NOTE: Post Updated February 2019
Thing is always the most fun when he’s punching other super-strong heroes in the face. The art in this issue is great, and the story does good service to the concept—which is basically just a big brawl. When I saw the panel above, I was struck by how often I’ve seen the same sequence in dozens of comics…But I think this was the first. I’ve read every single Marvel comic before this one, and I don’t recall seeing this before.
So there it is: Big John is an innovator! Sadly, he leaves with this issue.
Creators: Roy Thomas and John Buscema
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