([January] 2012)

Marvel, 2005 Series
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Volume
4
Price
19.99 USD; 21.99 CAD
Pages
616
On-sale Date
2012-01-11
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Worldwide, Inc.
Brand
Marvel [white on red]
ISBN
978-0-7851-6284-1 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9780785162841 51999
Editing
Nelson Ribeiro (collection editor); Alex Starbuck (assistant editor); Jennifer Gr├╝nwald (editor, special projects); Mark D. Beazley (editor, special projects); Jeff Youngquist (senior editor, special projects); David Wiltfong (research)

Issue Notes

Omits reprinting Marvel Two-in-One #99 due to the guest star being the licensed character Rom.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Thing / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ron Wilson (signed)
Inks
Chic Stone (signed)
Colors
John Kalisz (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aw, No--!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Thing; The Sphinx (shadow)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The shadow figure on the cover gives a strong suggestion that Batman may be this issue's guest star.

[Title Page and Credits] (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 3 pages (report information)

Letters
typeset

Trouble in Tinseltown! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Pencils
Ron Wilson (signed)
Inks
Chic Stone (signed)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Quiet on the set!
Genre
superhero
Characters
the Thing; Wonder Man
Reprints

Monster Man! (Table of Contents: 3)

The Thing; Wonder Man / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Tom DeFalco; David Michelinie
Pencils
Ron Wilson
Inks
Chic Stone
Letters
Joe Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Baxter Building in Central Manhattan,
Genre
superhero
Characters
the Thing; Wonder Man; Mr. Fantastic; Alicia Masters; Xemnu; Franklin Richards
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Pencils
Ed Hannigan (signed)
Inks
Walt Simonson (signed)
Letters
Jim Novak

First Line of Dialogue or Text
An all-new double-size block-buster!
Genre
superhero
Characters
American Eagle [Jason Strongbow]; The Thing; Wyatt Wingfoot; Klaw; Ka-Zar
Reprints

An Eagle from America! (Table of Contents: 5)

The Thing; American Eagle / comic story / 38 pages (report information)

Script
Doug Moench
Pencils
Ron Wilson
Inks
Gene Day
Letters
Pierre Bernard, Jr.

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tuesday afternoon at Fantastic Four Headquarters in the Baxter Building--
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Thing; American Eagle [Jason Strongbow] (introduction, origin); Ka-Zar; Wyatt Wingfoot; Tongah; Zabu; Klaw (villain)
Synopsis
American Eagle, The Thing and Ka-Zar attempt to stop Klaw from stealing vibranium in the Savage Land.
Reprints

Alicia Trapped! Blue Diamond Down! Will This Be Ben's Last Stand? (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Pencils
Ron Wilson (signed)
Inks
Chic Stone (signed)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Introducing the cosmic might of... Star-Dancer!
Genre
superhero
Characters
the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Blue Diamond [Elton T. Morrow]; Alicia Masters; Star-Dancer
Reprints

Shanga, The Star-Dancer! (Table of Contents: 7)

The Thing; Blue Diamond / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Tom DeFalco
Pencils
Ron Wilson
Inks
Chic Stone
Letters
Joe Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Somewhere in the deep vastness of outer space,
Genre
superhero
Characters
the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Blue Diamond [Elton T. Morrow]; Alicia Masters; Star-Dancer; Matthew Woalcott
Reprints

Death Race! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Pencils
Ron Wilson (signed)
Inks
Chic Stone (signed)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

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

Call Him... Monster! (Table of Contents: 9)

Thing; Ghost Rider / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Tom DeFalco
Pencils
Ron Wilson
Inks
Chic Stone
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [the Thing; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl]; Ghost Rider [Johnny Blaze]; Alicia Masters
Reprints

Behold the Mind-Staggering Might of MODOK! (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Pencils
Ron Wilson (signed)
Inks
Chic Stone (signed)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Thing side-by-side with the Savage Sub-Mariner
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Thing; Namor, the Sub-Mariner; MODOK
Reprints

No Home for Heroes! (Table of Contents: 11)

The Thing; Namor the Sub-Mariner / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Tom DeFalco
Pencils
Ron Wilson
Inks
Chic Stone
Letters
Joe Rosen (pages 1-14); Janice Chiang (pages 15-30)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How glorious is the shining sun!
Genre
superhero
Characters
the Thing; Namor, the Sub-Mariner; Giant-Man [Bill Foster]; Alicia Masters; Invisible Girl; Quasar [Wendell Vaughn]; MODOK (villain)
Synopsis
The Thing and Sub-Mariner uncover MODOK's plot to release Virus X into the general public. Giant-Man, Bill Foster, begins to feel the effects of radiation poisoning.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letterer page credits added 2005 by Steven Tice.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Ron Wilson (signed)
Inks
Chic Stone (signed)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
the Thing; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Giant-Man [Bill Foster]
Reprints

The Fatal Effects of Virus X! (Table of Contents: 13)

Thing; Captain America / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Tom DeFalco
Pencils
Ron Wilson
Inks
Chic Stone
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
the Thing; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Giant-Man [Bill Foster]; Mr. Fantastic; MODOK (villain); A.I.M. [Advanced Idea Mechanics] (villains); Johnny Storm (cameo flashback); Sue Storm (cameo flashback)
Synopsis
Captain America and Giant-Man help the Thing, feeling the effects of Virus X, take out MODOK's base of operations.
Reprints

The Thing Confronts the Power of... Sasquatch! (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Pencils
Ron Wilson (signed)
Inks
Chic Stone (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Welcome to Canada, Thing!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Thing; Sasquatch
Reprints

Where Stalks the Sasquatch! (Table of Contents: 15)

The Thing; Sasquatch / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Tom DeFalco
Pencils
Ron Wilson
Inks
Chic Stone
Letters
Joe Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ben, radiation poisoning has been ravaging Giant-man's body for months!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Thing; Sasquatch; Shaman; Giant-Man [Bill Foster]; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Ranark (introduction, villain)
Synopsis
Giant-Man is dying from radiation poisoning and the Thing travels to Canada to enlist the aid of Walter Langkowski. Ben meets Walter's alter ego, Sasquatch, in the woods and the two engage in the obligatory super hero battle. Meanwhile underground, Shaman uncovers an ancient burial chamber and accidentally frees the powerful Ranark.
Reprints

The Rage of the Ravager! (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Pencils
Ron Wilson
Inks
Chic Stone
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Thing; Alpha Flight [Vindicator [James MacDonald Hudson]; Sasquatch; Aurora; Northstar]
Reprints

Cry for Beloved Canada! (Table of Contents: 17)

The Thing; Alpha Flight / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Tom DeFalco
Pencils
Ron Wilson
Inks
Chic Stone
Letters
Joe Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Northeast Saskatchewan, Near the banks of the Churchill River
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Thing; Alpha Flight [Aurora; Northstar; Sasquatch; Shaman; Vindicator [James MacDonald Hudson]]; Giant-Man [Bill Foster]; Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Alicia Masters; Ranark (villain)
Synopsis
The Thing helps Alpha Flight save Canada from the mad god Ranark. Walter Langkowski returns to New York with Ben but discovers there is nothing he can do for Bill Foster's fatal radiation poisoning.
Reprints

The Bigger They Are... (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Pencils
Ron Wilson (signed)
Inks
Chic Stone (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't miss the issue's sinister surprise super-villain!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Thing; Spider-Woman [Jessica Drew]; Bill Foster
Reprints

The Final Fate of Giant-Man! (Table of Contents: 19)

The Thing; Spider-Woman / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Tom DeFalco
Pencils
Ron Wilson
Inks
Chic Stone
Letters
Joe Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Death has many faces, many guises!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Thing; Spider-Woman [Jessica Drew]; Giant-Man [Bill Foster] (origin); Mr. Fantastic; Whiz Kids [Herbert Bell; Talia Kruma; Dale West]; Celia Jackson; Alicia Masters; Atom Smasher [Michael English] (introduction, villain); Stilt-Man (cameo flashback); Vulcan (cameo flashback); Aquarian (cameo flashback); Quasar [Wendell Vaughn] (cameo flashback); Thundra (cameo flashback)
Synopsis
With Giant-Man dying of radiation poisoning, Thing and Spider-Woman tackle the man responsible for his condition, Atom Smasher. Atom Smasher turns out to be the brother of the original. Spider-Woman helps reverse Bill Foster's condition but loses her ability to neutralize poison in the process while Foster loses the ability to change his size.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Pencils
Ron Wilson [as RON] (signed)
Inks
Chic Stone [as CHIC] (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
the Thing; Sandman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The word "German" is spelled "Greman" on a beer sign.

Time Runs Like Sand! (Table of Contents: 21)

Thing; Sandman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Tom DeFalco
Pencils
Ron Wilson
Inks
Chic Stone
Letters
Jim Novak

Genre
superhero
Characters
the Thing; Sandman (full origin); Mr. Fantastic; Hydro-Man (cameo flashback); Invisible Girl (cameo flashback); Human Torch [Johnny Storm](cameo flashback); Spider-Man [Peter Parker](cameo flashback); Hulk [Bruce Banner] (cameo flashback); Machine Man (cameo flashback)
Synopsis
The Thing and Sandman meet for a beer and Sandy gives his origin story.
Reprints

Farewell, My Lummox! (Table of Contents: 22)

Thing; Impossible Man / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Tom DeFalco
Pencils
Ron Wilson
Inks
Chic Stone
Letters
Jim Novak

Genre
superhero
Characters
the Thing; Impossible Man; Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Franklin Richards; Impossible Woman; Impossible Kids
Synopsis
Ben is babysitting Franklin when Impy and his family show up for a visit.
Reprints

Murder on a Microworld! (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Pencils
Ron Wilson
Inks
Chic Stone
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I came to this blasted planet to save Ben Grimm!
Genre
superhero
Characters
the Thing; Ant-Man [Scott Lang]; Pearla; Zorak
Reprints

Menace of the Micro-World! (Table of Contents: 24)

The Thing; Ant-Man / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Tom DeFalco
Pencils
Ron Wilson
Inks
Chic Stone
Letters
Rick Parker; Michael Higgins

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's the matter, Thing?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [the Thing; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Mr. Fantastic]; Ant-Man [Scott Lang]; Pearla; Zorak; Cassie Lang; Ruth (Scott Lang's sister); Carl (Scott Lang's brother-in-law)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Team-up of the Thing and Ant-Man.

Disaster at Diablo Reactor! (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Pencils
Alan Kupperberg (signed)
Inks
Frank Giacoia (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
She's Back!!
Genre
superhero
Characters
the Thing [Ben Grimm]; She-Hulk [Jennifer Walters]; The Negator
Reprints

Disaster at Diablo Reactor (Table of Contents: 26)

The Thing; She-Hulk / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
David Anthony Kraft
Pencils
Alan Kupperberg
Inks
Chic Stone
Letters
Joe Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ben, dear, I'm sorry to interrupt your exercising,
Genre
superhero
Characters
the Thing [Ben Grimm]; She-Hulk [Jennifer Walters]; Alicia Masters; The Negator (villain); Stephen Edward Shields; Rodney; Jules McClure (death); Wacky Willie
Reprints

The Last Word! (Table of Contents: 27)

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

Pencils
Alan Kupperberg (signed)
Inks
Rick Magyar (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
the Thing; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Ultima
Reprints

The Last Word (Table of Contents: 28)

The Thing; Human Torch / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
David Anthony Kraft
Pencils
Alan Kupperberg
Inks
Chic Stone
Letters
Joe Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One afternoon in the middle of New York City...
Genre
superhero
Characters
the Thing; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Nick Fury; The Word [Jack]; Ultima
Synopsis
SHIELD loses two agents to a cult, and Nick Fury tasks the Thing and the Human Torch with finding out who is leading the cult.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Team-up of the Thing and Human Torch

Monsters, Magicians and Mayhem! (Table of Contents: 29)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Hannigan (layout); Al Milgrom (finished art)
Inks
Al Milgrom
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
monster; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; the Thing
Reprints

Eyes of the Sorcerer (Table of Contents: 30)

The Thing; Spider-Man / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Jan Strnad
Pencils
Alan Kupperberg
Inks
Jim Mooney
Letters
Diana Albers

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In New York City's famed Central Park this lovely Spring day,
Genre
superhero
Characters
Alicia Masters; Brock (boy); Debra Whitman; monster; Phil (entertainer); Sardeth (sorcerer); Solomus (sorcerer); Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; the Thing
Reprints

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

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

Pencils
Ron Wilson (signed)
Inks
Chic Stone (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aw, No--!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Thing; The Sphinx (shadow)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The shadow figure on the cover gives a strong suggestion that Batman may be this issue's guest star.

In the Shadow of the Sphinx (Table of Contents: 32)

The Thing / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Tom DeFalco
Pencils
Ron Wilson
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Letters
Diana Albers

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Prologue, the first Egypt...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Thing; Sphinx (origin); Doctor Strange; Mr. Fantastic; Human Torch [Johnny Storm] (cameo flashback); Invisible Girl (cameo flashback); Galactus (cameo flashback)
Synopsis
The Thing tries to keep the Sphinx from reconstructing his source of power, the Ka Stone.
Reprints

This Evil Returning (Table of Contents: 33)

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

Pencils
Ron Wilson (signed)
Inks
Chic Stone (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Also starring Machine Man!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Jocasta; Machine Man; the Thing; Ultron
Reprints

This Evil Returning -- ! (Table of Contents: 34)

The Thing; Jocasta / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Tom DeFalco
Pencils
Ron Wilson
Inks
? [as A. Sorted]
Letters
Joe Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Cairo...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Alicia Masters; the Avengers [the Beast (flashback); Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Iron Man [Tony Stark] (flashback); Jocasta; the Scarlet Witch (flashback); Thor (flashback); the Vision (flashback); Wonder Man (flashback)]; Eddie Harris; Edwin Jarvis; the Fantastic Four [the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Mr. Fantastic; the Thing]; Machine Man [Aaron Stack]; Pamela Quinn; Ultron
Synopsis
Jocasta is having debilitating fits and seeks out the FF for help. After destroying one of Alicia's art exhibits, Jocasta returns to Ultron's base and resurrects her creator. The Thing and Machine Man try to intervene but Ben is mind-controlled by Ultron.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Follows up on events in The Avengers #202 (December 1980).

The Thing Versus Machine Man (Table of Contents: 35)

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

Pencils
Ron Wilson
Inks
Chic Stone

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Thing; Machine Man; Ultron
Reprints

And One Shall Die--! (Table of Contents: 36)

The Thing; Machine Man / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Tom DeFalco
Pencils
Ron Wilson
Inks
? [as D. Hands]
Letters
Joe Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In an abandoned heavy metals plant on Neville Island--
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Thing; Machine Man; Jocasta (Death); Gears Garvin; Peter Sanderson; Ultron (villain); Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl] (cameo flashback); The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Vision; Scarlet Witch; Thor; Iron Man [Tony Stark]] (cameo flashback)
Synopsis
Thing, Machine Man and Jocasta track down Ultron and defeat him but at the ultimate price.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Sue Richards appears in the cameo flashback of last issue, but she did not appear last issue and a point was made that she was on a trip with Franklin at the time.

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

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

Pencils
Ed Hannigan (layouts); Ron Wilson
Inks
Chic Stone

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Thing; Power Man [Luke Cage]; Iron Fist
Reprints

The Power Trap! (Table of Contents: 38)

The Thing; Power Man; Iron Fist / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
David Anthony Kraft
Pencils
Ron Wilson
Inks
Ricardo Villamonte
Letters
Joe Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ben had to stay behind to pick up that block of Italian marble I ordered--
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Thing; Heroes for Hire [Power Man [Luke Cage]; Iron Fist [Danny Rand]]; Alicia Masters; War Gods (street gang); Benny; Jeff Mann; Louie; Kurt Samel
Synopsis
A corporation hires the Heroes for Hire to find the company's founder, Jeff Mann, who quit and has gone missing. After finding out the company's new leaders want to kill them and kidnap Mann, the heroes team up with the Thing to save Jeff Mann.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 39)

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

Pencils
Ron Wilson
Inks
Chic Stone

Genre
horror-suspense; superhero
Characters
the Thing; Living Mummy [N'Kantu]; Nephrus; Bride of Nephrus [Alicia Masters]
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

The Power to Live... The Power to Die (Table of Contents: 40)

The Thing; Living Mummy / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
David Anthony Kraft
Pencils
Alan Kupperberg
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Letters
Diana Albers

Genre
horror-suspense; superhero
Characters
the Thing; Living Mummy [N'Kantu]; Nephrus; Bride of Nephrus [Alicia Masters]; Adbul; Ms. Lillian
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

Team-up of the Thing and Living Mummy

And They Shall Call Him... Champion! (Table of Contents: 41)

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

Pencils
Ron Wilson
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Thing; Colossus; Thor; Wonder Man; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Namor, the Sub-Mariner; Sasquatch [Walter Langkowski]
Reprints

And They Shall Call Him...Champion! (Table of Contents: 42)

The Thing; Marvel Heroes / comic story / 39 pages (report information)

Script
Tom DeFalco
Pencils
Ron Wilson
Inks
Bob Camp; Mike Esposito; Frank Giacoia; Dan Green; Armando Gil; Chic Stone
Letters
Jim Novak

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At the art studio of blind sculptress Alicia Masters...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Thing; Doc Samson; Thor; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Namor, the Sub-Mariner; Sasquatch [Walter Langkowski]; Wonder Man; Colossus; Vision; Scarlet Witch; Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Cyclops; Wolverine; Nightcrawler; Kitty Pryde; Storm; Professor X; Hawkeye; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; She-Hulk; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Wasp; Champion (introduction, villain); Proja
Synopsis
The Champion challenges Earth's mightiest heroes to an intergalactic boxing match.
Reprints

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

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

Pencils
Ed Hannigan (layouts); Ron Wilson
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
SHHHH!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Thing; Mr. Fantastic; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Daredevil; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Melter; Cyclops; Mirage [Desmond Charne]; Dr. Octopus; Colossus; Wolverine; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Moloids
Reprints

Visiting Hours! (Table of Contents: 44)

The Thing / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Tom DeFalco
Pencils
Ron Wilson
Inks
Mike Esposito
Letters
Joe Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sheesh talk about yer first class, grade A, number one revoltin' developments!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Thing; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Franklin Richards; Giant-Man [Bill Foster]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Thor [Donald Blake]; Ant-Man [Scott Lang]; X-Men [Wolverine; Cyclops; Storm; Nightcrawler; Kitty Pryde; Colossus]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; She-Hulk; Wasp; Vision; Sasquatch; Namor, the Sub-Mariner; Scarlet Witch; The Thinker (villain); Mecho-Marauder [Fabian Stankowicz] (villain); Mirage [Desmond Charne] (villain); Mole Man (villain); Moloids (villain); Shellshock (villain); The Grapplers [Titania [Davida DeVito]; Screaming Mimi; Poundcakes; Letha] (villain); Dr. Doom (villain); Melter (villain); Blacklash [Mark Scarlotti] (villain); Beetle [Abner Jenkins] (villain); Modok [M.O.D.O.K.] (villain); Constrictor (villain); Rhino (villain); Sandman (villain)
Synopsis
The Thing is in the hospital after his bout with the Champion and all of his friends have to fend of all of the villains who are trying to take advantage of the situation. But one of them makes it through!
Reprints

Yesterdaze (Table of Contents: 45)

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

Pencils
Ron Wilson (signed)
Inks
Dave Simons (signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Thing; Iron Man [Tony Stark]
Reprints

Yesterdaze (Table of Contents: 46)

The Thing; Iron Man / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Dave Michelinie
Pencils
Ron Wilson
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Letters
Rick Parker

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mail Call:
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Thing; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl]; Alicia Masters; Franklin Richards; Professor Franheimer
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Team-up of the Thing and Iron Man

Video Wars! (Table of Contents: 47)

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

Pencils
Ed Hannigan (signed)
Inks
John Byrne (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
the Thing
Reprints

Vid Wars! (Table of Contents: 48)

The Thing / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Dave Michelinie
Pencils
Ron Wilson
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Letters
Diana Albers

Genre
superhero
Characters
the Thing; Franklin Richards; Ray; Dr. Giles Niven; Sharilla; Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Thing alone. With Franklin Richards.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 49)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So this is... The End!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Ben Grimm; the Thing
Reprints

Aftermath! (Table of Contents: 50)

The Thing; Ben Grimm / comic story / 38 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne
Pencils
Ron Wilson
Inks
Frank Giacoia; Kevin Dzuban
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Alicia Masters; the Avengers [the Beast; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; the Scarlet Witch; Thor; the Vision] (flashback); Ben Grimm; Dr. Doom (flashback); Dr. Strange (flashback); the Fantastic Four [the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Invisible Girl; Mr. Fantastic; the Thing]; Galactus (flashback); the Hulk (flashback); the Mole Man (flashback); Moloids (flashback); the Red Skull; Spider-Man (flashback); Namor the Sub-Mariner (flashback); Synthezoids; the X-Men [Colossus; Cyclops; Wolverine] (flashback)
Synopsis
The Thing travels to the alternate reality where he cured his other self only to find that the world has been taken over by the Red Skull and his Nazi soldiers.
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Indexer Notes

Follows up on events in Marvel Two-In-One #50 (April 1979). Leads into The Thing #1 (July 1983).

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Aw, No--!"]
    The Thing
  2. 1. [Title Page and Credits]
  3. 2. Trouble in Tinseltown!
    The Thing; Wonder Man
  4. 3. Monster Man!
    The Thing; Wonder Man
  5. 4. ["An all-new double-size block-buster!"]
    The Thing; American Eagle
  6. 5. An Eagle from America!
    The Thing; American Eagle
  7. 6. Alicia Trapped! Blue Diamond Down! Will This Be Ben's Last Stand?
    The Thing; Blue Diamond
  8. 7. Shanga, The Star-Dancer!
    The Thing; Blue Diamond
  9. 8. Death Race!
    Thing; Ghost Rider
  10. 9. Call Him... Monster!
    Thing; Ghost Rider
  11. 10. Behold the Mind-Staggering Might of MODOK!
    The Thing; Namor the Sub-Mariner
  12. 11. No Home for Heroes!
    The Thing; Namor the Sub-Mariner
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Thing; Captain America
  14. 13. The Fatal Effects of Virus X!
    Thing; Captain America
  15. 14. The Thing Confronts the Power of... Sasquatch!
    The Thing; Sasquatch
  16. 15. Where Stalks the Sasquatch!
    The Thing; Sasquatch
  17. 16. The Rage of the Ravager!
    The Thing; Alpha Flight
  18. 17. Cry for Beloved Canada!
    The Thing; Alpha Flight
  19. 18. The Bigger They Are...
    The Thing; Spider-Woman
  20. 19. The Final Fate of Giant-Man!
    The Thing; Spider-Woman
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Thing; Sandman
  22. 21. Time Runs Like Sand!
    Thing; Sandman
  23. 22. Farewell, My Lummox!
    Thing; Impossible Man
  24. 23. Murder on a Microworld!
    The Thing; Ant-Man
  25. 24. Menace of the Micro-World!
    The Thing; Ant-Man
  26. 25. Disaster at Diablo Reactor!
    The Thing; She-Hulk
  27. 26. Disaster at Diablo Reactor
    The Thing; She-Hulk
  28. 27. The Last Word!
    The Thing; Human Torch
  29. 28. The Last Word
    The Thing; Human Torch
  30. 29. Monsters, Magicians and Mayhem!
    The Thing; Spider-Man
  31. 30. Eyes of the Sorcerer
    The Thing; Spider-Man
  32. 31. ["Aw, No--!"]
    The Thing
  33. 32. In the Shadow of the Sphinx
    The Thing
  34. 33. This Evil Returning
    The Thing; Jocasta
  35. 34. This Evil Returning -- !
    The Thing; Jocasta
  36. 35. The Thing Versus Machine Man
    The Thing; Machine Man
  37. 36. And One Shall Die--!
    The Thing; Machine Man
  38. 37. [no title indexed]
    The Thing; Power Man; Iron Fist
  39. 38. The Power Trap!
    The Thing; Power Man; Iron Fist
  40. 39. [no title indexed]
    The Thing; Living Mummy
  41. 40. The Power to Live... The Power to Die
    The Thing; Living Mummy
  42. 41. And They Shall Call Him... Champion!
    The Thing; Marvel Heroes
  43. 42. And They Shall Call Him...Champion!
    The Thing; Marvel Heroes
  44. 43. ["SHHHH!"]
    The Thing
  45. 44. Visiting Hours!
    The Thing
  46. 45. Yesterdaze
    The Thing; Iron Man
  47. 46. Yesterdaze
    The Thing; Iron Man
  48. 47. Video Wars!
    The Thing
  49. 48. Vid Wars!
    The Thing
  50. 49. ["So this is... The End!"]
    The Thing; Ben Grimm
  51. 50. Aftermath!
    The Thing; Ben Grimm
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