Characters Appearing: Mr. Fantastic, She-Hulk, Thing, Wyatt Wingfoot
Issue(s): Thing #25
Yeah, it's a weird one. And not really my thing (pun not intentional but i've deliberately decided not to re-word it because i don't really have a lot to say about this issue so you might as well get some cliched wordplay).
More interesting to this project is the fact that we get a scene from the Baxter Building just prior to it getting launched into space...
...and then later the Thing actually sees the building launch, but doesn't believe his eyes.
Quality Rating: C
Chronological Placement Considerations: Takes place concurrently with Fantastic Four #278, when the Baxter Building is launched into space.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
I would've preferred the leprechauns from the early Uncanny-X-Men issues. These look like they stepped out of an early 1960s Dennis the Menace story. At least in that one, Dennis had the sense to tie up his leprechaun so he could get led to his pot of gold...
Posted by: Mark Drummond | June 2, 2012 6:56 PM
If there's anything interesting about this story, it's that after definitively establishing that Ben cannot transform back into human form, the leprechauns grant Ben's wish to be human. And then he wishes himself back again to keep from burning to death. And thinks it was a dream. It's odd to undercut Ben's existential dilemma so soon after (re)establishing it. It's probably a good thing that Mike Carlin turned out to be a much better Superman editor than Thing writer but not for this issue.
Posted by: Brian C. Saunders | June 22, 2016 10:45 PM
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