Issue(s): Thing #30
...Garner rejects the Beyonder for being too powerful. However, the Thing has just recently worked himself up into blaming the Beyonder for all his recent problems, so when he overhears that the Beyonder is trying out for the federation, he strong-arms Garner into letting him in.
And so, the Thing vs. Drunk Beyonder.
The Beyonder is still in a despondent mood, and he doesn't do much fighting back. It turns out that Sharon Ventura is in the audience tonight (and has actually been coming to all his matches), and the Thing is embarrassed over the beating he gave the Beyonder.
I'm really past the point of talking about how ridiculous Secret Wars II is, but there's a decent panel where the Beyonder, having now experienced love and loss, tells the Thing he understands about Tarianna.
Quality Rating: C
Chronological Placement Considerations: Per a flashback panel while the Thing is talking to a bartender at the beginning of this issue...
...this takes place after Secret Wars II #5.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Just fyi, you refer to Shary Ventura as Sharon CARTER during the summary....
Posted by: Dermie | July 4, 2013 1:07 AM
Thanks, Dermie. Fixed it.
Posted by: fnord12 | July 4, 2013 8:57 AM
First of all, how did the UCW fashion a stage that could hold in excess of 500 tons?
Also, what the heck was the Beyonder drinking? Absinthe?
Ron does a good impression of Al in that flashback panel.
Posted by: VtCG | April 14, 2016 12:00 AM
Re: the stage- maybe the UCW had access to vibranium or adamantium?
Posted by: Michael | April 14, 2016 7:52 AM
If memory serves, that weight is nowhere near 500 tons. I think issue #28 said that three of those bars totalled a ton, and they never reached the upper limit of what Thing could lift, they simply ran out of weights (as they do again with Beyonder here).
So, Beyonder lifting over 5 times what Ben lifted is not the same as lifting 5 times as much as the maximum Ben could. (D-Man, who is much less strong than Ben, lifted the same amount of weights that Thing lifted, though it was clear it was near maximum effort for him & fairly easy for Ben.)
Posted by: Jonathan, son of Kevin | May 15, 2018 12:15 PM
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