Marvel Two-In-One #11-12 (1975): Golem and…The Most Exciting Team-Up of All!!!

This issue starts with Thing trying to go to Disneyland with Alicia, but he’s running late.  So, he literally hangs a cab-driver off a streetlight, smashes a gate, assaults numerous fellow travelers and a train-ticket-taker, and then grabs the train as it leaves the station causing literally hundreds of thousands of dollars in property damage (see above).

This is high drama.  And it’s funny.  And it’s completely wanton.  And nobody seems all that upset about it.

The rest of the story explores the Jewish myth of the Golem, complete with a villain named Kaballa (who Thing refers to as “Cornballa”).  There’s some interesting character moments as Thing relates to the large, stone behemoth that is Golem.

It’s a really fun issue, completely bonkers, and it ends with this exciting teaser:

We promised that next issue will be “the most exciting team-up of all!!!  The Thing and-Who??”  This is what we get:



Creators: Bill Mantlo and Bob Brown, with a plot by Roy Thomas
Grade: B
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