Issue(s): Thing #23
But now that Alicia's dumped him, he should be able to control the transformations no problem. Great news, right buddy?
Of course what Reed didn't know is that the Thing was recently forced to kill (metaphysically) his human form back on the Battleplanet.
So now there's no human form to turn back to. If only the Thing was aware of this information sooner...
Suffice it to say that the Thing does not leave the Baxter Building on friendly terms with his former teammates.
I would have preferred to see this confrontation handled by Byrne in the FF comic, but it's done well enough here. Also, it's pretty impressive that even after the Thing's return to Earth after a year away from the team, the situation hasn't immediately reset to status quo. The Thing is still off the FF, She-Hulk is still a member, and Alicia and Johnny remain a couple.
Quality Rating: C+
Chronological Placement Considerations: Takes place after Fantastic Four #277 and Marvel Fanfare #20-21.
Continuity Implant? N
Reprinted In: N/A
Inbound References (5): show
Franklin Richards, Human Torch, Invisible Woman, Mr. Fantastic, Thing
There's some nice visual continuity here between Ron Wilson's artwork and John Byrne's over on FANTASTIC FOUR. It's nice. If Byrne wasn't able to draw both books using Wilson on THE THING was the right move. It makes the two books definitely feel like part of the same "family".
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