What if Jack Kirby had never lived?
You might get Steve Ditko drawing the Fantastic Four, in which case Thing would look…Much more like a thing. Not a fan of Ditko’s take on the iconic characters in this otherwise mostly harmless story.
This also marks the first appearance of Gears Gavin, a blue collar savant who finds Machine Man broken on the road and is able to fix him up.
Creators: Tom DeFalco and Steve Ditko
For the complete history of the MU, year by year, go here.