Wednesday, August 9, 2017
100 Days Of The King - Day 81
Let me start by saying I was a Hulk booster. In the interminable argument about who was more potent, I always sided with the Hulk and eventually so did Marvel. Ben Grimm, the Thing was touted as being the more savvy fighter and that made their periodic clashes always interesting.
The Thing didn't really trip my trigger when I was stripling Marvel zombie. I didn't grok his greatness.
But I was wrong. As I matured, the awesomeness of the Thing began to sink in and I started to get the tragic nature of Ben Grimm, his isolation and the despair he had despite his enormous celebrity and enormous strength.
The Thing is now among my favorite Marvel heroes (right up there with Hawkeye and Captain Mar-Vell) and that's an assessment which has stood the test of time.