(2018)

Marvel, 2018 Series
 
Price
39.99 USD; 52.00 CAD
Pages
436
On-sale date
2018-08-08
Publisher's Age Guidelines
T
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Worldwide, Inc.
Brand
Epic; Marvel
ISBN
978-1-302-91332-8 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781302913328
Editing
Cory Sedlmeier
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age US
Binding
Trade paperback
Publishing Format
Collected edition

Issue Notes

Collects Marvel Feature (Marvel, 1971 series) #11-12, Marvel Two-in-One (Marvel, 1974 series) #1-19, and Marvel Team-Up (Marvel, 1972 series) #47.


Cry Monster (Table of Contents)

The Thing / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Romita ?; Jim Starlin ?
Inks
John Romita
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

Cry Monster (Table of Contents: 1)

The Thing / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
? (orange tint)
Letters
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

Title page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Thing / table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Contents and credits pages.

Cry Monster! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Pencils
John Romita ?; Jim Starlin ?
Inks
John Romita
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi

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

Cry: Monster! (Table of Contents: 4)

The Thing; Hulk / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Jim Starlin
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Glynis Wein
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
1484-Z
Genre
superhero
Characters
Thing [Ben Grimm]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; GUESTS: Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; VILLAINS: Leader; Kurrgo; CAMEO: Iron Man [Tony Stark] (next issue teaser); CAMEO FLASHBACK: Invisible Girl [Susan Storm]
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

Indexer Notes

Thing last app. in FANTASTIC FOUR #137; Hulk between DEFENDERS #11 / INCREDIBLE HULK #167

The Blood Brothers Are Back! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Pencils
Jim Starlin ?
Inks
John Romita
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi ?

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

The Bite of the Blood Brothers! (Table of Contents: 6)

The Thing; Iron Man / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Friedrich
Pencils
Jim Starlin
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Linda Lessmann
Letters
Mike Royer

Job Number
1602Z
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The desert sun burns blood red...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Thing [Ben Grimm]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Blood Brothers (villain); Thanos (villain); Eros [Starfox] (cameo); Mentor (cameo); Vision (cameo flashback); Controller (cameo flashback)
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.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Continued in Marvel Two-In-One (Marvel, 1974 series) #1.

Monster Vs. Monster... While a World Trembles! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
John Romita
Colors
?
Letters
?

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."

Vengeance of the Molecule Man! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Steve Gerber
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
George Roussos
Letters
Jean Izzo

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Thing [also as Ben Grimm]; Man-Thing [also as Ted Sallas]; Molecule Man (villain); Hulk [Bruce Banner] (cameo flashback); Iron Man [Tony Stark] (cameo flashback); Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Susan Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]] (cameo flashback)
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.
Reprints
Keywords
desert; Florida; New Mexico; New York; swamp

Indexer Notes

Continued from Marvel Feature (Marvel, 1971 series) #12

The Stalker From the Stars! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Pencils
John Romita
Inks
John Romita
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

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

Manhunters from the Stars! (Table of Contents: 10)

The Thing; Sub-Mariner / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Gerber
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Glynis Wein
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Namorita; Wundarr; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Dakkam Aliens [Tuumar; Zeneg] (villain); Mortoid (villain); Man-Thing (cameo flashback)
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.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

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

Inside Black Spectre! (Table of Contents: 12)

The Thing; Daredevil / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Gerber
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Petra Goldberg
Letters
David Hunt

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.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues in Daredevil #110.

Doomsday, 3014 A.D.! (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Zom Soldiers; Monster of Badoon
Reprints

Doomsday 3014! (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Steve Gerber
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
Petra Goldberg
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (page 1); Charlotte Jetter

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Wundarr; Sharon Carter; Namorita; Annie Christopher; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Medusa; Tarin; Zom Soldiers (villains); Monster of Badoon (villain)
Synopsis
The Thing takes Wundarr to the zoo but the child-like alien causes havoc 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 conveniently 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. 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.
Reprints
Keywords
zoo

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
Dan Crespi

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's Clobberin' Time!!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Guardians of the Galaxy [Major Vance Astro; Charlie-27; Yondu; Martinex]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Badoon
Reprints

Seven Against the Empire! (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
Steve Gerber
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Petra Goldberg
Letters
Annette Kawecki

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Guardians of the Galaxy [Major Vance Astro; Charlie-27; Yondu; Martinex]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; GUESTS: Sharon Carter; Tarin; VILLAINS: Badoon; Zom Soldiers; Monster of Badoon; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Medusa
Synopsis
The Thing, Captain America and Sharon Carter have traveled forward in time to the year 3018 and help the Guardians of the Galaxy drive the world conquering Badoon from earth.
Reprints

Death be Thy Destiny! (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Pencils
Jim Starlin; John Romita (alterations)
Inks
Jim Starlin; John Romita (alterations)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

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

Indexer Notes

Romita alterations on the Thing by John Romita. Info per Nick Caputo.

Death-Song of Destiny! (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Script
Steve Gerber
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Petra Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Strange [Dr. Stephen Strange]; Clea; The 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.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Romita
Inks
John Romita; Tony Mortellaro ?
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi

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

Indexer Notes

Letters credit for Danny Crespi credit per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Gaspar Saladino. Crespi credit confirmed by Todd Klein from Crespi's files (posted on Comics History Exchange on Facebook 23 August 2016).

Name That Doom! (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script
Steve Gerber
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
Mike Esposito; Frank Giacoia (see notes)
Colors
Bill Mantlo
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Valkyrie; Aragorn; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Dr. Strange [Doctor 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.
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Indexer Notes

Although uncredited Frank Giacoia also assisted in inking this story. Info per Nick Caputo, July 2017.

Silent Night...Deadly Night! (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

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

Silent Night... Deadly Night! (Table of Contents: 22)

The Thing; Ghost Rider / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Gerber
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
George Roussos
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (page 1); Charlotte Jetter

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Ghost Rider [Johnny Blaze]; GUESTS: Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Susan Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; 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.
Reprints
Keywords
Arizona; Christmas Eve

Pawns of the Puppet-Master! (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A battle royal, as the Thing and Thor become...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Susan Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thor; Puppet Master [Phillip Masters]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover inks erroneously credited to Joe Sinnott in Sinnott's record books.

When A God Goes Mad! (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Script
Steve Gerber (plot); Chris Claremont (script)
Pencils
Herb Trimpe
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
Janice Cohen
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (page 1); Charlotte Jetter

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Way to go Benjy!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Susan Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thor; Namorita; Annie Christopher; Wundarr; Puppet Master [Phillip Masters] (villain); Radion (villain)
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.
Reprints

Is This The Day The World Ends? (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Keep those jokers off'a me Widder-lady!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Black Widow [Natasha Romanova]; Sword of Judgment
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover letters credit confirmed by Todd Klein from the files of Danny Crespi, posted 17 November 2016 on his Facebook page.

Is This The Day The World Ends? (Table of Contents: 26)

The Thing; Black Widow / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Chris Claremont
Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Klaus Janson
Colors
Klaus Janson
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Black Widow [Natasha Romanova]; Alicia Masters; Agamemnon [Andrei Rostov] (villain); Sword of Judgment (villain)
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

End of a Legend! (Table of Contents: 27)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense; superhero
Characters
The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Golem
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

The Thing Goes South! (Table of Contents: 28)

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

Script
Roy Thomas (plot); Bill Mantlo (script)
Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Jack Abel
Colors
Janice Cohen
Letters
Tom Orzechowski

Genre
horror-suspense; superhero
Characters
The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Golem; Alicia Masters; Jason Adamson; Rebecca Adamson; Wayne Logan; Professor Yeates; Saudia Yamal; Kaballa (villain)
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Kneel, slaves!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Prester John
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover inker credit from Nick Caputo (November 30, 2003).

The Stalker In the Sands! (Table of Contents: 30)

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

Script
Bill Mantlo
Pencils
Ron Wilson
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
Janice Cohen
Letters
Karen Mantlo

First Line of Dialogue or Text
O.K., You jokers--
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Prester John (villain); Human Torch [Johnny Storm] (cameo flashback); Wyatt Wingfoot (cameo flashback)
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

Indexer Notes

Special thanks to Gary Lahm.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Ron Wilson
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Struggle all you will, fools!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Power Man [Luke Cage]; Braggadoom
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Crespi credit per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Gaspar Saladino.

I Created Braggadoom! The Mountain That Walked Like A Man! (Table of Contents: 32)

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

Script
Roger Slifer (script); Len Wein (script); Marv Wolfman (plot)
Pencils
Ron Wilson
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
Petra Goldberg
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (page 1); Joe Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Power Man [Luke Cage]; Arnold Krank (introduction); Braggadoom (introduction, villain)
Synopsis
The Thing and Power Man are called in when a scientist's out-of-control experiment becomes a 300 foot tall monster who tries to destroy New York.
Reprints

Ghost Town! (Table of Contents: 33)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
?
Letters
Dan Crespi

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Stand with me, Grimm!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Daimon Hellstrom; Jedediah Ravenstorm
Reprints

Ghost Town! (Table of Contents: 34)

The Thing; Son of Satan / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Mantlo
Pencils
Herb Trimpe
Inks
John Tartaglione
Colors
Janice Cohen
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (page 1); Karen Mantlo

Job Number
JV180
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lawless, huh?
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Daimon Hellstrom; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Alicia Masters; Jedediah Ravenstorm (villain); Kthara (villain)
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.
Reprints
Keywords
Arizona; demon; ghost; ghost town; hanging

The Return of the Living Eraser! (Table of Contents: 35)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Ron Wilson (signed)
Inks
Al Milgrom (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's action as you never thought you'd see it!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Morbius [Michael Morbius]; Living Eraser
Reprints

The Return of the Living Eraser! (Table of Contents: 36)

The 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; ?
Colors
Phil Rachelson
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (page one); Karen Mantlo

Genre
superhero
Characters
The 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.
Reprints

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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 37)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Ron Wilson
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
Dan Crespi ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Strike swiftly, Ben Grimm-- or we are doomed!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Ka-Zar; Zabu
Reprints

Into the Savage Land! (Table of Contents: 38)

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

Script
Bill Mantlo
Pencils
Ron Wilson
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
Janice Cohen
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (page one); Karen Mantlo

Genre
jungle; superhero
Characters
The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Ka-Zar; Zabu; Volcanus (villain, death); Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards] (flashback); Invisible Girl [Susan Storm] (flashback); Human Torch [Johnny Storm] (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.
Reprints

The Basilisk! (Table of Contents: 39)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Ron Wilson (signed)
Inks
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Snapping my web won't help you-- Spidey's coming thru!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Basilisk [Basil Elks] (villain)
Reprints

This City-- Afire! (Table of Contents: 40)

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)
Colors
Don Warfield
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (page one); Jean Hipp

Job Number
JV273
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Mary Jane Watson; Basilisk [Basil Elks] (villain); Ka-Zar (cameo flashback); Zabu (cameo flashback)
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
Keywords
Savage Land

Indexer Notes

Continued in Marvel Team-Up (Marvel, 1972 series) #47

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 41)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
?
Letters
Dan Crespi ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If the Thing couldn't beat me, webhead-- how do you figure you can?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Basilisk [Basil Elks]
Reprints

I Have To Fight The Basilisk! (Table of Contents: 42)

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

Script
Bill Mantlo
Pencils
Ron Wilson
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
Don Warfield
Letters
Irving Watanabe

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; the 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 the Thing must team up to stop the Basilisk from destroying New York City.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continued from Marvel Two-In-One (Marvel, 1974 series) #17.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 43)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Ron Wilson (signed)
Inks
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Dan Crespi

First Line of Dialogue or Text
With you dead, monster-- the Demon Cult will rule supreme!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Scarecrow
Reprints

Dark, Dark Demon-Night! (Table of Contents: 44)

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

Script
Scott Edelman (plot); Bill Mantlo (plot, script)
Pencils
Ron Wilson
Inks
Jim Mooney (pp.1-3, 7-26, 31); Dan Adkins (pp.6, 27-30)
Colors
Hugh Paley
Letters
John Costanza (p.1); Ray Holloway [as Ray H.]

Job Number
JV 317
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Alica Masters; Jess Duncan; Harmony Maxwell; Scarecrow; Demon Cult; Dave Duncan; Rovik
Synopsis
The Thing and Scarecrow take on the Demon Cult.
Reprints

The Claws of the Cougar! (Table of Contents: 45)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby; John Romita (alterations)
Inks
Frank Giacoia; John Romita (alterations)
Colors
?
Letters
Irving Watanabe

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Return the Thing's power, Monster-puss--
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Tigra [Greer Grant Nelson]; Cougar
Reprints

Claws of the Cougar! (Table of Contents: 46)

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

Script
Tony Isabella (plot); Bill Mantlo (script)
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
Don Heck
Colors
Petra Goldberg
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (page one); Karen Mantlo

Job Number
JV264
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Tigra [Greer Grant Nelson]; Cougar [Curt Ranklin] (villain); Tomazooma (cameo, flashback); Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards] (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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 47) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 48)

The Thing / illustration / 5 pages (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane; Ron Wilson; Sal Buscema
Inks
Frank Giacoia; Dan Adkins; Don Heck

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Marvel Two-in-One (Marvel, 1974 series) original art from #9 cover, #16 pages 4 and 13, #19 pages 11 and 14.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Cry Monster
    The Thing
  2. 1. Cry Monster
    The Thing
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    The Thing
  4. 3. Cry Monster!
    The Thing; Hulk
  5. 4. Cry: Monster!
    The Thing; Hulk
  6. 5. The Blood Brothers Are Back!
    The Thing; Iron Man
  7. 6. The Bite of the Blood Brothers!
    The Thing; Iron Man
  8. 7. Monster Vs. Monster... While a World Trembles!
    The Thing; Man-Thing
  9. 8. Vengeance of the Molecule Man!
    The Thing; Man-Thing
  10. 9. The Stalker From the Stars!
    The Thing; Sub-Mariner
  11. 10. Manhunters from the Stars!
    The Thing; Sub-Mariner
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    The Thing; Daredevil
  13. 12. Inside Black Spectre!
    The Thing; Daredevil
  14. 13. Doomsday, 3014 A.D.!
    The Thing; Captain America
  15. 14. Doomsday 3014!
    The Thing; Captain America
  16. 15. ["It's Clobberin' Time!!"]
    The Thing; Guardians of the Galaxy
  17. 16. Seven Against the Empire!
    The Thing; Captain America; Guardians of the Galaxy
  18. 17. Death be Thy Destiny!
    The Thing; Doctor Strange
  19. 18. Death-Song of Destiny!
    The Thing; Doctor Strange
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    The Thing; Valkyrie
  21. 20. Name That Doom!
    The Thing; Valkyrie
  22. 21. Silent Night...Deadly Night!
    The Thing; Ghost Rider
  23. 22. Silent Night... Deadly Night!
    The Thing; Ghost Rider
  24. 23. Pawns of the Puppet-Master!
    The Thing; Thor
  25. 24. When A God Goes Mad!
    The Thing; Thor
  26. 25. Is This The Day The World Ends?
    The Thing; Black Widow
  27. 26. Is This The Day The World Ends?
    The Thing; Black Widow
  28. 27. End of a Legend!
    The Thing; Golem
  29. 28. The Thing Goes South!
    The Thing; Golem
  30. 29. ["Kneel, slaves!"]
    The Thing; Iron Man
  31. 30. The Stalker In the Sands!
    The Thing; Iron Man
  32. 31. ["Struggle all you will, fools!"]
    The Thing; Power Man
  33. 32. I Created Braggadoom! The Mountain That Walked Like A Man!
    The Thing; Power Man
  34. 33. Ghost Town!
    The Thing; Son of Satan
  35. 34. Ghost Town!
    The Thing; Son of Satan
  36. 35. The Return of the Living Eraser!
    The Thing; Morbius The Living Vampire
  37. 36. The Return of the Living Eraser!
    The Thing; Morbius The Living Vampire
  38. 37. ["Strike swiftly, Ben Grimm-- or we are doomed!"]
    The Thing; Ka-Zar
  39. 38. Into the Savage Land!
    The Thing; Ka-Zar
  40. 39. The Basilisk!
    The Thing; Spider-Man
  41. 40. This City-- Afire!
    The Thing; Spider-Man
  42. 41. ["If the Thing couldn't beat me, webhead-- how do you figure you can?"]
    Spider-Man; The Thing
  43. 42. I Have To Fight The Basilisk!
    Spider-Man; The Thing
  44. 43. ["With you dead, monster-- the Demon Cult will rule supreme!"]
    The Thing; Scarecrow
  45. 44. Dark, Dark Demon-Night!
    The Thing; Scarecrow
  46. 45. The Claws of the Cougar!
    The Thing; Tigra
  47. 46. Claws of the Cougar!
    The Thing; Tigra
  48. 47. [no title indexed]
  49. 48. [no title indexed]
    The Thing
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