(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 (credited) (collection editor); C. B. Cebulski (credited) (editor in chief)

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.
This issue has variants:

Cry Monster (Table of Contents)

The Thing / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Romita (credited)
Inks
John Romita (credited)
Colors
Paul Mounts (credited)
Letters
typeset

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

Cry Monster (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Title page.

[Credits Page] (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

[Contents Page] (Table of Contents: 3)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Cry Monster! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Pencils
John Romita
Inks
John Romita
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi
Editing
Roy Thomas (credited) (original editor)

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

Cry: Monster! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Len Wein (credited)
Pencils
Jim Starlin (credited)
Inks
Joe Sinnott (credited)
Colors
Glynis Oliver (credited as Glynis Wein)
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)
Editing
Roy Thomas (credited) (original editor)

Job Number
1484-Z
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ben-- stop! You don't know what you're doing-- !
Genre
superhero
Characters
Thing [Ben Grimm] (origin); Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards] (origin); Human Torch [Johnny Storm] (origin); Leader (villain); Kurrgo (villain); Iron Man [Tony Stark] (cameo in next issue teaser); Invisible Girl [Susan Storm] (cameo flashback, origin)
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's last appearance in Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #137; Hulk's between Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #11 and Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1968 series) #167.

The Blood Brothers Are Back! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Pencils
Jim Starlin
Inks
John Romita
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi ?
Editing
Roy Thomas (credited) (original editor)

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

The Bite of the Blood Brothers! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Mike Friedrich (credited)
Pencils
Jim Starlin (credited)
Inks
Joe Sinnott (credited)
Colors
Linda Lessman (credited as L. Lessman)
Letters
Mike Royer (credited as M. Royer)
Editing
Roy Thomas (credited) (original editor)

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: 8)

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

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

Genre
superhero; horror-suspense
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: 9)

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

Script
Steve Gerber (credited)
Pencils
Gil Kane (credited)
Inks
Joe Sinnott (credited)
Colors
George Roussos (credited as G. Roussos)
Letters
Jean Simek (credited as Jean Izzo)
Editing
Roy Thomas (credited) (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aw nuts!! This is it, world -- the last straw, y'hear?!
Genre
superhero; horror-suspense
Characters
The Thing [also as Ben Grimm]; Man-Thing [also as Ted Sallas]; Molecule Man (death, villain); son of the Molecule Man (villain, death?); 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: 10)

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

Pencils
John Romita
Inks
John Romita
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino
Editing
Roy Thomas (credited) (original editor)

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

Manhunters from the Stars! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Steve Gerber (credited)
Pencils
Gil Kane (credited)
Inks
Joe Sinnott (credited)
Colors
Glynis Oliver (credited as Glynis Wein)
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)
Editing
Roy Thomas (credited) (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
His name is ... Wundarr.
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Namorita; Wundarr; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Dakkam Aliens [Tuumar; Zeneg] (villain); Mortoid (villain, destroyed); 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: 12)

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

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

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

Inside Black Spectre! (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Steve Gerber (credited)
Pencils
Sal Buscema (credited)
Inks
Joe Sinnott (credited)
Colors
Petra Goldberg (credited as P. Goldberg)
Letters
Dave Hunt (credited)
Editing
Roy Thomas (credited) (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The youn man in the "hot seat" is Wundarr...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Wundarr; Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Shanna [Shanna O'Hara]; Commissioner Robert O'Hara; Candace Nelson; Captain America (actor, death); Adolf Hitler (actor, death); Black Widow [Natasha Romanoff]; Black Spectre [Mandrill [Jerome Beechman]; Nekra [Nekra Sinclair]]
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 (Marvel, 1964 series) #110.

Doomsday, 3014 A.D.! (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

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

Doomsday 3014! (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
Steve Gerber (credited)
Pencils
Sal Buscema (credited)
Inks
Frank Giacoia (credited as F. Giacoia)
Colors
Petra Goldberg (credited as P. Goldberg)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (page 1); Charlotte Jetter (credited as C. Jetter)
Editing
Roy Thomas (credited) (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I oughtta have my head examined!
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: 16)

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi
Editing
Roy Thomas (credited) (original editor)

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: 17)

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

Script
Steve Gerber (credited)
Pencils
Sal Buscema (credited)
Inks
Mike Esposito (credited)
Colors
Petra Goldberg (credited as P. Goldberg)
Letters
Annette Kawecki (credited as A. Kawecki)
Editing
Roy Thomas (credited) (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Who are they, Ebor?
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Thing [Ben Grimm] (also in flashback); Guardians of the Galaxy [Major Vance Astro (also in flashback, origin); Charlie-27; Yondu; Martinex]; Captain America [Steve Rogers] (also in flashback); Sharon Carter (also in flashback); Tarin (also in flashback); Zakkor; Qarl; Badoon (villain); Zom Soldiers (villains, also in flashback); Monster of Badoon (villain, also in flashback); Ebor; Lordsire Drang; Commander Ogg; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards] (flashback, cameo); Medusa (flashback, cameo)
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: 18)

Doctor Strange; The Thing / 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
Editing
Roy Thomas (credited) (original editor)

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
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: 19)

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

Script
Steve Gerber (credited)
Pencils
George Tuska (credited)
Inks
Mike Esposito (credited)
Colors
Petra Goldberg (credited as P. Goldberg)
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)
Editing
Roy Thomas (credited) (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The subways of Manhattan's lower east side have a hollow feel about them after midnight...
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Dr. Strange [Dr. Stephen Strange]; Clea; The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mrs. Coogan; Wong; Renee Goldenberg; Sheldon Goldenberg; Alvin Denton; Nick Cromer; Duff Coogan; Destiny; 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: 20)

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
Editing
Roy Thomas (credited) (original editor)

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Valkyrie [Barbara Norris]; 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: 21)

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

Script
Steve Gerber (credited)
Pencils
Sal Buscema (credited)
Inks
Mike Esposito (credited); Frank Giacoia (see notes)
Colors
Bill Mantlo (credited)
Letters
Joe Rosen (credited)
Editing
Roy Thomas (credited) (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The first rays of dawn dapple the man-made haze over Manhattan...
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Valkyrie [Barbara Norris]; Aragorn; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Dr. Strange [Doctor Stephen Strange]; Clea (flashback); Executioner; Enchantress [Amora]; Alvin Denton; Nick Cromer (cameo flashback); Duff Coogan (cameo flashback); Sheldon Goldenberg (cameo flashback); Renee Goldenberg (cameo flashback); Destiny (cameo flashback)
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: 22)

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

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

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

Silent Night... Deadly Night! (Table of Contents: 23)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Evening on a lonely highway in the Arizona desert...
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Ghost Rider [Johnny Blaze]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Susan Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Franklin Richards; Alicia Masters; Namorita; Annie Christopher; Wundarr; Wyatt Wingfoot; Miracle Man (villain)
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: 24)

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

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi ?
Editing
Len Wein (credited) (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A battle royal, as the Thing and Thor become...
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Fantastic Four [The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Susan Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Thor [Donald Blake]; 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: 25)

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

Script
Steve Gerber (credited) (plot); Chris Claremont (credited) (script)
Pencils
Herb Trimpe (credited)
Inks
Joe Giella (credited)
Colors
Janice Cohen (credited as Janice C.)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (page 1); Charlotte Jetter (credited as C. Jetter)
Editing
Len Wein (credited) (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Way to go Benjy!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Fantastic Four [The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Susan Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]] (also as puppets); Dr. Doom (puppet); Thor [Donald Blake]; 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: 26)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi
Editing
Len Wein (credited) (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Keep those jokers off'a me Widder-lady!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Black Widow [Natasha Romanoff]; 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: 27)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's Sunday in New York and the sun stands high and warm...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Black Widow [Natasha Romanoff]; Alicia Masters; Agamemnon [Andrei Rostov] (villain); Sword of Judgment (villain); Achmed (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: 28)

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

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

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

The Thing Goes South! (Table of Contents: 29)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gangway, ya blasted buttercups!
Genre
horror-suspense; superhero
Characters
The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Golem; Alicia Masters; Jason Adamson; Rebecca Adamson; Wayne Logan; Professor Yeates; Saudia Yamal; Bobby; Freddie; 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: 30)

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

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

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: 31)

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

Script
Bill Mantlo (credited)
Pencils
Ron Wilson (credited)
Inks
Vince Colletta (credited as Vinnie Colletta)
Colors
Janice Cohen (credited)
Letters
Karen Mantlo (credited)
Editing
Len Wein (credited) (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
O.K., You jokers--
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Pike; Prester John (villain, also in flashback); 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 for help and enthusiasm.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 32)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Ron Wilson (signed as Ron Wilson)
Inks
Frank Giacoia (signed as Frank Giacoia)
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi
Editing
Marv Wolfman (credited) (original editor)

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: 33)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Luke Cage, I p-presume. It's so g-good of you to see m-me on such short n-notice.
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Power Man [Luke Cage]; Claire Temple (photograph); Arnold Krank (introduction, also in flashback); Mr. Krasner (death in flashback); Braggadoom (introduction, origin in flashback, 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: 34)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi
Editing
Marv Wolfman (credited) (original editor)

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

Ghost Town! (Table of Contents: 35)

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

Script
Bill Mantlo (credited)
Pencils
Herb Trimpe (credited)
Inks
John Tartaglione (credited as John Tartag)
Colors
Janice Cohen (credited as Jan Cohen)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (page 1); Karen Mantlo (credited)
Editing
Marv Wolfman (credited) (original editor)

Job Number
JV180
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lawless, huh?
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
The Thing [Ben Grimm] (also in flashback); Daimon Hellstrom [Son of Satan]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards] (also in flashback); Alicia Masters (also in flashback); Jedediah Ravenstorm (also in flashback, 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: 36)

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

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

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: 37)

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

Script
Bill Mantlo (credited)
Pencils
Ron Wilson (page one); Arvell Jones (credited as Arv Jones) (breakdowns, pages 2-18); Dick Giordano (finished art); ? (finished art)
Inks
Dick Giordano (credited); ?
Colors
Phil Rachelson (credited as P. Rachelson)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (page one); Karen Mantlo (credited as Karen M.)
Editing
Marv Wolfman (credited) (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
All afternoon I've felt a chilling sense of dread...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Morbius the Living Vampire [Michael Morbius]; Alicia Masters; Living Eraser (also in flashback); Petril; Roween; Supremor; Giant-Man [Henry Pym] (cameo, flashback); Wasp [Janet Van Dyne] (cameo, flashback)
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: 38)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Ron Wilson
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi
Editing
Marv Wolfman (credited) (original editor)

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

Into the Savage Land! (Table of Contents: 39)

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

Script
Bill Mantlo (credited)
Pencils
Ron Wilson (credited)
Inks
Dan Adkins (credited)
Colors
Janice Cohen (credited)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (page one); Karen Mantlo (credited)
Editing
Marv Wolfman (credited) (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Grimm! We're over the co-ordinates that Richards gave us!
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: 40)

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

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

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: 41)

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

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

Job Number
JV273
First Line of Dialogue or Text
If you happened to be looking out your window a few hours ago...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Mary Jane Watson; Conklin; 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. Spider-Man 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: 42)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi ?
Editing
Marv Wolfman (credited) (original editor)

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: 43)

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

Script
Bill Mantlo (credited)
Pencils
Ron Wilson (credited)
Inks
Dan Adkins (credited)
Colors
Don Warfield (credited as D. Warfield)
Letters
Irv Watanabe (credited as I. Watanabe)
Editing
Marv Wolfman (credited) (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Thing is either unconscious or dead...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; J. Jonah Jameson; Robbie Robertson; Sgt. O'Rourke; Captain Marvel [Mar-Vell] (cameo flashback); Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo flashback); Basilisk [Basil Elks] (origin recap, villain); Mole Man [Harvey Elder] (villain, cameo flashback); Moloids (villains, cameo flashback)
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: 44)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Ron Wilson (signed as Ron Wilson)
Inks
Joe Sinnott (signed as Joe Sinnott)
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi
Editing
Marv Wolfman (original editor)

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

Dark, Dark Demon-Night! (Table of Contents: 45)

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

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

Job Number
JV 317
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Late-night gallery openings are the rule rather than the exception...
Genre
superhero; horror-suspense
Characters
The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Alica Masters; Jess Duncan (also in flashback); Harmony Maxwell (also in flashback); Scarecrow (also in flashback); Demon Cult; Dave Duncan (also in flashback); Gregor Rovik (flashback); Kalumai
Synopsis
The Thing and Scarecrow take on the Demon Cult.
Reprints

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

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
Irv Watanabe
Editing
Archie Goodwin (credited) (original editor)

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

Indexer Notes

Cougars face altered by John Romita.

Claws of the Cougar! (Table of Contents: 47)

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

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

Job Number
JV264
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The top six stories of the Baxter Building contain the most intricate...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Tigra [Greer Grant Nelson] (also as the Cat in cameo flashback); Cougar [Curt Ranklin] (villain, introduction, death); Tomazooma (destruction in cameo flashback); Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo flashback); Human Torch [Johnny Storm] (cameo flashback); Dr. Joanne Tumolo (cameo flashback); Cat People (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: 48) (Expand) /

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

[Marvel Two-in-One #9, Cover Original Art] (Table of Contents: 49)

The Thing; Thor / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane (credited)
Inks
Frank Giacoia (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi ?
Editing
Len Wein (original editor)

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Fantastic Four [The Thing; Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Thor [Donald Blake]; Puppet Master

[Marvel Two-in-One #16, Page 4 Original Art] (Table of Contents: 50)

Ka-Zar; The Thing / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Mantlo
Pencils
Ron Wilson (credited)
Inks
Dan Adkins (credited)
Colors
Janice Cohen
Letters
Karen Mantlo
Editing
Marv Wolfman (original editor)

Job Number
JV-274
Genre
jungle; superhero
Characters
The Thing [Ben Grimm]

[Marvel Two-in-One #16, Page 13 Original Art] (Table of Contents: 51)

Ka-Zar; The Thing / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Mantlo
Pencils
Ron Wilson (credited)
Inks
Dan Adkins (credited)
Colors
Janice Cohen
Letters
Karen Mantlo
Editing
Marv Wolfman (original editor)

Job Number
JV-274
Genre
jungle; superhero
Characters
The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Ka-Zar

[Marvel Two-in-One #19, Page 11 Original Art] (Table of Contents: 52)

The Thing; Tigra / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Tony Isabella (plot); Bill Mantlo (script)
Pencils
Sal Buscema (credited)
Inks
Don Heck (credited)
Colors
Petra Goldberg
Letters
Karen Mantlo
Editing
Archie Goodwin (original editor)

Job Number
JV264
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Tigra [Greer Grant Nelson]; Curt Ranklin [Cougar] (villain)

[Marvel Two-in-One #19, Page 14 Original Art] (Table of Contents: 53)

The Thing; Tigra / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Tony Isabella (plot); Bill Mantlo (script)
Pencils
Sal Buscema (credited)
Inks
Don Heck (credited)
Colors
Petra Goldberg
Letters
Karen Mantlo
Editing
Archie Goodwin (original editor)

Job Number
JV264
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Tigra [Greer Grant Nelson]; Cougar [Curt Ranklin] (villain)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Cry Monster
    The Thing
  2. 1. Cry Monster
  3. 2. [Credits Page]
  4. 3. [Contents Page]
  5. 4. Cry Monster!
    The Hulk; The Thing
  6. 5. Cry: Monster!
    The Hulk; The Thing
  7. 6. The Blood Brothers Are Back!
    Iron Man; The Thing
  8. 7. The Bite of the Blood Brothers!
    Iron Man; The Thing
  9. 8. Monster vs. Monster... While a World Trembles!
    Man-Thing; The Thing
  10. 9. Vengeance of the Molecule Man!
    Man-Thing; The Thing
  11. 10. The Stalker from the Stars!
    Namor the Sub-Mariner; The Thing
  12. 11. Manhunters from the Stars!
    Namor the Sub-Mariner; The Thing
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Daredevil [Marvel]; The Thing
  14. 13. Inside Black Spectre!
    Daredevil [Marvel]; The Thing
  15. 14. Doomsday, 3014 A.D.!
    Captain America; The Thing
  16. 15. Doomsday 3014!
    Captain America; The Thing
  17. 16. ["It's Clobberin' Time!!"]
    Guardians of the Galaxy; The Thing
  18. 17. Seven Against the Empire!
    Captain America; Guardians of the Galaxy; The Thing
  19. 18. Death be Thy Destiny!
    Doctor Strange; The Thing
  20. 19. Death-Song of Destiny!
    Doctor Strange; The Thing
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    The Thing; Valkyrie
  22. 21. Name That Doom!
    The Thing; Valkyrie
  23. 22. Silent Night...Deadly Night!
    Ghost Rider [occult]; The Thing
  24. 23. Silent Night... Deadly Night!
    Ghost Rider [occult]; The Thing
  25. 24. Pawns of the Puppet-Master!
    The Thing; Thor
  26. 25. When a God Goes Mad!
    The Thing; Thor
  27. 26. Is This the Day the World Ends?
    Black Widow; The Thing
  28. 27. Is This the Day the World Ends?
    Black Widow; The Thing
  29. 28. End of a Legend!
    The Golem; The Thing
  30. 29. The Thing Goes South!
    The Golem; The Thing
  31. 30. ["Kneel, slaves!"]
    Iron Man; The Thing
  32. 31. The Stalker in the Sands!
    Iron Man; The Thing
  33. 32. ["Struggle all you will, fools!"]
    Power Man; The Thing
  34. 33. I Created Braggadoom! The Mountain That Walked Like a Man!
    Power Man; The Thing
  35. 34. Ghost Town!
    Son of Satan; The Thing
  36. 35. Ghost Town!
    Son of Satan; The Thing
  37. 36. The Return of the Living Eraser!
    Morbius; The Thing
  38. 37. The Return of the Living Eraser!
    Morbius; The Thing
  39. 38. ["Strike swiftly, Ben Grimm-- or we are doomed!"]
    Ka-Zar; The Thing
  40. 39. Into the Savage Land!
    Ka-Zar; The Thing
  41. 40. The Basilisk!
    Spider-Man; The Thing
  42. 41. This City-- Afire!
    Spider-Man; The Thing
  43. 42. ["If the Thing couldn't beat me, webhead-- how do you figure you can?"]
    Spider-Man; The Thing
  44. 43. I Have to Fight the Basilisk!
    Spider-Man; The Thing
  45. 44. ["With you dead, monster-- the Demon Cult will rule supreme!"]
    The Scarecrow; The Thing
  46. 45. Dark, Dark Demon-Night!
    The Scarecrow; The Thing
  47. 46. The Claws of the Cougar!
    The Thing; Tigra
  48. 47. Claws of the Cougar!
    The Thing; Tigra
  49. 48. [no title indexed]
  50. 49. [Marvel Two-in-One #9, Cover Original Art]
    The Thing; Thor
  51. 50. [Marvel Two-in-One #16, Page 4 Original Art]
    Ka-Zar; The Thing
  52. 51. [Marvel Two-in-One #16, Page 13 Original Art]
    Ka-Zar; The Thing
  53. 52. [Marvel Two-in-One #19, Page 11 Original Art]
    The Thing; Tigra
  54. 53. [Marvel Two-in-One #19, Page 14 Original Art]
    The Thing; Tigra
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