inks:
John Tartaglione
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino (page 1); Karen Mantlo
Editing:
Marv Wolfman (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Thing; Son of Satan; GUESTS: Mr. Fantastic; Alicia Masters; VILLAINS: Jedediah Ravenstorm; Kthara
Synopsis:
Reed sends the Thing to the Arizona ghost town of Lawless where he meets up with Son of Satan and they battle the ghost of the town's founder, Ravenstorm.
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[Marvel Two-In-One #15] (Table of Contents)

Thing; Morbius The Living Vampire / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ron Wilson (signed)
Inks:
Al Milgrom (signed)
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino
Editing:
Marv Wolfman (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thing; Morbius; Living Eraser
Reprints:

The Return of the Living Eraser! (Table of Contents)

Thing; Morbius The Living Vampire / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Mantlo
Pencils:
Ron Wilson (page one); Arvell Jones (breakdowns, pages 2-31); Dick Giordano (finished art); ? (finished art)
Inks:
Dick Giordano; ?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino (page one); Karen Mantlo
Editing:
Marv Wolfman (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thing [Ben Grimm]; Morbius the Living Vampire [Michael Morbius]; Living Eraser; Petril; Roween; Supremor; Giant-Man [Henry Pym] (cameo; flashback); Wasp [Janet Van Dyne] (Cameo; Flashback); Alicia Masters
Synopsis:
Morbius and The Thing are "erased" by the Living Eraser, which sends them to the Eraser's dimension, where they help Supremor return to the throne. The return to their dimension and stop the Eraser from destroying the Earth.
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Indexer Notes

Much of the inking appears to have been done by Dick Giordano proteges.
Ron Wilson credited for penciling the splash page in the letters page of Marvel Two-In-One #18.
Credits in this volume list pencils by Arvell Jones and Ron Wilson and inks by Dick Giordano.

[Marvel Two-In-One #16] (Table of Contents)

The Thing; Ka-Zar / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ron Wilson
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Letters:
Dan Crespi ?
Editing:
Marv Wolfman (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Thing; Ka-Zar; Zabu
Reprints:

Into the Savage Land! (Table of Contents)

The Thing; Ka-Zar / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Mantlo
Pencils:
Ron Wilson
Inks:
Dan Adkins
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino (page 1); Karen Mantlo
Editing:
Marv Wolfman (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Thing; Ka-Zar; Zabu; Volcanus (Villain; death); Mr. Fantastic (Flashback); Invisible Girl (Flashback); Human Torch (Flashback); Nick Fury (Cameo; voice only)
Synopsis:
The Thing is sent to the Savage Land to discover the source of volcanic eruptions that threaten to doom the Earth. Thing and Ka-Zar find that the the villain V is trying to use the powers of the volcanoes to transform himself into the god-like Volcanus.
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[Marvel Two-In-One #17] (Table of Contents)

The Thing; Spider-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ron Wilson (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Letters:
John Costanza
Editing:
Marv Wolfman (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Thing; Spider-Man; Basilisk
Reprints:

This City-- Afire! (Table of Contents)

The Thing; Spider-Man / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Mantlo
Pencils:
Sal Buscema (layouts); Mike Esposito (finished art); Dave Hunt (finished art)
Inks:
Mike Esposito; Dave Hunt (backgrounds)
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino (page one); Jean Hipp
Editing:
Marv Wolfman (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Thing; Spider-Man; GUEST: Mary Jane Watson; VILLAIN: Basilisk; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Ka-Zar; Zabu
Synopsis:
The Thing battles Basilisk in the Savage Land and the villain teleports the both of them into the heart of New York City; Spidey returns from his time jaunt to discover an active volcano spitting lava into the Hudson River; He investigates and discovers that the Basilisk has felled the Thing and is preparing to destroy the city.
Reprints:

[Blank Page] (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

[Marvel Team-Up #47] (Table of Contents)

The Thing; Spider-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Letters:
Dan Crespi ?
Editing:
Marv Wolfman (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Basilisk [Basil Elks]
Reprints:

I Have To Fight The Basilisk! (Table of Contents)

The Thing; Spider-Man / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Mantlo
Pencils:
Ron Wilson
Inks:
Dan Adkins
Letters:
Irving Watanabe
Editing:
Marv Wolfman (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; J. Jonah Jameson; Robbie Robertson; Captain Marvel [Mar-Vell] (flashback; cameo); Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards] (flashback; cameo); Basilisk [Basil Elks] (origin recap; villain); Mole Man [Harvey Elder] (villain; flashback; cameo); Moloids (villains; flashback; cameo)
Synopsis:
Spider-Man and Thing must team up to stop the Basilisk from destroying New York City.
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[Marvel Two-In-One #18] (Table of Contents)

The Thing; Scarecrow / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ron Wilson (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Letters:
Dan Crespi
Editing:
Marv Wolfman (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thing; Scarecrow
Reprints:

Dark, Dark Demon-Night! (Table of Contents)

The Thing; Scarecrow / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Scott Edelman (Plot); Bill Mantlo (Plot and Script)
Pencils:
Ron Wilson
Inks:
Jim Mooney (pp.1-3, 7-26, 31); Dan Adkins (pp.6, 27-30)
Letters:
John Costanza (p.1); Ray Holloway [as Ray H.]
Editing:
Marv Wolfman (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thing; Alica Masters; Jess Duncan; Harmony Maxwell; Scarecrow; Demon Cult; Dave Duncan; Rovik
Synopsis:
The Thing and Scarecrow take on the Demon Cult.
Reprints:

[Marvel Two-In-One #19] (Table of Contents)

The Thing; Tigra / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Frank Giacoia; John Romita (alterations)
Letters:
Irving Watanabe
Editing:
Archie Goodwin (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Thing; Tigra; Cougar
Reprints:

Claws of the Cougar! (Table of Contents)

The Thing; Tigra / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Tony Isabella (plot); Bill Mantlo (script)
Pencils:
Sal Buscema
Inks:
Don Heck
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino (page one); Karen Mantlo
Editing:
Archie Goodwin (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Thing; Tigra; Cougar [Curt Ranklin] (Villain); Tomazooma (Cameo; Flashback); Mr. Fantastic (Cameo; Flashback); Dr. Joanne Tumolo (Cameo; Flashback); Sheila Conklin
Synopsis:
Tigra asks the Thing for help in tracking down the Cougar who is making evil use of the powerful Nega-Bands.
Reprints:

[Fantastic Four Annual #11] (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Letters:
Dan Crespi
Editing:
Stan Lee (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Invaders [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Namor, the Sub-Mariner; Human Torch (Golden Age Torch)]
Reprints:

And Then--The Invaders! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 36 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
Sam Grainger
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino (page 1); Joe Rosen
Editing:
Stan Lee (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch; The Thing]; GUESTS: Invaders [Captain America; Namor, the Sub-Mariner; Human Torch I; Bucky Barnes; Toro]; The Watcher; General Fitz-Hugh; VILLAINS: Baron Zemo; Nazis; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Power Man [Luke Cage]
Synopsis:
Reed discovers that a canister of Vibranium has accidentally fallen into his time platform and made its way back to World War II where the Nazis have used it to win the war. The FF travel back to 1942 where they fight alongside the Invaders to defeat Baron Zemo and recover the vibranium. Upon returning to their own time, however,the Thing discovers that only half of the vibranium has been accounted for and prepares to leap back in time again.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story continues in Marvel Two-In-One Annual (Marvel, 1976 series) #1 which is why it is included in this volume.

[Marvel Two-In-One Annual #1] (Table of Contents)

The Thing; Liberty Legion / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Letters:
Dan Crespi ?
Editing:
Roy Thomas (Original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Thing; Liberty Legion [The Patriot; Red Raven; Whizzer; Miss America]
Reprints:

Their Name Is Legion! (Table of Contents)

The Thing; Liberty Legion / comic story / 35 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
Sal Buscema
Inks:
Sam Grainger (pages 1-35); John Tartaglione (pages 36-45); George Roussos (pages 46-47)
Letters:
John Costanza
Editing:
Roy Thomas (Original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Thing; Liberty Legion [The Patriot; Red Raven; Jack Frost; Blue Diamond; Thin Man; Miss America; Whizzer]; GUESTS: The Watcher; Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch; John Romita (as a child); Major Hayden; VILLAINS: Skyshark; Slicer; Master Man; U-Man [Meranno]; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Adolf Hitler; Baron Zemo; Invaders [Captain America; Namor, the Sub-Mariner; Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Bucky Barnes]
Synopsis:
With the FF returning from the past with only half of the missing vibranium, the Thing discovers that the Nazis may still be able to use the missing metal to win World War II; The Thing takes a solo time trip back to 1942 where he meets up with the Liberty Legion and they tackle Skyshark, Master Man and U-Man as Ben tries to find the stolen vibranuim.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Continued from Fantastic Four Annual (Marvel, 1963 series) #11; Continued in Marvel Two-In-One (Marvel, 1974 series) #20

[Marvel Two-In-One #20] (Table of Contents)

The Thing; Liberty Legion / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Frank Giacoia; John Romita (corrections)
Letters:
Dan Crespi
Editing:
Roy Thomas (Original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Thing; Liberty Legion [The Patriot; Blue Diamond; Miss America; Whizzer]; Skyshark; Master Man; U-Man [Meranno]
Reprints:

Showdown at Sea! (Table of Contents)

The Thing; Liberty Legion / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
Sal Buscema (breakdowns); Sam Grainger (finished art)
Inks:
Sam Grainger
Letters:
John Costanza
Editing:
Roy Thomas (Original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Thing; Liberty Legion [The Patriot; Red Raven; Jack Frost; Blue Diamond; Thin Man; Miss America; Whizzer]; GUESTS: The Watcher; Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch; VILLAINS: Skyshark; Slicer; Master Man; U-Man [Meranno]; Brain Drain
Synopsis:
Back in 1942, the Thing and the Liberty Legion battle a horde of super powered Nazis to recover a canister of vibranium that made its way back in time from 1976. The Thing recovers the missing metal and returns to his own time.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Continued from Marvel Two-In-One Annual (Marvel, 1974 series) #1

[Marvel Two-In-One #22] (Table of Contents)

The Thing; Thor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ron Wilson
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Letters:
Irving Watanabe
Editing:
Archie Goodwin (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Thing; Thor; Seth
Reprints:

Touch Not the Hand of Seth! (Table of Contents)

The Thing; Thor / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Mantlo
Pencils:
Ron Wilson
Inks:
Pablo Marcos
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino (page one); Karen Mantlo
Editing:
Archie Goodwin (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Thing; Thor; GUESTS: Human Torch; Black Sun; Janice Lightner; Dr. McLory; VILLAIN: Seth
Synopsis:
After their recent battle, Black Sun is on the verge of death and the Human Torch tries desperately to keep him alive long enough to get him medical help. Torch and the Thing bring him to Dr. Donald Blake but Thing gets caught up in a godly conflict between the mighty Thor and the Egyptian god of death, Seth.
Reprints:

[Marvel Two-In-One #23] (Table of Contents)

The Thing; Thor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ron Wilson (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Letters:
Jim Novak ?
Editing:
Archie Goodwin (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Thing; Thor; The Devourer
Reprints:

Death On The Bridge To Heaven! (Table of Contents)

The Thing; Thor / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Mantlo (pages 1-6); Jim Shooter (pages 7-31)
Pencils:
Ron Wilson; Marie Severin (assist)
Inks:
Pablo Marcos
Letters:
John Costanza (pages 1-6); Irving Watanabe (pages 7-31, uncredited)
Editing:
Archie Goodwin (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Thing; Thor; GUESTS: Human Torch; Black Sun; Janice Lightner; Horus; Osiris; Isis; VILLAINS: Seth; The Devourer
Synopsis:
The Thing assists Thor in an interdimensional battle with Seth, the Egyptian god of death, but things spin out of control when the villain unleashes the rampaging Devourer that even he finds impossible to control.
Reprints:

[Marvel Two-In-One #24] (Table of Contents)

The Thing; Black Goliath / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ron Wilson
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Letters:
Dan Crespi
Editing:
Archie Goodwin (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Thing; Black Goliath [Bill Foster]; Hijacker
Reprints:

Does Anyone Remember...The Hijacker!? (Table of Contents)

The Thing; Black Goliath / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Mantlo; Jim Shooter
Pencils:
Sal Buscema (breakdowns); Pablo Marcos (finished art)
Inks:
Pablo Marcos (misspelled "Marcus")
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino (page 1); Irving Watanabe (pages 2-11, 15, 23-31); Joe Rosen (pages 13-14, 16-22, uncredited)
Editing:
Archie Goodwin (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Thing; Black Goliath [Bill Foster]; Tony Stark [Iron Man]; Dr. Bell; Talia; Hijacker (Villain); Ant-Man [Hank Pym] (Cameo; Flashback)
Synopsis:
The Thing is at Stark West helping Bill Foster test an experimental space suit when the Hijacker arrives to steal stuff. Thing and Black Goliath fight off the loser villain.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Filler page to allow the next story to line up correctly on the correct pages.

[Marvel Two-In-One #25] (Table of Contents)

The Thing; Iron Fist / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Letters:
Dan Crespi
Editing:
Marv Wolfman (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Thing; Iron Fist; S'Kari; Mongo
Reprints:

A Tale of Two Countries! (Table of Contents)

The Thing; Iron Fist / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman
Pencils:
Ron Wilson
Inks:
Sam Grainger
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino (page one); Irving Watanabe
Editing:
Marv Wolfman (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Thing; Iron Fist; GUESTS: Alicia Masters; Dragon Prince; Konga; S'Kari; Mongo; Queen Sen; VILLAIN: General Chonga
Synopsis:
The Thing and Iron Fist get drawn into the politics of a small Asian island as they find they have to rescue a beautiful queen from the general who kidnapped her.
Reprints:

[Blank Page] (Table of Contents)

filler / 3 pages (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Listing of other Marvel Essentials volumes. Inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Gil Kane
Colors:
Christopher Sotomayor
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Thing; Man-Thing

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Marvel Two-In-One
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [Title Page]
  4. 3. [Table of Contents]
  5. 4. [Marvel Feature #11]
    Marvel Two-In-One
  6. 5. Cry: Monster!
    Marvel Two-In-One
  7. 6. [Marvel Feature #12]
    Marvel Two-In-One
  8. 7. The Bite of the Blood Brothers!
    Marvel Two-In-One
  9. 8. [Marvel Two-In-One #1]
    Thing; Man-Thing
  10. 9. Vengeance of the Molecule Man!
    Thing; Man-Thing
  11. 10. [Marvel Two-In-One #2]
    Thing; Sub-Mariner
  12. 11. Manhunters from the Stars!
    Thing; Sub-Mariner
  13. 12. [Marvel Two-In-One #3]
    Thing; Daredevil
  14. 13. Inside Black Spectre!
    Thing; Daredevil
  15. 14. [Blank Page]
  16. 15. [Marvel Two-In-One #4]
    Thing; Captain America
  17. 16. Doomsday 3014!
    Thing; Captain America
  18. 17. [Marvel Two-In-One #5]
    Thing; Guardians of the Galaxy
  19. 18. Seven Against the Empire!
    The Thing; Guardians of the Galaxy
  20. 19. [Marvel Two-In-One #6]
    The Thing; Doctor Strange
  21. 20. Death-Song of Destiny!
    The Thing; Doctor Strange
  22. 21. [Marvel Two-In-One #7]
    The Thing; Valkyrie
  23. 22. Name That Doom!
    The Thing; Valkyrie
  24. 23. [Marvel Two-In-One #8]
    The Thing; Ghost Rider
  25. 24. Silent Night... Deadly Night!
    The Thing; Ghost Rider
  26. 25. [Marvel Two-In-One #9]
    The Thing; Thor
  27. 26. When A God Goes Mad!
    The Thing; Thor
  28. 27. [Marvel Two-In-One #10]
    Thing: Black Widow
  29. 28. Is This The Day The World Ends?
    Thing; Black Widow
  30. 29. [Marvel Feature #11]
    The Thing; Golem
  31. 30. The Thing Goes South!
    The Thing; Golem
  32. 31. Marvel Two-In-One #12
    The Thing; Iron Man
  33. 32. The Stalker In the Sands!
    The Thing; Iron Man
  34. 33. [Marvel Two-In-One #13]
    The Thing; Power Man
  35. 34. I Created Braggadoom! The Mountain That Walked Like A Man!
    The Thing; Power Man
  36. 35. [Marvel Two-In-One #14]
    The Thing; Son of Satan
  37. 36. Ghost Town!
    The Thing; Son of Satan
  38. 37. [Marvel Two-In-One #15]
    Thing; Morbius The Living Vampire
  39. 38. The Return of the Living Eraser!
    Thing; Morbius The Living Vampire
  40. 39. [Marvel Two-In-One #16]
    The Thing; Ka-Zar
  41. 40. Into the Savage Land!
    The Thing; Ka-Zar
  42. 41. [Marvel Two-In-One #17]
    The Thing; Spider-Man
  43. 42. This City-- Afire!
    The Thing; Spider-Man
  44. 43. [Blank Page]
  45. 44. [Marvel Team-Up #47]
    The Thing; Spider-Man
  46. 45. I Have To Fight The Basilisk!
    The Thing; Spider-Man
  47. 46. [Marvel Two-In-One #18]
    The Thing; Scarecrow
  48. 47. Dark, Dark Demon-Night!
    The Thing; Scarecrow
  49. 48. [Marvel Two-In-One #19]
    The Thing; Tigra
  50. 49. Claws of the Cougar!
    The Thing; Tigra
  51. 50. [Fantastic Four Annual #11]
    Fantastic Four
  52. 51. And Then--The Invaders!
    Fantastic Four
  53. 52. [Marvel Two-In-One Annual #1]
    The Thing; Liberty Legion
  54. 53. Their Name Is Legion!
    The Thing; Liberty Legion
  55. 54. [Marvel Two-In-One #20]
    The Thing; Liberty Legion
  56. 55. Showdown at Sea!
    The Thing; Liberty Legion
  57. 56. [Marvel Two-In-One #22]
    The Thing; Thor
  58. 57. Touch Not the Hand of Seth!
    The Thing; Thor
  59. 58. [Marvel Two-In-One #23]
    The Thing; Thor
  60. 59. Death On The Bridge To Heaven!
    The Thing; Thor
  61. 60. [Marvel Two-In-One #24]
    The Thing; Black Goliath
  62. 61. Does Anyone Remember...The Hijacker!?
    The Thing; Black Goliath
  63. 62. [no title indexed]
  64. 63. [Marvel Two-In-One #25]
    The Thing; Iron Fist
  65. 64. A Tale of Two Countries!
    The Thing; Iron Fist
  66. 65. [Blank Page]
  67. 66. [no title indexed]
  68. 67. [no title indexed]
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