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ISBN: 0785118136
Author: Dan Slott
Language: English
Publisher: Marvel; 1 edition (September 6, 2006)
Pages: 192
Category: Graphic Novels
Subcategory: Comics
Rating: 4.2
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What's disappointing is that Dan Slott had some big plans for the Thing

What's disappointing is that Dan Slott had some big plans for the Thing. In a Fanboy Radio interview, Slott stated that he'd already had his legitimate Thing/Hulk smashfest all set up (the one in issues & 3 don't count). I was going to blurt out: "Now we'll never know!" But we're talking about comic books, where you can never say never. So, hopefully, someday soon, Dan Slott will get the opportunity to tell those long-hoarded Thing stories.

Spinning out of events from 'Fantastic Four', the idol of millions is now worth billions - but will big bucks make a Rockefeller out of this rocky fella? Get A Copy.

Join Ben Grimm and his pals as they clobber their way through the Marvel. Spinning out of events from 'Fantastic Four', the idol of millions is now worth billions - but will big bucks make a Rockefeller out of this rocky fella? Get A Copy.

And, spinning out of events from Fantastic Four, the idol of millions is now worth billions! So will big bucks make a Rockefeller out of this Rocky fella? Will Ben trade in Yancy Street for Park Avenue? Special appearances by Goliath (Bill Foster), Warbird, Wonder Man and Peter Parker.

Dan Slott (born July 3, 1967) is an American comic book writer, who is the current writer on Marvel Comics' Tony Stark: Iron Man and Fantastic Four

Dan Slott (born July 3, 1967) is an American comic book writer, who is the current writer on Marvel Comics' Tony Stark: Iron Man and Fantastic Four. He is best known for his long run on The Amazing Spider-Man, as well as Arkham Asylum: Living Hell, She-Hulk, Silver Surfer, The Superior Spider-Man, The Mighty Avengers, Batman Adventures, and Ren & Stimpy. Slott was born in the United States.

INTERVIEW: Dan Slott Talks Fantastic Four's Wedding Bells & Certain Doom. So, when I got this book the first question I asked him was, Can I marry Ben and Alicia? He said, Yeah, you can do that!

INTERVIEW: Dan Slott Talks Fantastic Four's Wedding Bells & Certain Doom. The Fantastic Four are the First Family of the Marvel Universe, which means they're no strangers to wedding bells. Reed Richards and Sue Storm famously tied the knot back in 1965's Fantastic Four Annual Johnny Storm celebrated his nuptials in 1987's Fantastic Four (unfortunately for him, he later discovered he wedded a Skrull). So, when I got this book the first question I asked him was, Can I marry Ben and Alicia? He said, Yeah, you can do that! This was the first thing I wanted to do.

Dan Slott takes on half of the Fantastic Four - and, naturally, the . A little over half of this book is then devoted to Dan Slott’s run on The Thing, which ran for eight issues.

Dan Slott takes on half of the Fantastic Four - and, naturally, the ever-amazing writer brings Spider-Man along for the ride! First, the Human Torch and Spidey’s unique friendship is explored across five adventures in different eras. This story is all about the new life Thing has as a billionaire.

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And, spinning out of events from FANTASTIC FOUR, the idol of millions is now worth billions! .

And, spinning out of events from FANTASTIC FOUR, the idol of millions is now worth billions! So will big bucks make a Rockefeller out of this Rocky fella? Will Ben trade i. .

Join Ben Grimm and his pals as they clobber their way through the Marvel U! And, spinning out of events from Fantastic Four, the idol of millions is now worth billions! So will big bucks make a Rockefeller out of this Rocky fella? Will Ben trade in Yancy Street for Park Avenue? Special appearances by Goliath (Bill Foster), Warbird, Wonder Man and Peter Parker. Collects The Thing #1-6.

Comments:

Chuynopana
To be honest I think the Fantastic Four sucks.
They are one of, if not, the worst super hero teams in existence.

They have no chemistry together, no balance of roles on the team and quite frankly at times seem to despise one another.
This book however feels like a fresh trek for the only member i ever felt was worth it's time and that's Ben Grimm aka The Thing.

The story shows Ben being part of the fantastic four and focuses on his life and his dilemmas. Dealing with his recent inheritance of being a part of the company money has changed him for a bit. He learns of his change and tries to get back to his roots such as returning to Yancy Street and even earning the respect of the locals.

He really is the only member of the fantastic four that connects with the people while the others are too distant [Sue Storm] or quite frankly are jerks [Johnny and Reed].

The books shows Ben Grimm as a person, not just a super hero with a name an power but as a human being who grows and cares for his friends and family.
Nettale
Its a fun comic. Well worth picking up. Ben Grimm is now enjoying his wealth, but bottom line, he's still Ben Grimm and going to do what he would normally do! "It's Clobberin' Time" Excelsior
Yozshunris
Aarrgh! If you blinked, you probably missed this one. In 2005, the Thing got another shot at a monthly series (his third, after the long-running MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE and the 1980s' THE THING... and not counting FANTASTIC FOUR). The critics loved this new series, and I know I did. And, as written by the excellent Dan Slott and well illustrated by Andrea DiVito and later by Kieron Dwyer (who, given, isn't as good as DiVito), this one should've lasted much, much longer than it's skimpy eight issue run. Eff you, poor sales!

Benjamin J. Grimm, aka the Thing, one quarter of the Fantastic Four, is one of the most distinctive, most recognizable superheroes out there. Underneath his swagger and jokes, Ben also touts a tragic side, and this lends him more depth and makes him even more popular with the fans - although Slott never really got a chance to delve deep into this dark side before the title got axed.

THE THING - IDOL OF MILLIONS collects the entire 8-issue run. It's already been established in the Fantastic Four title that Ben has become a gazillionaire, having gained control of his quarter of the Fantastic Four Industries. As THE THING's first issue opens, Ben has taken full advantage of this, having moved out of the FF headquarters and into swankier digs. He's even hooked up with a glamourous starlet (although you instantly see where that's headed). But his wealth and new status haven't swelled Ben's head; he's still accessible and down-to-earth. Dan Slott keeps him the same ol' blue-eyed clobberin' Thing we've all known.

As he did to great success with SHE-HULK and GREAT LAKES AVENGERS, Slott infuses a lighthearted tone in THE THING. And, much like in SHE-HULK, THE THING provides a venue in which multiple guest-stars drop in with great regularity. Slott manages to make this play out naturally. He takes advantage of Ben being one of the most established superheroes around, and as such has tie-ins with many in the cape & cowl community. In issue #1 Ben actually refers to himself as "a regular 'Kevin Bacon' of the super hero set."

Minor SPOILERS in this paragraph: The series starts with a three-parter, as Ben attends a gala event, only to be kidnapped by Arcade and, along with his fellow revelers, transported to Arcade's Murderland. Plenty of deathtraps and robots, but Ben gets help from unexpected sources. Ensuing story arcs would have Ben babysitting, returning to his Yancy Street roots (as a certain wallcrawler drops in), and time-travelling to ancient Greece (where he puts his stamp on a certain timeless piece of art). It ends with the Thing getting Bar Mitzvahed and hosting a gynormous poker game with, it looks like, all of the Marvel Universe superheroes in attendance (including the Great Lakes... X-Men). Oh, and Ben gets a pet.

One staple in the Ben Grimm mythos has always been Alicia Masters, once his blind girlfriend, now merely a very good friend. I think we all suspected that, once Ben got his own series again, their relationship would be explored in greater detail. Even though Ben had that starlet and Alicia had shacked up with some architect dude, Slott had things all set up for a romantic reconciliation. But, because of the upcoming cancellation, Slott was forced to rush that story arc. And, so, while it does get resolved, it's a bit jarring.

One of my favorite and funniest issues is when Ben has to babysit little Franklin and Valeria Richards. One minor fight breaks out, but mostly it's just a fun day-in-the-life story. I guess that's the best part about this series, that the focus is on Ben's living and enjoying of his life and hanging out with his many pals, with supervillain nonsense every now and then surfacing. Lemme say that Slott's bump of humor consistently runs thru these stories. From the Torch's skirt-chasing to how, in mid-brawl, the Thing, Sandman and Paste Pot Pete all pause to react to Spidey's arrival (Ben: "Guys, I'm sorry. I had NO idea he'd show up."). There's Squirrel Girl helping the Thing beat the Bi-Beast in a clever but smelly way. And pretty much the entire poker-night final issue is a blast. Slott, however, doesn't forsake good storytelling for cheap laughs. He knows how to pace a narrative and he's great at character development. He's even made me a bit of a Constrictor fan.

You can tell Dan Slott was very fond of this series. In an attempt to save this title, he even launched a "Pull My Thing" campaign to rally fan support. What's disappointing is that Dan Slott had some big plans for the Thing. In a Fanboy Radio interview, Slott stated that he'd already had his legitimate Thing/Hulk smashfest all set up (the one in issues #2 & 3 don't count). I was going to blurt out: "Now we'll never know!" But we're talking about comic books, where you can never say never. So, hopefully, someday soon, Dan Slott will get the opportunity to tell those long-hoarded Thing stories. But, for now, I guess I'll just enjoy his terrific writing mojo in THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN and AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE. And Ben Grimm, well, that big orange rocky Thing is still around in the FANTASTIC FOUR series.
Vishura
Amazon is actually wrong, this book collects The Thing #1-8, the entire series, and the fact that this comic book series ended after only eight issues is a crime against nature. This was one of the best series Marvel has published in years.

After the events of the core Fantastic Four comic, Benjamin J. Grimm -- the Thing -- has discovered he's a billionaire. He sets himself up in a new swanky penthouse apartment and tries to live the good life... but the good life, he learns, is a relative term. In the course of these eight issues, he and his would-be movie star girlfriend are whisked off to the villain Arcade's newest Murderland, he slugs it out with the Trapster and Sandman, he's forced to find a way to make retribution for his childhood sins, and he becomes the subject of yet another "experiment" by his best friend. Spider-Man swings by for a visit, and Iron Man and Nighthawk pop in for a spell, Ben trades blows with Hercules in ancient Greece... plus, if a wealth of guest stars is your thing, you can't miss the First-Ever Superhero Poker Tournament in the last chapter.

Slott has an undeniable grasp on the character. He writes him brilliantly and enfuses this series with just the right balance of humor, action and heart. DiVito's artwork on the first five issues is beautiful, and while Dwyer doesn't quite measure up, the last three chapters are still strong.

This comic really was wonderful, and I'm still fuming that it's off the market.
Zepavitta
In 2005, writer Dan Scott started a trek in a series for Ben (Thing) Grimm, which featured quirky fun and old-school action...and only lasted eight issues until low sales facilitated its cancellation.

The book contains the entire series - which featured guest appearances by a number of characters, including Spider-Man, Iron Man, Wolverine, Tigra and Nighthawk - with the final issue being a real world series of poker. The art by Andrea Di Vito and Kieron Dwyer is fantastic and this super hero could clobber the bad guys, but took it on the chin when the bottom line just didn't add up.
Delalbine
This collection is a lot of fun for those of us who enjoyed the old Marvel Two-In-One series years ago, a team-up book of the thing and other characters. Yet it also advances the continuity some, as we see Ben and Alicia paired off together again after years of being apart. It even involves Ben getting his Bar Mitzvah, in which some readers, such as myself, might learn a thing or two about Judaism. (That's funny... the Thing doesn't look Jewish... No! I can't do that joke, can I?!) Parts of it are funny, too, and the bit with Squirrel Girl was, as Ben himself allows, "freakin' adorable".

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